The German Army 1939-45: Eastern Front 1943-45 by Nigel Thomas

By Nigel Thomas

In early 1943 the annihilation of the sixth military at Stalingrad marked the irreversible turning-point of the warfare within the East. regardless of occasional neighborhood successes received within the face of serious odds – testimony to the Wehrmacht’s notable resilience – any more Germany used to be at the shielding. regardless of Hitler’s harmful interference the standard of German box management, and of recent guns, remained excessive; yet each one new Soviet offensive driven front line toward – and eventually, throughout – the borders of the Reich. during this fourth name in their series writer and artist describe and illustrate the advancements in unit association, uniforms and gear in the course of 1943–45, together with details on eu and japanese volunteer devices; textual content and illustrations are supported by means of specific tables. Men-at-Arms 311, 316, 326, 330 and 336 also are on hand in one quantity distinct version titled ‘German military in global conflict II’.

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But I see the most obvious symptom of their inner insecurity in the public appearances of hitler himself. yesterday in the newsreel there was a sound film sequence: the Führer says a few words to a large gathering. he clenches his fists, he contorts his face, it is more a wild scream than a speech, an outburst of rage: ‘on 30 January they (he means the Jews of course) laughed at me – that smile will be wiped off their faces . ’ at the moment he appears to be omnipotent, perhaps he is; but this recording testifies to almost blind rage.

The speediest of rejections followed; the reason given being that the study was ‘entirely backward-looking’ and was lacking ‘the necessary national {völkisch} angles’. The opportunities for publishing have been cut off – when will they gag me? During the summer semester my status as a ‘front line soldier’ protected me – how long will the protection last? 28 August. I really must not lose heart, the people won’t go along with it for long. It is said that hitler relied in particular on the petty bourgeoisie, and that was clearly the case.

Am I deceiving myself if I derive some hope from all this? This total madness cannot be sustained once the people’s intoxication has worn off, once the hangover has begun. 25 August. What use are the symptoms of weariness? Everyone is afraid. It had been arranged that my piece entitled ‘Germany’s Image of France’ would be published by Quelle & meyer and would first appear in the Neuphilologische Monatsschrift (new Philological monthly), edited by the vice-Chancellor or Professor hübner, a thoroughly moderate and decent schoolmaster.

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