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Cross of iron : the rise and fall of the German war machine, 1918-1945

Author: John Mosier
Publisher: New York : Holt Paperbacks, 2007, ©2006.
Series: Holt paperback
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Holt paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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A historical look at twentieth-century German military power from the battlefields of France during World War I, the rise of the National Socialist Party and Adolf Hitler, to the end of the Second World War.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Mosier
ISBN: 9780805083217 0805083219
OCLC Number: 148738802
Notes: Originally published: New York : Henry Holt, 2006.
Description: x, 319 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : truth and error --
The Army before Hitler : hollow victories, shattered illusions --
Breaking out of the cave : Hitler and the Wehrmacht's Jewish problem --
Planes, personalities, and conflict in the Luftwaffe --
Paper tigers : Hitler's tanks --
Bloodless victories, or nearly so : toward a greater Germany, 1935-39 --
The fall of the West, September 1939-June 1940 --
A few distractions on the road to Armageddon --
The Soviet collapse --
The death ride : Russia, December 1941-December 1944 --
Failure and philosophy : the end of the war --
The criminals --
Conclusion : myths, realities, and achievements.
Series Title: Holt paperback
Responsibility: John Mosier.

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A historical look at twentieth-century German military power from the battlefields of France during World War I, the rise of the National Socialist Party and Adolf Hitler, to the end of the Second World War.

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