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The German Fifth Column in the Second World War

1st Edition

By Louis De Jong


318 pages

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pub: 2019-07-16
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Originally published in English in 1956, this book is divided into 3 parts : the first outlines how, after 1933, those outside Germany began to become increasingly afraid of sinister operations on the part of German agents and the partisans of National Socialism. The second part examines the role of the German Fifth column during the war and the third part analyses the role of the groups which were living outside Germany at the time Hitler started his assault.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Fear Introduction: The Approach of Disaster 1. Panic in Poland 2. Denmark and Norway Surprised 3. The Invasion of the Netherlands 4. The German Offensive in Belgium and France 5. Tension in England 6. The Americas in Alarm 7. 1941 – Germany Attacks Again 8. The Fixed Image Part 2: Reality 9. Poland 10. Denmark and Norway 11. Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg and France 12. England and America 13. Yugoslavia, Greece, the Soviet Union 14. The Military Fifth Column Part 3: Analysis 15. The Imaginary Fifth Column 16. Historical Summary

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German History

Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set:

  • Offer a comprehensive and challenging interpretation of the German past
  • Assess Bismarck’s contribution to the German Empire and his legacy for modern Germany
  • Examine the psyche of the Germans and discuss the psychological impact of the Second World War on the Germans
  • Review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism and the weakness of democracy in 19th Century Germany
  • Examine the inter-relationships between social and economic change on the one hand, and political developments on the other.
  • Analyse the significance of the Zollverein on economic growth
  • Discuss authority and the law in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic.
  • Analyse the contribution of German historians to 20th Century historiography
  • Chart key events in British – German trade rivalry
  • Include archival material from both the former East and West Germany.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany