Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg: Ursachen und Voraussetzungen der deutschen Kriegspolitik

TitleDas Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg: Ursachen und Voraussetzungen der deutschen Kriegspolitik
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1979
AuthorsDeist, Wilhelm, Manfred Messerschmidt, Hans-Erich Volkmann, and Wolfram Wette
Volume1
Number of Volumes13
Number of Pages764
PublisherDeutsche Verlags-Anstalt
CityStuttgart
Abstract

This is the first volume of a comprehensive thirteen-volume history of the Second World War, written from the German perspective. The book 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.

For the entire book series seeĀ Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg.

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Translated TitleThe German Reich and the Second World War: Causes and Preconditions of the German War Policy
Original PublicationEnglish edition: Germany and the Second World War: The Build-up of German Aggression
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