the german war

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A groundbreaking history of what drove the Germans to fight -- and keep fighting -- for a lost cause in World War II In The German War, acclaimed historian Nicholas Stargardt draws on an extraordinary range of firsthand testimony -- personal diaries, court records, and military correspondence -- to explore how the German people experienced the Second World War. 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 the 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 German cities -- alter their views and expectations? And when did Germans first realize they were fighting a genocidal war? Told from the perspective of those who lived through it -- soldiers, schoolteachers, and housewives; Nazis, Christians, and Jews -- this masterful historical narrative sheds fresh and disturbing light on the beliefs and fears of a people who embarked on and fought to the end a brutal war of conquest and genocide.

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Genre : History
Author : Nicholas Stargardt
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2015-10-13
File : 760 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780465073979

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WINNER OF THE 2016 PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE 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.

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Genre : Germany
Author : Nicholas Stargardt
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-09-01
File : 704 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780099539872

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In this book, Alfred Mierzejewski describes how the German economy collapsed under Allied bombing in the last year of World War II. He presents a broad-based, original study of German wartime industry and transportation, and of Allied air force planning a

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Alfred C. Mierzejewski
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 1988
File : 285 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0807817929

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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).

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Genre : History
Author : Gregory Liedtke
Publisher : Helion and Company
Release : 2016-09-19
File : 248 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781911096870

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Genre : History
Author : Terence Zuber
Publisher : History PressLtd
Release : 2011
File : 190 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0752456644

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Germany's Schlieffen Plan of the First World War is much talked of but little understood. Translations of primary sources recently available clarify the issues involved.

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Genre : History
Author : Terence Zuber
Publisher : Boydell Press
Release : 2004
File : 312 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1843831082

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Author : Samuel W. Mitcham
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2008
File : 370 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780275996413

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Reproduction of the original: The German War by A. Conan Doyle

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Genre : Fiction
Author : A. Conan Doyle
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-07-25
File : 68 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9783752335910

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Were World Wars I and II inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment? In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen–Winston Churchill first among them–the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided and the British Empire might never have collapsed into ruins. Half a century of murderous oppression of scores of millions under the iron boot of Communist tyranny might never have happened, and Europe’s central role in world affairs might have been sustained for many generations. Among the British and Churchillian errors were: • The secret decision of a tiny cabal in the inner Cabinet in 1906 to take Britain straight to war against Germany, should she invade France • The vengeful Treaty of Versailles that mutilated Germany, leaving her bitter, betrayed, and receptive to the appeal of Adolf Hitler • Britain’s capitulation, at Churchill’s urging, to American pressure to sever the Anglo-Japanese alliance, insulting and isolating Japan, pushing her onto the path of militarism and conquest • The greatest mistake in British history: the unsolicited war guarantee to Poland of March 1939, ensuring the Second World War Certain to create controversy and spirited argument, Churchill, Hitler, and “the Unnecessary War” is a grand and bold insight into the historic failures of judgment that ended centuries of European rule and guaranteed a future no one who lived in that vanished world could ever have envisioned.

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Genre : History
Author : Patrick J. Buchanan
Publisher : Crown Forum
Release : 2008-05-27
File : 544 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0307409562

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Genre : Germany
Author : Prussia (Kingdom). Armee. Grosser Generalstab. Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II.
Publisher :
Release : 1915
File : 152 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015014216132

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