Germany and the Second World War: Volume 5: Organization and Mobilization of the German Sphere of…

Hardcover | July 1, 2000

EditorBernhard R. Kroener, Rolf-Dieter Muller, Hans Umbreit

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This is part one of the fifth volume in the comprehensive and authoritative series, Germany in the Second World War. It deals with developments in wartime administration, economy, and manpower resources in Germany and its occupied territories from 1939-1941. Series description This is the fifth in the magisterial ten-volume Germany and the Second World War. The six volumes so far published in German take the story to 1943, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of theMilitargeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for Military History], a team of renowned historians has combined a full synthesis of existing material with the latest research to produce what will be the definitive history of the Second World War from the German point of view. Thecomprehensive analysis, based on detailed scholarly research, is underpinned by a full apparatus of maps, diagrams, and tables. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the Second World War is an undertaking of unparalleled scope and authority. It will prove indispensable to allhistorians of the twentieth century.

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This is part one of the fifth volume in the comprehensive and authoritative series, Germany in the Second World War. It deals with developments in wartime administration, economy, and manpower resources in Germany and its occupied territories from 1939-1941. Series description This is the fifth in the magisterial ten-volume Germany and...

Hans Umbreit, all at Research Institute for Military History, Potsdam.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1260 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.52 inPublished:July 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART I: TOWARDS CONTINENTAL DOMINION1. Plans for the administration of occupied territories before the outbreak of war2. Stages in the territorial 'new order' in Europe3. The preferred 'new order': territories annexed de jure and de facto4. Administration and safeguarding of the German sphere of power5. The exploitation of the occupied territories6. German rule in the occupied territories: pretension and realityPART II: THE MOBILIZATION OF THE GERMAN ECONOMY FOR HITLER'S WAR AIMS1. Preparations for total war2. Improvisation in lieu of planning: the 'transitional economy'3. Makeshift solutions in Spring 19404. The victor's hubris: Germany loses its lead in armaments after the French campaign5. The crippling of armaments production6. The road into crisis7. Beginnings of a reorganization of the war economy at the turn of 1941/1942PART III: THE MANPOWER RESOURCES OF THE THIRD REICH IN THE AREA OF CONFLICT BETWEEN WEHRMACHT, BUREAUCRACY, AND WAR ECONOMY, 1939-19421. Organization and implementation of military mobilization2. The wehrmacht manpower situation at the outbreak of war3. 'Man management': population distribution in the area of tension between wehrmacht and war economy (Sept. 1939-June 1941)4. The development of military manpower control up to the summer of 19415. The winter crisis of 1941-1942: The distribution of scarcity or steps towards a more rational management of personnel6. Blitzkrieg or total war? Ideological and political-military implications of the reaction to the trauma of the First World WarCONCLUSIONBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX OF PERSONS