Ursachen und Voraussetzungen der deutschen Kriegspolitik

TitleUrsachen und Voraussetzungen der deutschen Kriegspolitik
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1979
AuthorsDeist, Wilhelm, Manfred Messerschmidt, Hans-Erich Volkmann, and Wolfram Wette
Number of Pages764 p. : ill., 2 fold. col. maps
PublisherDeutsche Verlags-Anstalt
CityStuttgart
Abstract

For English Edition: This is the first of a comprehensive ten-volume history of the Second World War, written from the German perspective and translated for the first time into English. The five volumes so far published in German take the story up to the end of 1941, 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.

This volume, The Build-up of German Aggression, surveys the forces both within and outside Weimar Germany which paved the way for Hitler. The authors examine the systematic preparation for war, from the outset of Nazi rule, through rearmament, economic autarky, diplomacy, and the penetration of German society at all levels. They consider the extent to which the movement can be regarded as a continuation of historic German nationalism; the limits of Hitler's involvement with the army and big business; and the lack of coordination between the administration and the armed services. The book demonstrates that, despite Nazi propaganda and in stark contrast to 1914, most Germans in 1939 opposed a war which they nevertheless endured with such tragic consequences. [From OUP]

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DD256.5 .D434 Bd. 1
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DD256.5 .D434 Bd. 1