Title

The Anti-Soviet Forest Brother's Movement

Presenter Information

Donald Morard III

Department

History and Political Science

Major

History

Research Advisor

Fogg, Shannon Lee

Advisor's Department

History and Political Science

Funding Source

OURE

Abstract

In 1940 the nations of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia were occupied by the Soviet Union, signaling the start of the "Forest Brother" insurgency that saw nationalist partisans fighting to free their occupied nations. This research looks how influence from the German Reich, and later the United States and other Western countries played an important in this insurgency, providing important material support and intelligence services to these partisans to further their foreign policy goals. This research is based on Soviet and Western security documents along with eye witness accounts.

Biography

Donald Morard is a graduating senior in the Missouri S&T History and Political Science department pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History. His research primarily focuses on 19 th and 20th century Baltic and Eastern Europe. He will be attending the Higher School of Economics- Saint Petersburg for a master's in Applied History starting Fall 2019.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Award

Arts and humanities oral presentation, First place

Location

Ozark Room

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2019, 10:00 am - 10:30 am

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 10:00 AM Apr 16th, 10:30 AM

The Anti-Soviet Forest Brother's Movement

Ozark Room

In 1940 the nations of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia were occupied by the Soviet Union, signaling the start of the "Forest Brother" insurgency that saw nationalist partisans fighting to free their occupied nations. This research looks how influence from the German Reich, and later the United States and other Western countries played an important in this insurgency, providing important material support and intelligence services to these partisans to further their foreign policy goals. This research is based on Soviet and Western security documents along with eye witness accounts.