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By James L. Stokesbury

Regardless of the various books on global conflict II, before there was no one-volume survey that was once either aim and entire. prior volumes have often been written from an solely British or American standpoint, or have overlooked the real factors and results of the warfare.

A brief historical past of worldwide conflict II is largely an army background, however it reaches from the peace settlements of worldwide warfare I to the greatly altered postwar global of the overdue 1940's. Lucidly written and eminently readable, it truly is genuine and actual sufficient to fulfill expert historians. A brief historical past of global struggle II will attraction both to the final reader, the veteran who fought within the warfare, and the scholar attracted to realizing the modern political international.

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0 Bracher, Schlusselwiirrer, 104. )1 On this point see Jacobsen's anicle 'Krieg'. 32 Cf. Lange, Hirlers u1lbeadlrere M/Uimen. 2. Nazi Ideology and Hitler's War Plans 19 permanent struggle is the law of life, has not the right to exist. 34 The central idea of a 'struggle for life' (Lebenskampf),35 which Hitler repeatedly invoked in the first volume of Mein Kampf and which was no doubt influenced by Darwin,36 did not necessarily mean war in all circumstances, but it included the notion of war from the beginning.

S8 Cf. g. Broszat, The Hitler State, 307-8. S9 Cf. Moitmann, 'Weltherrschaftsideen'; Hildebrand, Reich; WeltheTTschaft im Visier; Thies, Architekt. 60 JAckel, Hitlers Weltanschauung, 13. On reactions to Mein Kampf before 1933 cf. ), Weimars Ende. S4 SS Secret Book, 24. r. Militarist and Pacifist Ideologies existed 287,000 copies of Hitler's polemic work,61 and we may assume they were acquired more or less voluntarily, in contrast to later times, when the book was forced on its recipients. Certainly it does not follow that every purchaser read Mein Kampf, but it is even less likely that its contents were not generally known.

Nazi Ideology and Hitler's War Plans 19 permanent struggle is the law of life, has not the right to exist. 34 The central idea of a 'struggle for life' (Lebenskampf),35 which Hitler repeatedly invoked in the first volume of Mein Kampf and which was no doubt influenced by Darwin,36 did not necessarily mean war in all circumstances, but it included the notion of war from the beginning. Hitler always regarded war as 'one of the obvious ways of attaining political ends. The ends might change, but the means were axiomatic.

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