The German War

The German War
Author: Nicholas Stargardt
Publsiher: Jonathan Cape
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9781847920997
Category: Germans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The German War Book Excerpt:

"The Second World War was a German war like no other. The Nazi regime, having started the conflict, turned it into the most horrific war in European history, resorting to genocidal methods well before building the first gas chambers. Over its course, the Third Reich expended and exhausted all its moral and physical reserves, leading to total defeat in 1945. Yet 70 years on despite whole libraries of books about the war s origins, course and atrocities we still do not know what Germans thought they were fighting for and how they experienced and sustained the war until the bitter end. When war broke out in September 1939, it was deeply unpopular in Germany. Yet without the active participation and commitment of the German people, it could not have continued for almost six years. What, then, was the war Germans thought they were fighting? How did the changing course of the conflict the victories of the Blitzkrieg, the first defeats in the east, the bombing of Germany s cities change their views and expectations? And when did Germans first realise that they were fighting a genocidal war? Drawing on a wealth of first-hand testimony, The German War is the first fo

The German War

The German War
Author: Nicholas Stargardt
Publsiher: Bodley Head
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN: 9781847921000
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The German War Book Excerpt:

The Second World War was a German war like no other. The Nazi regime, having started the conflict, turned it into the most horrific war in European history, resorting to genocidal methods well before building the first gas chambers. Over its course, the Third Reich expended and exhausted all its moral and physical reserves, leading to total defeat in 1945. Yet 70 years on - despite whole libraries of books about the war's origins, course and atrocities - we still do not know what Germans thought they were fighting for and how they experienced and sustained the war until the bitter end. When war broke out in September 1939, it was deeply unpopular in Germany. Yet without the active participation and commitment of the German people, it could not have continued for almost six years. What, then, was the war Germans thought they were fighting? How did the changing course of the conflict - the victories of the Blitzkrieg, the first defeats in the east, the bombing of Germany's cities - change their views and expectations? And when did Germans first realise that they were fighting a genocidal war? Drawing on a wealth of first-hand testimony, The German War is the first foray for many decades into how the German people experienced the Second World War. Told from the perspective of those who lived through it - soldiers, schoolteachers and housewives; Nazis, Christians and Jews - its masterful historical narrative sheds fresh and disturbing light on the beliefs, hopes and fears of a people who embarked on, continued and fought to the end a brutal war of conquest and genocide.

Enduring the Whirlwind

Enduring the Whirlwind
Author: Gregory Liedtke
Publsiher: Helion and Company
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN: 1911096877
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enduring the Whirlwind Book Excerpt:

This work seeks to address the notion of German numerical-weakness in terms of Germany's ability to replace its losses and regenerate its military strength, and assess just how accurate this argument was during the crucial first half of the Russo-German War (June 1941-June 1943).

Erich Ludendorff and the German War Effort 1916 1918

Erich Ludendorff and the German War Effort 1916 1918
Author: John Daniels Buckelew
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1102
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reprint of Articles Dealing with the German War and Its Relation to Canadian Trade

Reprint of Articles Dealing with the German War and Its Relation to Canadian Trade
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1914
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reprint of Articles Dealing with the German War and Its Relation to Canadian Trade Book Excerpt:

Ferro alloys and Their Effect on Steel in the German War Economy 1943 and 1944

Ferro alloys and Their Effect on Steel in the German War Economy  1943 and 1944
Author: United States. Foreign Economic Administration
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 1944
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Iron alloys
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On the German art of war

On the German art of war
Author: Bruce Condell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2008-12-17
ISBN: 9780811735520
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the German art of war Book Excerpt:

English translation of the military manual that guided the German Army in World War II This book was carried into battle by officers and NCOs and had been classified by the U.S. Army until the year 2000 Topics include command, attack, defense, tanks, chemical warfare, logistics, and more Truppenführung ("unit command") served as the basic manual for the German Army from 1934 until the end of World War II and laid the doctrinal groundwork for blitzkrieg and the early victories of Hitler's armies. Reading it is as close to getting inside the minds behind the Third Reich's war machine as you are likely to get.

