Endkampf : soldiers, civilians, and the death of the Third Reich / Stephen G. Fritz.
By: Fritz, Stephen G.Material type: TextPublisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2004Description: xvii, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0813123259; 9780813123257; 9780813134611; 0813134617.Subject(s): World War (1939-1945) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany -- Franconia | World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Germany | Franconia (Germany) -- History -- 20th century | Military campaigns | Social aspects | Germany | Germany -- Franconia | 1900-1999Genre/Form: History.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Endkampf.DDC classification: 940.53/433 Other classification: 940.53433
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-369) and index.
Waiting for the end -- Fearful are the convulsions of defeat -- Death throes -- Through the Steigerwald -- Running amok against the reality of defeat -- Across the Frankenhöhe -- Struggle until five after twelve -- There can be no return to normality.
"Endkampf if unique in its examination of the end of World War II from both the American and German military perspectives. Fritz documents the harsh fighting experienced by American GIs in Franconia and investigates the complex postwar relationships among GIs, Germans, and displaced persons. He focuses on average soldiers and civilians and how they faced the threat and reality of military violence and Nazi-inspired terrorist measures as they negotiated the often treacherous path from war to peace. Endkampf is a portrait of the collapse of Nazi society and how it affected those involved, whether they were soldiers or civilians, victors or vanquished, perpetrators or victims."--Jacket.