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As the Cold War followed on the heels of the Second World War, as the Nuremburg Trials faded in the shadow of the Iron Curtain, both the Germans and the West were quick to accept the idea that Hitler’s army had been no SS, no Gestapo, that it was a professional force little touched by Nazi politics. But in this compelling account Omer Bartov reveals a very different history, as he probes the experience of the average soldier to show just how thoroughly Nazi ideology permeated the army.$21.95$21.95
From The Publisher:x0Dx0AIn the nearly seven decades following World War II, the heroes of the Allied Forces have been rendered ageless through portrayals transforming their overseas triumphs into household tales. Books, films, and video games have reiterated the stories of such famed American units as Merrill Marauders and Darby Rangers. Some of World War II most important missions, however, were also the most secretive: they have only recently been declassified by the U.S. government. Nowor the first time, a single volume describes many of them in detail.$31.95