Life in Britain and Germany on the Road to War

Add To Wish List Icon
Add to Wishlist

In December 1922, the distinguished foreign correspondent Leonard Spray warned Britain to 'keep your eye on Hitler'. The carnage of the so-called 'war to end all wars' had left 900,000 British servicemen dead, and more than 2 million suffering physical and psychological wounds, but there was hope. The vanquished had been left with no military capacity to wage another war, and with a huge debt to pay to the victors.

The Treaty of Versailles had surely made it impossible for the world to ever again be threatened by Germany?Safe in that knowledge, Britain now had her eye firmly set on new challenges. The cost of the war had already triggered her decline as the world's greatest economic power. The Great Depression that followed the Wall Street Crash of 1929 now saw Britain riven by unemployment and poverty.

Seven General Elections between 1918 and 1935 resulted in mostly minority and coalition governments, bringing further uncertainty. And all the time, an Austrian ex-corporal by the name of Adolf Hitler was on the rampage, first with his 'swashbuckling gangs' in Bavaria, and then on an inexorable march to power throughout the rest of Germany and beyond. Life in Britain and Germany on the Road to War tells the story of one of the most eventful, tumultuous and heart-breaking periods in history.

The twenty-one years that separated the First and Second World Wars and that eventually saw everyone's eyes firmly fixed on Hitler.


We offer free standard UK delivery on all orders over £50.

Orders up to £30 are charged a flat fee of £4.95

Orders between £30.01 and £50 are charged a flat fee of £6.95.

Usual UK delivery timescale (excluding custom prints) is between 5 and 7 working days from the date of dispatch. Please allow up to 14 working days for delivery. For custom print delivery pricing and timescales see below.

Royal Mail industrial action taking place in 2023 may have an impact on delivery times to all destinations both within the UK and internationally. These delays are out of our control. 

Delivery Worldwide

We can also ship most items worldwide. 

For full details, including prices, click here.

Custom Prints

Your prints and frames will be handmade by King & McGaw at their Sussex workshop.

Unframed orders are shipped within 5 working days (normally shipped next day).

Framed orders are shipped within 20 working days.

Further information on delivery timescales for custom prints can be found here.


If you are not completely satisfied with your item you may return it within 28 days for a refund.

For further details on returns click here.

Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund on custom prints unless they are faulty or we have made a mistake. Custom prints are exempt as they are made to order.

Manufacturer/Publisher: Pen & Sword
Binding: Hardback
Author: Anton & Nicola Rippon
Date Published: 2024

SKU: 9781399047166