Nicholas Milton
is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in the environment, nature conservation and the Second World War.

Neville Chamberlain's Legacy

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain is still best remembered for appeasing Adolf Hitler and waving his ‘piece of paper’ at Heston aerodrome. Sacrificing the Sudetenland at Munich on 30 September 1938, he then memorably declared ‘peace for our time’. Yet just a year later Chamberlain was forced to declare war on Germany for the second time in just over twenty years.

History has judged his policy of appeasement as being the catalyst for the bloodiest conflict in human history. So nearly 80 years after his death Chamberlain remains the most vilified politician of our time. But there is much more to Chamberlain’s legacy that Hitler, Munich and the path to war.

This is his story, told in his own words



Chris Packham CBE

"This book made me change my mind about a man I thought was a posh, bow-tied bloke who told my parents that their world was about to get blown to bits. Nev is now on my ‘imaginary dinner party’ guest list. Well, sort of. I don’t do dinner parties, but he would be welcome to help me empty my moth trap."

Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP

'This fascinating book by Nick Milton sheds new light on the complex character of Neville Chamberlain.'

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