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The Balkans in World War Two

Britain’s Balkan Dilemma

Authors: Catherwood, C.

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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.

About the authors

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 contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Catherwood, Christopher

    Pages 1-10

  • The Spring and Summer of 1939: Britain’s Balkan Dilemma Begins

    Catherwood, Christopher

    Pages 11-57

  • Autumn 1939

    Catherwood, Christopher

    Pages 58-102

  • Finland, the Plan to Bomb the Caucasus Oil Fields, and Italy’s Entry into the War

    Catherwood, Christopher

    Pages 103-128

  • The Cripps Mission and Turco—Soviet Relations, June–November 1940

    Catherwood, Christopher

    Pages 129-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Balkans in World War Two
Book Subtitle
Britain’s Balkan Dilemma
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Christopher Catherwood
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28588-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230285880
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-74164-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-41001-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 207
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