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Grand delusion, Stalin and the German invasion of Russia, Gabriel Gorodetsky

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Grand delusion, Stalin and the German invasion of Russia, Gabriel Gorodetsky
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
mapsportraitsillustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Grand delusion
Oclc number
41582182
Responsibility statement
Gabriel Gorodetsky
Sub title
Stalin and the German invasion of Russia
Table Of Contents
Introduction; the premises of Stalin's foreign policy -- 'The truce of the bear' -- 'He who sups with the devil' -- Cripps's mission to Moscow -- Soviet-Italian collusion -- The Soviet seizure of Bessarabia -- British schemes for the Balkans -- The Vienna award; the German encroachment in the Balkans -- Clash over the Danube -- Drang nach Osten; the initial plans -- Soviet intelligence and the German threat -- The Bulgarian corridor to the Turkish Straits -- Molotov's visit to Berlin -- Hitler opts for war -- Postscript; preventive war? -- The British perspective; co-operation or embroilment? -- ?Bulgaria turns to the Axis -- The urge for the StraitsThe Soviet defence plans -- The bankruptcy of the military -- The gathering clouds -- At the crossroads; the Yugoslav coup d'etat -- British intelligence and 'Barbarossa' -- The 'Cryptic' warning -- Rumours of war and a separate peace -- Aftermath -- Japan; the avenue to Germany -- 'Appeasement'; a new German-Soviet pact? -- On the alert -- Emergency deployment -- The conspiracy -- The mission -- Fictitious negotiations -- 'Running the Bolshevik hare' -- Hess as perceived by the Kremlin -- 'Mobilization is war!' -- A Middle East diversion; the flaw in British intelligence -- The Tass communique -- Self-deception -- London; 'This avalanche breathing fire and death' -- 22 June 1941; the long weekend
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Stalin and the German invasion of Russia