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Product Details

  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (January 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144668623X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1446686232
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #733,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Dunskus on February 10, 2011
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Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof's book, now going into its seventh German edition (this review is based on number 2), unfolds the period between the two major European wars of the 20th century and shows us that foreign policy deals with questions of power and not with issues of morality.

Going back to the armistice of 1918 and the ensuing "Treaty of Versailles" - never negotiated, imposed on the vanquished, and never ratified by the USA - the author makes it clear that, while all parties involved had undertaken to disarm, only the Reich carried out its obligations, whereas the victors saw no reason to do likewise. On the contrary, driven by their mutual distrust and probably also by the feeling that the new structure of Europe could not stand, they continued to rearm, even after the Reich had, in the second half of the 1920s, reduced its military force to the levels required and thus no longer presented an immediate danger.

This unstable but not explosive state would maintain itself over the next decade, but we must remember that, in line with the military efforts of Britain and France, the US government, after the "Roosevelt Depression" of 1937/38, carried out a huge rearmament program involving battleships and four-engined bombers which were surely not intended to be used against Mexican bandits.

One can understand the basic attitude of countries like Poland or Czechoslovakia which, having profited greatly in 1919, also rearmed seriously in the 1920s and 1930s. In the case of Poland, it is an irony of History that this country, along with such areas as the Baltic states, owed its independence not to Versailles, but to the 1917 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk between the "Central Powers" (Germany and her allies), victorious in the East, and the crumbling Russian empire.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By john thames on August 2, 2013
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"1939: The War That Had Many Fathers" in no way tries to argue that Hitler and Germany had no responsibility for WW2. Rather, it argues - and very convincingly - that obsolete British balance of power politics and Polish intransigence aided and abetted by medieval dreams of grandeur had at least as much to do with it. I do not need to add to the very thorough and comprehensive comments of the previous reviewer. Anyone who wishes all the details can read the book. Suffice it to say that British desire to obstruct a resurgent Germany was at least as big a cause as German territorial ambitions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mulegino on June 21, 2014
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Those who have cut their teeth on the establishment myth of unique German guilt will find this book a real eye opener.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CJ Click on February 21, 2014
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A true and accurate description on the events of it's time. Finally a book that fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle.
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This is an outstanding book.
very well researched This is the book to own and covet as you will come away truthfully understanding the origins of WW1and WW2.
THE author is straight forward and objective backing up ever thing with actual sources.
many of my questions were answered and I came away with a solid understanding of the 2disasterous wars that nearly obliterated western civilization! !!
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