Belgium's Dilemma: The Formation of the Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940

by Epstein, Jonathan A.
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ISBN: 9789004254671

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In Belgium's Dilemma: The Formation of Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940, Jonathan Andrew Epstein presents, for the first time in English, a detailed examination of the formation of Belgian defense policy in the eight years leading up to the crucial World War II Blitzkrieg campaign in Western Europe. Belgium's decision to renounce military ties with France in 1936 has been widely criticized as a fatal mistake but it was in fact a reasonable response to Belgium's situation and was not a significant factor in the Allied defeat.
Drawing on Belgian documents, Jonathan Andrew Epstein looks at the leaders and issues that shaped the Belgian army of 1940 and demonstrates that while mistakes were made, most of the decisions were sound.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: Epstein, Jonathan A.
  • ISBN: 9789004254671
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 9.40 x 0.80
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • Publication Year: 2014

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