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Hitler s Soldiers

Hitler s Soldiers Book
Author : Ben H. Shepherd
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2016-01-01
ISBN : 0300179030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A penetrating study of the German army's military campaigns, relations with the Nazi regime, and complicity in Nazi crimes across occupied Europe For decades after 1945, it was generally believed that the German army, professional and morally decent, had largely stood apart from the SS, Gestapo, and other corps of the Nazi machine. Ben Shepherd draws on a wealth of primary sources and recent scholarship to convey a much darker, more complex picture. For the first time, the German army is examined throughout the Second World War, across all combat theaters and occupied regions, and from multiple perspectives: its battle performance, social composition, relationship with the Nazi state, and involvement in war crimes and military occupation. This was a true people's army, drawn from across German society and reflecting that society as it existed under the Nazis. Without the army and its conquests abroad, Shepherd explains, the Nazi regime could not have perpetrated its crimes against Jews, prisoners of war, and civilians in occupied countries. The author examines how the army was complicit in these crimes and why some soldiers, units, and higher commands were more complicit than others. Shepherd also reveals the reasons for the army's early battlefield successes and its mounting defeats up to 1945, the latter due not only to Allied superiority and Hitler's mismanagement as commander-in-chief, but also to the failings--moral, political, economic, strategic, and operational--of the army's own leadership.

New Images of Nazi Germany

New Images of Nazi Germany Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2012-10-01
ISBN : 0786469668
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The explanatory text explores the cultural and historical context of the images, uniting them into a cohesive and riveting narrative. Together, these photographs create a time capsule of indelible images that capture the faces of the individuals who fell under the sway of the swatstika as well as those who suffered under its onslaught on humanity"--Provided by publisher.

Hitler s Army

Hitler s Army Book
Author : Omer Bartov
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1992-11-26
ISBN : 9780195079036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Historical account of the ideological motives that permeated both the German army and the nation during World War II

Last Days of the Reich

Last Days of the Reich Book
Author : James Lucas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the Third Reich collapsed, 70 million Germans were left bewildered and terrified, their leaders dead or incarcerated; the victors saw fully for the first time the unbearable legacy of death, atrocity, and destruction left by the Nazis. Here is the view from Hitler' s bunker, where news came of his troops surrendering on every front. An extraordinary story of ruin, retribution, sometimes courage and occasional suicide...and the ultimate rise from these ashes of a powerful, democratic republic.

The Third Reich at War

The Third Reich at War Book
Author : Richard J. Evans
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2012-07-26
ISBN : 0141917555
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The final book in his acclaimed trilogy on the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, Richard J. Evans's The Third Reich at War: How the Nazis Led Germany from Conquest to Disaster shows how Germany rushed headlong into destroying itself, shattering an entire continent. In 1939 Hitler mobilized Germany into all-out war. Richard Evans's astonishing, acclaimed history conjures up a whole society plunged into conflict - from generals and front-line soldiers to Hitler Youth activists and middle-class housewives - tracing events from the invasion of Poland and the Battle of Stalingrad to Hitler's plans for genocide and his eventual suicide. 'Masterly ... will surely be the standard history for many years to come ... This is a warning for the future, as much as a judgement on the past' ;Richard Overy, Daily Telegraph 'We all know how the story ends ... but Richard Evans brings it masterfully home ... magnificent';Peter Preston, Observer 'A chilling, brilliant read' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year 'It is hard to do justice to the humanity and scholarly range of The Third Reich at War ... triumphant ... a masterful historical narrative and the most comprehensive account of Nazi Germany' Nicholas Stargardt, The Times Literary Supplement 'It gives the reader persuasive answers to questions asked for so long, that will continue to be asked, about this most violent and inexplicable of regimes' Mark Mazower, Guardian Sir Richard J. Evans is Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. His previous books include In Defence of History, Telling Lies about Hitler and the companions to this title, The Coming of the Third Reich and The Third Reich in Power.

Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany Book
Author : Robert Smith Thompson,Alan Axelrod, PhD
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-04-05
ISBN : 1465475656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understand the rise of a dangerous ideology. There is renewed interest in the Nazi Party that ruled Germany as a fascist state from 1933 to 1945 under the leadership of Adolf Hitler. However, the events that led to the rise of Nazism-and the near victory of the Axis Powers in World War II-date back to the economics and politics of 1860s Europe. From fascinating facts on the iron-fisted rulers who forged a new German empire to clear analysis of the Third Reich's psychological, political, and military underpinnings, learn all there is to know about the rise and fall of Hitler's Nazi Germany, including: + The unification of Germany and the formation of the first empire under Prussian chancellor Otto von Bismarck. + How the Versailles Treaty's disarmament of Germany after World War I failed to ensure peace. + Adolf Hitler's evolution from an imprisoned revolutionary to Nazi dictator. + The Nazi reign over Germany and occupied countries-including the military strategies of World War II. + The German military officers who plotted to assassinate Hitler. + The justifications behind the Nuremberg trials.

The Third Reich in 100 Objects

The Third Reich in 100 Objects Book
Author : Roger Moorhouse
Publisher : Grub Street Publishers
Release : 2017-07-19
ISBN : 1784381829
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Insightful commentary on the tangible relics of the Third Reich . . . Tells the history of the Nazi regime from a fascinating new perspective” (Military History Monthly). Hitler’s Third Reich is covered in countless books and films: no conflict of the twentieth century has prompted such interest or such a body of literature. Here, two leading World War II historians offer a new way to look at the subject—through objects that come from this time and place, much like a museum exhibit. The photographs gathered by the authors represent subjects including the methamphetamine known as Pervitin, Hitler’s Mercedes, jackboots, concentration camp badges, a 1932 election poster, Wehrmacht mittens, Hitler’s grooming kit, the Tiger Tank, fragments of flak, and, of course, the swastika and Mein Kampf, among dozens more—along with informative text that sheds new light on both the objects themselves and the history they represent.

Hitler s Army Soldiers Nazis and War in the Third Reich

Hitler s Army   Soldiers  Nazis  and War in the Third Reich Book
Author : Society of Fellows Harvard University Omer Bartov Junior Fellow
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1991-07-04
ISBN : 0198023340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the Cold War followed on the heels of the Second World War, as the Nuremburg Trials faded in the shadow of the Iron Curtain, both the Germans and te West were quick to accpt the idea that Hitler's army had been no SS, no Gestapo, that it was a professional force little touched by Nazi politics. But in this compelling account Omer Bartov reveals a very different history, as he probes the experience of the average soldier to show just how thoroughly Nazi ideology permeated the army. In Hitler's Army, Bartov focuses on the titanic struggle between Germany and the Soviet Union--where the vast majority of German troops fought--to show how the savagery of war reshaped the army in Hitler's image. Both brutalized and brutalizing, these soldiers needed to see their bitter sacrifices as noble patriotism and to justify their own atrocities by seeing their victims as subhuman. In the unprecedented ferocity and catastrophic losses of the Eastrn front, he writes, soldiers embraced the idea that the war was a defense of civilization against Jewish/Bolshevik barbarism, a war of racial survival to be waged at all costs. Bartov descibes the incredible scale and destruction of the invasion of Russia in horrific detail. Even in the first months--often depicted as a time of easy victories--undermanned and ill-equipped Geman units were stretched to the breaking point by vast distances and bitter Soviet resistance. Facing scarce supplies and enormous casualties, the average soldier sank to ta a primitive level of existence, re-experiencing the trench warfare of World War I under the most extreme weather conditions imaginable; the fighting itself was savage, and massacrs of prisoners were common. Troops looted food and supplies from civilians with wild abandon; they mercilessly wiped out villages suspected of aiding partisans. Incredible losses led to recruits being thrown together in units that once had been filled with men from the same communities, making Nazi ideology even more important as a binding force. And they were further brutalized by a military justice system that executed almost 15,000 German soldiers during the war. Bartov goes on to explore letters, diaries, military reports, and other sources, showing how widespread Hitler's views became among common fighting men--men who grew up, he reminds us, under the Nazi regime. In the end, they truly became Hitler's army. In six years of warfare, the vast majority of German men passed through the Wehrmacht and almost every family had a relative who fought in the East. Bartov's powerful new account of how deeply Nazi ideology penetrated the army sheds new light on how deeply it penetrated the nation. Hitler's Army makes an important correction not merely to the historical record but to how we see the world today.

Warfare and the Third Reich

Warfare and the Third Reich Book
Author : Christopher Chant
Publisher : Salamander Books
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9781840650020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Warfare and the Third Reich is divided into three parts, which consider separately the German land and naval forces, the generals, and the Luftwaffe. Each is examined with the aim of explaining why it ultimately failed. In a departure from many World War II books, Chant examines the economic measures, propaganda, coercion, technology and political skills which also formed an important part of the Third Reich's arsenal.

