Britain, Switzerland, and the Second World War / Edition 1

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Overview

This is the first comprehensive account of Britain's relations with Switzerland during World War II. It explains why Britain remained apparently so impassive towards Switzerland's financial and economic collaboration with the Axis and why it did so little to try to liberalize Switzerland's restrictive refugee policy. The extent and importance of Britain's covert activities in Switzerland are exposed for the first time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198206903
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/17/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Maps
Introduction
Part I: British Policy towards Switzerland during the Second World War
1. The Making of British Policy
2. The Reception of British Policy in Switzerland
3. The Evolution of British Policy
Part II: The Core Issues in Anglo-Swiss Relations 1939-1945
4. British Economic Warfare and Switzerland
5. Switzerland and British Strategy: Toluol, Trains, and Transit Rights
6. The View from the Central Blue. The Violation of Swiss Neutrality by the RAF
7. Francs, Banks, and Gold: Britain and the Swiss Financial Market
8. Cloaking the Dagger: British Covert Operations and Swiss Neutrality
9. Britain and Switzerland's 'Active Neutrality'
Part III: Conclusion
10. Conclusion: Britain, Switzerland, and the Second World War
Appendixes
Bibliography
Index

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