“Absolute Organizational Deficiency”: The 1. Nahplan of December 1939 (Logistics, Limitations, and Lessons)

  title={“Absolute Organizational Deficiency”: The 1. Nahplan of December 1939 (Logistics, Limitations, and Lessons)},
  author={Phillip T. Rutherford},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={235 - 273}
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