The House of Krupp: The Steel Dynasty That Armed the Nazis

The House of Krupp: The Steel Dynasty That Armed the Nazis

by Peter Batty
     
 

"The House of Krupp recounts how one family from humble origins managed - through a combination of greed and cunning - to dominate the German armaments industry for nearly a century and a half and to provide weaponry for Germany's military expansionism, and, ultimately, its entrance into two world wars." "The company's lurid history is meticulously told. During the… See more details below

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"The House of Krupp recounts how one family from humble origins managed - through a combination of greed and cunning - to dominate the German armaments industry for nearly a century and a half and to provide weaponry for Germany's military expansionism, and, ultimately, its entrance into two world wars." "The company's lurid history is meticulously told. During the 1930s, Krupp Works became the center of German rearmament, due in large part to Gustav Krupp's devotion to the Third Reich; Alfried, his son, took over in 1943, was arrested by the Allies, tried for slave labor, and sentenced for war crimes at Nuremberg." "Some of the most famous names in German history - Bismarck, Wilhelm, and Hitler - are indelibly linked with the House of Krupp. Krupp cannons were used in Bismarck's wars against Austria and France; its artillery destroyed the Belgian fortifications in 1914, and shelled Paris in 1918; and its stupendous armaments output supplied Hitler nearly single-handedly with heavy artillery, tanks, and U-boats." This updated edition includes an afterword by the author, who reports on how the Krupps have fared in the thirty-five years since the book was first written. Though the Krupps are a legend, their story is one well worth repeating.

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The Saturday Review
Peter Batty has written a hard-hitting expose of the firm that has played a key role in Europe's military and political history. He gives an astounding account of the centuries-old organization which… has survived depression, military defeats and foreign occupations. His book is must reading for those who want to understand world affairs from the inside.
World War II History
A saga of intrigue and greed, of lust for power and possession of power and, above all, a story of dangerous men. The author relates it with solid scholarship and narrative excellence.

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ISBN-13:
9780812812329
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1969

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