German Resistance Against Hitler
The Search for Allies Abroad, 1938-45
By (author) Klemens Von Klemperer
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German Resistance Against Hitler by Klemens Von Klemperer
Book DescriptionThis book traces the many efforts of the German Resistance to forge alliances with Hitler's opponents outside Germany. The Allied agencies, notably the British Foreign Office and the US State Department, were ill prepared to deal with the unorthodox approaches of the Widerstand. Ultimately, the Allies' policy of 'absolute silence', the Grand Alliance with the Soviet Union, and the demand for 'unconditional surrender' pushed the war to its final denouement, disregarding the German Resistance. Klemens von Klemperer's scholarly and detailed study uncovers the activities and beliefs of numerous individuals who fought against Nazism within Germany. He explores the formation of their policy and analyses the relations of the Resistance with the intelligence agencies of the Allied powers. Measured by the conventional standards of diplomacy, the German Resistance to Hitler was a failure. However, Professor von Klemperer shows that many of the principles and strategies of the German Resistance, albeit ignored or overridden by the Allies during wartime, were to find their place in the concerns of international relations in the post-war world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198219408
(242mm x 163mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Klemens Von Klemperer
Noble Combat, Hardback (March 1988)» View all books by Klemens Von Klemperer
These letters give a moving picture of the social world and political tensions in the era before the Second World War.
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Author Biography - Klemens Von Klemperer
Klemperer is the editor of the well-received A Noble Combat: The Letters of Sheila Grant Duff and Adam von Trott zu Solz 1932-39 (OUP, 1988).
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