Security Studies and the Use of History: Neville Chamberlain's Grand Strategy Revisited

@inproceedings{Layne2008SecuritySA,
  title={Security Studies and the Use of History: Neville Chamberlain's Grand Strategy Revisited},
  author={Christopher Layne},
  year={2008}
}
In The Gathering Storm, Winston S. Churchill claimed that during the 1930s British leaders were willfully blind to the German threat and failed to meet it by rearming. Accepting the Churchillian narrative, leading IR scholars regard British grand strategy during the 1930s as glaring example of strategic adjustment failure. This article reappraises British grand strategy during the 1930s and rejects both the Churchillian narrative, and the scholarly claims that Britain did not adjust its… CONTINUE READING