The British General Election of 1935

  title={The British General Election of 1935},
  author={James Craigie Robertson},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={149 - 164}
  • J. Robertson
  • Published 1 January 1974
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Historians have so far been in disarray over the British general election held in 1935. On the part played by rearmament in the National Government's campaign two eminent scholars held diametrically opposed views in the immediate post-war years, while another thought that the Government emphasized collective security, in the form of League of Nations sanctions against Italy for her invasion of Ethiopia, at the expense of rearmament.1 One scholar maintained that the Prime Minister, Stanley… 
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