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The Nemesis of Power The German Army in Politics 1918-1945

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This copy is in good condition, the cover is slightly turned at the bottom front and is creased on the rear. Internal pages all very clean and legible.

Sir John W. Wheeler-Bennett tells the story of how the German Army, having survived the disaster of 1918, proceeded to dominate the political life of the German Republic, exercising a virtually paramount degree of power and influence by its very withdrawal from the active arena of politics: and of how, when later it was mistaken enough to play politics instead of controlling them, it began a descent which only ended in abject defeat - militarily, politically and spiritually. The author reveals the extent of the responsibility of the Army for bringing the Nazi regime to power, for tolerating the infamies of that regime once it had attained power, and for not taking the measures - at a time when only the Army could have taken them - to remove it from power. In this second edition a new foreword by Professor Richard Overy sets Wheeler-Bennett's classic text in a modern context.

Item details

Author(s):
Wheeler-Bennett, Sir John
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1980
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0333068645
ISBN-13:
9780333068649
Number of pages:
829
Publisher:
Macmillan

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This copy is in good condition, the cover is slightly turned at the bottom front and is creased on the rear. Internal pages all very clean and legible.

Sir John W. Wheeler-Bennett tells the story of how the German Army, having survived the disaster of 1918, proceeded to dominate the political life of the German Republic, exercising a virtually paramount degree of power and influence by its very withdrawal from the active arena of politics: and of how, when later it was mistaken enough to play politics instead of controlling them, it began a descent which only ended in abject defeat - militarily, politically and spiritually. The author reveals the extent of the responsibility of the Army for bringing the Nazi regime to power, for tolerating the infamies of that regime once it had attained power, and for not taking the measures - at a time when only the Army could have taken them - to remove it from power. In this second edition a new foreword by Professor Richard Overy sets Wheeler-Bennett's classic text in a modern context.

Author(s):
Wheeler-Bennett, Sir John
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1980
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0333068645
ISBN-13:
9780333068649
Number of pages:
829
Publisher:
Macmillan

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