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Hitler: Military Commander

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Hitler examines Hitler’s key military decisions during the Second World War, and assesses how far these decisions were militarily justified in light of the intelligence available at the time. The book gives fascinating insights into Hitler’s relationships with his generals, and how opinion of the Fuhrer’s grasp of military strategy was shaped by his personality.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Arcturus Publishing Limited (first published January 1st 2003)
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Greg
Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was an okay book. At times, it can be a bit boring. Depends on how interested you are in WW2. I am only half way through it so I'll edit this review when I'm finished. To sum it up succinctly, it is educational but not very entertaining. I often judge books on how entertaining they were to read. Not really on information or knowledge. Hitler is described as someone clever but not capable of dealing with WW2. He was better suited to WW1 with his tactics. He did manage to convince a few countri ...more
Maggie
Sep 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical-fact
This was a fascinating read. A bit heavy going at times and for anyone not interested in the history of war it could be a bore. Matthews, however, has moved inside and out of Hitler's persona, backing up his thesis with facts about events and the main players surrounding those happenings.

He demonstrates that Hitler was not a great military commander, but had the energy of hate to propel with his ideology and nurturing those with criminal minds to carry out his dirty work. This book will stay on
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Matt
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book but only really covers facts already known about his tactics and blunders, essentially his biggest flaw was to use the same plan over and over as soon as the allies realised this they could combat it and Hitler was unable to think of another! Essentially he was trying to fight a double fronted war on single front tactics!
Chris
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Especially enjoyed how Matthews expanded on the mindset of Hitler. The author explained the events Hitler went through during the Great War which ultimately created the callous and ruthless leader that he was. Anyone interested in war history will enjoy this book.
Indy Fernandez
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
An interesting slant on Hitler's military decisions during the Second World War. It underlines the facts of how he stubbornly forced the Germans into a war they were ill prepared for and which ultimately resulted in failure. Hitler was a Nazi first and foremost and a commander second.
Kieran Kirk
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book as about hitler and some of the bad things that he done. But it is just st that nothing really revew about.
Neil Munday
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
how hitler lost the unloseable war
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