The German Approach to Counterinsurgency in the Second World War

  title={The German Approach to Counterinsurgency in the Second World War},
  author={Henning Pieper},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={631 - 642}
  • Henning Pieper
  • Published 27 May 2015
  • Political Science
  • The International History Review
From the German attack on Poland, the political aims of National Socialist ideology replaced other considerations in the field of counterinsurgency. This tendency escalated during the following years, with the invasion of the Soviet Union as the key turning point. The fighting at the front and against insurgents became interconnected with the destruction of the European Jews, and the radicalisation of the German approach provoked further resistance from underground movements throughout Europe… 
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