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The Resource Combat and genocide on the Eastern Front, Jeff Rutherford, (electronic resource)

Combat and genocide on the Eastern Front, Jeff Rutherford, (electronic resource)

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Combat and genocide on the Eastern Front
Title
Combat and genocide on the Eastern Front
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Rutherford
Title variation
Combat & Genocide on the Eastern Front
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By 1944, the overwhelming majority of the German Army had participated in the German war of annihilation in the Soviet Union and historians continue to debate the motivations behind the violence unleashed in the east. Jeff Rutherford offers an important new contribution to this debate through a study of combat and the occupation policies of three frontline infantry divisions. He shows that while Nazi racial ideology provided a legitimizing context in which violence was not only accepted but encouraged, it was the Wehrmacht's adherence to a doctrine of military necessity which is critical in explaining why German soldiers fought as they did. This meant that the German Army would do whatever was necessary to emerge victorious on the battlefield. Periods of brutality were intermixed with conciliation as the army's view and treatment of the civilian population evolved based on its appreciation of the larger context of war in the east.--
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1974-
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Rutherford, Jeff
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge military histories
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Combat and genocide on the Eastern Front, Jeff Rutherford, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107295452
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online resource
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Contents
Introduction: the German infantry's war -- The Wehrmacht and German society -- Preparations for war -- Attack with a ruthless offensive spirit and a firestorm of destruction: the opening phase of Operation Barbarossa -- Will the continuation of this attack be worth it? The drive on Leningrad -- It is only a question of where, not if, civilians will starve: the 121st Infantry Division and the occupation of Pavlovsk -- The failure of Operation Barbarossa: the fusion of ideology and military culture -- The Soviet Winter Offensive 1942: Demiansk and the Volkhov River -- The population shouted out to the interpreter that one would rather be shot instead of being left to starve: the evolution of military necessity -- From one mess to another: war of attrition in northwest Russia -- We need to fight to the end, so oder so: combat and the reconstruction of Army Group North -- A more rational occupation? The contradictions of military necessity -- As miserable representatives of the miserable twentieth century, we burned all of the villages: the scorched earth retreat to the Panther line -- Conclusion: the primacy of military necessity
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CR9781107295452
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 423 pages)
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107295452
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030095843
Label
Combat and genocide on the Eastern Front, Jeff Rutherford, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107295452
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the German infantry's war -- The Wehrmacht and German society -- Preparations for war -- Attack with a ruthless offensive spirit and a firestorm of destruction: the opening phase of Operation Barbarossa -- Will the continuation of this attack be worth it? The drive on Leningrad -- It is only a question of where, not if, civilians will starve: the 121st Infantry Division and the occupation of Pavlovsk -- The failure of Operation Barbarossa: the fusion of ideology and military culture -- The Soviet Winter Offensive 1942: Demiansk and the Volkhov River -- The population shouted out to the interpreter that one would rather be shot instead of being left to starve: the evolution of military necessity -- From one mess to another: war of attrition in northwest Russia -- We need to fight to the end, so oder so: combat and the reconstruction of Army Group North -- A more rational occupation? The contradictions of military necessity -- As miserable representatives of the miserable twentieth century, we burned all of the villages: the scorched earth retreat to the Panther line -- Conclusion: the primacy of military necessity
Control code
CR9781107295452
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 423 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107295452
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030095843

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