Twilight of the Gods: The Decline and Fall of the German General Staff in World War II

Stone, David J. A.

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2011. Hardcover. The author illuminates the key aspects of an organisation at the heart of Axis military planning, caught in a clash of loyalty to Germany, to Hitler and to the army, and existing in an atmosphere of distrust and secrecy. Num Pages: 440 pages, 50 illustrations, 10 maps. BIC Classification: 1DFG; 3JJH; HBJD; HBLW; HBWQ; JW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 241 x 166 x 40. Weight in Grams: 892. The Decline and Fall of the German General Staff in World War II. 440 pages, 50 illustrations, 10 maps. The author illuminates the key aspects of an organisation at the heart of Axis military planning, caught in a clash of loyalty to Germany, to Hitler and to the army, and existing in an atmosphere of distrust and secrecy. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1DFG; 3JJH; HBJD; HBLW; HBWQ; JW. Dimension: 241 x 166 x 40. Weight: 892. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: From the author of 'Fighting for the Fatherland' and 'Hitler's Army, 1939-1945', this is a study of the structure, effectiveness and conduct of the German high command prior to and during the Second World War. The book examines in depth the general staff's problematic relationship with the Fuhrer.

About the Author: David Stone is a former British army infantry officer. Much of his service was in Germany, both with and alongside soldiers of the Bundeswehr in peacetime and on operations. He became a military historian in 2002, and is the author of the authoritative works Hitler's Army: The Men, Machines and Organisation, 1939-1945 (2009) and Fighting for the Fatherland: The Story of the German Soldier from 1648 to the Present Day (2006). Richard Holmes described the latter as the most comprehensive and accessible account of the German soldier ever published in English. His other titles include the acclaimed First Reich (2002), Battles in Focus: Dien Bien Phu (2004), Wars of the Cold War (2004) and War Summits (2005). He also wrote Cold War Warriors (1998) and was a consultant and co-author of World War II Chronicle (2007).

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