Hitler's army : soldiers, Nazis, and war in the Third Reich

  title={Hitler's army : soldiers, Nazis, and war in the Third Reich},
  author={Omer Bartov},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
  • O. Bartov
  • Published 1 October 1992
  • History
  • The American Historical Review
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