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Shadows of Total War Europe, East Asia, and the United States, 1919-1939

ISBN-10: 0521812364

ISBN-13: 9780521812368

Edition: 2002

Authors: Roger Chickering, Stig Forster, David Lazar, Christof Mauch

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The period between the two world wars of the twentieth century was one of the most crucial in the history of war. In anticipation of another conflict, military planners and civilian thinkers struggled after 1918 with the painful implications of World War I. Given its scope, the wholesale mobilization of civilian populations, and the targeting of civilians via blockades and strategic bombing, many observers regarded this titanic conflict as a 'total war'. They also concluded that any future conflict would bear the same hallmarks; and they planned accordingly. The essays in this collection, the fourth in a series on the problem of total war, examine the interwar period. They explore the lingering consequences of World War I, the intellectual efforts to analyze this conflict's military significance, the attempts to plan for another general war, and several episodes in the 1930s that portended the war that erupted in 1939.
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/16/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Contributors
Introduction Roger Chickering and Stig Forster
Reflections on the Inter-war Period
The Politics of War and Peace in the 1920s and 1930s
War and Society in the 1920s and 1930s
Plans, Weapons, Doctrines: The Strategic Cultures of Interwar Europe
Legacies of the Great War
Religious Socialism, Peace Pacifism: The Case of Paul Tillich
No More Peace: The Militarisation of Politics
The War's Returns: Disabled Veterans in Britain and Germany, 1914���1939
The Impact of Total War on the Practice of British Psychiatry
Visions of the Next War
Sore Loser: Ludendorff's Total War
Strangelove, or how Ernst Jünger Learned to Love Total War
Shadows of Total War in French and British Military Journals, 1918���1939
Yesterday's Battles and Future War: The German Official Military History, 1918���1939
'The Study of the Distant Past is Futile': American Reflections on New Military Frontiers
Projections and Practice
'Not by Law but by Sentiment': Great Britain and Imperial Defense, 1918���1939
'Blitzkrieg' or Total War? War Preparations in Nazi Germany
The Condor Legion: An Instrument of Total War?
Stalinism as Total Social War
Total Colonial Warfare: Ethiopia
Japan's Wartime Empire in China
Index