The German Wars

The German Wars
Author: Michael Palmer
Publsiher: Zenith Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN: 1616739851
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The German Wars Book Excerpt:

The German Wars: A Concise History, 1859-1945 outlines the history of European warfare from the Wars of German Unification to the end of the World War II. The title aside, the book is not be another history of the German military; it takes a much broader approach looking at political, social, economic, and military developments across Europe, and the United States during the period. The “German War” part of the title is there because Germany plays the central part in the story. But the key element threading its way through this volume is the Industrial Revolution.

The German Soldier in World War II

The German Soldier in World War II
Author: Stephen Hart,Russell Hart,Matthew Hughes
Publsiher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Germany
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The German Soldier in World War II Book Excerpt:

A graphic portrayal of the life of private soldiers, the authors convey every aspect of what it was like to fight for the German Army during World War Two. The book is based on first-hand accounts by veterans who served during the War.

Strategy and Tactics of the Soviet German War

Strategy and Tactics of the Soviet German War
Author: Publ. by Authority of "Soviet war news"
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1942
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Defenders of Fortress Europe

Defenders of Fortress Europe
Author: Samuel W. Mitcham
Publsiher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1597972746
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defenders of Fortress Europe Book Excerpt:

1944 bore witness to the fifth year of World War II. As the Wehrmacht retreated, Germans still had hope. If the men of the Western Front could repulse the great invasion, dozens of units including panzer divisions, SS regiments, and paratrooper formations would arrive to thwart the Red advance. Everything depended on the Western Front's warlords. Defenders of Fortress Europe introduces men who had once believed they would conquer the world. By 1944, they were trying to throw the Allies back into the sea or just check them before they could reach Germany. The Fatherland's defense was in the hands of Nazis, non-Nazis, and anti-Nazis; professional soldiers and professional troublemakers; heroes, murderers, and war criminals; the efficient geniuses and the incompetent; famous, infamous, and the unknown; soldiers, sailors, SS men, and air force officers - all men who fought out of fanaticism, courage, personal ambition, a sense of honor, duty, love of country, misplaced patriotism, or habit--Publisher's description.

Instrument of War

Instrument of War
Author: Dennis Showalter
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-11-17
ISBN: 1472813014
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instrument of War Book Excerpt:

Drawing on more than a half-century of research and teaching, Dennis Showalter presents a fresh perspective on the German Army during World War I. Showalter surveys an army at the heart of a national identity, driven by – yet also defeated by – warfare in the modern age, which struggled to capitalize on its victories and ultimately forgot the lessons of its defeat. Exploring the internal dynamics of the German Army and detailing how the soldiers coped with the many new forms of warfare, Showalter shows how the army's institutions responded to, and how Germany itself was changed by war. Detailing the major campaigns on the Western and Eastern fronts and the forgotten war fought in the Middle East and Africa, this comprehensive volume, now publishing in paperback, examines the army's operational strategy, the complexities of campaigns of movement versus static trench warfare, and the effects of changes in warfare.

Hitler s Commanders

Hitler   s Commanders
Author: James Lucas
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-22
ISBN: 1473815126
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitler s Commanders Book Excerpt:

As absolute as Hitler's control over the German war machine was, it depended on the ability, judgment and unquestioning loyalty of the senior officers charged with putting his ideas, however difficult, into effect.Top military historian James Lucas examines the stories of fourteen of these men: all of different rank, from varied backgrounds, and highly awarded, they exemplify German military prowess at its most dangerous. Among his subjects are Eduard Dietl, the commander of German forces in Norway and Eastern Europe; Werner Kampf, one of the most successful Panzer commanders of the war; and Kurt Meyer, commander of the Hitler Youth Division and one of Germany's youngest general officers.The author, one of the leading experts on all aspects of German military conduct of the Second World War, offers the reader a rare look into the nature of the German Army a curious mix of individual strength, petty officialdom and pragmatic action.

An Abridged History of the Greek Italian and Greek German War 1940 1941

An Abridged History of the Greek Italian and Greek German War  1940 1941
Author: Army History Directorate (Greece)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 354
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Germany
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Germany s Defeat in the First World War

Germany s Defeat in the First World War
Author: Mark D. Karau
Publsiher: Praeger Pub Text
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2015-05
ISBN: 9780313396199
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Germany s Defeat in the First World War Book Excerpt:

A noted World War I scholar examines the critical decisions and events that led to Germany's defeat, arguing that the German loss was caused by collapse at home as well as on the front.

