Accession Number:

ADA371239

Title:

Impact of German Military Resistance Movements Upon Field Commanders of the German Army, 1933-1944

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis Aug 63-May 64

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

A revolutionary tradition did not exist in the Imperial German Army. But during the years 1918-1944 events occurred which produced such an impact on the moral fibre of the German Officer Corps that eventually a few of them participated in a conspiracy against Hitler. This work seeks to throw light on those aspects of German military history that portray the gradual disintegration of the monolithic structure of the German Army that occurred prior to 20 July 1944. The study has been divided into four major parts the revolutionary days following the defeat of World War I, 1918-1920 the development of the Reichswehr and the rise to power of Hitler, 1920-1933 the transition from Reichswehr to Wehrmacht, 1933-1938 and the period of active opposition to Hitler, 1938-1944.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE