British political and military strategy in Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe in 1944
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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Europe, Central,
  • Europe, Eastern,
  • Balkan Peninsula,
  • Great Britain.,
  • Europe.


  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe.,
  • Europe, Central -- History.,
  • Europe, Eastern -- History.,
  • Balkan Peninsula -- History -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by William Deakin, Elisabeth Barker, Jonathan Chadwick.
ContributionsDeakin, F. W. 1913-, Barker, Elisabeth., Chadwick, Jonathan., British National Committee for the History of the Second World War.
LC ClassificationsD750 .B745 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 261 p. :
Number of Pages261
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2402109M
ISBN 10031201564X
LC Control Number87032378

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Central Europe 22 March May By the early spring of events favored the Allied forces in Europe. The Anglo-Americans had by January turned back the Germans' December counterattack in the Ardennes, in the famous Battle of the Bulge. Large-scale aerial bombing of Germany escalated in , and the Axis powers were pushed back in Eastern and Southern Europe. Following the Allied invasion of France, Germany was conquered by the Soviet Union from the East, and the other Allied powers from the West, and capitulated within a year. Geostrategy, a subfield of geopolitics, is a type of foreign policy guided principally by geographical factors as they inform, constrain, or affect political and military planning. As with all strategies, geostrategy is concerned with matching means to ends —in this case, a country's resources (whether they are limited or extensive) with its geopolitical objectives (which can be local. This is known as the "Central Europe campaign" in United States military histories. By early , events favored the Allied forces in Europe. On the Western Front the Allies had been fighting in Germany with campaigns against the Siegfried Line since the Battle of Aachen and the Battle of Hurtgen Forest in late and by January had Location: Western Germany, Southern Germany.