Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War

'Appeasing Hitler' book cover

As part of this year's Chelsea History Festival, historian Tim Bouverie throws new light on how the mistakes of a narrow, inflexible prime minister contributed to the outbreak of the Second World War.

On 30 September 1938, Neville Chamberlain stepped off an aeroplane, waved a piece of paper, and announced that his visit to Hitler had averted the greatest crisis in recent memory. 

He declared it was 'peace for our time' – but within a year Britain was at war with Germany.

Following the publication of his Sunday Times bestseller, 'Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War', acclaimed journalist and historian Tim Bouverie throws new light on the immense drama of those disastrous years of indecision, failed diplomacy and parliamentary in-fighting that led to the Nazi domination of Europe.

This event is followed by a book signing with the author.

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