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War in a twilight world [electronic resource] : partisan and anti-partisan warfare in Eastern Europe, 1939-45 /
edited by Ben Shepherd and Juliette Pattinson.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
xv, 262 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
9780230575691 (hardback)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
9780230575691 (hardback)
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contents note
pt. 1: The Soviet Union -- Foreword / Evan Mawdsley -- Partisans, civilians, and the Soviet state : an overview / Ken Slepyan -- "One senses danger from all sides, especially from fanatical civilians" : the 121st Infantry Division and partisan war, June 1941-April 1942 / Jeff Rutherford -- The relationship between Soviet partisans and the civilian population in Byelorussia under German occupation, 1941-1944 / Alex Brakel -- The German gendarmerie and partisans in Belorussia, 1941-44 / -- pt. 2. Poland -- Foreword / Paul Latawski -- The Armia Krajowa and the development of Polish partisan warfare, 1939-1943 / Paul Latawski -- "A game of cat-and-mouse" : the Gestapo spy network in Tomaschow Mazowiecki, Poland 1939-45 / Claire M. Hall -- pt. 3. Yugoslavia -- Foreword / Klaus Schmider -- Bloodier than Böhme : the 342nd Infantry Division in Serbia, 1941 / Ben Shepherd -- Integrated warfare? : the Germans and the Ustaša massacres : Syrmia, 1942 / Alex Korb -- An uncivil war of ideas : German, partisan, and home guard propaganda in the province of Ljubljana, 1943-45 / Gregor Kranjc.
general note
Based on papers from an international conference entitled Partisan and anti-partisan warfare in German-occupied Europe, 1939-1945, held at Glasgow Caledonian University in June 2007 in association with University of Strathclyde and German Historical Institute, London.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ben Shepherd is Reader in History at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. His monograph War in the Wild East: The German Army and Soviet Partisans was published in 2004. Juliette Pattinson is Lecturer in History at the University of Strathclyde, UK. She published a monograph in 2007 entitled Behind Enemy Lines: Gender, Passing and the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War.
Description for Bookstore
The book examines counter-insurgency warfare and the general impact of the Second World War upon civilians as well as combatants in Eastern Europe
Long Description
Across German-occupied Europe during World War Two, it was the population of eastern Europe which suffered most. A far-reaching effect was the emergence of widespread, ferocious partisan warfare, the legacy of which still resonates in the countries affected. This book assembles cutting-edge case studies by established and emerging academics to examine both partisan and anti-partisan warfare in different regions and localities of German-occupied eastern Europe. It shows how such warfare was shaped by an array of factors including fighting power, political and economic structures, the ideological and psychological attitudes of the combatants, the stance of the occupied population towards occupier and partisans, varied and often extreme environmental conditions, and the hostile, often bloody relations between the different ethnic groups under occupation. The result is a new degree of illumination of the realities of partisan and anti-partisan warfare on the ground during this dark chapter in European history.
Main Description
Cutting-edge case studies examine the partisan and anti-partisan warfare which broke out across German-occupied eastern Europe during World War Two, showing how it was shaped in varied ways by factors including fighting power, political and economic structures, ideological and psychological influences, and the attitude of the wider population.
Table of Contents
List of Maps, Table and Figurep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Glossaryp. xii
Introduction: Illuminating a Twilight Worldp. 1
The Soviet Unionp. 25
Forewordp. 27
Partisans, Civilians and the Soviet State: An Overviewp. 35
'One senses danger from all sides, especially from fanatical civilians': The 121st Infantry Division and Partisan War, June 1941-April 1942p. 58
The Relationship between Soviet Partisans and the Civilian Population in Belorussia under German Occupation, 1941-4p. 80
The German Gendarmerie and Partisans in Belorussia, 1941-4p. 102
Select Bibliographyp. 126
Polandp. 129
Forewordp. 131
The Armia Krajowa and Polish Partisan Warfare, 1939-43p. 137
'A Game of Cat-and-Mouse': The Gestapo Spy Network in Tomaschow Mazowiecki, Poland 1939-45p. 156
Select Bibliographyp. 178
Yugoslaviap. 179
Forewordp. 181
Bloodier than Boehme: The 342nd Infantry Division in Serbia, 1941p. 189
Integrated Warfare? The Germans and the Ustasa Massacres: Syrmia 1942p. 210
Propaganda and the Partisan War in Ljubljana 1943-45p. 233
Select Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 258
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