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War in the wild East : the German Army and Soviet partisans

Author: Ben Shepherd
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
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"The Nazis called the Soviet Union the "wild east." In their eyes, it was a savage region ripe for exploitation, its subhuman inhabitants destined for extermination or helotry. An especially brutal dimension of the German army's eastern war was its anti-partisan campaign. This conflict brought death and destruction to thousands of Soviet civilians, and has been held as a prime example of ordinary German soldiers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Shepherd
ISBN: 0674012968 9780674012967
OCLC Number: 54767566
Awards: Nominated for William E. Colby Award 2005
Description: vi, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : toward a war of extermination --
1. "Success comes only through terror" : the German experience of antiguerrilla warfare --
2. "Jew-Bolsheviks," civilians, and partisans : the opening phase, 1941 --
3. Bloodshed mushrooms : the escalating security campaign, 1941 --
4. The rules change : partisan surge and German response, 1942 --
5. More of the sugar, less of the whip : the battle for popular support, 1942 --
6. Locusts in field gray : the dead zones campaign, 1943 --
7. Fear in the forest : the war at close quarters, 1942 and 1943 --
Conclusion : reap as you sow, 1943 and 1944 --
App. A. Larger antipartisan operations carried out by the 221st Security Division, December 1942-April 1943.
Responsibility: Ben Shepherd.
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Shepherd enters the debate over the wartime behavior of the Wehrmacht with a detailed study of the motivation and conduct of its anti-partisan campaign in the USSR. This book offers a nuanced  Read more...


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The epic clash on the Eastern Front in the Second World War remains arguably the largest conflict ever fought... Analyzing the official paperwork of three army security divisions responsible for the Read more...

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