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Exile in London

By Vit Smetana et al.

“Three quarters of a century ago, during the Second World War, the common state of the Czechs and Slovaks existed, from a legal point of view, only in the United Kingdom, where its government-in-exile resided.”

EXILE IN LONDON

The Experience of Czechoslovakia and the Other Occupied Nations,

1939–1945

 

 

CONTENTS:

Introduction

I. THE EXISTENCE AND CHALLENGES FACED BY THE EXILE GOVERNMENTS IN LONDON

Detlef BRANDES (Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf): Limited Influence: the British and the Governments-in-Exile of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia

Chantal KESTELOOT (Centre for Historical Research on War and Contemporary Society – CegeSoma): Belgium in Exile: the Experience of the Second World War

Albert KERSTEN (University of Leyden): A Cold Shower in International Reality: Redefining the Dutch International Position 1940–1945

Anita J. PRAŻMOWSKA (London School of Economics): Between Scylla and Charybdis:
The Polish Government-in-Exile’s Position with Its Allies and in Poland, 1940–1945

Vít SMETANA (Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences): From Re-Emergence to Uncertainties. The Changing Position of Czechoslovakia in London throughout the Second World War

Radosław Paweł ŻURAWSKI vel GRAJEWSKI (Lodz University): The Factors Shaping the International Political Status and the Foreign Policy of the Czechoslovak Authorities in Exile, 1939–1945

Victoria V. VASILENKO (Belgorod State University): Polish and Czechoslovak Governments-in-Exile (and the Impact of Soviet Foreign Policy) in Russian Historiography

II. THE ARMED FORCES OF THE OCCUPIED COUNTRIES AND THEIR POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE

Zdenko MARŠÁLEK (Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences): Together into Battle. The Armies in Exile: Considerable Value or “A Drop in the Ocean”?

Blaž TORKAR (Military Museum of Slovenian Armed Forces – Maribor): The Yugoslav Armed Forces in Exile: From the Yugoslav Royal Guard Battalion to the Overseas Brigades

Mark SEAMAN (Office of the British Government): “The Most Difficult Country” – Some Practical Considerations on British Support for Clandestine Operations in Czechoslovakia during the Second World War

III. THE PREPARATION OF THE POST-WAR SOLUTION OF THE ISSUE OF MINORITIES DONE IN EXILE

Jan KUKLÍK (Charles University – Faculty of Law) – Jan NĚMEČEK (The Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences): Was There an Alternative to the “Transfer” of German Minorities from Czechoslovakia and Poland during the 1939–1944 Discussions on Post-War Europe by the Governments-in-Exile?

Matěj SPURNÝ (Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences): Citizenship and Property Rights of “Our Germans.” The Development between 1943 and 1945 of the Legal Status of Germans in Post-war Czechoslovakia

Martin D. BROWN (Richmond University in London): The Czechoslovak Government-in-Exile and the Legacy of Population Transfers: An Analysis of the English Language Discourse

René PETRÁŠ (Charles University – Faculty of Law): The End of the International Protection of Minorities under the Auspices of the League of Nations

IV. PROPAGANDA AND EDUCATION IN WAR-TIME BRITAIN

Richard OVERY (University of Exeter): Bruce Lockhart, British Political Warfare and Occupied Europe

Erica HARRISON (University of Bristol): “Anything that is dear to their hearts”: Czechoslovak History and Culture in the London Broadcasts, 1939–1945

Jan LÁNÍČEK (The University of New South Wales, Sydney): Walking on Egg-shells: The Czechoslovak Exiles and Anti-Semitism in Occupied Europe during the Second World War

Dušan SEGEŠ (The Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences): Truth Conquers…Political Pamphlets of the Czech and Slovak Opposition versus Edvard Beneš and the Czechoslovak Government-in-Exile

Doubravka OLŠÁKOVÁ (Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences):

Looking for French, Anglophile or Soviet Inspiration? The Diplomatic Struggle for the Post-war Orientation of Czechoslovak Education and Culture

From Developmentalism to Mobilization: The Case of the Violent Georgian Transition

by Vít Střítecký

Published with the support of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague.