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AuthorPlesch, Daniel
TitleAmerica, Hitler and the UN : how the allies won World War II and forged a peace / Dan Plesch ; foreword by Sir Brian Urquhart
ImprintLondon ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2011
New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan
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Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC #655673049Find in WorldCat
Phys. Descriptionxvi, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
ISBN9781848853089 (hbk.)
1848853084 (hbk.)
SubjectsUnited Nations -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1936-1945
On 1 January 1942, Churchill and Roosevelt issued a 'Declaration by United Nations' with 24 other states. This marked the beginning of the UN in a real and tangible form. Yet today many people have forgotten that the UN was forged in the midst of the confusion and complexity of wartime. How did the armies of the United Nations co-operate in the final years of World War II to contain - (More)
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Dan Plesch
Dan Plesch is the Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London. His previous books include 'The Beauty Queen's Guide to World Peace'.
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p. ix
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List of Maps
p. xii
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Plesch (Univ. of London) offers a fresh account of Allied diplomacy during WW II. His narrative spans the United Nations Declaration, proclaimed by the anti-Hitler coalition on January 1, 1942, and the creation of the UN organization in April-June 1945, during which interval the name "United Nations" became the official designation of the alliance. He describes (More)
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