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21 Mommsen, ‘Militär und zivile Militarisierung’. 22 See Violence and Society; also Schumann, ‘Gewalt als Grenzüberschreitung’. 23 Friedrich, War against War! 24 Germany and the Second World War, i. 119–24. Organized pacifism however remained in the Weimar Republic a resisted ‘foreign body’: see Riesenberger, Geschichte der Friedensbewegung in Deutschland, 255. 25 Generaloberst Ritter von Leeb on the war situation, 3 Oct. 1939, quoted from Das Dritte Reich: Dokumente, ii. 18. See also Benz, ‘Freude am Krieg’.
1939, quoted from Das Dritte Reich: Dokumente, ii. 18. See also Benz, ‘Freude am Krieg’. On the NSDAP see the statistics quoted by Armin Nolzen in the present volume. II. A Coherent War Society? A quick glance at one attempt in Wehrmacht circles to find an explanation for this demonstrates the main interpretations and reasoning adopted. Where the lack of enthusiasm was concerned, some in the OKH (the army high command) were ready with an explanation that bore no risk of spoiling the timeless image of German soldiership, always ready to do battle.
1939, repr. in Deutsche Geschichte 1933–1945: Dokumente, doc. ’ 7 See Kershaw, Nazi Dictatorship, 10. 8 Niethammar’s Die Jahre weiß man nicht, wo man die heute hinsetzen soll (Bonn, 1983). 9 Broszat, Nach Hitler, 167. On the problem see Kershaw, Nazi Dictatorship, 218–36. I. 10 Intensive and critical study of the social aspects of the Nazi period inevitably makes it just as impossible to ignore the ideological factors. On top of which there is the well-warranted warning that from historicizing to historicism is but a short step.