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Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

Omer Bartov

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195079036
eISBN:
9780199854455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079036.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This study shows that the Wehrmacht was systematically involved in atrocities against the civilian population on the Eastern Front. Including quotes from letters, diaries, and military reports, this ... More


Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941-1945

Olga Kucherenko

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199585557
eISBN:
9780191725043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585557.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Germany's war against the Soviet Union raised a small army of child-soldiers. Thousands of those below the enlistment age served with regular and paramilitary formations, even though they were not ... More


Epic romance on Western and Eastern Fronts

Christine E. Hallett

in Nurse Writers of the Great War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992521
eISBN:
9781526104342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Some of the writings of soldier-memoirists have been likened to epic romances, because they describe the way in which the so-called ‘hero’ faces ordeal and achieves ‘apotheosis’, or personal ... More


On the Eastern Front with the German Army

Frances Guerin

in Through Amateur Eyes: Film and Photography in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670062
eISBN:
9781452947006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670062.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines photographs taken by soldiers, officers, accomplices, and bystanders on the Eastern Front during World War II in the late 1930s and early 1940s. It introduces a narrative of ... More


The Destruction of the Primary Group

Omer Bartov

in Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195079036
eISBN:
9780199854455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079036.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Cohesion in the German army was to a large extent maintained by a conscious and systematic nurturing of what has come to be termed as “primary groups”, a social organization with its roots tracing ... More


The Demodernization of the Front

Omer Bartov

in Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195079036
eISBN:
9780199854455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079036.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Between the year 1941 and 1942, the Wehrmacht's combat units underwent a radical process of demodernization, just as the Third Reich's economy was being mobilized for a total industrial war. This ... More


A World War Condensed

Jonathan D. Smele

in The "Russian" Civil Wars, 1916—1926: Ten Years That Shook the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190233044
eISBN:
9780190618551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233044.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Introduction places the “Russian” Civil Wars within the wider context of the First World War (particularly as it was played out on the Eastern Front) and the history of the multi-national Russian ... More


War, Revolution, and Nation-Making in Lithuania, 1914-1923

Tomas Balkelis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199668021
eISBN:
9780191801044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199668021.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores how war made the Lithuanian state and shaped society from the onset of the Great War in 1914 to the last waves of violence in 1923. As the very notion of an independent Lithuania ... More


State Failure, Social Disaster, and Refugee Politics During the Great War

Tomas Balkelis

in War, Revolution, and Nation-Making in Lithuania, 1914-1923

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199668021
eISBN:
9780191801044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199668021.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the transformative effect that the outbreak of the Great War and German occupation had on the civilians in Lithuania. It traces the early war experience of local Catholic and ... More


Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell

Peter Caddick-Adams

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199974641
eISBN:
9780190254605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199974641.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The most horrific battles of World War II ring in the popular memory: Stalingrad, the Bulge, Iwo Jima, to name a few. Monte Cassino should stand among them. Waged deep in the Italian mountains ... More


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