Hitler s War and the War Path

Hitler s War and the War Path

Map on lining papers."'Hitler's War' was originally published by The Viking Press in 1977; 'The War path' was published by The Viking Press and Michael Joseph Ltd. in 1979"--T.p. verso.

Author: David John Cawdell Irving

Publisher: World War II Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118000723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 857

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Map on lining papers."'Hitler's War' was originally published by The Viking Press in 1977; 'The War path' was published by The Viking Press and Michael Joseph Ltd. in 1979"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references (p. 840-943) and index.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hitler s War

Hitler s War

Examines the German dictator's strategies for the conduct of World War II in light of Hitler's own view of German history, his personal strengths and weaknesses, and his political experiences during his rise to power in the 1930s

Author: Edwin Palmer Hoyt

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UOM:39015013429868

Category: History

Page: 388

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Examines the German dictator's strategies for the conduct of World War II in light of Hitler's own view of German history, his personal strengths and weaknesses, and his political experiences during his rise to power in the 1930s
Categories: History

Hitler s Police Battalions

Hitler s Police Battalions

To uncover the story of how the German national police were fashioned into a corps of political soldiers, Westermann reveals initiatives pursued before the war by Heinrich Himmler and Kurt Daluege to create a culture within the existing ...

Author: Edward B. Westermann

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060814814

Category: History

Page: 329

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When the German Wehrmacht swarmed across Eastern Europe, an elite corps followed close at its heels. Along with the SS and Gestapo, the Ordnungspolizei, or Uniformed Police, played a central role in Nazi genocide that until now has been generally neglected by historians of the war. Beginning with the invasion of Poland, the Uniformed Police were charged with following the army to curb resistance, pacify the countryside, patrol Jewish ghettos, and generally maintain order in the conquered territories. Edward Westermann examines how this force emerged as a primary instrument of annihilation, responsible for the murder of hundreds of thousands of the Third Reich's political and racial enemies. In Hitler's Police Battalions he reveals how the institutional mindset of these "ordinary policemen" allowed them to commit atrocities without a second thought. To uncover the story of how the German national police were fashioned into a corps of political soldiers, Westermann reveals initiatives pursued before the war by Heinrich Himmler and Kurt Daluege to create a culture within the existing police forces that fostered anti-Semitism and anti-Communism as institutional norms. Challenging prevailing interpretations of German culture, Westermann draws on extensive archival research—including the testimony of former policemen—to illuminate this transformation and the callous organizational culture that emerged. Purged of dissidents, indoctrinated to idolize Hitler, and trained in military combat, these police battalions-often numbering several hundred men-repeatedly conducted actions against Jews, Slavs, gypsies, asocials, and other groups on their own initiative, even when they had the choice not to. In addition to documenting these atrocities, Westermann examines cooperation between the Ordnungspolizei and the SS and Gestapo, and the close relationship between police and Wehrmacht in the conduct of the anti-partisan campaign of annihilation. Throughout, Westermann stresses the importance of ideological indoctrination and organizational initiatives within specific groups. It was the organizational culture of the Uniformed Police, he maintains, and not German culture in general that led these men to commit genocide. Hitler's Police Battalions provides the most complete and comprehensive study to date of this neglected branch of Himmler's SS and Police empire and adds a new dimension to our understanding of the Holocaust and the war on the Eastern front.
Categories: History

War from the Top

War from the Top

Great Britain, Statistical Digest, 13; Ueberschar and Wette hrsg., Unter- nehmen Barbarossa, 402; and Martin K. Sorge, The Other Price of Hitler's War: German Military and Civilian Losses Resulting from World War II (Westport, ...

