War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941 / Edition 1

War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941 / Edition 1

by Geoffrey P. Megargee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742544826

ISBN-13: 9780742544826

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

On June 22, 1941, Hitler began what would be the most important campaign of the European theater. The war against the Soviet Union would leave tens of millions of Soviet citizens dead and large parts of the country in ruins. The death and destruction would result not just from military operations but also from the systematic killing and abuse that the German army,

Overview

On June 22, 1941, Hitler began what would be the most important campaign of the European theater. The war against the Soviet Union would leave tens of millions of Soviet citizens dead and large parts of the country in ruins. The death and destruction would result not just from military operations but also from the systematic killing and abuse that the German army, police, and SS directed against Jews, Communists, and ordinary citizens.

In War of Annihilation, noted military historian Geoffrey P. Megargee provides a clear, concise history of the Germans' opening campaign of conquest and genocide in 1941. By drawing on the best of military and Holocaust scholarship, Megargee dispels the myths that have distorted the role of Germany's military leadership in both the military operations themselves and the unthinkable crimes that were part of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742544826
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Total War: New Perspectives on World War II Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
556,652
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Roots of the War of Annihilation
Chapter 2: Plans and Preparations, 1940–1941
Chapter 3: Initial Victories and Atrocities, June to August
Chapter 4: The Second Phase: Expanding Conquests and Genocide, August to October
Chapter 5: The Final Drive on Moscow and Systematic Killing, October to December
Chapter 6: Failure and Its Consequences, to Early 1942
Conclusion
Bibliographic Essay
Appendix 1: The Levels of Command
Appendix 2: Principal German Army Commands and Staffs on June 22, 1941

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