Soldaten im Nachkrieg
Historische Deutungskonflikte und westdeutsche Demokratisierung 1945-1955
[Soldiers in the Postwar Period: Conflicts in Historical Interpretation and West German Democratization, 1945–1955]
Series:Beiträge zur Militärgeschichte 76
- What did the Second World War mean to West Germans during the first post-war decade?
Aims and Scope
This work examines interpretations of the war during its final phase and the occupation period, the self-perceptions of military communities, as well as the reinvention of the image of the German soldier. The controversies about the war, the Wehrmacht, and value orientation did not form a barrier, but instead were a dynamic element in the process that legitimized the democratic and pluralistic post-war order in West Germany.
- 24.0 x 17.0 cm
- x, 540 pages
- 7 Fig.
- DE GRUYTER OLDENBOURG
- Type of Publication:
- German Federal Republic; democracy; commemoration history; Wehrmacht; Second World War
- Academic institutions and researchers specializing in contemporary history/military history