Germany and the Second World War: V5/II: Organization and Mobilization in the German Sphere of…

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

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Volume V Part II of the comprehensive and authoritative Germany and the Second World War series spans the years 1942 to 1945, and looks in closely researched detail, and against a background of growing military setbacks and disasters leading to final defeat, at the administration and ruthlessexploitation of the occupied countries and of Germany's own allies, and the effect on their populations (in particular their Jews, Roma, and Sinti) and national economies. This comprehensive study of the meteoric rise to prominence of Hitler's crown prince Albert Speer, and his struggle to implement a "total war" armaments policy in the face of opposition from the Party's Gauleiters and political rivals in the Nazi leadership, documents with a wealth of maps,diagrams, and tables the achievements of the arms drive he masterminded; a large part of this success is shown to have relied on the forced or slave labour of those under German domination. The conflicting claims of industry and the Wehrmacht for dwindling manpower resources are alsoconsidered.

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Volume V Part II of the comprehensive and authoritative Germany and the Second World War series spans the years 1942 to 1945, and looks in closely researched detail, and against a background of growing military setbacks and disasters leading to final defeat, at the administration and ruthlessexploitation of the occupied countries and o...

Project co-ordinated by the Militargeschichtliches Forschungsamt (Research Institute for Military History), Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Translated from the German by Derry Cook-Radmore, Ewald Osers, Barry Smerin, and Barbara Wilson.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:July 2, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Hans-Erich Volkmann: IntroductionPart I: German Rule in the Occupied Territories 1942-1945Hans Umbreit: 1. Hitler's Europe2. The Impact of 'Total War' on German Rule in the Occupied Countries3. The Ethnic 'New Order' through Genocide: The Murder of the Jews, Roma, and Sinti in the German Sphere of Power4. Collaboration and ResistancePart II: Albert Speer and Armaments Policy in Total WarRolf-Dieter Muller: 1. The German War Economy in Upheaval: 19422. Further Centralization of the War Economy 1943-19443. Basic Conditions of Wartime Production, and Civilian Factors4. The 'Armaments Miracle' 1942-19445. From 'Victory Programme' to the Collapse of the War EconomyPart III: Management of Human Resources, Deployment of the Population, and Manning the Armed Forces in the Second Half of the War 1942-194 4Bernhard R. Kroener: 1. In the Eye of the Storm (Summer 1942 to Spring 1943)2. Not Quite Total War (Summer 1943 to Summer 1944)3. ResumeConclusionBernhard R. Kroener, Rolf-Dieter Muller Hans Umbreit: BibliographyIndex of Persons

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"the latest volume of Germany and the Second World War slices open the German war effort and examines the inner workings of war administration, economy, and manpower resources, 1942-1944/ ... every page is packed with a dense compilation of information and analysis ... a rigorous, academicanalysis packed with information impossible to find elsewhere in English, and it also forms an integral part of an exceedingly important series of books about Germany's role in the world conflict. We can't recommend it to the casual reader, but it certainly belongs on the shelf of every serioushistorian of World War II as part of the ultimate autopsy of the German war effort." --Stone and Stone