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Germany and the Second World War

Germany and the Second World War

Volume 6: The Global War

  • Author: Horst Boog,Werner Rahn,Reinhard Stumpf,Bernd Wegner
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191606847
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1406
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This is the sixth volume in the comprehensive and authoritative series, Germany and the Second World War. It deals with the extension of a European into a global war in the period from 1941 to 1943. It focuses on the politics, strategy, and operations of the belligerent powers as Germany lost the initiative to the Allies, and it represents, both in content and in composition, the climax and turning points of the war. Series description This is the sixth in the magisterial ten-volume Germany and the Second World War series. The six volumes so far published in German take the story to 1943, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for Military History], a team of renowned historians has combined a full synthesis of existing material with the latest research to produce what will be the definitive history of the Second World War from the German point of view. The comprehensive analysis, based on detailed scholarly research, is underpinned by a full apparatus of maps, diagrams, and tables. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the Second World War is an undertaking of unparalleled scope and authority. It will prove indispensable to all historians of the twentieth century.

Germany and the Second World War

Germany and the Second World War

  • Author: Gerhard Schreiber,Detlef Vogel
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198228844
  • Category: Germany
  • Page: 822
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Explores the conduct of the war in the Mediterranean region and examines the dramatic military events of this period

Germany and the Second World War

Germany and the Second World War

Volume 5: Organization and Mobilization of the German Sphere of Power. Part I: Wartime Administration, Economy, and Manpower Resources, 1939-1941

  • Author: Bernhard R. Kroener,Rolf-Dieter Muller,Hans Umbreit
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191606839
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1298
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This is part one of the fifth volume in the comprehensive and authoritative series, Germany in the Second World War. It deals with developments in wartime administration, economy, and manpower resources in Germany and its occupied territories from 1939-1941. Series description This is the fifth in the magisterial ten-volume Germany and the Second World War. The six volumes so far published in German take the story to 1943, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for Military History], a team of renowned historians has combined a full synthesis of existing material with the latest research to produce what will be the definitive history of the Second World War from the German point of view. The comprehensive analysis, based on detailed scholarly research, is underpinned by a full apparatus of maps, diagrams, and tables. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the Second World War is an undertaking of unparalleled scope and authority. It will prove indispensable to all historians of the twentieth century.

The Eastern Front, 1943-1944

The Eastern Front, 1943-1944

The War in the East and on the Neighbouring Fronts

  • Author: Karl-Heinz Frieser
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198723466
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1408
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The latest volume in the magisterial Germany and the Second World War series, volume VIII deals with one of the most eventful phases of the Second World War: the battles on the eastern front in 1943 and 1944. In no other period of the war, apart from its concluding phase in 1945, did the Wehrmacht suffer such enormous losses. The land battles of those years, first and foremost the battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943, were among the biggest in world history. In the winter of 1943/44 the Red Army showed itself for the first time capable of conducting large-scale offensives against all German army groups simultaneously. It was no longer a matter of isolated flare-ups: the whole eastern front was in flames. The dramatic climax was reached in the summer of 1944, when the collapse of Army Group Centre led to what was then the heaviest defeat in German military history. It was nevertheless overshadowed by events on the western front, with the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. And it is that which dominates perceptions in western societies to this day and has relegated the catastrophe in the east, despite its unprecedented proportions, to the rank of an almost "forgotten war."

Nazi Germany and Neutral Europe During the Second World War

Nazi Germany and Neutral Europe During the Second World War

  • Author: Christian Leitz
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719050695
  • Category: Germany
  • Page: 213
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This is a study of Nazi Germany's war relations to the five continental European neutrals: Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Turkey. Questioning the true commitment to neutrality of the five states, the book details not simply the development of relations to Germany, but also highlights the contribution the states made to Germany's war effort. The author explains that the Nazi regime benefitted in large measure from permitting these five countries to remain neutral. Even while Germany's military fortunes were declining in 1943 and 1944, it continued to receive vital services from the neutrals. Based on a wide reading of secondary sources in English, German, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, French and Turkish, and supplemented by documentary evidence from various German archives, this book enables readers at all levels to gain insight into a significant aspect not only of the history of Nazi Germany, but also the history of the Second World War in Europe.

