Britain, Russia and South-East Europe, 1939–41
‘Embroiling’ Russia and Germany over South-East Europe seemed at first an ill-starred undertaking, given Stalin’s apparent determination to avoid war at any price; and there is no evidence that any British machinations in the area influenced Hitler’s decision to attack Russia. ‘Embroilment’ was in fact only one of a series of widely differing policies which Britain followed towards Russia up till June 1941.
KeywordsBalkan Country Soviet Government British Policy Italian Expansion British Ambassador
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