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By William Manchester

The nightmares started for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his goals he lived with the ordinary snapshot of a battle-weary adolescence (himself), "angrily challenging to understand what had occurred to the 3 a long time considering he had laid down his arms." to determine, Manchester visited these locations within the Pacific the place as a tender Marine he fought the japanese, and during this ebook examines his reviews within the line together with his fellow infantrymen (his "brothers"). He provides us a good and unabashedly emotional account of his half within the struggle within the Pacific.

"The so much relocating memoir of wrestle on WW II that i've got ever learn. a sworn statement to the fortitude of man...a gripping, haunting, book." --William L. Shirer

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As the will of a nation at war was embodied not only in its armed forces but also in its industry, the aim of a war had to be more than merely defeating the enemy's armed forces. The will of the enemy nation could also be broken if the will of its workers, its technological and economic arm, were broken, for since the 'collectivization of our existence' brought about by technology the worker as the 'functional exponent' of that technology had become a decisive political factor in war and peace.

1940). Cf. also the detailed account in Das Deutsche Reich unil tier Zweite Weltkrieg, iii. 49 50 I. Politics and Warfare in the First Phase the Spanish government rejected such plans once and for all. Franco rightly feared that entering the war on the side of Germany would cost Spain her overseas possessions and that the country would not be able to withstand the pressure of an economic blockade. 52 The Wehrmacht High Command's hope of obtaining French co-operation lasted only a few days longer.

49 After informing Mussolini-who was extremely reluctant to renounce his war aims with regard to France, but finally agreed to postpone their realization until a peace settlement was reached-Hitler set about persuading France and Spain to co-operate with Germany. On 22 October he met Laval in Montoire, and on 23 October Franco in Hendaye. The next day he was back in Montoire to meet Petain and Laval. While Hitler was very disappointed by his talk with Franco, the French seemed prepared to co-operate in ways to be determined from case to case.

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