Divided we fall: division within the national partisans of Vidzeme and Latgale, fall 1945

Swain, G. (2007) Divided we fall: division within the national partisans of Vidzeme and Latgale, fall 1945. Journal of Baltic Studies, 38(2), pp. 195-214. (doi:10.1080/01629770701345107)

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Abstract

Heinrihs Strods has shown that Latvia's national partisans were defeated primarily because of the overwhelming military odds they faced, but he added a secondary cause-the lack of unity in their ranks. This article explores the causes of such disunity and suggests that Bjoumlrn Felder is right to see a blurring of ideological divisions as the Second World War came to an end; however, even at the height of summer 1945 there were some signs of tension, and as the likelihood of foreign intervention waned, fundamental tactical disagreements developed, disagreements which reflected different political pasts and differing visions of Latvia's future.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Swain, Professor Geoffrey
Authors: Swain, G.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Baltic Studies
ISSN:1751-7877

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