Der deutsche Krieg

Der deutsche Krieg

1939 - 1945

  • Author: Nicholas Stargardt
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104035032
  • Category: History
  • Page: 848
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Einzigartig und fesselnd erzählt der renommierte Oxford-Historiker Nicholas Stargardt in ›Der Deutsche Krieg‹ aus der Nahsicht, wie die Deutschen – Soldaten, Lehrer, Krankenschwestern, Nationalsozialisten, Christen und Juden – den Zweiten Weltkrieg durchlebten. Tag für Tag erleben wir mit, worauf sie hofften, was sie schockierte, worüber sie schwiegen und wie sich ihre Sicht auf den Krieg allmählich wandelte. Gestützt auf zahllose Tagebücher und Briefe, unter anderem von Heinrich Böll und Victor Klemperer, Wilm Hosenfeld und Konrad Jarausch, gelingt Nicholas Stargardt ein Blick in die Köpfe der Menschen, der deutlich macht, warum so viele Deutsche noch an die nationale Sache glaubten, als der Krieg längst verloren war und die Gewissheit wuchs, an einem Völkermord teilzuhaben. Ein verstörendes Kaleidoskop der Jahre 1939 bis 1945 im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland. »Ein Meisterwerk der Geschichtsschreibung, das die ›Vogelperspektive‹ nahtlos mit einer Mikrogeschichte dieser verhängnisvollen Periode des 20. Jahrhunderts verbindet.« Jan T. Gross »Erstmals wird die Chronologie der Stimmung, der Hoffnungen und Befürchtungen (...) der deutschen Bevölkerung während des Krieges wirklich sichtbar. Eine eindrucksvolle, fesselnde Darstellung.« Mark Roseman »Hervorragend geschrieben und in seiner Argumentation überzeugend, ist dieses Buch ein Muss.« Saul Friedländer

Germany and the Second World War: Germany's initial conquests in Europe

Germany and the Second World War: Germany's initial conquests in Europe

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 444
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This is the second in the comprehensive ten-volume Germany and the Second World War. The six volumes so far published in German take the story up to 1943, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of the Militargeschichtliches Forschungsamt (Research Institute for Military History), a team of renowned historians has combined a full synthesis of existing material with the latest research to produce what will be the definitivehistory of the Second World War. Germany's Initial Conquests in Europe surveys the first year of the war deliberately begun by Nazi Germany. The authors examine the train of interconnected political and military events, and set military operations against the background of Hitler's war policy and general aims, both immediate and long term. Their comprehensive analysis, based on detailed scholarly research, is underpinned by a full apparatus of maps, diagrams, and tables. The conflict took a course quite different from that which Hitler had intended, but nevertheless resulted in a series of conquests for the Third Reich. At the same time, the establishment of hegemony on the European continent confronted the aggressor with new problems. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the Second World War is an undertaking of unparalleled scope and authority. It will prove indispensable to all historians of the twentieth century.

Germany and the Origins of the Second World War

Germany and the Origins of the Second World War

  • Author: Jonathan Wright
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137103809
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Jonathan Wright explores the events, discusses rival interpretations and places the policies of Hitler in the context of Germany as a whole. Wright explains that support rose and fell, but, nevertheless, by December 1941 Hitler had succeeded in carrying Germany into a world war for racial empire.

Organization and Mobilization in the German Sphere of Power

Organization and Mobilization in the German Sphere of Power

Wartime Administration, Economy, and Manpower Resources, 1942-1944/5

  • Author: Bernhard R. Kroener,Rolf-Dieter Müller,Hans Umbreit
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198208730
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1184
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Volume V Part II of the comprehensive and authoritative Germany and the Second World War series completes the analysis (begun in Volume V/I) of the administration and exploitation of the German sphere of power and of the German war economy. The authors show how, despite military success and increasingly desperate efforts at mobilizing every resource for the war effort, it was becoming apparent that the Reich's strength was spent. The consequence was ever more ruthless oppression of the population and a frenzied elimination of 'ideological' and 'racial' opponents.

