Category Archives: Germany

Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany’s Winter Campaign, 1941-1942

Highlights from the new David Stahel book: * According to Kühne, the nature of German comradeship at the front incorporated certain “homoerotic” feelings, which must be firmly dissociated from what contemporaries saw as the reviled act of manifest homosexuality. In … Continue reading

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‘Martin Heideger and the Space of the Political’

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Operation Typhoon: Hitler’s March on Moscow, October 1941 by David Stahel

Here are excerpts from this book: * …Germany found it extremely difficult to operate new agents in the Soviet Union. The training programme for agents had in fact been rapidly expanded in 1941, and attempts were made to use agents … Continue reading

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Operation Barbarossa and Germany’s Defeat in the East (Cambridge Military Histories)

David Stahel writes in 2009: * From a military point of view, the likelihood of a German victory was also shared in Britain, with the Joint Intelligence Committee estimating that the Germans would require just six weeks to occupy the … Continue reading

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Manstein: Hitler’s Greatest General

A few excerpts from this 2011 biography by British general Mungo Melvin: * Von Seekt 1922: ‘Poland’s existence is intolerable, incompatible with the survival of Germany. It must disappear, and it will disappear through its own internal weakness and through … Continue reading

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