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  • The Berlin Wall and the Intra-German Border 1961-89by Gordon L. Rottman; Chris Taylor

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The border between East and West Germany was closed on 26 May 1953. On 13 August 1961 crude fences and walls were erected around West Berlin: the Berlin Wall had been created. The Wall encircled West Berlin for a distance of 155km, and its barriers and surveillance systems evolved over the years into an advanced obstacle network. The Intra-German... more...

  • Rückzugby Joachim Ludewig; David T. Zabecki

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 40.00

    The Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, marked a critical turning point in the European theater of World War II. The massive landing on France's coast had been meticulously planned for three years, and the Allies anticipated a quick and decisive defeat of the German forces. Many of the planners were surprised, however, by the length of time... more...

  • Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank 1979-98by Michael Jerchel; Mike Badrocke

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In 1963 West Germany and the United States signed an agreement to develop the best tank in the world - the MBT/KPz-70. Though by 1970 this project was stopped, West Germany used the components created for the MBT/KPz-70 to develop a new main battle tank - the Leopard 2. Since 1979, when the first Leopard 2 rolled off the production line, the Leopard... more...

  • Frederick the Great's Allies 1756-63by Stuart Reid; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The Seven Years? War in Germany was characterised by an increasing use of ?light? troops in conjunction with regular infantry and cavalry as part of an ongoing evolution in military tactics. This book draws attention to these tactical developments and also provides an analysis of the allied army that fought alongside Frederick the Great in Germany.... more...

  • V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942-52by Steven Zaloga; Robert Calow

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The German A-4 ballistic missile, better known by its propaganda name of V-2, was the world's first successful ballistic missile, breaking through the atmosphere to reach its target quicker. It was a forerunner of Cold War ballistic missiles and its combat use in 1944-45 set the pattern for the use of Scud ballistic missiles in recent decades. The... more...

  • Hitler's Rivalby Russel Lemmons

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    Throughout the 1920s, German politician and activist Ernst Thälmann (1886--1944) was the leader of the largest Communist Party organization outside the Soviet Union. Thälmann was the most prominent left-wing politician in the country's 1932 election and ran third in the presidential race after Hitler and von Hindenberg. After the Nazi Party's victory... more...

  • Reich: World War II Through German Eyesby James Lucas

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 9.95

    While Allied propaganda would have us believe that during the Second World War the German population were downtrodden workers, with no rights and totally under the power and influence of the all-controlling Gestapo, the truth is somewhat different. While the Allies saw Hitler as an evil to be removed from power, in 1933 the German people saw him as... more...

  • Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germanyby Steven Pfaff

    Duke University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    A critical and comparative reexamination of the East German revolution of 1989 and its aftermath, suggesting which causal mechanisms account for the collapse of the East German state and German reunification. more...

  • German Women for Empire, 1884-1945by Lora Wildenthal; Julia Adams; George Steinmetz

    Duke University Press 2001; US$ 23.95

    Analyses gender, sexuality, feminism, and class in the racial politics of formal German colonialism and postcolonial revanchism. more...

  • Exilerfahrung und Konstruktionen von Identität 1933 bis 1945by Hanni Mittelmann; Hans Otto Horch

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Jewish experience of expulsion from a familiar cultural, linguistic, and social milieu during the period of the Third Reich and Jewish attempts to deal with the circumstances of exile can be regarded as paradigmatic in many ways for the experiences of refugees and migrants during our times. This volume is based on a conference presented by the... more...