The Long Shadow of World War II

The Legacy of the War and its Impact on Political and Military Thinking since 1945

Experts analyse the impact of World War II on individual countries and regions, and how its legacy continues to shape political and military thinking.
Date Published :
July 2021
Publisher :
Casemate Academic
Editor :
Matthias Strohn
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781952715020
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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2020 marks 75 years since the end of World War II, yet even as the war slips from living memory, its legacies continue to influence current political and military thinking. This anthology will analyse these legacies for a number of countries and regions including China, Russia, the United States, the Near East, and Germany illustrating in detail how World War II is not merely a historical event, but a defining moment for current military and political thinking around the globe. This book will therefore be of interest for those interested in history, but also political and military decision makers, and followers of current political and military affairs.

About The Author
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Matthias Strohn, MSt (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS, is Head of Historical Analysis at the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, the British Army’s strategic think tank, Visiting Professor of Military Studies at the University of Buckingham, and a member of the academic faculty at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Matthias was educated at the universities of Münster (Germany) and Oxford. He holds a commission in the German Army and is a member of the military attaché reserve, having served on the defense attaché staffs in London, Paris and Madrid. Prior to this, he served as Military History Instructor at the German Staff College in Hamburg. He deployed to Iraq (with the British Army) and Afghanistan (with both the British Army and the German Bundeswehr). Matthias has published widely on 20th-century German and European military history; he has authored and edited 14 books and numerous articles.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Foreword CGS
Introduction: Dr Matthias Strohn
France: Prof Olivier Schmitt
Poland: Dr Paul Latawski
Baltic States: Dr James Corum
Austria and the Balkans: Prof Lothar Höbelt
Germany: Dr Matthias Strohn
USA: Dr Timothy Bird
China: Prof Kerry Brown
Russia: Pavel Baev
Denmark: Dr Niels Poulsen
UK: Prof Niall Barr
Africa: Prof Richard Reid
Netherlands: Prof Jan Hoffenaar
Near East: Prof Mike Neiberg
Conclusion: Maj Gen Dr Andrew Sharpe

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