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A European anabasis [electronic resource] : western European volunteers in the German army and SS, 1940-1945 / by Kenneth William Estes.

Author/Creator:
Estes, Kenneth W., 1947-
Publication:
New York : Columbia University Press, 2008, c2001.
Format/Description:
Book
Edition:
ACLS Humanities E-Book electronic edition.
Series:
ACLS Humanities E-Book
ACLS Gutenberg-e series
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Subjects:
Germany. Heer -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
Germany. Heer -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. -- World War, 1939-1945.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Schutzstaffel -- History.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Schutzstaffel -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. -- World War, 1939-1945.
Military service, Voluntary -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany.
Language:
English
System Details:
Mode of access: Intranet.
Contents:
1. Introduction
The Volunteer Phenomenon
Armed Forces Manpower and SS Recruiting
Ideology and Race: The Greater Germans
New Order Policies and the SS
The Russo-German War
2. Crusade and Propaganda
SS Prototype: The "Wiking" Division
The Legion Experiment
Army Legions
3. A Neutral Variation and Some Consequences
The Spanish Division
Propaganda Value and Military Utility
4. Transformation in 1943
Reforming the Military System
The Germanic Corps
The Assault Brigades (Sturmbrigaden)
[Intro]
The Flemish Brigade
The French Brigade
The Walloon Brigade
Political and Military Results
5. Despair and Fanaticism, 1944-45
The Last Legion
Final Levies
The Last Stand
The Crusade Ends
6. The Character of Military Collaboration
Motivations
Volunteer Ebb and Flow
Assessing the German Program
Assessing Military Value
Conclusions
Notes:
Caption title; description based on resource as of 2008-07-06.
Originally published by Gutenberg-e: www.gutenberg-e.org.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
American Council of Learned Societies.