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Author: Daniel Plesch
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2011.
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On 1 January 1942, Churchill and Roosevelt issued a 'Declaration by United Nations' with 24 other states. This marked the beginning of the UN in a real and tangible form. Yet today many people have forgotten that the UN was forged in the midst of the confusion and complexity of wartime. How did the armies of the United Nations co-operate in the final years of World War II to contain - and ultimately reverse - Nazi  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Plesch, Daniel.
America, Hitler and the UN.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2011
(OCoLC)655673049
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Plesch
ISBN: 9780857718617 0857718614 9780857730497 0857730495
OCLC Number: 713353358
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of Photographs and Illustrations; List of Tables; List of Maps; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1. America before Pearl Harbor: ostrich or owl?; 2. America goes to war: the creation of the United Nations; 3. Weapons for the Allies: Motown goes to Stalingrad; 4. Keeping the Allies together: Casablanca and Tehran; 5. Justice for war crimes: Auschwitz and Nuremurg; 6. Post-war relief and reconstruction: UNRRA; 7. Money and trade: Bretton Woods and Havana --
prosperity for all?; 8. Security: Dumbarton Oaks, Yalta and San Francisco; Conclusion; Chronology. Glossary of the United Nations in World War II. Appendix: Selected Gallup Polls, 1938-45; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Dan Plesch ; foreward by Brian Urquhart.

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On 1 January 1942, Churchill and Roosevelt issued a 'Declaration by United Nations' with 24 other states. This marked the beginning of the UN in a real and tangible form. Yet today many people have forgotten that the UN was forged in the midst of the confusion and complexity of wartime. How did the armies of the United Nations co-operate in the final years of World War II to contain - and ultimately reverse - Nazi expansionism? And when and for what purpose did the UN undertake to tackle the international economic and social challenges, not only of warfare but of a post-war world transformed b.

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