Germany and the Second World War: Germany's initial conquests in Europe, Volume 2

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Clarendon Press, 1991 - Social Science - 444 pages
This is the second in the comprehensive ten-volume Germany and the Second World War. The six volumes so far published in German take the story up to 1943, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of the Militargeschichtliches 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 definitivehistory of the Second World War. Germany's Initial Conquests in Europe surveys the first year of the war deliberately begun by Nazi Germany. The authors examine the train of interconnected political and military events, and set military operations against the background of Hitler's war policy and general aims, both immediate and long term. Their comprehensive analysis, based on detailed scholarly research, is underpinned by a full apparatus of maps, diagrams, and tables. The conflict took a course quite different from that which Hitler had intended, but nevertheless resulted in a series of conquests for the Third Reich. At the same time, the establishment of hegemony on the European continent confronted the aggressor with new problems. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the Second World War is an undertaking of unparalleled scope and authority. It will prove indispensable to all historians of the twentieth century.

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Action Plans and Situation Assessments of the Luftwaffe and Navy before
Hitlers First Blitzkrieg and its Consequences for Northeastern Europe

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Klaus A. Maier,Horst Rohde,Bernd Stegemann,Hans Umbreit

Project co-ordinated by the Militargeschichtliches Forschungsamt

Translated from the German by Dean S. McMurray, and Ewald Osers

Translation Editor: P. S. Falla

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