Under the Shadow of Stalin and Hitler (World War II and the Fate of the European Nations, 19391941). Volume I: The Beginning of Second World War in Europe
Под сянката на Сталин и Хитлер. Том I. Началото на Втората световна война в Европа
Language: Bulgarian with a summary in English. Category: World War II


Table of contents

Chapter One. The Beginning of Nazi Aggression

1. The Invasion of Poland by the “Wehrmacht”

2. Hopeless Efforts for Saving the Peace

3. Great Britain and France at War on Germany

4. The Beginning of the “Funny War”

5. The Annihilation of Poland in Stalin’s Strategy and Tactics

6. Stalin’s Mobilization, the “Strike-Off” of Poland, and the Idea of a Neutral Bloc in Southern Europe

7. On the Eve of Soviet Intervention

Chapter Two. The Beginning of Soviet Aggression

1. The Invasion of Poland by the “Red Army”

2. Europe, the Baltic Region, and the Balkans in Stalin’s Actions and Plans

3.The Agony of the Second Polish Republic and the Soviet Pressure on the Baltic Region

4. The Treaty for Friendship and the Border and the Fifth Partition of Poland

Chapter Three. The Occupation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

1. Some European and Balkan Reactions to the Partition of Poland

2. Stalin’s “Mutual Assistance Pacts” as an Instrument of Aggression

3. Lithuania’s “National Unification” under Soviet Occupation

4. Europe under Soviet-Nazi Pressure

Chapter Four. The European Democracies Versus the Soviet-Nazi Alliance

1. The Turkish-British-French Mutual Assistance Pact and the Paralysis in front of Soviet-Nazi Aggression

2. Totalitarian Terror and the First Cleavages in the Soviet-Nazi Alliance

3. Finland’s Resistance to Soviet Pressure and the Efforts for a Neutral Balkan Bloc

4. The Rupture of Russian-Finnish Negotiations in Moscow and Stalin’s and Hitler’s Further Military Plans

Chapter Five. The Finnish Challenge

1. The Invasion of Finland by the “Red Army”

2. Soviet Aggression Brought to Trial at the League of Nations

3. The Prospects of Britain’s and France’s Intervention against Russia

4. The Dilemmas Facing Stalin and Hitler

Chapter Six. The End of the Russian-Finnish War

1. Soviet Expansion and the Cleavages in the German-Italian Alliance

2. Neutrality and the Prospects of Détente in Europe

3. The Battles for the Mannerheim Line

4. The US Peace Initiatives and the Consolidation of the Soviet-Nazi Alliance

5. The Break through the Mannerheim Line and the European Tour of Sumner Welles

6. The Defeated Victor

Conslusions and lessons

Index of geographic and ethnic names

Index of personal names

Primary and secondary sources

English summary

Contents by volumes


Publisher New Bulgarian University
Language Bulgarian with a summary in English
Pages 724
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-954-535-836-4
Creation date 2014
Size 16 х 24 cm

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