Rossino, Alexander B., 1966-

Hitler strikes Poland : Blitzkrieg, ideology, and atrocity / Alexander B. Rossino. - Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2003. - xv, 343 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. - Modern war studies . - Modern war studies. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-335) and index.

The ideological dimensions of war with Poland -- Nazi radicals and SS killers -- The German Army and the opening phase of Operation Tannenberg -- Nazi anti-Jewish policy during the Polish campaign -- Institutional brutality and German Army reprisal policy -- From retaliation to atrocity -- Explaining German brutality.

Usually given short shrift in most histories of World War II, Hitler's invasion of Poland was more than a series of opening salvos; it was a testing ground for German brutalities to come. This is a comprehensive study of the campaign, including insights into its ideological underpinnings.

0700612343 (alk. paper) 9780700612345 (alk. paper) 0700613927 (hbk.) 9780700613922 (hbk.)



97183296X DE-101

World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Poland.
Lightning war.
National socialism.
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities--Poland.
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities--Germany.

D765 / .R596 2003