Britain and the Problem of International Disarmament: 1919-1934 by Carolyn J. KitchingBritain and the Problem of International Disarmament: 1919-1934 by Carolyn J. Kitching

Britain and the Problem of International Disarmament: 1919-1934

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Hardcover | May 5, 1999

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In the aftermath of the Great War, multilateral disarmament was placed at the top of the international agenda by the Treaty of Versailles and the Covenant of the League of Nations. This book analyzes the naval, air and land disarmament policies of successive British governments from 1919 to 1934, articulating their dilemma either to fulfil their obligations or to avoid them.
Daring and controversial, the present study challenges the hitherto accepted view that Britain occupied the high moral ground by drastically reducing its armaments and argues that, during this period, British disarmament policy was reactive and generally failed to provide the leadership that this extremely sensitive time in international politics demanded.
Title:Britain and the Problem of International Disarmament: 1919-1934Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:May 5, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415181992

ISBN - 13:9780415181990

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Reflecting on the period between 1919 and 1934, this book evaluates the disarmament policies of British governments. Carolyn J. Kitching challenges the view Britain occupied the high moral ground by reducing its armaments. Britain and the Problem of Disarmament reveals the policy-makers’ strategy to try and avoid their international armament obligations for as long as possible.

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'This is an important addition to the secondary literature on inter-war disamarmament' - Contemporary British History