The Military Music Bandsmen of Adolf Hitler s Third Reich 1933 1945

The Military Music   Bandsmen of Adolf Hitler s Third Reich  1933 1945 Book
Author : Brian Matthews
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Military Music Bandsmen of Adolf Hitler s Third Reich 1933 1945 book written by Brian Matthews, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Hitler Youth Gristle for the Reich s Mill

The Hitler Youth  Gristle for the Reich s Mill Book
Author : David G Williams
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2015-03-12
ISBN : 1326091999
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How was it an entire cultured nation allowed their children to be raised by a political party with an ideology of hate? Stories of the fanatical bravery of the young men and children of the Reich on the battlefields of Europe are abundant. One could even admire the courage of the Volkssturm and the Hitler Youth as they battled relentlessly against the Allied and Soviet armies. But when one looks at it in the cold light of day, one cannot fail to be overwhelmed with the senseless loss of life. Millions butchered for an old man’s nightmare vision of a world he hated and wanted to see burn. His failure to face the facts, combined with the Allies demand for unconditional surrender resulted in an entire generation consumed to the abyss. The Wehrmacht, the Hitler Youth, the Volkssturm and the children were all in the end just gristle for the Reich’s mill. This book covers the whole story of a generation of young Germans, from the rebirth of a Nation to its consignment to the abyss and their role in this calamity.

German Voices

German Voices Book
Author : Frederic C. Tubach
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2011-05-11
ISBN : 0520948882
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What was it like to grow up German during Hitler’s Third Reich? In this extraordinary book, Frederic C. Tubach returns to the country of his roots to interview average Germans who, like him, came of age between 1933 and 1945. Tubach sets their recollections and his own memories into a broad historical overview of Nazism—a regime that shaped minds through persuasion (meetings, Nazi Party rallies, the 1936 Olympics, the new mass media of radio and film) and coercion (violence and political suppression). The voices of this long-overlooked population—ordinary people who were neither victims nor perpetrators—reveal the rich complexity of their attitudes and emotions. The book also presents selections from approximately 80,000 unpublished letters (now archived in Berlin) written during the war by civilians and German soldiers. Tubach powerfully provides new insights into Germany’s most tragic years, offering a nuanced response to the abiding question of how a nation made the quantum leap from anti-Semitism to systematic genocide.

The Hitler Years Disaster 1940 1945

The Hitler Years  Disaster  1940 1945 Book
Author : Frank McDonough
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2021-10-12
ISBN : 125027513X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The second volume of a new chronicle of the Third Reich under Hitler's hand, ending with his death and Germany's disastrous defeat. In The Hitler Years: Disaster 1940-1945, Frank McDonough completes his brilliant two-volume history of Germany under Hitler’s Third Reich. At the beginning of 1940, Germany was at the pinnacle of its power. By May 1945, Hitler was dead and Germany had suffered a disastrous defeat. Hitler had failed to achieve his aim of making Germany a super power and had left her people to cope with the endless shame of the Holocaust. Despite Hitler's grand ambitions and the successful early stages of the Third Reich's advances into Europe, Frank McDonough convincingly argues that Germany was only ever a middle-ranking power and never truly stood a chance against the combined forces of the Allies. In this second installment of The Hitler Years, Professor Frank McDonough charts the dramatic change of fortune for the Third Reich and Germany's ultimate defeat.

The Wehrmacht

The Wehrmacht Book
Author : Wolfram WETTE
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN : 0674045114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a profound reexamination of the role of the German army, the Wehrmacht, in World War II. Until very recently, the standard story avowed that the ordinary German soldier in World War II was a good soldier, distinct from Hitler's rapacious SS troops, and not an accomplice to the massacres of civilians. Wolfram Wette, a preeminent German military historian, explodes the myth of a "clean" Wehrmacht with devastating clarity. This book reveals the Wehrmacht's long-standing prejudices against Jews, Slavs, and Bolsheviks, beliefs that predated the prophecies of "Mein Kampf" and the paranoia of National Socialism. Though the sixteen-million-member German army is often portrayed as a victim of Nazi mania, we come to see that from 1941 to 1944 these soldiers were thoroughly involved in the horrific cleansing of Russia and Eastern Europe. Wette compellingly documents Germany's long-term preparation of its army for a race war deemed necessary to safeguard the country's future; World War II was merely the fulfillment of these plans, on a previously unimaginable scale. This sober indictment of millions of German soldiers reaches beyond the Wehrmacht's complicity to examine how German academics and ordinary citizens avoided confronting this difficult truth at war's end. Wette shows how atrocities against Jews and others were concealed and sanitized, and history rewritten. Only recently has the German public undertaken a reevaluation of this respected national institution--a painful but necessary process if we are to truly comprehend how the Holocaust was carried out and how we have come to understand it.

