‘Frigid but Unprovocative’: British Policy towards the USSR from the Nazi-Soviet Pact to the Winter War, 1939

@article{Doerr2001FrigidBU,
  title={‘Frigid but Unprovocative’: British Policy towards the USSR from the Nazi-Soviet Pact to the Winter War, 1939},
  author={Paul W. Doerr},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={423 - 439}
}
  • Paul W. Doerr
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
This article analyses British policy towards the USSR during the period from the signing of the Nazi-Soviet Pact in August 1939 until the Soviet attack on Finland at the end of November. It concludes that while British leaders had few fond feelings towards the USSR, at the same time they recognized that maintaining some sort of connection with the USSR was essential for British security. Accordingly, the British tried to open trade talks with the Soviets and also attempted to use the Turkish… Expand
6 Citations
The Spanish Precedent British Volunteers in The Russo-Finnish War
This article explores British policy towards the Russo-Finnish War, with particular emphasis on the rationale for the dispatch of British volunteers in the final weeks of the conflict. This hastyExpand
Shaping the future of the world : Eden, the Foreign Office and British foreign policy 1941-1943
The Second World War has captured the interest of people around the world, and has fascinated generations of historians. Despite the time that has elapsed since the events, and the opening of theExpand
The Winter War: Its Causes and Effects
The Russo-Finnish War of 1939-1940, also known as the Winter War, forms a curious portion of World War II history that bears further study. Occurring during the “Phony War”—the period of calmExpand
Polarización, clases sociales y grandes potencias en el final del mundo oligárquico
Los tres terminos que dan titulo a este texto remiten a los ejes explicativos de la compresion contemporanea de los fenomenos y entidades ligados a la llamada guerra civil europea o la crisis de losExpand
Polarización, clases sociales y grandes potencias en el final del mundo oligárquico
Los tres terminos que dan titulo a este texto remiten a los ejes explicativos de la compresion contemporanea de los fenomenos y entidades ligados a la llamada guerra civil europea o la crisis de losExpand