Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

British politician

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, KG, DSO, MC, PC (15 March 1893 – 21 January 1972) was a British businessman from the Lyttelton family who was brought into government during the Second World War, holding a number of ministerial posts.


  • Japan was provoked into attacking the Americans at Pearl Harbor.
    It is a travesty of history ever to say that America was forced into the war.
    Everyone knows where American sympathies were.
    It is incorrect to say that America was truly neutral even before America came into the war on an all-out basis.
    • "Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History" (by Gordon Prange) p. 35.

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