Vietnam War Bibliography:

Other West European Countries, Including Scandinavia

Eugenie Margareta Blang, "To urge common sense on the Americans: United States' relations with France, Great Britain, and the Federal Republic of Germany in the context of the Vietnam War, 1961-1968. Ph.D. dissertation, College of William and Mary, 2000. 284 pp. AAT 9989342. Rather short for such a broad topic. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

Edward Burton, The Swedish-American Press and the Vietnam War. Göteborg, Sweden: Department of History, University of Göteborg, 2003. x, 324 pp. A doctoral thesis, published by the university that granted the degree. So far I have only found time to skim this, but it looks good. Chapter 5, "The Swedish-American Press on Sweden," contains useful information about the attitudes of the Swedish public, media, and government toward the Vietnam War.

Giovanni D'Orlandi, Diario vietnamita: 1962-1968. Roma: 30giorni, 2006. 975 pp. D'Orlandi was the Italian Ambassador to Saigon, and played a significant role in the MARIGOLD peace initiative.

Peter van Eekert, Johnson moordenaar! de kwestie Vietnam in de Nederlandse politiek, 1965-1975. Amsterdam: Mets, 1986. 188 pp.

Knut Einar Eriksen and Helge Oystein Pharo, Kald krig og internasjonalisering 1949-1965 (Cold war and internationalization 1949-1965).  Oslo: Universitetsforlaget Oslo, 1997.  505 pp.  The fifth volume of a history of Norwegian foreign policy.

Alexandra Margareta Friedrich, "Awakenings: The impact of the Vietnam War on West German-American Relations in the 1960s." Ph.D. dissertation, Temple University, 2000. 424 pp. AAT 9990315. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

Christoper Goscha and Maurice Vaïsse, eds., La guerre du Vietnam et l'Europe, 1963-1973. Bruxelles: Bruylant/Paris: L.G.D.J., 2003. xxvii, 491 pp. A collection of papers, some in French and some in English. A partial listing:

Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, Unionsparteien, Sozialdemokratie und Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika 1945-1966. Düsseldorf: Droste, 1983. 647 pp.

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, “Out-of-Area: NATO Perceptions of the Third World, 1957–1967.” Cold War History 13:1 (February 2013), pp. 67-88.

Ake Kilander, Vietnam var nära (I have seen this given in English as A Vietnam in Common With Us). Stockholm: Leopard förlag, 2007. 446 pp. Deals with the anti-war movement in Sweden; the author was a participant.

John Kleinen, T. Zwaan, H. Moors, and T. van Zeeland, eds., Lion and Dragon: Four centuries of Dutch-Vietnamese Relations. Amsterdam: Boom, 2008. 267 pp.

Martin Klimke, The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. xvi, 346 pp. Looks at relations between the American SDS and the Socialist German Student Union.

Fredrik Logevall, "The Swedish-American Conflict over Vietnam," Diplomatic History, Summer 1993, pp. 421-45.

Rimko van der Maar, Welterusten mijnheer de president: Nederland en de Vietnamoorlog 1965-1973 (Good Night Mister President: The Netherlands and the Vietnam War, 1965-1973). Amsterdam: Boom, 2007. 294 pp. Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University.

Rimko van der Maar, "Johnson War Criminal! Vietnam War protests in the Netherlands," in: M. Klimke, J. Pekelder, and J. Scharloth, eds., Between Prague Spring and French May: Opposition and Revolt in Europe, 1960-1980 (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011), pp. 103-116.

Rimko van der Maar, "Dutch-American Relations and the Vietnam War," in Hans Krabbendam, Cornelis A. van Minnen, Giles Scott-Smith, eds, Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations, 1609-2009 (Amsterdam: Boom, 2009/Albany: SUNY Press, 2009), pp. 683-694.

Rimko van der Maar, "The right to be right. The Dutch Vietnam movement," in J. Kleinen, T. Zwaan, H. Moors, and T. van Zeeland, eds., Lion and Dragon: Four centuries of Dutch-Vietnamese Relations (Amsterdam: Boom, 2008).

Wilfried Mausbach, "Auschwitz and Vietnam: West German Protest Against America's War During the 1960s." In Andreas W. Daum, Lloyd C. Gardner, and Wilfried Mausbach, eds., America, the Vietnam War, and the World (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 279-298.

Erkki Nevatie, Suomalaissotilaana Vietnamissa. Karkkila, Finland: Karkir, 1976. 157 pp.

Leopoldo Nuti, "The Center-Left Government in Italy and the Escalation of the Vietnam War." In Andreas W. Daum, Lloyd C. Gardner, and Wilfried Mausbach, eds., America, the Vietnam War, and the World (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 259-278.

Urs Obrist, Die heimliche Anerkennung Südvietnams durch die Schweiz: Die Beziehungen der Schweiz zum geteilten Vietnam (1954-1963). (Switzerland’s clandestine recognition of South Vietnam. The relationship of Switzerland with the divided Vietnam 1954-1963). Frauenfeld/Stuttgart/Wien: Verlag Huber, 2001. 335 pp., illustr., app.

Effie G. H. Pedaliu, "Transatlantic Relations at a Time When 'More Flags' Meant 'No European Flags': the United States’ War in South-East Asia and its European Allies, 1964–8." International History Review, 35:3 (2013), pp. 556-75.

Horst Rennhack, BRD-Imperialismus: Komplice der USA-Aggressoren in Indochina. Berlin: Staatsverlag der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1973. 277 pp.

George Rossbach, Pyjamas gegen Panzerwesten: Als Kriegsreporter in Vietnam. Berlin: Universitas-Veri, 1970. 214 pp.

Heinz Schütte, Zwischen den Fronten: Deutsche und Österreichische Überläufer zum Viet Minh. Berlin: Logos Verlag Berlin, 2006. 371 pp. The story of one Austrian and two German Communists, who joined the French Foreign Legion early in World War II, were sent to Indochina, and defected to the Viet Minh in 1945. The Viet Minh lost trust in them in 1950; two returned to Europe in 1951, but one remained in Vietnam until 1966.

Carl-Gustaf Scott, "'A Good Offense is the Best Defense': Swedish Social Democracy, Europe, and the Vietnam War." Ph.D. dissertation, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005. AAT 3200053. v, 961 pp. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

Mario Sica, Marigold non fiorì: il contributo italiano alla pace in Vietnam. Firenze: Ponte alle grazie, 1991. 143 pp.

Lars-Göran Stenelo, The International Critic. Perry Hadley, trans. Boulder, Colorado: Westview, 1984. 193 pp. Deals with Swedish attitudes to the Vietnam War.

Tiziano Terzani, Pelle di leopardo: Diario vietnamita di un corrispondente di guerra 1972-1973. Milano, Italy: Feltrinelli, 1973. 231 pp.

Alexander Troche, "Berlin wird am Mekong verteidigt": die Ostasienpolitik der Bundesrepublik in China, Taiwan und Süd-Vietnam, 1954-1966. Düsseldorf: Droste, 2001. 518 pp.

Jean-Rene de Ziegler, Vietnam Eyewitness. London: Today Publications, 1966. 48 pp. De Ziegler was editor-in-chief of the Geneva newspaper Le Courrier. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

 

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