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Shattered genius : the decline and fall of the German general staff in World War
Stone, David
Adult Nonfiction D757.1 .S76 2012

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. 7
Preface û Götterdämmerungp. 17
('Twilight of the Gods')
1 - A Tradition of Excellence, 1870-1918p. 23
2 - Progress and Pragmatism: The Reichswehr and General von Seeckt, 1918-1926p. 39
3 - An Unholy Alliance, 1925-1939p. 54
The Night of the Long Knives, June 1934p. 61
The Blomberg-Fritsch Crisis, January to February 1938p. 70
The OKWp. 76
The OKHp. 78
4 - Revival and Rearmament, 1935-1939p. 81
Resurrection of the General Staffp. 84
Germany's New War Machinep. 91
Reoccupation of the Rhineland, March 1936p. 98
The Hossbach Conference, November 1937p. 99
5 - Distrust and Dissent: The Czech Crisis and the Halder Plot, 1938p. 102
6 - At War Again: The Polish Campaign, 1939p. 117
Fall Weiß: The Invasionp. 120
Fall Weiß: The Aftermathp. 126
7 - Blitzkrieg: The Defeat of France, 1940p. 134
Weserübung: The Invasion of Denmark and Norway, April to June 1940p. 143
Fall Gelb: The Planp. 146
Fall Gelb: The Invasion of France and the Low Countries, May to June 1940p. 153
8 - Strategic Options and Operational Sideshows, 1940-1941p. 164
Seelöwe: Planning the Invasion of England, July to December 1940p. 167
Felix and Isabella: Iberian Options, October to December 1940p. 173
Merkur: The Invasion of Crete, May 1941p. 176
Sonnenblume: The Campaign in North Africa, 1941-1943p. 180
9 - The Path to Barbarossa, 1940-1941p. 186
Fall Otto: The First Planp. 189
Fall Otto: Hitler's Interventionp. 194
Barbarossa: The Final Planp. 195
Barbarossa: Command, Control and Other Issuesp. 203
10 - Unleashing the Whirlwind, June to December 1941p. 209
Taifun: Moscow and the First Winter Campaign, September to December 1941p. 215
11 - A War of Attrition, 1942-1944p. 228
Fall Blau: The Ukraine and Caucasus Offensive, May to November 1942p. 234
The Battle of Stalingrad, November 1942 to February 1943p. 244
'Unconditional Surrender': The Casablanca Conference, January 1943p. 250
Zitadelle: The Battle for the Kursk Salient, February to July 1943p. 251
The Campaigns in Sicily and Italy, July 1943 to June 1944p. 258
12 - Duty and Honour, Plots and Conspiracies, 1934-1944p. 265
The Civilian Resistance Movementp. 266
The Military Resistance Movementp. 273
13 - The Final Gamble, 20 July 1944p. 289
The Bombing and its Aftermathp. 293
Trial and Retribution, July 1944 to February 1945p. 301
14 - Into the Abyss, 1944-1945p. 311
The Campaign in Normandy, June to August 1944p. 319
Onslaught in the East, January to November 1944p. 322
Reverses in the West, August to December 1944p. 325
Wacht am Rhein: The Ardennes Offensive, December 1944 to January 1945p. 328
Defence on the Rhine, January to April 1945p. 331
Defeat in the East, January to April 1945p. 333
Götterdämmerung: The Battle for Berlin, April to May 1945p. 339
15 - Truths and Consequences, 1935-1945p. 344
Acknowledgementsp. 355
Notesp. 357
Bibliographyp. 379
Glossaryp. 382
Appendices:
1 - Organization of the OKWp. 393
2 - Organization of the OKHp. 394
3 - Staff Branches of the OKH and Other Elementsp. 396
4 - The Ersatzheer and the Army Reinforcement and Replacement Organizationp. 405
5 - Operation Barbarossa, Outline Order of Battlep. 406
6 - Map Section
Blitzkrieg in the East: Fall Weißp. 407
Blitzkrieg in the West: Fall Gelbp. 408
Blitzkrieg in the East: Fall Ottop. 411
Blitzkrieg in the East: Barbarossap. 413
Thursday, 20 July 1944: Rastenburg (the Wolfschanze)p. 415
Thursday, 20 July 1944: Berlinp. 416
Indexp. 417


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