Synopses & Reviews
The relationship between Britain and Greece, situated at the opposite ends of Europe, has been close and troubled, especially since the emergence of Greece as an independent state in the 1830s. The essays in this book, some previously unpublished, focus on aspects of British-Greek relations—military, diplomatic, and academic—during the 20th-century. A particular area of interest is the Second World War, when British involvement in Greek affairs reached it climax, just before she surrendered her role as Greece's principal external patron to the United States.
About the Author
Richard Clogg is a Fellow of St. Antonys College, Oxford.
Table of Contents
Anglo-Greek Attitudes * The British School at Athens and the Modern History of Greece * The 'Ingenious Enthusiasm' of Dr Burrows and the 'Unsatiated Hatred' of Professor Toynbee *The Special Operations Executive in Greece * 'Pearls from Swine': The Foreign Office Papers, S.O.E. and the Greek Resistance * Distant Cousins: The Special Operations Executive and the Office of Strategic Services at Odds Over Greece * The Greek Government-in-Exile, 1941-44