An Attempt of Reaching the Anglo-Yugoslav Agreement and Stalin’s Death Cover Image

Pokušaj sklapanja anglo-jugoslovenskog ugovora i Staljinova smrt
An Attempt of Reaching the Anglo-Yugoslav Agreement and Stalin’s Death

Author(s): Vladimir Petrović
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: anglo-yugoslav agreement; Stalin; Josip Broz Tito;

Summary/Abstract: In March 1953, Josip Broz Tito was scheduled to visit Great Britain, on invitation given to him by Winston Churchill. Due to the unfavorable international position of Yugoslavia at the time, he contemplated the possibility of achieving an agreement or alliance with Britain. First signs of such intentions were very dismissively commented in Foreign Office, as a possible treath to Anglo-Italian, and even Anglo-American relations. Eventually, Broz did not even make this offer, either due to the sudden coinciding death of Stalin or due to a discreet rejection from Foreign Office. Anyhow, the idea of such form of cooperation is an instructive example of misunderstandings, quite characteristic for that time of unwilling partnership between the Yugoslavia and the West.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 65-81
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian