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The Precarious Truce: Anglo-Soviet Relations, 1924-27
The Precarious Truce: Anglo-Soviet Relations, 1924-27
By Gabriel Gorodetsky
Cambridge University Press, 1977, 289 pp
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The author, an Israeli scholar, is the first to tackle this complex phase of Anglo-Soviet relations. He traces the deterioration of these relations following Britain's de jure recognition of the Soviet Union in 1924, and shows how the British remained suspicious of, even indifferent to, Soviet efforts to prevent an open breach. A careful and thorough, if uninspired, study, drawing on government and trade union archives as well as on private papers.