Examines Franco's relations with Hitler and Mussolini during the Second World War, this book makes use of two major sources: the German Admiralty's archives, stunning in their evidence of Franco's support; and the Spanish press, operatingunder a totalitarian regime and yearning for an Axis victory to the bitter end.
DAVID WINGEATE PIKE was born in England and educated at Blundell's School, McGill University and Universidad Interamericana Mexico. He received doctorates from the Université de Toulouse and Stanford University, where he served as Assistant Director at the Institute of hispanic American and Luso-Brasilian Studies. He is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Contemporary History and Politics at The American University of Paris and Director of Research at the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Civil War and France: Unsettled Accounts (1936–1940) From Franco's Victory to the Fall of France (1 April 1939–15 June 1940) Vichy France and Britain's Battle for its Life (June–September 1940 Hitler's Quandary: Southwest or East? (September 1940–June 1941 From Barbarossa to Pearl Harbor (22 June–7 December 1941) War in the Mediterranean (January–November 1942 Fortunes Reversed: Operation Torch and Italian Capitulation (8 November 1942–3 September 1943) The Tightening of the Allied Vice (3 September 1943�–6 June 1944) From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge (6 June 1944–December 1944) The Death of Hope (January 1945–May 1945 Epilogue: Duplicity Rewarded Notes Appendices Bibliography