‘Shattered illusions’ might be the best description of the sentiments held by the British authorities and the Romanian opposition to Axis rule regarding Romania’s fate during the Second World War and its aftermath. During the war the military facts were never conducive to a defection strategy for Romania, but the fact that the British failed to dispel the illusion held by Romanians that there was a chance of surrender to the Western Allies played into the hands of the Germans and their anti-Soviet friends in Romania, and weakened the position of the Romanian opposition.
KeywordsEurope Ghost Romania
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