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Britain, Switzerland, and the Second World War

Neville Wylie

Abstract

This is the first comprehensive study of British policy towards Switzerland during the Second World War. Switzerland occupied an ambiguous place in British belligerency. While epitomizing the kind of political values Britain claimed to uphold in declaring war against Nazi Germany in 1939, its inexorable drift into the Axis orbit after mid-1940 inevitably prevented British officials from isolating Anglo-Swiss relations from Britain's broader diplomatic and strategic objectives. The book situates British policy towards Switzerland within the history of the British blockade and financial warfare ... More

Keywords: Britain, Switzerland, Second World War, neutrality, strategic bombing, Holocaust, blockade, financial warfare, secret intelligence, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206903
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206903.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neville Wylie, author
Lecturer in Politics, University of Nottingham
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