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The Other Side of the Hill (Grand Strategy)

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Aus den eigenen Worten der Generale Seeckt, Blomberg, Fritsch, Brauchitsch, Halder, Reichenau, Rundstedt, Rommel, Manstein, Kleist und Kluge erfahren wir von Hitlers Ringen mit der Wehrmacht und um die Wehrmacht, von der systematischen Infiltration der Armee mit SS-Führern und Nazi-Spionen, die lange vor dem Frankreichfeldzug schon begann; von den unmittelbaren Vorbereitun ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published January 8th 1999 by Pan Books (first published January 1948)
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Carlos  Wang
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
這本要跟他的二戰戰史一起搭著看,雖然有些概念因為流傳太廣變得“沒新意”,但這恰恰是其經典之處。李德哈特跟德軍那些新思想派算是惺惺相惜。書中充滿著對元首的批判之詞,感覺像是欺負死者不會辯駁,不過後來李德哈特在書末倒是總結得很好,他認為軍事外行的有時看一件事情的直覺是很準,但專家在長遠計畫上更是透徹,兩者原本應該要互補,但現實卻是因為各種因素而互相鄙夷,這就是希特勒跟參謀本部的困境。不過也多虧了這樣,吾人不須過上“高堡奇人”世界中的日子。
Steve
Dec 11, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military-history
The German generals ingratiated themselves with Liddell Hart and thoroughly duped him with self-serving accounts of the war and German operational virtuosity. yet still an occasionally useful book.
Hans
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A rare look from the other side.
Yakov
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-world-wars
Liddell Hart’s conversations with many of the German generals of WW2. This is a classic if you’re interested in the military history of the Second World War, but it requires good pre-existing knowledge of the battles that took place. There’s always the question of how “reliable” the generals’ memories could be, and to what extent they managed to blame Hitler for some of their own failures. The book is also glaringly missing a discussion about the unspeakable crimes that were being committed by u ...more
Zivan
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Much of the information discussed here has seeped into other histories I've read however it is amazing that so soon after the war Liddell Hart was able to create such a window into the from the other side of the hill.

I still lack such information on many other conflicts that have occurred since then. Especially not with the level of strategic insight given by Liddel Hart.
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Matthew
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an earlier version of what is now called The German Generals Talk. Content is identical.
Edward Waverley
Jan 05, 2014 marked it as to-read
"Actions speak louder than words, as it is said, and Hitler on numerous occasions offered his hand of friendship, while still in a position of strength, indeed winning the war. One of the most notable occasions is that involving the British invasion of Dunkirk, around which much nonsense about British heroism continues to be spoken. Ramsay cites the pre-eminent official British military historian Captain Liddell Hart. This nonsense continues despite Hart’s book on World War II, The Other Side of ...more
Lis
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
La storia viene scritta dai vincitori, in questo caso con la collaborazione degli sconfitti e quello che ne esce è un quadro molto interessante.
Come "amici" che riesaminano una partita a Risiko, i generali tedeschi intervistati da Liddell Hart rivelano retroscena che mostrano come e in quanti casi la guerra avrebbe potuto andare anche molto diversamente. Parlano delle occasioni perse dagli alleati, parlano delle intuizioni di Hitler ma anche dei problemi che creavano le sue continue ingerenze, p
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William Durkee
Jul 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Great post-WWII interviews with the creme of the German generals. A very insightful look at the war from the enemy´s point of view.
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Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart usually known before his knighthood as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart was an English soldier, military historian and leading inter-war theorist.

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