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I've just started reading A.J.P. Taylor's controversial "The Origins of the Second World War". It was published in 1961 and used the newly released records from that time. The book is controversial because it lays bare just how much of the blame for the tragedy that followed should be spread more widely than the popular myths we remember today.



Finished this book a few months ago. It strikes me how reluctant he is to blame the brits, eg saying that Benes condemned British grenadiers to die between two flicks of his cigarette, instead of the idiotic guarantee of poland itself. All in all, though, excellent revisionism.




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