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The Road to 1945: British Politics And The Second World War

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1940 has gone down in history as the time when political parties and factions put aside their differences to close ranks under Churchill and focus on the task of war. Paul Addison effectively argues that this, 'their finest hour', when party warfare was suspended, was also a time when power shifted firmly towards the Left. At the top, the Conservative wing of the Coalition ...more
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published October 16th 1975 by Jonathan Cape
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This is the unusual book in which the title tells you more about its contents than the subtitle. Paul Addison's book offers an examination of British politics from the late 1930s to the general election of 1945 with the goal of explaining the change in British political attitudes that brought about Labour's momentous victory. The war is critical to his explanation, as he argues that the Conservative-dominated "National" government was poised to win the election that would have taken place but fo ...more
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Paul Addison is a British author and historian, specializing in the British experience in the Second World War and its effects on post-war society. After graduating from Nuffield College, Oxford, in 1967, Addison became a Lecturer at Edinburgh University and subsequently a Reader, for 23 years.
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