The Balkans in World War Two: Britain's Balkan Dilemma available in Hardcover
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- Palgrave Macmillan UK
Between 1939 and 1941 Britain had a terrible dilemma. She was keen to see Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Yugoslavia join the Allies against Nazi Germany. But the 1939 Molotov Ribbentrop Pact had changed everything: the Balkan countries were far more afraid of Stalin than of Hitler. Britain and France were also concerned about the Soviets giving so much oil to Germany: in 1940 Britain almost went to war with the USSR in an attack on the Caucasus. This book looks at how Britain tried to solve these dilemmas and ultimately failed to do so.
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About the Author
CHRISTOPHER CATHERWOOD is an historian and writer, based in Cambridge, England, and Richmond, Virginia. He teaches extramurally for Cambridge University and the University of Richmond. Married to Paulette, an American musicologist, he has written several books, including Why the Nations Rage. Christopher is a former Visiting Scholar of Cambridge University's Centre of International Studies and of the University of Virginia's Institute on Violence and Survival.
Table of ContentsIntroduction - The Problem up to 1939 Britain's Failure in to Get Turkey and the Balkans on Side, and Failed Talks with Stalin Britain's Dilemma in 1939 Gets Clearer Britain and the Russo-Finnish War; the USSR and the Caucasus Oil Fields; Italy Enters the War Sir Stafford Cripps and Russia; Further Balkan Reactions Italian Invasion of Greece, and German Invasion of the USSR Conclusion: Was Churchill Right, or did we make a Horrible Mistake?