The Myth of the Eastern Front: The Nazi-Soviet War in American Popular Culture (Paperback)

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From the 1950s onward, Americans were quite receptive to a view of World War II similar to the view held by many Germans and military personnel on how the war was fought on the Eastern Front in Russia. Through a network of formerly high-ranking Wehrmacht and Bundeswehr officers who had served on the Eastern Front, Germans were able to shape American opinions into an interpretation of World War II that left the Wehrmacht with a clean reputation in World War II history. A broad subculture of German military enthusiasts continues to romanticize the German army to this day.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521712316
ISBN-10: 0521712319
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2007
Pages: 342
Language: English