The ‘Clean Wehrmacht’ in the German-occupied Netherlands, 1940-5

  title={The ‘Clean Wehrmacht’ in the German-occupied Netherlands, 1940-5},
  author={Jennifer L. Foray},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={768 - 787}
Typically, discussions of a purportedly ‘clean Wehrmacht’ — and its counterpart, the ‘barbarization of warfare’ concept — have centered upon developments in wartime Poland and the western reaches of the Soviet Union. However, the situation in Western Europe merits further analysis, if only because the notion of an apolitical, upright Wehrmacht existed in the Netherlands, too. Drawing upon situation reports generated by the Netherlands’ military occupiers, this article examines both the… 
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