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Perfidious Allies? Britain, America, and Official Soviet Diplomatic Identity 1941–1945

Timothy Johnston

in Being Soviet: Identity, Rumour, and Everyday Life under Stalin 1939–1953

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604036
eISBN:
9780191731600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604036.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The outbreak of the Great Patriotic War threw the USSR into the Grand Alliance with capitalist Britain and America. The wartime diplomatic identity of the USSR stressed the heavy burden borne by the ... More


Prelude

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the impact of the setting up of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) on the operation of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It discusses the ... More


The Motif of Sacrifice in the Literature and Culture of the Second World War

Mark Rawlinson

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores how Anglophone literature and culture envisioned and questioned an economy of sacrificial exchange, particularly its symbolic aspect, as driving the compulsions entangled in the ... More


Forging the Grand Alliance

David F. Schmitz

in The Sailor: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180441
eISBN:
9780813180472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180441.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Roosevelt's grand strategy of ensuring the survival of Great Britain and the Soviet Union was based on the understanding that Germany was the most dangerous enemy and Berlin defeated first. It was ... More


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