Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSmart, Martha McNeill
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:34:01Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:34:01Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.othersmart_martha_m_201205_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/smart_martha_m_201205_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28114
dc.description.abstractThis project assesses the dynamics of the Anglo-American relationship with regard to prisoner of war policies in Western Europe during the Second World War. Through an examination of government documents, particularly those of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, this study determines that American and British policies developed disparate trajectories as the war continued. Though Britain and the United States established a relationship of informality and generosity in the early stages of the war, public concern encouraged American policy-makers to embrace self-serving policies of prisoner detention, as Britain grew increasingly reliant upon American assistance. British attempts to motivate American aid through exhibitions of their harrowing experiences as a European state lost efficacy as the war continued. Ultimately, the culture of informality and integration established early in the war, contributed to the friction between the United States and the British Commonwealth in the late stages of the conflict.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectDiplomacy
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.subjectprisoners of war
dc.subjectAnglo-American alliance
dc.subjectGreat Britain
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectpolicy
dc.subjectAxis
dc.subjectAllies
dc.subjectculture of informality
dc.subjectexperience
dc.subjectCombined Chiefs of Staff
dc.subjectGerman prisoners
dc.subjectItalian prisoners
dc.title"We have improvised"
dc.title.alternativethe Anglo-American alliance and Axis prisoners of war in World War II
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.description.majorHistory
dc.description.advisorJohn H. Morrow, Jr.
dc.description.committeeJohn H. Morrow, Jr.
dc.description.committeeJohn Short
dc.description.committeeBenjamin Ehlers


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record