The essays in this collection, the fourth in a series on the problem of total war, examine the inter-war period.
Table of ContentsContributors; Introduction Roger Chickering and Stig Forster; Part I. Reflections on the Inter-war Period: 1. The politics of war and peace in the 1920s and 1930s Gerhard L. Weinberg; 2. War and society in the 1920s and 1930s Hew Strachan; 3. Plans, weapons, doctrines: the strategic cultures of interwar Europe Dennis E. Showalter; Part II. Legacies of the Great War: 4. Religious socialism, peace pacifism: the case of Paul Tillich Hartmut Lehmann; 5. No more peace: the militarisation of politics James M. Diehl; 6. The war's returns: disabled veterans in Britain and Germany, 1914–39 Deborah Cohen; 7. The impact of total war on the practice of British psychiatry Edgar Jones and Simon Wessely; Part III. Visions of the Next War: 8. Sore loser: Ludendorff's total war Roger Chickering; 9. Strangelove, or how Ernst Jünger learned to love total war Thomas Rohkrämer; 10. Shadows of total war in French and British military journals, 1918–39 Timo Baumann and Daniel Marc Segesser; 11. Yesterday's battles and future war: the German official military history, 1918–39 Markus Pöhlmann; 12. 'The study of the distant past is futile': American reflections on new military frontiers Bernd Greiner; Part IV. Projections and Practice: 13. 'Not by law but by sentiment': Great Britain and imperial defense, 1918–39 Benedikt Stuchtey; 14. 'Blitzkrieg' or total war? War preparations in Nazi Germany Wilhelm Deist; 15. The Condor Legion: an instrument of total war? Klaus A. Maier; 16. Stalinism as total social war Hans-Heinrich Nolte; 17. Total colonial warfare: Ethiopia Giulia Brogini Künzi; 18. Japan's wartime empire in China Louise Young; Index.
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