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The British Army of the Rhine : turning Nazi enemies into Cold War partners, Peter Speiser

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The British Army of the Rhine : turning Nazi enemies into Cold War partners
Title
The British Army of the Rhine
Title remainder
turning Nazi enemies into Cold War partners
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Peter Speiser
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Language
eng
Summary
Between 1945 and 1957, West Germany made a dizzying pivot from Nazi bastion to Britain's Cold War ally against the Soviet Union. Successive London governments, though often faced with bitter public and military opposition, tasked the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) to serve as a protecting force while strengthening West German integration into the Western defense structure. This book charts the BAOR's fraught transformation from occupier to ally by looking at the charged nexus where British troops and their families interacted with Germany's civilian population. Examining the relationship on many levels, the book ranges from how British mass media representations of Germany influenced BAOR troops to initiatives taken by the Army to improve relations. It also weighs German perceptions, surveying clashes between soldiers and civilians and comparing the popularity of the British services with that of the other occupying powers. As the book shows, the BAOR's presence did not improve the relationship between British servicemen and the German populace, but it did prevent further deterioration during a crucial and dangerous period of the early Cold War. An incisive look at an under-researched episode, this book sheds new light on Anglo-German diplomatic, political, and social relations after 1945, and evaluates their impact on the wider context of European integration in the postwar era.--
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1975-
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Speiser, Peter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The History of Military Occupation
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Germany (West)
  • British
  • HISTORY
  • British
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Germany
  • Germany (West)
  • Great Britain
Label
The British Army of the Rhine : turning Nazi enemies into Cold War partners, Peter Speiser
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Britain, the Cold War, and the BAOR: policy makers, strategy, and organization -- The British: the influence of public opinion on the armed forces -- The Germans: complaints, criticism, and demands? -- The soldiers, the airmen, and the Germans: military strategies to improve relations with the German population -- "How the army of a democratic nation should behave": the British administration and the BAOR -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn950057014
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252098369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
12997901
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22573/ctt18j8d09
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950057014
Label
The British Army of the Rhine : turning Nazi enemies into Cold War partners, Peter Speiser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Britain, the Cold War, and the BAOR: policy makers, strategy, and organization -- The British: the influence of public opinion on the armed forces -- The Germans: complaints, criticism, and demands? -- The soldiers, the airmen, and the Germans: military strategies to improve relations with the German population -- "How the army of a democratic nation should behave": the British administration and the BAOR -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn950057014
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252098369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
12997901
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18j8d09
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950057014

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