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The Second World War and the Baltic States.

Author: James S Corum; Olaf Mertelsmann; Kaarel Piirimäe
Publisher: Frankfurt : Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2014.
Series: Tartu historical studies, Volume 4.
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This volume places the history of the Second World War and the Baltic states into a multidisciplinary and international perspective. It includes contributions from the fields of diplomacy, strategy, military operations, intelligence and propaganda. It presents not only a multi-layered interpretation of a region affected by total war, but also reveals a great deal about the nature of that conflict. It discusses the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James S Corum; Olaf Mertelsmann; Kaarel Piirimäe
ISBN: 9783653044478 3653044472 9783631653036 3631653034
OCLC Number: 879948514
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages).
Contents: Cover ; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Mediation and Intervention in the Back of Beyond: Small States in the Eastern Baltic and France's Strategic Calculations, 1936-1940; Introduction; France's relations with the Baltic states and Finland in the 1920s and early 1930s; 1936-38: Neutrality, the Baltic Sea, and Good Relations with the USSR; 1938-39: The Åland Question and Negotiations with the Soviet Union; A 'Soviet Monroe Doctrine' in the East?; September to December 1939: Finland and the Baltic States in Relation to France; Conclusion. Belgian Diplomacy in Exile and the Baltic States 1940-45The Evolution of the Baltic States' Neutrality in 1939; The Nazi-Soviet Pact of August 1939 and its Consequences; Political Evolution in Lithuania; Political Developments in Estonia and Latvia; The Soviet Annexation of Latvia and Estonia in June- August 1940; The German Occupation of the Baltic States (1941-44); The Initiatives of Exiled Baltic Diplomats; The Prospect of a Soviet Reconquest of the Baltic States in 1943-44; Conclusion; Minister T.M. Kivimäki in the Center of Europe --
for the Periphery of Europe; Low Level of Information. Taking a Stand --
Kivimäki's ProposalsConclusion; Wartime Diplomacy in London: How Britain Came to Partially Recognize the Soviet Annexation of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; Needs and Realities in Estonian Air Defense: The Interwar Years; Creating the Estonian Air Force; The International Context: Developments in Airpower and Theory after World War I; The Estonian Air Force in the 1920s; The Concepts of the Chief of Estonian Air Defense; Concepts for an Aerial Observers Network; Small State Capabilities: Needs and Realities, 1930s.; Conclusion. The Baltic Region in the Soviet-German War, 1941-1945Introduction; Competing Aims and Strategies: German; Competing Aims and Strategies: Soviet; A Chronology of Wartime Military Operations; The 1st Period of War: The German Barbarossa Offensive, 22 June --
25 August 1941; The Traditional View; 'Forgotten' Battles; Military Operations in or Adjacent to the Baltic Region; The 2nd Period of the War: The Operational Lull in the Baltic Region, August 1942-February 1944; The 3rd Period of the War: The Soviet Winter Offensive (Piercing the Panther Line), February-April 1944; The Traditional View. 'Forgotten' BattlesMilitary Operations Within or Adjacent to the Baltic Region; The 3rd Period of War: The Soviet Summer Offensive (Piecing the Panther Line and Exploiting the Belorussian Offensive), July-August 1944; 'Forgotten' Battles; Military Operations in the Baltic Region during the Summer Campaign of 1944; The 3rd Period of the War: The Soviet Baltic Offensive, 14 September-24 November 1944; The Traditional View; 'Forgotten' Battles; Military Operations in the Baltic Region during the Fall Campaign of 1944.
Series Title: Tartu historical studies, Volume 4.

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