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Author Tamman, Tina.

Title The last ambassador : August Torma, soldier, diplomat, spy / Tina Tamman
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 251 pages) : illustrations
Series On the boundary of two worlds ; 29
On the boundary of two worlds ; 29
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Foreword: August Torma and the importance of small states; Introduction; Chapter 1: The making of an "officer-diplomat" (1895-1930); Chapter 2: Estonia on the fringes of Europe (1931-1939); Chapter 3: Estonia in crisis (1939-1940); Chapter 4: Keep calm and carry on (1940-1944); Chapter 5: Maintaining the London legation (1944-1971); Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Estonian ambassador August Torma had a protracted and unconventional relationship with the British Foreign Office. Appointed to the Court of St James's in 1934, Torma lost his government in 1940 when the Soviet Union overran his country, but continued to live at the legation in London and visit the Foreign Office. Gradually, however, his diplomatic standing was eroded because of Soviet demands. For Torma there was the very real fear that Britain might recognise the Soviet occupation of his homeland and he continued to reiterate his faith in international law in the hope that Estonia's stolen i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) and index
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Subject Torma, A. (August), 1895-
Diplomats -- Estonia -- Biography.
Estonia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 128312324X
9042033142 (electronic bk.)
9789042033146 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles August Torma : soldier, diplomat, spy