Chapter

‘Not a Difference of Principle, but a Difference of Emphasis’

Matthew Frank

in Expelling the Germans

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199233649
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191716294 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233649.003.0003

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

 ‘Not a Difference of Principle, but a Difference of Emphasis’

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This chapter discusses the impact of the Second World War on British thinking on population transfer in general, and on a transfer of Germans in particular. Four ‘case studies’ are examined which illustrate the nature and scope of the debate within Britain: three of these involve national organizations which studied the question of population transfer (the Foreign Research and Press Service, the League of Nations Union, and the Labour Party); the fourth is a re-examination of a key wartime statement on population transfer by Churchill, and the debates surrounding it. What emerges from these...

Keywords: Second World War; case studies; Britain; League of Nations Union; Labour Party; Churchill; post-war settlement

Chapter.  24043 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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