RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 44603241 LA English T1 Radio London and resistance in occupied Europe : British political warfare, 1939-1943 A1 Stenton, Michael., PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York YR 2000 SN 019820843X 9780198208433 AB "This book examines British attempts to wage political warfare in the countries occupied by Germany in World War Two. It describes the slow construction of political warfare machinery in London in terms of two twin difficulties: Whitehall politics and fundamental doubts about what a successful war should have as its purpose. It then examines how political warfare operated as a semi-detached adjunct of diplomacy, and how it engaged with the development of armed or "active" resistance in France, Denmark, Poland, and Yugoslavia." "This is a study of British political imagination in a period when Britain still acted as a great power in control of her own decisions. The experience of near-defeat, however, left decision-makers with dilemmas about rhetoric and ideology as much as strategy. Their refusal to resolve these dilemmas until pushed by events meant political warfare lacked the consistency and definition that might have given it greater force."--Jacket.