Germany and the Second World War:Volume 5: Organization and Mobilization of the German Sphere of Power. Part I: Wartime Administration, Economy, and Manpower Resources, 1939-1941

Germany and the Second World War:Volume 5: Organization and Mobilization of the German Sphere of Power. Part I: Wartime Administration, Economy, and Manpower Resources, 1939-1941

Volume 5: Organization and Mobilization of the German Sphere of Power. Part I: Wartime Administration, Economy, and Manpower Resources, 1939-1941

  • Author: Bernhard R. Kroener,Rolf-Dieter Muller,Hans Umbreit
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780198228875
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1298
  • View: 6554
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This is part one of the fifth volume in the comprehensive and authoritative series, Germany in the Second World War. It deals with developments in wartime administration, economy, and manpower resources in Germany and its occupied territories from 1939-1941.Series description This is the fifth in the magisterial ten-volume Germany and the Second World War. The six volumes so far published in German take the story to 1943, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for Military History], a team of renowned historians has combined a full synthesis of existing material with the latest researchto produce what will be the definitive history of the Second World War from the German point of view. The comprehensive analysis, based on detailed scholarly research, is underpinned by a full apparatus of maps, diagrams, and tables. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the Second World War is an undertaking ofunparalleled scope and authority. It will prove indispensable to all historians of the twentieth century.

War and German Memory

War and German Memory

Excavating the Significance of the Second World War in German Cultural Consciousness

  • Author: K. Michael Prince
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780739139431
  • Category: History
  • Page: 177
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"This book focuses primarily on the German experience of war, and only on some aspects of that experience ... it will attempt to show some of the ways in which the German wartime experience has shaped and continues to shape Germany's view of itself, its identity, and its role in the world"--P. 5.

Germany and the Second World War

Germany and the Second World War

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1184
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Volume V Part II of the comprehensive and authoritative Germany and the Second World War series completes the analysis (begun in Volume V/I) of the administration and exploitation of the German sphere of power and of the German war economy. The authors show how, despite military success and increasingly desperate efforts at mobilizing every resource for the war effort, it was becoming apparent that the Reich's strength was spent. The consequence was ever more ruthless oppression of the population and a frenzied elimination of 'ideological' and 'racial' opponents.

Germany and the Second World War Volume VIII

Germany and the Second World War Volume VIII

The Eastern Front 1943-1944: The War in the East and on the Neighbouring Fronts

  • Author: Karl-Heinz Frieser
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191035149
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1408
  • View: 5508
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The latest volume in the magisterial Germany and the Second World War series, volume VIII deals with one of the most eventful phases of the Second World War: the battles on the eastern front in 1943 and 1944. In no other period of the war, apart from its concluding phase in 1945, did the Wehrmacht suffer such enormous losses. The land battles of those years, first and foremost the battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943, were among the biggest in world history. In the winter of 1943/44 the Red Army showed itself for the first time capable of conducting large-scale offensives against all German army groups simultaneously. It was no longer a matter of isolated flare-ups: the whole eastern front was in flames. The dramatic climax was reached in the summer of 1944, when the collapse of Army Group Centre led to what was then the heaviest defeat in German military history. It was nevertheless overshadowed by events on the western front, with the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. And it is that which dominates perceptions in western societies to this day and has relegated the catastrophe in the east, despite its unprecedented proportions, to the rank of an almost 'forgotten war'.

