Germany and the Second World War, Volume 5: Organization and by John Brownjohn, Ewald Osers, Patricia Crampton, Hans

By John Brownjohn, Ewald Osers, Patricia Crampton, Hans Umbreit, Rolf-Dieter Müller, Bernhard R. Kroener, Louise Willmott

This is often half one of many 5th quantity within the accomplished and authoritative sequence, Germany within the moment global struggle. It bargains with advancements in wartime management, economic climate, and manpower assets in Germany and its occupied territories from 1939-1941.

Series description this is often the 5th within the magisterial ten-volume Germany and the second one international warfare. The six volumes thus far released in German take the tale to 1943, and feature completed foreign acclaim as a huge contribution to historic research. below the auspices of the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for army History], a staff of well known historians has mixed a whole synthesis of latest fabric with the newest research
to produce what is going to be the definitive background of the second one global warfare from the German viewpoint. the excellent research, in response to distinctive scholarly learn, is underpinned via a whole equipment of maps, diagrams, and tables. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the second one global battle is an venture of
unparalleled scope and authority. it's going to end up fundamental to all historians of the 20th century.


On the sequence: "This is a piece of the top value, not just for army historians, yet for all scholars of global heritage within the 20th century." --Michael Howard, English old Review

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Hans Umbreit, all at study Institute for army heritage, Potsdam.

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6 Introduction Historians have been discussing the question of a change in the functions of the military in an industrialized war: the findings of the present volume, with its supporting sources, provide new stimuli in this area. e. with an integrated overall study of all factors vital to the state’s offensive and defensive warfare. Such exceptions as the Third Supreme Army Command in the final phase of the First World War or Groener’s reflections under the special conditions of the latter years of the Weimar Republic merely confirm the rule that the military leadership perceived its task predominantly to lie in the area of directing a ‘weapons war’.

The fact that time and again certain lessons from the First World War are seen as development-determining factors reinforces a tendency, already present in historical research, to view and interpret the span of the two world wars in the first half of our century as a unity. In political historiography this aspect, in so far as it is concerned with the position of Europe and its states in the world, has long been a matter of course. Military historiography suggests that the same analysis can advantageously be applied to the interpretation of numerous domestic-policy and economic-policy problems.

Offz. VOBl. Bev. Abt. Abt. V. D. Abt. ZfG ZG Zgkw. ZHO ZK Zl. St. T. V. xliii zum Teil: partly zur Verfügung: for duties Short designations for departments in the army’s operational staffs Ia Ib Ic Id IIa IIb III IVa IVb IVc IVd IV Wi V Führungs-Abteilung: operations department Quartiermeister-Abteilung: quartermaster department Feindaufklärung und Abwehr; geistige Betreuung: reconnaissance concerning the enemy and counter-intelligence; spiritual care Ausbildung: training 1. Adjutant (Offizier-Personalien): 1st adjutant (officer personnel) 2.

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