Defiant Diplomacy: Henrik Kauffmann, Denmark, and the United States in World War II and Cold War, 1939-1958

Defiant Diplomacy: Henrik Kauffmann, Denmark, and the United States in World War II and Cold War, 1939-1958

by Bo Lidegaard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820468193

ISBN-13: 9780820468198

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Defiant Diplomacy analyzes the relationship between the United States and Denmark as allies in World War II and the Cold War. Cast as a biography of Henrik Kauffmann (1888-1963), a Danish diplomat serving in Washington (1939-1958), the book reveals how the Roosevelt Administration’s policy toward occupied Denmark was forced to address questions of

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Defiant Diplomacy analyzes the relationship between the United States and Denmark as allies in World War II and the Cold War. Cast as a biography of Henrik Kauffmann (1888-1963), a Danish diplomat serving in Washington (1939-1958), the book reveals how the Roosevelt Administration’s policy toward occupied Denmark was forced to address questions of paramount importance, particularly to Great Britain and Canada, regarding the general attitude of the neutral United States toward the war in Europe. The dramatic climax was President Roosevelt’s secret decision in early 1941 to establish military bases in Greenland, the Danish colony that became a crucial steppingstone between the United States and Europe during World War II and a strategic focal point in the nuclear strategies of the Cold War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820468198
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Studies in Modern European History, #54
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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