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Hitler's commanders : officers of the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the Kriegsmarine, and the Waffen-SS

Author: Samuel W Mitcham; Gene Mueller
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Despite huge odds against them, Hitler's commanders--the elite of the Wehrmacht--almost succeeded in conquering Europe. Now in an expanded edition that includes biographies of the generals of Stalingrad and a new chapter on the panzer commanders, this book offers rare insight into the men who ran Nazi Germany's war machine. Going beyond common stereotypes, Samuel W. Mitcham and Gene Mueller recount the compelling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel W Mitcham; Gene Mueller
ISBN: 9781442211537 1442211539 9781442211544 1442211547
OCLC Number: 792889879
Description: xii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Generals of the High Command --
Warlords of the Eastern Front --
The Generals of Stalingrad --
The Commanders in the West --
The Panzer Commanders --
Lords of the Air --
The Naval Officers --
The Waffen-SS.
Responsibility: Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., and Gene Mueller.

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Despite huge odds against them, Hitler's commanders--the elite of the Wehrmacht--almost succeeded in conquering Europe. Now in an expanded edition that includes biographies of the generals of Stalingrad and a new chapter on the panzer commanders, this book offers rare insight into the men who ran Nazi Germany's war machine. Going beyond common stereotypes, Samuel W. Mitcham and Gene Mueller recount the compelling lives of a varied group of army, navy, Luftwaffe, and SS men, including their early life, their military exploits during the war, and their post-war career, if any. Weaving in dramatic stories of tank commanders, fighter pilots in aerial combat, and U-Boat aces, the authors bring the battlefields of World War II to life.

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Mitcham and Mueller, retired history professors who both taught at Henderson State University, have put together an encyclopedic collection of brief profiles of the careers of the lesser-known German Read more...

 
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