for War - Briefing by Year 13 students
Andrew Boxer - Appeasement pp.
The department finds that going to war is a financial and
Biog of Halifax. Born in 1881, he had three older brothers
who all died in infancy. He was educated in Eaton and then in
Christ church Oxford. He was a viceroy of India from 1926 to
1931 and became ambassador to the United States in later life
and as a foreign minister for Winston Churchill. He was a
deeply religious man throughout his life. As a British
conservative politician he was secretary of state for war
during the Abyssinian crisis.
- The most pressing problem for our department is that our
funding was cut since the great war. Our budget is currently a
paltry 115 million pounds. Due to the anti-war feeling of
after war and the war debt of the Great War. Therefore it is a
financial impossibility to go to a war.
- Not only this, but also there are such great anti-war
feeling amongst the public. It would be nigh impossible to
- In addition, there is the logistical problem of
transporting men vehicles supplies, aircraft to Ethiopia.
Especially considering the possibility of Japanese expansion. Manchuria)
We don't want to risk ships.
- The army is below pre-war level and this isn't help by
the fact that our budget has been slashed so drastically. Also
we have no conscription. Even if more men are needed.