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Radio London and Resistance in Occupied Europe: British Political Warfare 1939-1943

Michael Stenton


This book examines British attempts to wage political warfare in the countries occupied by Germany in the Second World War. 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 w ... More

Keywords: British political warfare, German-occupied countries, Second World War, Whitehall politics, diplomacy, armed resistance, France, Denmark, Poland, Yugoslavia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208433
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208433.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Stenton, author
Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth