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Tommaso Piffer Delivered a Report on 'The Western Allies, the Soviets and the Competition for the European Resistance during World War II'

On April 16, Thursday a research seminar of the The International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences took place at HSE. Tommaso Piffer, Research Fellow of the Center delivered a report on 'The Western Allies, the Soviets and the Competition for the European Resistance during World War II'.

The presentation discussed Allied policy towards resistance groups during World War II and its impact on post-war political and ideological divisions. The research is linked with a number of crucial historical problems, such as the Allies’ balance of political and military considerations during World War II; the Anglo-American cooperation and competition in the field of intelligence; the use of special operations as an instrument of foreign policy, especially in regard to countries where the development of resistance movements had a strong impact on post-war settlement (e.g. Yugoslavia, Greece and Poland); the politics of communist movements between war and revolution in Central and Eastern Europe; the relationship between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union during the course of the war.