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The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-1945; Citizens and Soldiers (Audio book)

English · Audio book

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A major new history of the Third Reich that explores the German psyche.As early as 1941, Allied victory in World War II seemed all but assured. How and why, then, did the Germans prolong the barbaric conflict for three and a half more years?In The German War, acclaimed historian Nicholas Stargardt draws on an extraordinary range of primary source materials--personal diaries, court records, and military correspondence--to answer this question. He offers an unprecedented portrait of wartime Germany, bringing the hopes and expectations of the German people--from infantrymen and tank commanders on the Eastern Front to civilians on the home front--to vivid life. While most historians identify the German defeat at Stalingrad as the moment when the average German citizen turned against the war effort, Stargardt demonstrates that the Wehrmacht in fact retained the staunch support of the patriotic German populace until the bitter end.Astonishing in its breadth and humanity, The German War is a groundbreaking new interpretation of what drove the Germans to fight--and keep fighting--for a lost cause.

About the author

Nicholas Stargardt is a professor of modern European history at Magdalen College, Oxford, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of Witnesses of War: Children's Lives under the Nazis, which was the first work to show how children experienced the Second World War under the Nazis, exploring the widely divergent experiences of German and Jewish, Polish and Czech, Sinti and the disabled children. He lives in Oxford, England.

Product details

Authors Nicholas Stargardt
Assisted by Michael Kramer (Reader / Narrator)
Publisher Blackstone Publishing
Languages English
Product format CD-Audio (Playing time: 16h 39min)
Released 12.04.2016
EAN 9781504713252
ISBN 978-1-5047-1325-2
Dimensions 135 mm x 150 mm x 48 mm
Weight 544 g
Subject Humanities, art, music > History

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