Talk:Guilty Men

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Frank Owen[edit]

The link to Frank Owen directs to a 'wrong' Frank Owen, namely an American baseball player. Norvo 04:11, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Left Wing Journalists?[edit]

Peter Howard was unconventional, but hardly left wing. Norvo 04:11, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Who were the guilty men?[edit]

This is a good article but it would be better if it included the list of "guilty men". Unfortunately the Penguin reprint is already hard to get hold of so I'm unable to add the list myself. Marshall46 (talk) 10:25, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Done. Marshall46 (talk) 17:03, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

See also[edit]

Any particular reason why The bomber will always get through is linked to this article? I mean it's kind of related, but there's a lot of other stuff about the build up to the Second World War that would be more relevant. -- Phil Barker 12:33, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

True. It is kind of related because the fear of aerial bombardment contributed to the pacifism and appeasement of the 'thirties, but, I agree, there are probably more relevant links. Marshall46 (talk) 15:11, 23 June 2009 (UTC)


The article says that Guilty Men sold 200,000 copies in a few weeks. I have the 34th impression, printed in 1941, which says on the dust jacket "178,000 COPIES!" Marshall46 (talk) 19:09, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Labour Party[edit]

I cut this sentence: "Some have queried its exclusive identification of appeasement with the Conservative Party, noting that the Labour Party's pacifist leader George Lansbury (1932–1935) had vehemently opposed re-armament or any use of military force, and that Labour continued to criticize arms spending until 1937." The book includes a powerful attack on Lansbury (quoting Ernest Bevin's famous statement about him hawking his conscience around and asking to be told what to do with it) and criticises Labour pacifism pre-1935. Marshall46 (talk) 13:31, 21 September 2010 (UTC)


The article says that Beaverbrook "made do with the royalties from Guilty Men" (no source). This is unclear because (a) he was not the author and (b) because we are told later that the authors' agent absconded with the royalties. How could Beaverbrook have got any material benefit from the book? Pelarmian (talk) 09:54, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

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