Military history

CHAPTER 1

 1. The Hammerstein memorandum, cited by Wheeler-Bennett in his The Nemesis of Power, p. 285. The memorandum was written for Wheeler-Bennett by Dr. Kunrath von Hammerstein, son of the General, and was based on his father’s notes and diaries. It is entitled “Schleicher, Hammerstein and the Seizure of Power.”

 2. Joseph Goebbels, Vom Kaiserhof zur Reichskanzlei, p. 251.

 3. Hammerstein memorandum, cited by Wheeler-Bennett, op. cit., p. 280.

 4. Goebbels, op. cit., p. 250.

 5Ibid., p. 252.

 6Ibid., p. 252.

 7. André François-Poncet, The Fateful Years, p. 48. He was French ambassador in Berlin 1930–38.

 8. Goebbels, Kaiserhof, pp. 251–54.

 9. Proclamation of Sept. 5, 1934, at Nuremberg.

10. Friedrich Meinecke, The German Catastrophe,

11. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, American edition (Boston, 1943), In a good number of quotations from this book I have altered the English translation somewhat to bring it closer to the original text in German.

12. Konrad Heiden, Der Fuehrer, All who write on the Third Reich are indebted to Heiden for material on the early life of Hitler.

13Ibid., p. 41.

14Ibid., p. 43.

15Ibid., p. 43.

16Mein Kampf, p. 6.

17Ibid., p. 8.

18Ibid., pp. 8–10.

19Ibid., p. 10.

20Hitler’s Secret Conversations, 1941–44, p. 287.

21Ibid., p. 346.

22Ibid., p. 547.

23Ibid., pp. 566–67

24. August Kubizek, The Young Hitler I Knew, p. 50.

25Ibid., p. 49.

26Mein Kampf, pp. 14–15.

27. Kubizek, op. cit., p. 52, and Hitler’s Secret Conversations, p. 567.

28. Kubizek, op. cit., p. 44.

29Mein Kampf, p. 18.

30Ibid., p. 21.

31. Kubizek, op. cit., p. 59.

32lbid., p. 76.

33Ibid., pp. 54–55.

34. Konrad Heiden, Der Fuehrer, p. 52.

35Mein Kampf, p. 20.

36Ibid., p. 18.

37Ibid., p. 18.

38Ibid., p. 21.

39Ibid., pp. 21–22.

40Ibid., p. 34.

41. Heiden, Der Fuehrer, p. 54.

42Ibid., p. 68.

43Mein Kampf, p. 34.

44Ibid., p. 22.

45Ibid., pp. 35–37.

46Ibid., pp. 22, 125.

47Ibid., pp. 38–49.

48Ibid., p. 41.

49Ibid., pp. 43–44.

50Ibid., pp. 116–17.

51Ibid., p. 118.

52Ibid., pp. 55, 69, 122.

53. Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday, p. 63.

54Mein Kampf, p. 100.

55Ibid., p. 107.

56Ibid., p. 52.

57. Kubizek, op. cit., p. 79.

58Mein Kampf, p. 52.

59Ibid., p. 56.

60Ibid., pp. 56–57.

61Ibid., p. 59.

62Ibid., pp. 63–64.

63Ibid., pp. 123–24.

64Ibid., pp. 161, 163.

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