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British Clandestine Activities in Romania during the Second World War

Authors: Deletant, Dennis

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British Clandestine Activities in Romania during the Second World War is the first monograph to examine the activity throughout the entire war of SOE and MI6. It was generally believed in Britain's War Office, after Hitler's occupation of Austria in March 1938, that Germany would seek to impose its will on South-East Europe before turning its attention towards Western Europe. Given Romania's geographical position, there was little Britain could offer her. The brutal fact of British-Romanian relations was that Germany was inconveniently in the way: opportunity, proximity of manufacture and the logistics of supply all told in favour of the Third Reich. This held, of course, for military as well as economic matters. In these circumstances the British concluded that their only weapon against German ambitions in countries which fell into Hitler's orbit were military subversive operations and a concomitant attempt to draw Romania out of her alliance with Germany.

About the authors

Dennis Deletant is Visiting Ion Ra?iu Professor of Romanian Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, USA. He is also Emeritus Professor of Romanian Studies at University College, London, where he taught in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies between 1969 and 2011.

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“Professor Dennis Deletant’s recent efforts at clarifying Romania’s place in the history of the Second World War have therefore been invaluable not only for Romanian scholarship, but for wider European historiography. … Deletant’s latest book is yet another much-needed and useful addition to the history of Romania and of East-Central Europe. … Those invested in the study of history can hope that this book will rekindle scholarly interest in the evolution of this part of Europe.” (Vlad Onaciu, LSE Review of Books, blogs.lse.ac.uk, September, 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Deletant, Dennis

    Pages 1-10

  • Mission Accomplished: The Coup of 23 August 1944

    Deletant, Dennis

    Pages 11-26

  • Setting the Scene: Problems of Cohesion, 1918–1938

    Deletant, Dennis

    Pages 27-39

  • The Drift into Germany’s Orbit: Romania, 1938–1941

    Deletant, Dennis

    Pages 40-59

  • The Prelude to Hostilities: Projecting Britain in Romania

    Deletant, Dennis

    Pages 60-65

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Hardcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Clandestine Activities in Romania during the Second World War
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57452-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-57452-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57451-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 257
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