Author: Alan F. Wilt

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253003553

Category: History

Page: 404

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"Wilt writes... well and offers many sound perceptions." -- Choice "... a stimulating book... a timely warning against overindulgence in hindsight in evaluating the great issues of the war... " -- Parameters "... a significant new study... a clearly written, excellent book... " -- Airpower Journal "... an impressive work of scholarship... " -- British Politics Group Newsletter "Wilt's comparative approach permits us fresh perspectives on both sides of the war. Moreover, Wilt has chosen to compare two of the major rival belligerents at the most stimulating and interesting level at which such comparison might be made, the level of the summit of decision making -- with the magnetic figures of Hitler and Churchill playing major roles in his narrative and analysis." -- Russell F. Weigley "This is a masterful treatment of a complex subject and a must read book for anyone writing about the Second World War." -- The Historian
Categories: History

Let s Swallow Switzerland

Let s Swallow Switzerland

Numerous original documents attesting to Hitler's plans, historic photographs, and a detailed bibliography make this book a fundamental work for understanding Switzerland's difficult predicament during World War II.

Author: Klaus Urner

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739102559

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 545

Why was Switzerland spared a German attack during World War II? Was its existence actually endangered at any time? In "Let's Swallow Switzerland," historian Klaus Urner reveals new data uncovered about the actual threats Switzerland faced during the war. Extensive archival research into the events at the Führer's headquarters discloses that Hitler, in cooperation with Mussolini, initiated a surprise pincer operation against Switzerland during the final phase of the French campaign. On June 24, 1940, Army Corps C received orders to prepare for the "Special Task Switzerland." In early July, the 12th Army, with nine divisions, was deployed near the Western border of Switzerland. Urner proves that German operational plans were not fictitious designs worked out by a bored staff, as has been claimed, but in fact were serious preparatory measures for an attack. The second half of this fascinating exposé provides a discussion of German economic warfare against Switzerland, revealing that Germany's goal was to control every interaction between Switzerland and the Allies--such attempts continued until the total occupation of France on November 11, 1942. Numerous original documents attesting to Hitler's plans, historic photographs, and a detailed bibliography make this book a fundamental work for understanding Switzerland's difficult predicament during World War II.
Categories: History

Germany Hitler and World War II

Germany  Hitler  and World War II

Collects the author's essays which question popularly held beliefs about the causes and course of WWII This collection of special studies in twentieth-century German and world history illuminates the nature of the Nazi system and its impact ...

Author: Gerhard L. Weinberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 0521474078

Category: History

Page: 347

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Collects the author's essays which question popularly held beliefs about the causes and course of WWII
Categories: History

Big Business and Hitler

Big Business and Hitler

we have already seen that workers and the lower-middle class had had to pay dearly — for example, with lower wages ... did bear a major share of the cost of the preparations for war, in other words, made a major “investment” in the war.

Author: Jacques R. Pauwels

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459409767

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 261

For big business in Germany and around the world, Hitler and his National Socialist party were good news. Business was bad in the 1930s, and for multinational corporations Germany was a bright spot in a world suffering from the Great Depression. As Jacques R. Pauwels explains in this book, corporations were delighted with the profits that came from re-arming Germany, and then supplying both sides of the Second World War. Recent historical research in Germany has laid bare the links between Hitler's regime and big German firms. Scholars have now also documented the role of American firms — General Motors, IBM, Standard Oil, Ford, and many others — whose German subsidiaries eagerly sold equipment, weapons, and fuel needed for the German war machine. A key roadblock to America's late entry into the Second World War was behind-the-scenes pressure from US corporations seeking to protect their profitable business selling to both sides. Basing his work on the recent findings of scholars in many European countries and the US, Pauwels explains how Hitler gained and held the support of powerful business interests who found the well-liked oneparty fascist government, ready and willing to protect the property and profits of big business. He documents the role of the many multinationals in business today who supported Hitler and gained from the Nazi government's horrendous measures.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Last 100 Days

The Last 100 Days

Chronicles the final one hundred days of World War II in Europe drawing on hundreds of interviews with military officers on both sides, diplomats, and underground leaders, as well as a variety of primary sources.

Author: John Toland

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: UOM:39015008580121

Category: History

Page: 622

View: 124

Chronicles the final one hundred days of World War II in Europe drawing on hundreds of interviews with military officers on both sides, diplomats, and underground leaders, as well as a variety of primary sources.
Categories: History