Russian Revolutions and the Soviet Regime #22: Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, 1939-41

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unknown/unknown (Creation date: 1959)
Main contributors
Indiana University. Radio and Television Service; Byrnes, Robert Francis
Robert F. Byrnes was a Professor of History at Indiana University from 1956 to 1988 and served as director of the Russian and East European Institute at IU from 1959-1962 and 1971-1975. Byrnes specialized in the study of Russian conservative thought, Russian historical writing, anti-Semitism in France and Europe, the Soviet role in world affairs after World War II, American policy toward Eastern Europe, and Soviet American relations.

his film is part of series Byrnes created in 1959 for distance learning purposes. This episode generally contains a description of the events leading up to the outbreak of WWII. Byrnes's outline covers: 
1. Why collective security failed. 
2. Crises/disasters contributing to loss of collective security, ending in 1938. 
3. Explanation of the Russian/German non-aggression pact in Aug. 1939. 
4. Description of the benefits gained by the Russians by signing the above non-aggression pact. 
5. Explanation of the breakdown of German-Russian relations and the reasons for violation of the pact in June of 1941. 
Russia --Study and teaching (Higher) --Indiana --Bloomington.
Time period
Robert F. Byrnes papers
University Archives
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Finding aid for collection: 
[Item], Robert F. Byrnes papers, Collection C388, Indiana University Archives, Bloomington.

 An Indiana University Radio and Television Service presentation produced in cooperation with the I.U. Department of History with a grant from the Ford Foundation; a Television Correspondence Course.
Other Identifiers
Other: GR00454476; Other: C388.33B; MDPI Barcode: 40000003339043; Collection Identifier: C388

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