Hitler's Soldiers

Hitler's Soldiers


  • Author: Ben H. Shepherd
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Military
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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 ...

Hitler s Soldiers

Hitler s Soldiers


  • Author : Ben H. Shepherd
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300179033


Hitler s Soldiers Book Description :

A penetrating study of the German army s military campaigns, relations with the Nazi regime, and complicity in Nazi crimes across occupied Europe "...

Hitler s Soldiers

Hitler s Soldiers


  • Author : Ben H. Shepherd
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300219524


Hitler s Soldiers Book Description :

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 conques...

Hitler s Army
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Hitler s Army


  • Author : Omer Bartov
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1992-11-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195079035


Hitler s Army Book Description :

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

Blitzed
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Blitzed


  • Author : Norman Ohler
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-10-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241256985


Blitzed Book Description :

The sensational international bestseller on the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the Third Reich 'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' Dan Snow 'Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940. The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, w...

Hitler s Wehrmacht  1935  1945

Hitler s Wehrmacht 1935 1945


  • Author : Rolf-Dieter Müller
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813168043


Hitler s Wehrmacht 1935 1945 Book Description :

Since the end of World War II, Germans have struggled with the legacy of the Wehrmacht -- the unified armed forces mobilized by Adolf Hitler in 1935 to ensure the domination of the Third Reich in perpetuity. Historians have vigorously debated whether the Wehrmacht's atrocities represented a break with the past or a continuation of Germany's military traditions. Now available for the first time in English, this meticulously researched yet accessible overview by eminent historian Rolf-Dieter Müller provides the most comprehensive analysis of the organization to date, illuminating its role in a complex, horrific era. Müller examines the Wehrmacht's leadership principles, organization, equipment, and training, as well as the front-line experiences of s...

The German Army and Nazi Policies in Occupied Russia

The German Army and Nazi Policies in Occupied Russia


  • Author : Theo J. Schulte
  • Publisher : Berg Publishers
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Soviet Union
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015019154320


The German Army and Nazi Policies in Occupied Russia Book Description :

This discussion of the German military occupation of areas of Russia during the Second World War re-evaluates many critical interpretations of Wehrmacht activities and concentrates on the responses of the lower ranks to their policies....

Hitler s First Hundred Days

Hitler s First Hundred Days


  • Author : Peter Fritzsche
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541697447


Hitler s First Hundred Days Book Description :

This unsettling and illuminating history reveals how Germany's fractured republic gave way to the Third Reich, from the formation of the Nazi party to the rise of Hitler. Amid the ravages of economic depression, Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right. Then, in the spring of 1933, Germany turned itself inside out, from a deeply divided republic into a one-party dictatorship. In Hitler's First Hundred Days, award-winning historian Peter Fritzsche offers a probing account of the pivotal moments when the majority of Germans seemed, all at once, to join the Nazis to construct the Third Reich. Fritzsche examines the events of the period -- the elections and mass arrests, the bonfires and gunfire, the patriotic rall...

German Voices

German Voices


  • Author : Frederic C. Tubach
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520948884


German Voices Book Description :

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 (...

Hitler s Furies
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Hitler s Furies


  • Author : Wendy Lower
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547807416


Hitler s Furies Book Description :

“Compelling . . . Lower brings to the forefront an unexplored aspect of the Holocaust.” —Washington Post In a surprising account that powerfully revises history, Wendy Lower uncovers the role of German women on the Nazi eastern front—not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, but as actual killers. Lower, drawing on twenty years of archival research and fieldwork, presents startling evidence that these women were more than “desk murderers” or comforters of murderous German men: they went on “shopping sprees” and romantic outings to the Jewish ghettos; they were present at killing-field picnics, not only providing refreshment but also shooting Jews. And Lower uncovers the stories of SS wives with children of their own whose brutality...