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Combat and genocide on the Eastern Front : the German infantry's war, 1941-1944 / Jeff Rutherford.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D764 .R9558 2014

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    Series
    Cambridge military histories
    Cambridge military histories.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Rutherford, Jeff, author.
    Published
    Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
    Locale
    Eastern Front
    Europe, Eastern
    Contents
    Introduction: the German infantry's war
    The Wehrmacht and German society
    Preparations for war
    Attack with a ruthless offensive spirit and a firestorm of destruction: the opening phase of Operation Barbarossa
    Will the continuation of this attack be worth it? The drive on Leningrad
    It is only a question of where, not if, civilians will starve: the 121st Infantry Division and the occupation of Pavlovsk
    The failure of Operation Barbarossa: the fusion of ideology and military culture
    The Soviet Winter Offensive 1942: Demiansk and the Volkhov River
    The population shouted out to the interpreter that one would rather be shot instead of being left to starve: the evolution of military necessity
    From one mess to another: war of attrition in northwest Russia
    We need to fight to the end, so oder so: combat and the reconstruction of Army Group North
    A more rational occupation? The contradictions of military necessity
    As miserable representatives of the miserable twentieth century, we burned all of the villages: the scorched earth retreat to the Panther line
    Conclusion: the primacy of military necessity.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Introduction: the German infantry's war -- The Wehrmacht and German society -- Preparations for war -- Attack with a ruthless offensive spirit and a firestorm of destruction: the opening phase of Operation Barbarossa -- Will the continuation of this attack be worth it? The drive on Leningrad -- It is only a question of where, not if, civilians will starve: the 121st Infantry Division and the occupation of Pavlovsk -- The failure of Operation Barbarossa: the fusion of ideology and military culture -- The Soviet Winter Offensive 1942: Demiansk and the Volkhov River -- The population shouted out to the interpreter that one would rather be shot instead of being left to starve: the evolution of military necessity -- From one mess to another: war of attrition in northwest Russia -- We need to fight to the end, so oder so: combat and the reconstruction of Army Group North -- A more rational occupation? The contradictions of military necessity -- As miserable representatives of the miserable twentieth century, we burned all of the villages: the scorched earth retreat to the Panther line -- Conclusion: the primacy of military necessity.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781107055711
    1107055717 (hardback)
    9781107652736 (paperback)
    1107652731 (paperback)
    Physical Description
    xv, 423 pages ; 24 cm.

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