The Most Dangerous Enemy 2: The Threat
The second chapter considers the political picture from the German point of view.
Here, Bungay shows himself more scholarly than in the previous chapter. He sources his speculations as to motivation impeccably, helped by the fact that of course one of the primary sources is nothing but motivation; the man almost deserves a medal for working his way through ‘Mein Kampf’, which neatly lays out why the attack on Britain was so half-hearted: it was never considered the primary enemy.
Bungay also deserves credit for side-stepping the ‘halt order’ controversy by neatly listing all possible reasons for it, and then stating that there are grounds for each of them.