Hitler strikes Poland : Blitzkrieg, ideology, and atrocity / Alexander B. Rossino.
By: Rossino, Alexander B.Material type: TextSeries: Modern war studies: Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2003Description: xv, 343 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0700612343 (alk. paper); 9780700612345 (alk. paper); 0700613927 (hbk.); 9780700613922 (hbk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Poland | Lightning war | National socialism | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Poland | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- GermanyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Hitler strikes Poland.DDC classification: 940.54/05/09438 Other classification: 15.70
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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.