Abstract or Introduction
The contrasts between Allied and Soviet styles of liberation in the Second World War are most apparent, on the surface, when one takes a look at the split of Berlin, but to fully comprehend these styles, one must regard other areas of Liberation, understand the foreign policy of the time, and look through the eyes of the liberators as well as the liberated.
This independent study did just that. The destinations that were investigated include the Allied-liberated capital of France, Paris, the Allied-landing point in France, Normandy, and the main Allied headquarters and capital, London, United Kingdom. The main site for investigating Soviet liberation of Nazi-occupied territories was Prague, in the Czech Republic.
This investigation also incorporated surveys and interviews from natives of these locations about their beliefs and the beliefs of the older generation on the subject of liberation. By looking back at the liberation of the east and west, one could better comprehend the modern political ideologies and socio-economic environment of Europe.
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- Michael Gorman (Author), 2014, WWII Liberation. An Analysis of Allied and Soviet Methods, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/323315