The German War Machine in World War II An Encyclopedia

The German War Machine in World War II  An Encyclopedia
Author: David T. Zabecki
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-12-02
ISBN: 1440869189
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The German War Machine in World War II An Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

This invaluable resource offers students a comprehensive overview of the German war machine that overran much of Europe during World War II, with close to 300 entries on a variety of topics and several key primary source documents. This book provides everything the reader needs to know about the German war machine that developed into the potent armed force under Adolf Hitler. This expansive encyclopedia covers the period of the German Third Reich, from January 1933 to the end of World War II in Europe, in May 1945. Dozens of entries on key battles and military campaigns, military and political leaders, military and intelligence organizations, and social and political topics that shaped German military conduct during World War II are followed by an illuminating epilogue that outlines why Germany lost World War II. A documents section includes more than a dozen fascinating primary sources on such significant events as the Tripartite Pact among Germany, Italy, and Japan; the Battle of Stalingrad; the Normandy Invasion; the Ardennes Offensive; and Germany's surrender. In addition, six appendices provide detailed information on a variety of topics such as German aces, military commanders, and military medals and decorations. The book ends with a chronology and a bibliography of print resources. Presents a comprehensive overview of how the German Army was able to rebuild itself from the ground up following World War I Explains how flawed German strategy blundered the country into a two- and even three-front war it could not hope to win Explores the contradiction of Wehrmacht complicity in the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust, and the fact that a group of Wehrmacht officers formed Germany's only viable internal opposition to Hitler Examines many of the less popularly known but key German military leaders such as Ludwig Beck, Adolf Heusinger, Hans Speidel, Johannes Steinhoff, and Siegfried Westphal

German Generals Talk

German Generals Talk
Author: Basil H. Hart
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1971-09-01
ISBN: 9780688060121
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Generals Talk Book Excerpt:

The German Generals who survived Hitler's Reich talk over World War II with Capt. Liddell Hart, noted British miltary strategist and writer. They speak as professional soldiers to a man they know and respect. For the first time, answers are revealed to many questions raised during the war. Was Hitler the genius of strategy he seemed to be at first? Why did his Generals never overthrow him? Why did Hitler allow the Dunkirk evacuation? Current interest, of course, focuses on the German Generals' opinion of the Red Army as a fighting force. What did the Russians look like from the German side? How did we look? And what are the advantages and disadvantages under which dictator-controlled armies fight? In vivid, non-technical language, Capt. Liddell Hart reports these interviews and evaluates the vital military lessons of World War II.

Why the Germans Lost

Why the Germans Lost
Author: Bryan Perrett
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN: 1473831350
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why the Germans Lost Book Excerpt:

This book examines the history of the German Army which, for the best part of two centuries, influenced the course of events in Continental Europe. It was an army that studied the conduct of war at the highest levels, planning for the destruction of its opponents during the early stages of a war. On some occasions, this principle succeeded brilliantly. On others, its details were flawed and the results were disastrous.This new and exciting publication from seasoned historian and author Bryan Perrett charts the ups and downs of the German army from the days of Frederick the Great to the dying days of World War Two. It passes through the Napoleonic period, takes in the growth of war machinery under the leadership of Clausewitz and Moltke and acquaints the reader with the various victories won against Austria in 1866 and France in 1870. It then moves forwards into the twentieth century, following the course of the Imperial German army, its successes and ultimate failure in the Great War, its recovery in the inter-war years and its final destruction under the leadership of Hitler.rnrnThe book is written for the professional and the general reader alike in the easy, readable style that has ensured Bryan Perrett's international popularity as a military and naval historian.

The German Army Medical Corps in World War II

The German Army Medical Corps in World War II
Author: Alex Buchner
Publsiher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780764306921
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The German Army Medical Corps in World War II Book Excerpt:

This is the only book in English to present a detailed look at the German medical corps in World War II. Among the topics covered are training, structure of the corps, equipment, transport, medical care in a variety of combat zones, and a selection of personal memoirs from veterans.

German War Practices

German War Practices
Author: Dana Carleton Munro,George Clarke Sellery,August Charles Krey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1918
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German War Practices Book Excerpt: