Soldiers as Citizens: Former Wehrmacht Officers in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1955
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Soldiers as Citizens: Former Wehrmacht Officers in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1955

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ISBN-13:
9780803229402
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.09.2001
Seiten:
255
Autor:
Jay Lockenour
Gewicht:
544 g
Format:
234x161x26 mm
Serie:
Studies in War, Society, and t
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Contents Preface Abbreviations Introduction 1 "Pushed Aside, Persecuted, Prosecuted": Organizational Efforts, 1945-1951 2 Creating Soldiers' Opinion: The Verband Deutscher Soldaten 3 Service to the Volk: Traditions and the Lessons of Captivity 4 Unpolitical Soldiers: Veterans, Politicians, and Military Reform 5 A European Fatherland? Anticommunism and European Defense 6 The Rift in Our Ranks: 20 July 1944 Conclusion Notes Glossary Bibliography Index
By tracing the changing role of the German officer corps from its position in the National Socialist dictatorship to its current status in a Western-style democracy, Soldiers as Citizens illuminates both the development of a democratic ideology in the Federal Republic and the influence of warfare in German society.