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The arms of Krupp 1587-1968

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Product description

paperback in good condition. Unbroken spine, slight scuffing to edges spine and crease to front bottom corner cover. Clean internally.

For the first time in Trade Paperback the massive, compelling book in which William Manchester brings to life Europe's richest, most powerful family, a 400-year dynasty that armed Germany in three major wars. Their cannon won the Franco-Prussian War in 1870. In 1871 they invented the first anti-aircraft gun to shoot down observation balloons. In WWI their mammoth weapons shelled Paris at a range of 81 miles. For 40 years they manufactured submarines, beginning with the U-1 that menaced Allied shipping. In 1940 their cannon actually shelled England from across the channel. The Krupps armed the forces of the Kaiser and financed Hitler's 'Terror Election' of 1933. Hitler honoured their loyalty by decreeing special tax exemptions that continued to bind a post-war West Germany. The Krupps even survived a Nuremberg conviction to become the dynamo behind the 'Common Market'.

Item details

Author(s):
Manchester William
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.2 x 15.2 x 4.3 cms
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0316529400
ISBN-13:
9780316529402
Number of pages:
976
Publisher:
Back Bay
Title:
The arms of Krupp 1587-1968

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paperback in good condition. Unbroken spine, slight scuffing to edges spine and crease to front bottom corner cover. Clean internally.

For the first time in Trade Paperback the massive, compelling book in which William Manchester brings to life Europe's richest, most powerful family, a 400-year dynasty that armed Germany in three major wars. Their cannon won the Franco-Prussian War in 1870. In 1871 they invented the first anti-aircraft gun to shoot down observation balloons. In WWI their mammoth weapons shelled Paris at a range of 81 miles. For 40 years they manufactured submarines, beginning with the U-1 that menaced Allied shipping. In 1940 their cannon actually shelled England from across the channel. The Krupps armed the forces of the Kaiser and financed Hitler's 'Terror Election' of 1933. Hitler honoured their loyalty by decreeing special tax exemptions that continued to bind a post-war West Germany. The Krupps even survived a Nuremberg conviction to become the dynamo behind the 'Common Market'.

Author(s):
Manchester William
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.2 x 15.2 x 4.3 cms
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0316529400
ISBN-13:
9780316529402
Number of pages:
976
Publisher:
Back Bay
Title:
The arms of Krupp 1587-1968

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