The Resource A balancing act : British intelligence in Spain during the Second World War, Emilio Grand�io Seoane

A balancing act : British intelligence in Spain during the Second World War, Emilio Grand�io Seoane

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A balancing act : British intelligence in Spain during the Second World War
Title
A balancing act
Title remainder
British intelligence in Spain during the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Emilio Grand�io Seoane
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book reveals the development, strategy and extraordinary success of Britain's secret services in Franco's Spain during the Second World War. The main claim of this study is that British pressure, exercised above all through their intelligence services, led Franco to distance himself from the Axis cause and eventually embrace that of the Allies. Starting from a virtually non-existent base, the British rapidly built up a complex intelligence network in Spain that stretched from Corunna to Barcelona and from Bilbao to Gibraltar. As Spain was a non-belligerent, spy networks--including those of the Germans, Italians, Portuguese and British--proliferated in the Iberian Peninsula. Double-agents abounded within these networks; each one knew what the others were up to. The British exploited this two-way traffic to let Franco know that if he did not accede to their demands, they would back a restoration of the Bourbon monarchy under Don Juan. This pressure culminated in the meeting of 1943 between Franco and the British Ambassador, Sir Samuel Hoare, at the dictator's country retreat in Galicia, the British underlining their purpose by flying warplanes close by the estate. Following this meeting, Franco almost immediately began to move away from the Axis powers and towards the Allies. The British swiftly dismantled their intelligence networks given that they had achieved their aim. Franco's expulsion of the German naval forces from Spanish ports and the denazification of the regime explains the benevolent attitude of the Allies towards the Spanish dictatorship after the war"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grand�io Seoane, Emilio
Dewey number
940.54/86410946
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D 810 .S7 G73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sussex Studies in Spanish History
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franco, Francisco
  • Franco, Francisco
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Espionage, British
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Diplomatic history
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Espionage, British
  • Secret service
  • Underground movements, War
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
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A balancing act : British intelligence in Spain during the Second World War, Emilio Grand�io Seoane
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "There is no alternative" : the British position in relation to Spain before the Second World War -- British intelligence in Spain at the outset of the Second World War -- The threat of German invasion : organizing the Resistance (spring of 1941) -- Franco's most complicated year : 1943 -- Franco and the Allies face to face -- Spain changes sides, 1944-1945 -- Glossary
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 181 pages
Isbn
9781845198848
Lccn
2017017728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982089069
  • (OCoLC)ocn982089069
Label
A balancing act : British intelligence in Spain during the Second World War, Emilio Grand�io Seoane
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "There is no alternative" : the British position in relation to Spain before the Second World War -- British intelligence in Spain at the outset of the Second World War -- The threat of German invasion : organizing the Resistance (spring of 1941) -- Franco's most complicated year : 1943 -- Franco and the Allies face to face -- Spain changes sides, 1944-1945 -- Glossary
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 181 pages
Isbn
9781845198848
Lccn
2017017728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982089069
  • (OCoLC)ocn982089069

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