The definitive documentary on the relationship of Churchill and Stalin during WWII, produced by a team of three co-authors combining their specialist skills. The alliance between the Soviets and the Western Allies was a case of ‘my enemy’s enemy’. – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Churchill and Stalin, Comrades-in-Arms During The Second World War FILE: R3091 AUTHOR: Martin Folly, Geoffrey Roberts, Oleg Rzheshevsky PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: World War II, WWII, World War Two, World War 2, Second World War, Eastern Front, Second Front, Arctic convoys, communism, Stalin, Soviet purges, Red Army, equipment loans, political tensions, Churchill, bombing campaign, invasion of Italy
PAGES: 325 IMAGE: B3091.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/ucyydxl DESCRIPTION: The definitive documentary on the relationship of Churchill and Stalin during WWII, produced by a team of three co-authors combining their specialist skills. The alliance between the Soviets and the Western Allies was a case of 'my enemy's enemy'. – Highly Recommended. The Second World War was only possible through the 'non-aggression' pact between the German Nazi Government and the Soviets. The two regimes were in many respects similar totalitarian States. Of Hitler and Stalin there is little difference in their disregard of humanity, save the Soviet killing total was even worse than that achieved by the Germans. We now know that the Soviets murdered more than 20 million people and attempted to destroy the Polish Officer Corps by mass murder of all those Polish officers, who had fallen into their hands, when the Red Army invaded Eastern Poland under their agreement with Hitler to divide up Poland. It is easy to understand the attraction of a pact for Stalin and Hitler, neither of them intending to continue beyond the point where they thought they could destroy to the other. The alliance of Churchill and Stalin was much more complex. They both saw each other as a natural ally for survival. Stalin deeply distrusted the British, to the point where their warning to him of imminent German invasion of the Soviet Union made Stalin consider it misinformation. Churchill was under no illusions about the communist regime but he was a historian, journalist, orator, pragmatist, war leader and politician. Churchill believed that he could do business with Stalin provided that he was always on his guard against Stalin's objectives diverging. The authors have been able to include previously untranslated documents from Russian archives to compare with archives available from British and American responses. This has provided an impressive and absorbing composite of military and political history, documentary analysis and biography, in perspective with all the other critical wartime personalities. This documentary is supported by a fine selection of images in a photo-plate section.