The Hitler Youth 1933–45

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The Hitler Youth 1933–45

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The Hitler Youth was not in itself a military formation, but a movement that sought to inculcate Nazi ideology upon German youth. Nevertheless, paramilitary training formed an important part of this education, especially given the Nazi veneration of the soldier as the epitome of Germanic manhood; and even some members of the Bund Deutscher Mädel, the Hitler Youth organization for girls, became combatants in the final stages of World War II (1939-1945). This book explores how the preliminary training that German youth underwent in the Hitler Youth prepared them for service in the armed forces, and how Hitler Youth members became directly involved in military service under the pressure of total war.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Joining the Hitler Youth · Paramilitary Training · Uniforms and Equipment · Everyday Life · Motivation · Experience of Battle · Aftermath of Battle · Colour Plate Commentary · Glossary · Further Reading · Index

Product details

Published Mar 28 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841768748
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 48 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 102
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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