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Absolute Destruction

Military Culture And the Practices of War in Imperial Germany

by Isabel V. Hull

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Published by Cornell University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: from c 1900 -,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • c 1900 - c 1914,
  • History: World,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Germany,
  • Europe - Germany,
  • Military - General,
  • 19th century,
  • 20th century,
  • History, Military,
  • Militarism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7848816M
    ISBN 100801472938
    ISBN 109780801472930

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