Waffen SS

Waffen SS Book
Author : Adrian Gilbert
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Release : 2019-06-25
ISBN : 0306824663
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From an award-winning and bestselling historian, the first comprehensive military history in over fifty years of Hitler's famous and infamous personal army: the Waffen-SS The Waffen-SS was one of the most feared combat organizations of the twentieth century. Originally formed as a protection squad for Adolf Hitler it became the military wing of Heinrich Himmler's SS and a key part of the Nazi state, with nearly 900,000 men passing through its ranks. The Waffen-SS played a crucial role in furthering the aims of the Third Reich which made its soldiers Hitler's political operatives. During its short history, the elite military divisions of the Waffen-SS acquired a reputation for excellence, but their famous battlefield record of success was matched by their repeated and infamous atrocities against both soldiers and civilians. Waffen-SS is the first definitive single-volume military history of the Waffen-SS in more than 50 years. In considering the actions of its leading personalities, including Himmler, Sepp Dietrich, and Otto Skorzeny, and analyzing its specialist training and ideological outlook, eminent historian Adrian Gilbert chronicles the battles and campaigns that brought the Waffen-SS both fame and infamy.

Illustrated History of the Third Reich

Illustrated History of the Third Reich Book
Author : Alex Hook
Publisher : Bright Sparks
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9781844060306
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Illustrated History of the Third Reich book written by Alex Hook, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Mind in Prison

A Mind in Prison Book
Author : Bruno Manz
Publisher : Potomac Books Incorporated
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Manz recounts how the advice of his elders and Hitler's charisma induced him to join the Hitler Youth at age 11, to fight with the Luftwaffe and the German army during World War II, and how he plunged into academia after the war. He moved to the US in 1957 to work on the ballistic missile program. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Book
Author : William L. Shirer
Publisher : RosettaBooks
Release : 2011-10-23
ISBN : 079531700X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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National Book Award Winner: The definitive account of Nazi Germany and “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times). When the Third Reich fell, it fell swiftly. The Nazis had little time to destroy their memos, their letters, or their diaries. William L. Shirer’s sweeping account of the Third Reich uses these unique sources, combined with his experience living in Germany as an international correspondent throughout the war. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich earned Shirer a National Book Award and continues to be recognized as one of the most important and authoritative books about the Third Reich and Nazi Germany ever written. The diaries of propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, as well as evidence and other testimony gained at the Nuremberg Trials, could not have found more artful hands. Shirer gives a clear, detailed, and well-documented account of how it was that Adolf Hitler almost succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is a chilling and illuminating portrait of mankind’s darkest hours. “A monumental work.” —Theodore H. White

War of Extermination

War of Extermination Book
Author : Hannes Heer,Klaus Naumann
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9781571812322
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Among the many myths about the relationship of Nazism to the mass of the German population, few proved more powerful in postwar West Germany than the notion that the Wehrmacht had not been involved in the crimes of the Third Reich. Former generals were particularly effective in spreading, through memoirs and speeches, the legend that millions of German soldiers had fought an honest and "clean" war and that mass murder, especially in the East, was entirely the work of Himmler's SS. This volume contains the most important contributions by distinguished historians who have thoroughly demolished this Wehrmacht myth. The picture that emerges from this collection is a depressing one and raises many questions about why "ordinary men" got involved as perpetrators and bystanders in an unprecedented program of extermination of "racially inferior" men, women, and children in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during the Second World War. Those who have seen these terrible photos of mass executions and other atrocities, currently on show in an exhibition in Germany and soon to be in the United States, will find this volume most enlightening.

In Hitler s Germany

In Hitler s Germany Book
Author : Bernt Engelmann
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Uses interviews with ordinary citizens to recount what life was like in Nazi Germany, discusses work, family life, blind loyalty, and secret opposition, and describes the author's own experiences