The Grand Anti-Fascist Alliance, 1941 to 1945

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By launching his troops against the USSR, Hitler pushed Stalin into the same camp as England. By declaring war on the United State six months later, he managed to create the coalition which would at last get the better of him.


Communist Party Front Organization Youth Organization Youth Movement Preparatory Committee 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    Z. A. B. Zeman, Pursued by a Bear: The Making of Eastern Europe, ( London: Chatto and Windus, 1989 ), p. 175.Google Scholar
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    Joseph P. Lash: Eleanor Roosevelt: a Friend’s Memoir ( New York: Doubleday, 1964 ), p. 770Google Scholar
  3. 21.
    See the article by Lubo Havel in Jozka Pejskar, Posledni Pocta, pamatnik na Zemzelé Cseskoslovenko Exultanty V letech, 1948–1981 ( Switzerland: Konfrotace, 1982 ), pp. 144–5. This work is a biographical dictionary in Czech of the Czech victims of communism. The article has been translated by Jan Rubes.Google Scholar
  4. 26.
    Betty Shields-Collins, ‘International Youth Council’, Youth News, November/December 1941, p. 15. See also the souvenir brochure, International Youth Rally, 11 October 1941, Grosvenor Place, London S.W, 27pp.Google Scholar
  5. 29.
    Douglas Cooke (ed.), Youth Organizations of Great Britain, 1944–45, ( London: Jordan and Sons, 1944 ), p. 288. The text relating to the IYC was supplied by the IYC itself.Google Scholar
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    Marian Slingova, Truth Will Prevail ( London: Merlin Press, 1968 ), p. 24.Google Scholar
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    William Rust, ‘The Road to Victory’, University Forwards, vol. 8, no. 3, (February 1943), p. 15.Google Scholar
  8. 62.
    Jacques De Launay and Claude Murat, Jeunesse d’Europe ( Paris: Plon, 1948 ), p. 152. In France the communist appeal was the stronger for having no competitors. Apart from the Young Communists, there was practically no other political youth movement. The socialists, whose youth section had played a great role before 1939, had not been able to keep going. The movements on the right were barely organized: the youth of the RPF (the Rassemblement de la Jeunesse Française) was not a significant body. Only the Catholic and/or Christian movements were able to compete with the communists. L’Association Catholique de la Jeunesse Française, which had been founded in 1886 by Albert de Mun, was some 350 000 strong, and was made up of La Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne, La Jeunesse Étudiante Chrétienne, and similar groups.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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  1. 1.Centre d’études en recherches internales et stratégiquesL’ université libre de BruxellesBelgium

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