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The Resource Fighting for the fatherland : the story of the German soldier from 1648 to the present day, David Stone ; foreword by Richard Holmes

Fighting for the fatherland : the story of the German soldier from 1648 to the present day, David Stone ; foreword by Richard Holmes

Label
Fighting for the fatherland : the story of the German soldier from 1648 to the present day
Title
Fighting for the fatherland
Title remainder
the story of the German soldier from 1648 to the present day
Statement of responsibility
David Stone ; foreword by Richard Holmes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fighting for the Fatherland traces and analyzes the development of the German soldier, and the army in which he served, during the three and a half turbulent centuries of international conflict that have so often found him on some of the most violent and testing battlegrounds encountered by the soldiers of any nation. It sets his inherent sense of patriotism and duty against his cultural background and the ever-changing national imperatives of the time. This evolving process was bound inextricably to the Fatherland's emerging awareness of its own identity, together with its steadily increasing military significance and capability, which eventually resulted in Prussian militarism and the German imperial aspirations that so dominated the 19th century. Thereafter, these led first to the catastrophe of the First World War and to Germany's defeat in 1918, then to the Weimar Republic, National Socialism, the Second World War, and the eventual collapse of the Third Reich and its Wehrmacht in 1945. During the Cold War that followed, two very different sorts of German army existed -- one on each side of the Iron Curtain -- until the country's reunification in 1990, which subsequently enabled the creation of the modern Bundeswehr, an army well prepared to meet the security challenges of the 21st century. - Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, David
Dewey number
355.10943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UA710
LC item number
.S717 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • Armies
  • Sociology, Military
  • Germany
Label
Fighting for the fatherland : the story of the German soldier from 1648 to the present day, David Stone ; foreword by Richard Holmes
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 426-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Origins -- Myths, Legends and History -- Conceived in Chaos: Germany and the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648 -- 'For King and Fatherland': Brandenburg and Prussia, 1640-1713 -- Era of the drill sergeants : the army of 'the Soldier King', 1713-1740 -- Masters of the battlefield : the Army of Frederick the Great, 1740-1786 -- Complacency, Stagnation and Defeat, 1786-1806 -- Renaissance, Revolution and Reform, 1807-1857 -- pt. 2. the Golden Age -- Dress Rehearsals: the Wars of 1864 and 1866 -- Anatomy of a Modern War machine, 1866-1870 -- Clash of Eagles: the War with France, 1870-1871 -- Prelude to an Inferno: Mars-la-Tour, 1870 -- The Inferno: Gravelotte-St-Privat and Sedan, 1870 -- Total War: Unification and the Defeat of France, 1871 -- An Imperial Hubris, 1871-1914 -- pt. 3. Into the Abyss -- A War on Two Fronts, 1914 -- Stalemate in the West: Trench Warfare, 1915-1918 -- The Warrior Betrayed: the Last Offensive and the Armistice, 1918 -- The Road to Perdition, 1919-1935 -- Rearmament, Regeneration and Matters of Conscience, 1935-1939 -- Unleashing the Blitzkrieg, 1939-1940 -- 'Barbarossa' to 'Zitadelle': the Eastern front, 1941-1943 -- The Way to Armageddon, 1944-1945 -- pt. 4. Resurrection and Rehabilitation -- Cold War Warriors, 1945-1990 -- Reunification and the Bundeswehr in the 21st Century -- Appendices. The universal soldier : from Landsknecht to Legionnaire -- The army of Frederick the Great in 1760 -- Prussian order of battle, June 1866 -- The army of the North German Confederation in 1870 -- The German Army 1880-1900 -- The German Army in 1914 -- German rearmament (Army) 1933-1939 -- The Bundeswehr field army in 1986 -- Bundeswehr operational deployments 1990-2005 -- Bundeswehr 'Structure 2010'
Control code
ocm70258949
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
464 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781597970693
Lccn
2006021825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781597970693
  • (OCoLC)70258949
Label
Fighting for the fatherland : the story of the German soldier from 1648 to the present day, David Stone ; foreword by Richard Holmes
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 426-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Origins -- Myths, Legends and History -- Conceived in Chaos: Germany and the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648 -- 'For King and Fatherland': Brandenburg and Prussia, 1640-1713 -- Era of the drill sergeants : the army of 'the Soldier King', 1713-1740 -- Masters of the battlefield : the Army of Frederick the Great, 1740-1786 -- Complacency, Stagnation and Defeat, 1786-1806 -- Renaissance, Revolution and Reform, 1807-1857 -- pt. 2. the Golden Age -- Dress Rehearsals: the Wars of 1864 and 1866 -- Anatomy of a Modern War machine, 1866-1870 -- Clash of Eagles: the War with France, 1870-1871 -- Prelude to an Inferno: Mars-la-Tour, 1870 -- The Inferno: Gravelotte-St-Privat and Sedan, 1870 -- Total War: Unification and the Defeat of France, 1871 -- An Imperial Hubris, 1871-1914 -- pt. 3. Into the Abyss -- A War on Two Fronts, 1914 -- Stalemate in the West: Trench Warfare, 1915-1918 -- The Warrior Betrayed: the Last Offensive and the Armistice, 1918 -- The Road to Perdition, 1919-1935 -- Rearmament, Regeneration and Matters of Conscience, 1935-1939 -- Unleashing the Blitzkrieg, 1939-1940 -- 'Barbarossa' to 'Zitadelle': the Eastern front, 1941-1943 -- The Way to Armageddon, 1944-1945 -- pt. 4. Resurrection and Rehabilitation -- Cold War Warriors, 1945-1990 -- Reunification and the Bundeswehr in the 21st Century -- Appendices. The universal soldier : from Landsknecht to Legionnaire -- The army of Frederick the Great in 1760 -- Prussian order of battle, June 1866 -- The army of the North German Confederation in 1870 -- The German Army 1880-1900 -- The German Army in 1914 -- German rearmament (Army) 1933-1939 -- The Bundeswehr field army in 1986 -- Bundeswehr operational deployments 1990-2005 -- Bundeswehr 'Structure 2010'
Control code
ocm70258949
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
464 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781597970693
Lccn
2006021825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781597970693
  • (OCoLC)70258949

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