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The Resource Hitler's soldiers : the German army in the Third Reich, Ben H. Shepherd

Hitler's soldiers : the German army in the Third Reich, Ben H. Shepherd

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Hitler's soldiers : the German army in the Third Reich
Title
Hitler's soldiers
Title remainder
the German army in the Third Reich
Statement of responsibility
Ben H. Shepherd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Shepherd, Ben
Dewey number
940.54/1343
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D757.1
LC item number
.S54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Command of troops
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War crimes
  • Atrocities
  • Command of troops
  • Military campaigns
  • Military occupation
  • Soldiers
  • War crimes
  • Germany
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
Label
Hitler's soldiers : the German army in the Third Reich, Ben H. Shepherd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Military Ascent, Moral Decline. The Army in the New Reich, 1933-36 -- Road to War, 1936-39 -- Part II: Triumph and Hubris. Poland, 1939-40 -- "Sitzkrieg," 1939-40 -- The Greatest Victory, 1940 -- Occupying the West, 1940-41 -- Planning Operation Barbarossa, 1940-41 -- Barbarossa Unleashed, 1941 -- Part III: Losing the Initiative. Barbarossa Undone, 1941 -- Resistance and Reaction, 1941 : Western Europe and Southeast Europe -- Winter Crisis, 1941-42 -- The Desert War, 1941-42 -- Southern Russia and Stalingrad, 1942-43 -- Faces of Occupation, 1942-43 : The Soviet Union -- Faces of Occupation, 1942-43 : Western Europe and Southeast Europe -- The Initiative Lost, 1943 -- Part IV: Beleagured. Takeover in Southern Europe, 1943-44 -- The Eastern Front, 1943-44 : The Ostheer Retreats -- The Eastern Front, 1943-44 : The Frontsoldat Endures -- Italy, 1943-44 -- Fortress Europe Breached, 1943-44 -- Part V: Defeat, Destruction and Self-Destruction. The Greatest Defeat, 1944 -- The Army "Recovers," 1944-45 -- The Army Self-Destructs, 1945
Control code
ocn930798088
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 639 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300179033
Lccn
2016003731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930798088
  • (Sirsi) a1941644
Label
Hitler's soldiers : the German army in the Third Reich, Ben H. Shepherd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Military Ascent, Moral Decline. The Army in the New Reich, 1933-36 -- Road to War, 1936-39 -- Part II: Triumph and Hubris. Poland, 1939-40 -- "Sitzkrieg," 1939-40 -- The Greatest Victory, 1940 -- Occupying the West, 1940-41 -- Planning Operation Barbarossa, 1940-41 -- Barbarossa Unleashed, 1941 -- Part III: Losing the Initiative. Barbarossa Undone, 1941 -- Resistance and Reaction, 1941 : Western Europe and Southeast Europe -- Winter Crisis, 1941-42 -- The Desert War, 1941-42 -- Southern Russia and Stalingrad, 1942-43 -- Faces of Occupation, 1942-43 : The Soviet Union -- Faces of Occupation, 1942-43 : Western Europe and Southeast Europe -- The Initiative Lost, 1943 -- Part IV: Beleagured. Takeover in Southern Europe, 1943-44 -- The Eastern Front, 1943-44 : The Ostheer Retreats -- The Eastern Front, 1943-44 : The Frontsoldat Endures -- Italy, 1943-44 -- Fortress Europe Breached, 1943-44 -- Part V: Defeat, Destruction and Self-Destruction. The Greatest Defeat, 1944 -- The Army "Recovers," 1944-45 -- The Army Self-Destructs, 1945
Control code
ocn930798088
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 639 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300179033
Lccn
2016003731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930798088
  • (Sirsi) a1941644

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