The Nordic Trade Union Movement and Transnational Anti-Communist Networks in the Early Cold War

  • Dino Knudsen
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)


On 7 November 1945, an American arrived in Copenhagen as part of a major tour of the European continent. His name was Irving Brown, and he was visiting Denmark as a representative of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Brown had been invited by the Danish Federation of Trade Unions (DFTU) and both during his visit and afterwards he formed close partnerships with important officials in the Danish trade union movement.1


Trade Union National Organization Trade Secretariat World Federation Social Democrat 
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