Before the two world wars, Churchill was deeply concerned by the threats that faced Great Britain in the international arena. This volume examines Churchill''s views about the rise of German and Japanese power, and how the growing armed strength of these two countries undermined the security of Britain and its empire.
In addition, new technologies were transforming the international and strategic environment, not always to Britain''s advantage. The growing importance of air power in modern warfare, for example, posed the grave danger of direct attacks by bombers on the British home isles. The authors also offer new appraisals of the foreign policy and strategic prescriptions advocated by Churchill.