[LMB] Neville Chamberlin (WAS OT: Feudal Nonsense)

MICHAEL PELL A8825 at lapd.lacity.org
Thu Nov 4 18:57:42 GMT 2010


Tony
Gen Warlimont was on the General Staff during WWII and wrote a nonfiction book. 

>>> Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com> 11/4/2010 11:25 AM >>>
On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 10:09:55AM -0700, MICHAEL PELL wrote:
> Tony
> are referring to Gen Walter Walimont ( I am not sure of the spelling of his last name)?

I'm referring to the (fictional) General Staff officer in Wouk's
_War and Remembrance_ books, which I've read but don't remember
the officer's exact name.


Tony Z

> 
> >>> Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com> 11/4/2010 9:50 AM >>>
> On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 11:12:29AM -0400, Johnson, Ron wrote:
> > One interesting place to start would be Guderian's "Panzer Leader". Been
> > literally
> > decades since I read it, but memory says he talks a fair amount about
> > how unprepared the German army was at the time of Munich. (extending to
> > as far as the invasion of Russia)
> 
> More up-to-date stuff would be found in the semi-official history,
> _Germany and the Second World War_, v. 1.  There was a _lot_ of
> necessary armament buildup before 1939 -- and the German Army
> basically shot off all its ammunition in Poland and needed several
> months of production to build up the ammo reserves for the French
> campaign.  If the French had attacked in 1939 the Wehrmacht would
> have been in big trouble very quickly.  
> 
> > I don't know the sources (or sources) Herman Wouk used in War and
> > Remembrance,
> > but there's also a fair amount of interesting stuff from the German POV
> > (specifically
> > a senior member of the General Staff) in it. Nothing authoritative to be
> > sure, but a useful jumping off point.
> 
> It's _very_ iffy to use novels as historical sources for things like
> this... not that Wouk didn't do his research, but if you're trying to
> find out what actually happened, you need better sources.
> 
> 
> 
> Tony Zbaraschuk
> 
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