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Absolute Destruction : Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany - 04 edition

Absolute Destruction : Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany (ISBN10: 0801472938; ISBN13: 9780801472930)
ISBN13: 978-0801472930
ISBN10: 0801472938

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0801442582
ISBN10: 0801442583

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 01/28/2006
International: No

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Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. 2006 Paperback Very Good. No Dj 8vo. pp. xi, (3), 384, "Hull begins with a dramatic account, based on fresh archival work, of the German Army's slide from administrative mur ...show moreder to genocide in German Southwest Africa (1904?7). The author then moves back to 1870 and the war that inaugurated the Imperial era in German history, and analyzes the genesis and nature of this specifically German military culture and its operations in colonial warfare. In the First World War the routines perfected in the colonies were visited upon European populations. Hull focuses on one set of cases (Belgium and northern France) in which the transition to total destruction was checked (if barely) and on another (Armenia) in which "military necessity" caused Germany to accept its ally's genocidal policies even after these became militarily counterproductive. She then turns to the Endkampf (1918), the German General Staff's plan to achieve victory in the Great War even if the homeland were destroyed in the p ...show less
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