Expelling the Germans: British Opinion and Post-1945 Population Transfer in Context - Oxford Historical Monographs (Hardback)
  • Expelling the Germans: British Opinion and Post-1945 Population Transfer in Context - Oxford Historical Monographs (Hardback)
zoom

Expelling the Germans: British Opinion and Post-1945 Population Transfer in Context - Oxford Historical Monographs (Hardback)

(author)
£125.00
Hardback 332 Pages / Published: 06/03/2008
  • We can order this from the publisher

UK delivery within 3-4 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Expelling the Germans focuses on how Britain perceived the mass movement of German populations from Poland and Czechoslovakia at the end of the Second World War. Drawing on a wide range of British archival material, Matthew Frank examines why the British came to regard the forcible removal of Germans as a necessity, and evaluates the public and official responses in Britain once mass expulsion became a reality in 1945. Central to this study is the concept of 'population transfer': the contemporary idea that awkward minority problems could be solved rationally and constructively by removing the population concerned in an orderly and gradual manner, while avoiding unnecessary human suffering and economic disruption. Dr Frank demonstrates that while most British observers accepted the principle of population transfer, most were also consistently uneasy with the results of putting that principle into practice. This clash of 'principle' with 'practice' reveals much not only about the limitations of Britain's role but also the hierarchy of British priorities in immediate post-war Europe.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199233649
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 537 g
Dimensions: 224 x 146 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This work is immensely readable, yet thorough and deeply rooted in primary sources...a compelling, well researched and well written work * Benjamin Ziemann, H-Soz-U-Kult *
...an excellent exploration of the initial response of British officials to population transfer in the late 1930s and 1940s * Alexander Clarkson Reviews in History Online *
An able treatment of a subject that deserved to be brought back from obscurity. * Victor Rothwell, The English Historical Review. *

You may also be interested in...

Afgantsy
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The New Spaniards
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Austerity Britain, 1945-1951
Added to basket
Postwar
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
State of Emergency
Added to basket
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Last Empire
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Fall of Yugoslavia
Added to basket
Love and War in the Apennines
Added to basket
Underground
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Chickenhawk
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Emperor
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Cold War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Friday Night Lights
Added to basket
Seasons in the Sun
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.