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Author Epstein, Jonathan A.

Title Belgium's Dilemma : the Formation of the Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (300 pages)
Series History of Warfare
History of warfare.
Contents Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction; 1. Belgium and World War I; The Size of the Army Before World War I; The Language Issue to World War I; Deployment Controversies before World War I; The Belgian Army in World War I; The German Occupation of Belgium; Belgium and the Peace Settlement; 2. Belgium Looks for Allies; 3. Belgian Defense Policy to the Great Depression; The Main Actors in Defense Policy; The Reduction of the Belgian Army; Plans for Defense Against a Threatening Germany; General Galet; The Language Issue between 1918 and 1932; The Depression and the Belgian Military
4. The Devèze YearsThe Chasseurs ardennais; The Budget Controversy; Raoul van Overstraeten; Devèze v. Nuyten; Franco-Belgian Staff Talks; The Motorization of the Cavalry Corps; The Debates over Coverage and Service Time; The Reoccupation of the Rhineland; 5. The 1936 Mixed Commission; The Language Issue from the Mixed Commission to the War; Other Commissions; 6. 'Independence' and its Origins; 7. The Belgian Army to May 10, 1940; The Development and Assessment of the Belgian Military; Fortifications from 1938 to 1940; Defense Against Aircraft; The Sudeten Crisis and the Pied de Paix Renforcé
New Mobilization Plans8. Belgium to May 10, 1940; Diplomacy; Belgium and the Netherlands; Mobilization; Belgian Military Intelligence and Alerts; 9. The "Eighteen-Days Campaign"; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Jonathan Andrew Epstein's Belgium's Dilemma: The Formation of Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940 is a study of the policy makers, debates, and decisions that impacted the Belgian army in the years before World War II
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Belgium. Armée -- History -- 20th century.
Neutrality, Armed -- Belgium -- History -- 20th century.
Belgium -- Defenses -- History -- 20th century.
Belgium -- Military policy -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004269738
9789004269736