Economic War, Sabotage and Subversion, 1939–41

  • Elisabeth Barker
Part of the Studies in Russian and East European History book series (SREEHS)


When in February 1940 General Weygand was urging the need for military action in South-East Europe, he asked what the alternative was: ‘were we merely going to wait and let the Economic War do its work?’1 For the British the answer was ‘yes’, if only because they thought it the only form of war then open to the Western Allies. In March Weygand was again complaining that the Allies had adopted the wrong strategy in not ‘carrying the war to the Balkans’; the Foreign Office commented: ‘but with what?’2


General Staff Iron Gate British Policy Western Ally German Troop 
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© Elisabeth Barker 1976

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