The Resource Occupation and insurgency : a selective examination of the Hague and Geneva Conventions on the Eastern Front, 1939-1945, Colin D. Heaton ; edited by Steve Greer

Occupation and insurgency : a selective examination of the Hague and Geneva Conventions on the Eastern Front, 1939-1945, Colin D. Heaton ; edited by Steve Greer

Label
Occupation and insurgency : a selective examination of the Hague and Geneva Conventions on the Eastern Front, 1939-1945
Title
Occupation and insurgency
Title remainder
a selective examination of the Hague and Geneva Conventions on the Eastern Front, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Colin D. Heaton ; edited by Steve Greer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Occupation and Insurgency details German policies towards civilians and captured military forces in the Soviet Union from 1941-1945 and examines them in the context of the laws of war. The results of these policies illustrate how an occupying force can establish a sense of legitimacy or spur a stronger resistance among the local citizens. While focused upon World War II, the book is very relevant to today's war on terror and the handling of current counterinsurgency scenarios. Evaluating certain actions by the Germans in the USSR from the standpoint of The Geneva and The Hague Conventions, the book also studies many actions that, while morally egregious, did not qualify as war crimes under the law. Some of the events analyzed prompted the 1949 revision of The Geneva Convention. The German actions, as well as the Soviet responses, lend themselves to discussion as related to international law and military actions. There is no other book that uses chronicled events to address both the international legal conventions and analyzes these events in both a legal and historical paradigm. The book is closely documented, including 20 photographs and numerous interview segments with SS officers, resistance fighters, and other primary persons involved in the war, and it provides as well the perspectives of other historians regarding the critical issues discussed. Occupation and Insurgency is a book that will appeal to all levels of academia, as well as the general public with regard to general history, World War II, and legal studies. It complements and goes beyond works such as Christopher Browning's Ordinary Men, Omer Bartov's Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis and War in the Third Reich, Arad, Kurowski and Spector (eds), The Einsatzgruppen Reports, and Richard Rhodes' Masters of Death
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
940.53/370947
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.G4
LC item number
H35 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Occupation and insurgency : a selective examination of the Hague and Geneva Conventions on the Eastern Front, 1939-1945, Colin D. Heaton ; edited by Steve Greer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-209) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Table of contents""; ""abstract""; ""acknowledgements""; ""introduction""; ""chapter 1. genesis of failure""; ""chapter 2. wehrmacht actions and the laws of landwarfare""; ""chapter 3. illegal orders, directives, and propaganda""; ""chapter 4. development of doctrine and counter-productivity""; ""appendix 1. waffen ss and einsatzgruppen leaders""; ""appendix 2. order police and regional (higher) ss leaders for the einsatzgruppen""; ""bibliography""; ""endnotes""; ""index""
Control code
ocn270111116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780875866116
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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.b26274292
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)270111116
  • pebcs0875866115

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