Bulgaria In British Foreign Policy 1943 1949

Author: Marietta Stankova
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783084308
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Bulgaria In British Foreign Policy 1943 1949 from the Author: Marietta Stankova. The succession of great power influences in the Balkans played a key role in shaping Bulgaria’s international place and its domestic policy. Bulgaria in British Foreign Policy explores Britain’s involvement in Bulgaria between 1943 and 1949 and revisits the important issue of British attitudes towards Eastern Europe. Using recently released sources from the Bulgarian and Soviet Communist parties and foreign ministries, Stankova offers new insight into the nuanced origins of the Cold War in Bulgaria, and bridges significant gaps in the treatment of the country in English-language literature.

A Box Of Sand

Author: Charles Stephenson
Publisher: Tattered Flag
ISBN: 0957689276
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A Box Of Sand from the Author: Charles Stephenson. This is the first book in the English language to offer an analysis of a conflict that, in so many ways, raised the curtain on the Great War. In September 1911, Italy declared war on the once mighty, transcontinental Ottoman Empire _ but it was an Empire in decline. The ambitious Italy decided to add to her growing African empire by attacking Ottoman-ruled Tripolitania (Libya). The Italian action began the rapid fall of the Ottoman Empire, which would end with its disintegration at the end of the First World War. The day after Ottoman Turkey made peace with Italy in October 1912, the Balkan League attacked in the First Balkan War. The Italo-Ottoman War, as a prelude to the unprecedented hostilities that would follow, has so many firsts and pointers to the awful future: the first three-dimensional war with aerial reconnaissance and bombing, and the first use of armored vehicles, operating in concert with conventional ground and naval forces; war fever whipped up by the Italian press; military incompetence and stalemate; lessons in how not to fight a guerrilla war; mass death from disease and 10,000 more from reprisals and executions. Thirty thousand men would die in a struggle for what may described as little more than a scatolone di sabbia _ a box of sand. As acclaimed historian Charles Stephenson portrays in this ground-breaking study, if there is an exemplar of the futility of war, this is it. Apart from the loss of life and the huge cost to Italy (much higher than was originally envisaged), the main outcome was to halve the Libyan population through emigration, famine and casualties. The Italo-Ottoman War was a conflict overshadowed by the Great War _ but one which in many ways presaged the horrors to come. A Box of Sand will be of great interest to students of military history and those with an interest in the history of North Africa and the development of technology in war.

Red Acropolis Black Terror

Author: André Gerolymatos
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
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Red Acropolis Black Terror from the Author: André Gerolymatos. The first objective full-length accounting of the Greek Civil War takes readers back to the dawn of the Cold War, when, during the closing days of World War II, Greek partisan factions squared off in a battle for the nation that would draw the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the U.S. into the conflict. 25,000 first printing.

Britain And Italy 1943 1949

Author: Moshe Gat
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Britain And Italy 1943 1949 from the Author: Moshe Gat. An informed and densely detailed diplomatic study. Recommended for libraries with strong holdings in diplomatic history. Choice. A useful and fluent introduction to a complex problem. Albion. This book examines British policy towards Italy from the fall of Mussolini on the 25th July 1943, to Italys joining the North Atlantic alliance on the 4th April 1949. The author shows that British policy as it was shaped prior to the Allied invasion of Italy in September 1943 was designed to weaken Italy to such an extent that it would never be able to engage in future aggression and would be subject to British hegemony. That Britain was unable to carry through this strategy rested on the simple truth that the strategy was in inverse proportion to Britains military, economic and political power.

Hellas And Cyprus

Author: Sergios A. Gyalistras
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Hellas And Cyprus from the Author: Sergios A. Gyalistras.

Greece At The Crossroads

Author: John O. Iatrides
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271025681
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Greece At The Crossroads from the Author: John O. Iatrides. A collection of essays by European and American specialists offering new and authoritative analyses of the Greek civil war and its international dimensions. The Greek civil war that broke out at the end of World War II was one of the formative events in the early days of the Cold War. In the fall of 1944, at the moment of liberation from the German occupiers, Greece stood at the &"crossroads,&" in need of a new constitutional and social order. However, the factions that vied for influence over the state promoted their particular agendas with a vehemence, exclusiveness, and mistrust that destroyed any chance for genuine compromise and reconciliation. The essays collected here represent a systematic attempt to examine the domestic and external forces that were actively involved in the Greek civil war of the late 1940s and that contributed to its resolution. Specifically, they consider the political options available to postwar Greece by identifying the principal actors promoting such options and analyzing their programs, tactics, strengths, and weaknesses. They also highlight the close interaction among domestic, regional, and global levels of conflict and measure the impact of that conflict on the political development of Greece.