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Disobedience and Conspiracy in the German Army, 1918-1945

Kane, Robert B.

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ISBN 10: 078641104X / ISBN 13: 9780786411047
Published by McFarland & Co, Jefferson, N.C., 2002
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Quarto in reddish-brown glossy boards; illus.; 259 p., 26 cm. In English. || Out of Print; Contents: 1. The Milirary Oath of Loyalty: Theoretical and historical -- 2. The Army and the Weimar Republic, 1918-1930 -- 3. The Army and National Socialism, 1930-1934 -- 4. The Army and the Nazi Regime, 1934-1939 -- 5. The beginnings of the military opposition, 1936-1939 -- 6. The Army at war, 1939-1945 -- 7. The military opposition during the war, 1939-1945 -- 8. Conspirators, nonconspirators, and followers -- Summary -- Appendix A. Prussian-German Military Oaths -- Appendix B. Political Justice in Weimar Germany -- Appendix C. German Treatment of Soviet POWs in World War II. Fine copy. No dust jacket. Gentle scratches to rear boards; else excellent copy; pages are bright and free of marks and creases; binding is tight and square. Bookseller Inventory # 84027

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Title: Disobedience and Conspiracy in the German ...

Publisher: McFarland & Co, Jefferson, N.C.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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This work examines, among other topics, the personal oath of loyalty that the officers of the German army swore to Adolf Hitler on August 2, 1934. It discusses how the majority of officers--those who did not become conspirators against him--complied with Hitlers orders until May 1945 despite his cruel treatment of soldiers, militarily unsound strategy and tactics, and the widespread destruction and crimes he and his forces committed. The oath taken by the officers had a strong psychological effect among a proud corps with a long history of obedience and honor, causing them to follow Hitler until the end even though they knew they were fighting a losing battle. The author also examines why and how only a few officers, the conspirators, began to break away, lose trust in Hitler, oppose him and finally stage an assassination attempt. The work traces the development within the German army from 1918 of the phil

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Writer Robert B. Kane lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

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