Germany and the Second World War Volume IX/II

Germany and the Second World War Volume IX/II

German Wartime Society 1939-1945: Exploitation, Interpretations, Exclusion

  • Author: Jörg Echternkamp
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199542961
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1272
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Volume IX/II of this series draws on a range of historical sources to explore the effect that the Second World War had on the people of Germany, whether they were practically involved in the war effort, or struggling to maintain a normal existance

Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War

Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War

Goals, Expectations, Practices

  • Author: Marina Cattaruzza,Stefan Dyroff,Dieter Langewiesche
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 085745739X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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A few years after the Nazis came to power in Germany, an alliance of states and nationalistic movements formed, revolving around the German axis. That alliance, the states involved, and the interplay between their territorial aims and those of Germany during the interwar period and World War II are at the core of this volume. This "territorial revisionism" came to include all manner of political and military measures that attempted to change existing borders. Taking into account not just interethnic relations but also the motivations of states and nationalizing ethnocratic ruling elites, this volume reconceptualizes the history of East Central Europe during World War II. In so doing, it presents a clearer understanding of some of the central topics in the history of the war itself and offers an alternative to standard German accounts of the period and East European national histories.

Soldaten

Soldaten

Protokolle vom Kämpfen, Töten und Sterben

  • Author: Sönke Neitzel,Harald Welzer
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104007926
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Dieses Buch legt auf einer einzigartigen Quellengrundlage erstmals eine überzeugende Mentalitätsgeschichte des Krieges vor. Auf der Grundlage von 150.000 Seiten Abhörprotokolle deutscher Soldaten in britischer und amerikanischer Gefangenschaft wird das Wissen um die Mentalität der Soldaten auf eine völlig neue Basis gestellt. In eigens eingerichteten Lagern wurden Kriegsgefangene aller Waffengattungen und Ränge heimlich abgehört. Sie sprachen über militärische Geheimnisse, über ihre Sicht auf die Gegner, auf die Führung und auch auf die Judenvernichtung. Das Buch liefert eine Rekonstruktion der Kriegswahrnehmung von Soldaten in historischer Echtzeit - eine ungeheuer materialreiche Innenansicht des Zweiten Weltkriegs durch jene Soldaten, die große Teile Europas verwüsteten.

Finland in the Second World War

Finland in the Second World War

Between Germany and Russia

  • Author: Olli Vehviläinen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403919747
  • Category: History
  • Page: 199
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This book describes the struggle for power between two totalitarian dictatorships in the north of Europe and the battle for survival of a small nation caught between them. In the Winter War of 1939-1940 Finland successfully fought off a Soviet invasion. Then, with none to turn to but Germany, it became the only democratic state on the Axis side. Ultimately, it succeeded in extricating itself from the war and, despite the shadow of Russia looming over it, averted a Communist takeover.

Germany and the Second World War : Volume IX/I: German Wartime Society 1939-1945: Politicization, Disintegration, and the Struggle for Survival

Germany and the Second World War : Volume IX/I: German Wartime Society 1939-1945: Politicization, Disintegration, and the Struggle for Survival

Volume IX/I: German Wartime Society 1939-1945: Politicization, Disintegration, and the Struggle for Survival

  • Author: Ralf Blank,Jörg Echternkamp,Karola Fings,Jürgen Förster,Winfried Heinemann,Tobias Jersak,Armin Nolzen,Christoph Rass
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • ISBN: 9780191557798
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1074
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The Second World War affected the lives and shaped the experience of millions of individuals in Germany - soldiers at the front, women, children and the elderly sheltering in cellars, slave labourers toiling in factories, and concentration-camp prisoners and POWs clearing rubble in the Reich's devastated cities. Taking a 'history from below' approach, the volume examines how the minds and behaviour of individuals were moulded by the Party as the Reich took the road to Total War. The ever-increasing numbers of German workers conscripted into the Wehrmacht were replaced with forced foreign workers and slave labourers and concentration camp prisoners. The interaction in everyday life between German civilian society and these coerced groups is explored, as is that society>'s relationship to the Holocaust. From early 1943, the war on the home front was increasingly dominated by attack from the air. The role of the Party, administration, police, and courts in providing for the vast numbers of those rendered homeless, in bolstering civilian morale with 'miracle revenge weapons' propaganda, and in maintaining order in a society in disintegration is reviewed in detail. For society in uniform, the war in the east was one of ideology and annihilation, with intensified indoctrination of the troops after Stalingrad. The social profile of this army is analysed through study of a typical infantry division. The volume concludes with an account of the various forms of resistance to Hitler's regime, in society and the military, culminating in the failed attempt on his life in July 1944.