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Britain, Switzerland, and the Second World War

Author: Neville Wylie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first comprehensive study of British policy towards Switzerland during the Second World War. Switzerland occupied an ambiguous place in British belligerency. For most policy-makers, Switzerland epitomized the kind of political values that Britain claimed to uphold when it declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939. At the same time however, Switzerland's inexorable drift into the German orbit after mid-1940  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neville Wylie
ISBN: 0198206909 9780198206903
OCLC Number: 51668474
Description: xv, 394 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. British Policy Towards Switzerland During the Second World War --
1. The Making of British Policy --
2. The Reception of British Policy in Switzerland --
3. The Evolution of British Policy --
pt. II. The Core Features of Anglo-Swiss Relations, 1939-1945 --
4. British Economic Warfare and Switzerland --
5. Switzerland and British Strategy: Toluol, Trains, and Transit Rights --
6. The View from the Central Blue. The Violation of Swiss Neutrality by the Royal Air Force --
7. Francs, Banks, and Gold: Britain and the Swiss Financial Market --
8. Cloaking the Dagger: British Covert Operations and Swiss Neutrality --
9. Britain and Switzerland's 'Active' Neutrality.
Responsibility: Neville Wylie.
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A comprehensive account of Britain's relations with Switzerland during World War II, this book explains why Britain remained apparently so impassive towards Switzerland's financial and economic  Read more...

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