Nineteen Thirty-One Political Crisis

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Cabinet, the leading parts on the Conservative side were played by Neville Chamberlain and Sir Samuel Hoare (now Viscount Templewood). Mr Keith Feiling Life of Neville Chamberlain ( 1946) provides some important evidence, and Lord Templewood's Nine Troubled Years ( 1954) valuable confirmation.

On the basis of all the material now available, it is possible to clear up nearly all the disputed points. At the same time it must be stressed that examination of MacDonald's papers is likely to throw much fresh light on the subject. In this connection, I am grateful to Mr Malcolm MacDonald for the permission he has kindly given me to quote from his important letter of January 6, 1932, to Lord Passfield.

In the preparation of this book, the author has deliberately refrained from personal discussions with persons who played a part in the crisis. Experience suggests that memories are usually unreliable after such an interval of time. There is a danger, too, that undue weight may be given to the recollections of those who may be willing to indulge in them. It is hoped that this book will provoke any who have further information to make it available to the public.

Objections may be raised in some quarters to the attention given to the mistakes and shortcomings of other commentators. The author, however, has no apology to make for criticisms which he believes to be both justified and necessary. Distaste for controversy in these matters is often expressed nowadays; but much harm has been done by allowing errors and distortions to circulate unrefuted. The pose of contemptuous silence so frequently adopted is neither convincing nor effective. For his part, the author will welcome corrections and criticism.

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