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Operation Pike : Britain versus the Soviet Union, 1939-1941

Author: Patrick R Osborn
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Series: Contributions in military studies, no. 190.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Utilizing many documents, this study challenges conventional wisdom that Allied hopes were pinned on a Soviet entry into the war against Germany. It proposes that, had the Nazis not invaded France in  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Osborn, Patrick R., 1966-
Operation Pike.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606513996
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick R Osborn
ISBN: 0313313687 9780313313684
OCLC Number: 42296615
Description: xxxvi, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The Advent of the Nazi-Soviet and Turco-Allied Alliances --
A little too cordial towards the other marauder: Poland, Finland, and the Nazi-Soviet Combination, September-November 1939 --
The situation is complicated by Stalin's latest performance: The Soviet Union Attacks Finland, December 1939 --
If possible destroy the Soviet Union: The Allies Search for a Weaker Enemy, January 1940 --
A more or less definite event: Finland, the Caucasus, and the Katyn Forest Massacre, February-March 1940 --
Baku is the Achilles-heel of both Russia and Germany: The Failure to Aid Finland and the Continuing Debate, March 1940 --
Operation Pike: The British Plan to Attack the Russian Oil Industry --
At any time we could cause chaos in Russia: Hitler's Blitzkrieg Foils the Allies and Relieves the Soviets, April-May 1940 --
Before long we may find the Soviet Union cooperating with Germany: The Nazis Attempt to Turn the Soviets against the Allies, June-December 1940 --
It would be absurd, at this stage of the war, if we were to have such scruples: Operation Barbarossa and New British Plans to Destroy the Russian Oil Industry.
Series Title: Contributions in military studies, no. 190.
Responsibility: Patrick R. Osborn.

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