On September 3rd it will be 80 years since the British government declared war against Germany, in what became the Second World War.
No doubt there will be a lot of media attention about this anniversary.
As ever many militarist will repeat the lie that it was pacifists which promoted appeasement.
What is forgotten is that it was a UK government policy which was put it in place – so that the country could rearm.
In point of fact the British Foreign Office promoted this as they believed the country could not simultaneously fight a war in both Europe & Asia.
Though they would also of seen this as being: ‘ For the defence of the Empire.’
There were other reasons for appeasement too.
– Such as how the Rabid Right Wing viewed Fascism as a protection against Communism.
Keep all of these facts in mind come September.