Deutscher Volkssturm - Das letzte Aufgebot 1944/45
Autumn 1944: Germany is hard pressed. The allies Romania, Bulgaria and Finland have changed sides, the Romanian oil fields are no longer available to the German war economy, the Red Army storms the frontiers of the empire in the east, the Anglo-Americans in the west. The German Wehrmacht is in desperate defensive struggles against a superior force of opponents. In the twelfth hour the Reich government tries to mobilize even the very last reserves and sets up a popular militia: the German Volkssturm. Unused men 16-60 years old should defend their homeland. The renowned historian Prof. Seidler describes the organization, organization, training and leadership of the Volkssturm. He deals with equipment and care, financial affairs, sanitation, legal system, use and use of militia forces and their relationship to the Wehrmacht. Reich Propaganda Minister Dr. Joseph Goebbels motivated parallel alluding to the Prussian uprising against the French occupiers in 1813 with the slogan "Well people get up, and storm break loose!" To motivate the Germans to fight.
416 pages, many b / w ills. Documents bound in large format.
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