By Thomas W. Zeiler, Daniel M. DuBois
A spouse to international warfare II brings jointly a sequence of unpolluted educational views on international battle II, exploring the various cultural, social, and political contexts of the conflict. Essay issues diversity from American anti-Semitism to the stories of French-African squaddies, supplying approximately 60 new contributions to the style prepared throughout finished volumes.
- A number of unique historiographic essays that come with state-of-the-art research
- Analyzes the jobs of impartial countries in the course of the war
- Examines the struggle from the ground up in the course of the reports of other social classes
- Covers the motives, key battles, and effects of the war
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9). The leaders of the revived independent Poland were certainly anti-Communist but would not subordinate independence to anyone. If necessary, they would fight even in a hopeless situation rather than sign away independence the way the Czechs had done after making all the specific concessions Germany had demanded. It was under these circumstances that Hitler decided, in January 1939, that Poland had to be attacked first, whether or not any other country came to its aid. He hoped none would, but he wanted to crush Poland before turning to the attack on France and Britain.
Great Britain had been one of the victors of World War I, but the overwhelming desire to avoid any further commitment in Europe had several origins that combined to make for a strong determination to stay out of war. In the first place, there was the enormous human cost of the war. It was not only that hundreds of thousands had died, but that the class nature of England, with commissions in the army originally reserved for the upper classes, assured that a disproportionate percentage of the children of the ruling elite lost their lives.
A Companion to World War II by Thomas W. Zeiler, Daniel M. DuBois