Twilight of the Gods: The Decline and Fall of the German General Staff in World War II

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When Hitler enabled the transformation of the Truppenamt into the general staff in 1935, General Beck saw an opportunity to re-establish a command of great power and influence that would act as a stabilising influence on Germany as a whole. Such a vision ran directly contrary to Hitler's ideology, however, setting up a tension that continued to ferment throughout the war, culminating in the assassination attempt on the Fuhrer by an internal resistance movement in 1944. In this new and comprehensive study, acclaimed author ...

Twilight of the Gods: The Decline and Fall of the German General Staff in World War II 2011, Conway, London

ISBN-13: 9781844861361

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