By Nicholas Stargardt
As early as 1941, Allied victory in global conflict II appeared all yet guaranteed. How and why, then, did the Germans lengthen the barbaric clash for 3 and a part extra years?
In The German War, acclaimed historian Nicholas Stargardt attracts on a unprecedented diversity of basic resource materials—personal diaries, court docket documents, and army correspondence—to solution this query. He deals an unparalleled portrait of wartime Germany, bringing the hopes and expectancies of the German people—from squaddies and tank commanders at the jap entrance to civilians at the domestic front—to vibrant lifestyles. whereas such a lot historians determine the German defeat at Stalingrad because the second while the common German citizen became opposed to the conflict attempt, Stargardt demonstrates that the Wehrmacht in truth retained the staunch help of the patriotic German population till the sour end.
Astonishing in its breadth and humanity, The German War is a groundbreaking new interpretation of what drove the Germans to fight—and retain fighting—for a misplaced reason.