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Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War

John Gilmour


This history of Sweden (Sverige) led by Per Albin Hansson during the Second World War (Andra världskriget) is intended both for English-speaking readers and Nordic readers in search of a key to the extensive Swedish-language historiography of the period. It provides them with a history of Sweden’s war-time Beredskapstiden experience that is both comprehensive and up-to-date.The book is divided into two Parts. In Part I chapters 1 and 2 analyse and discuss the pre-war development of Swedish policies, institutions, society and culture . Chapters 3 to 5 offer a comprehensive narrative account of ... More

Keywords: Sweden, Sverige, Second World War, Andra världskriget, Beredskapstiden, Holocaust, Per Albin Hansson, Nazi Germany, neutral, espionage and, propaganda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748627462
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627462.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Gilmour, author