British Policy in South-East Europe in the Second World War by Elisabeth Barker (auth.)

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In mid-March the War Cabinet took note that Germany's main anxiety in the field of raw materials was probably the inadequacy of its oil supplies. 43 But in his lightning campaigns in the west between April and June 1940, Hitler showed little sign of this 'inadequacy'. "' However, Berthoud also pointed out that the German-Rumanian quota agreement had not been fulfilled. 39 actual deliveries fell short by nearly 4oo,ooo tons. , and Major Grand to discuss 'with special urgency' the Rumanian oil question.

We are late enough already. ' 117 At first it seemed as though the Greeks would agree. King George II sent a letter to King George VI, of which a copy reached the Foreign Office on 2 December, apparently pressing the British to establish air forces in Northern Greece: 'as I see it ... you may not only deal the Italians crippling blows, but you may even deter the Germans from moving against Greece for fear of losing Rumanian oil ... 12° Meanwhile all operational British air bases remained south of the Mount Olympus-Arta line.

Sent a telegram to Bucharest: 'in view general chaotic condition Rumania urgently instruct all channels open to you in Rumania to carry out all possible plans for causing disruption and increasing chaos. Spare no costs. G. E. about Rumania: 'seeing that turmoil has begun there, decided to jump in at once, even though our arrangements not complete. ' 107 After all this, anti-climax. Antonescu, with German backing, quickly got the Iron Guard under control. Hoare reported on 25 January: 'forces of disorder have now been dispersed or driven underground ...

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