‘Clouds of Mutual Suspicion:’ Neville Chamberlain and Appeasement in the Mediterranean

  title={‘Clouds of Mutual Suspicion:’ Neville Chamberlain and Appeasement in the Mediterranean},
  author={Jessi A. J. Gilchrist},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={300 - 317}
Abstract This article reconsiders scholarly indictments of Neville Chamberlain’s Mediterranean appeasement strategy. It explains why, out of several alternatives available, Chamberlain prioritized repairing cooperation with Benito Mussolini in the years following the Abyssinia Crisis. This article argues that Chamberlain ultimately decided to pursue an understanding with Italy because the British stood the most to gain from the Italian option. By the summer of 1937, Britain faced the… 


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  • D. Lomas
  • History
    The International History Review
  • 2019
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