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Die Deutschlandpolitik Grossbritanniens und die Britische Zone, 1945-1949
Die Deutschlandpolitik Grossbritanniens und die Britische Zone, 1945-1949
Edited by Claus Scharf and Hans-Jurgen Schroder
Franz Steiner, 1980, 120 pp.

Seven major essays on British policy toward postwar Germany, written by scholars using newly accessible British documents. The pursuit of traditional political aims was made difficult by Britain's ever-worsening economic condition and by a more than usual degree of bureaucratic rivalry. The book is a useful contribution to the history of the unintended division of Europe and the many conflicts that have beset the world since then.