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Origins of the Second World War in Europe, The
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ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN EUROPE, THE

PAPERBACK BY BELL, P. M. H.

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ISBN
9781405840286
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EDITION
3RD EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
416 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
26 APR 2007

DESCRIPTION

PMH Bell's famous book is a comprehensive study of the period and debates surrounding the European origins of the Second World War. He approaches the subject from three different angles: describing the various explanations that have been offered for the war and the historiographical debates that have arisen from them, analysing the ideological, economic and strategic forces at work in Europe during the 1930s, and tracing the course of events from peace in 1932, via the initial outbreak of hostilities in 1939, through to the climactic German attack on the Soviet Union in 1941 which marked the descent into general conflict. Written in a lucid, accessible style, this is an indispensable guide to the complex origins of the Second World War.

CONTENTS

ChronologyPART ONE: INTRODUCTION: PROBLEMS OF INTERPRETATION1. On War and the Causes of War2. A Thirty Years War? The Disintegration of Europe3. The Case Against a Thirty Years War: The Restoration of Europe4. History and HistoriansPART TWO: THE UNDERLYING FORCES.The Role of Ideology 5. Italian Fascism6. German Nazism7. Parliamentary Democracy: France and Britain8. Soviet CommunismEconomic Issues and the Coming of War9. The Great Depression and International Relations10. Economic Problems and the Coming of War The Role of Strategy and Armed Force11. Armed Forces, Strategy and Foreign Policy (1): France and Britain12. Armed Forces, Strategy and Foreign Policy (2): Italy, Germany and the Soviet UnionPART THREE: THE COMING OF WAR 1932-194113. From Peace to the Eve of War, 1932-193714. War postponed, 193815. Decisions for War, 193916. The Expanding War, 1939-194017. Germany and the Soviet Union, 1940-1941ConclusionWho┬ s WhoBibliography