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1st Edition

History Of The German General Staff 1657-1945

ISBN 9780367155889
Published November 9, 2020 by Routledge
544 Pages

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Book Description

This book is about the social and economic setting of the Hitler era. It unveils an amazing story about the bitter end of the German Great General Staff, the once most precise and powerful director of military policy known to the Western world, and its command in a democratic-capitalistic society.

Table of Contents

1. The Beginnings 2. The Fathers: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau—The Era of Idealism 3. The Philosopher of War: The General Staff in the Age of Clausewitz 4. The Man of Silence: Helmuth von Moltke 5. Preventive War or Coup D'etat: Waldersee 6. The Master Plan: Schlieffen 7. War Without Generals: The Younger Moltke and Falkenhayn, 1906–1916 8. The Silent Dictatorship: Hindenburg and Ludendorff, 1916–1918 9. The Sphinx: Seeckt and the "Truppenamt" 10. The King Maker: Kurt von Schleicher—Hammerstein-Equord 11. The Uneasy Partnership: Ludwig von Beck—Reichenau 12. The Struggle Against War: Fritsch—Blomberg—Brauchitsch 13. Hitler Triumphant 14. The Beginning of the Captivity 15. The Revolt 16. Gotterdammerung

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