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Germany and the two World Wars

Author: Andreas Hillgruber; William C Kirby
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981.
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One of the most hotly disputed topics in twentieth-century history has been Germany's share of responsibility -- "its guilt" -- for the outbreak of the two world wars. In this short, penetrating study, Europe's leading authority on German power politics clarifies the dispute and offers insights into this central question about modern Germany. - Back cover.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hillgruber, Andreas.
Germany and the two World Wars.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)558185173
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Hillgruber; William C Kirby
ISBN: 0674353218 9780674353213 0674353226 9780674353220
OCLC Number: 6981488
Notes: Translation of Deutschlands Rolle in der Vorgeschichte der beiden Weltkriege.
Description: viii, 120 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From great power policy to world policy --
The return of the great powers to Europe --
The German leadership in the crisis of July 1914 --
New German foreign policy objectives, 1914-1918 --
Hitler's program --
Hitler's foreign policy and the alignment of the powers, 1933-1939 --
Hitler, Stalin, and the British government : August 1939 --
Hitler's road to his war, 1940-41 --
Hitler's world policy from triumph to catastrophe.
Other Titles: Deutschlands Rolle in der Vorgeschichte der beiden Weltkriege.
Responsibility: Andreas Hillgruber ; translated by William C. Kirby.

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One of the most hotly disputed topics in twentieth-century history has been Germany's share of responsibility -- "its guilt" -- for the outbreak of the two world wars. In this short, penetrating study, Europe's leading authority on German power politics clarifies the dispute and offers insights into this central question about modern Germany. - Back cover.

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