The Nemesis of Power: The German Army in Politics, 1918-1945

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INDEX
Aachen, 104, 352
Abetz, Otto ( 1903- ), 664 & n., 670
Abmachungen, 128, 129-30, 132
Abwehr, SS microphones in offices of, 341; Oster and, 374, 380, 406; and war in 1938, 406; Canaris head of, 431; and postponement orders for Operation White, 451; contacts with Britain, 467; Schellenberg and, 478 n.; included in ban on chemical supplies, 482; Müller end, 490; professional jealousy between RSHA and, 565 & n.; Himmler and, 565; and Langbehn's message, 578; breakup of conspiracy in, 580; and supply of fuses, 589 & n.; agents in Istanbul, 595-6; dissolution of, 596-8; its inefficiency, 597
Adam, General Wilhelm, appointed head of Truppenamt, 224; and v. Schleicher, 265, 266; replaced by Beck, 298, 392; and v. Blomberg, 366; realizes division of loyalties, 395; and Siegfried Line, 403; his views quoted to Hitler, 403; removed from active command, 427
Adenauer. Dr. Konrad ( 1876- ), 40, 551 n.
Africa, Allied campaigns in, 530, 558, 695; continued defeats of Germans in, 564, 570, 600, 614; Abwehr surprised by Allied landings in, 597
Alamein, Battle of El ( 1942), 603
Albert I, King of the Belgians ( 1875- 1934), 230
Albrecht, Professor, 508 n.
Alexander I, Tsar of Russia ( 1777- 1825), 7 n., 95
Alexander, King of Jugoslavia ( 1888- 1934), 481 n.
Allied Control Council, x, 71-2, 144 & n., 145, 185-6, 187
Allies, insist on overthrow of Hitler, before giving promises, 553; Church leaders appeal to, for terms in return for undertakings, 554-5; suggestion for appeal from, for overthrow of Nazis, 555-6; unlikely to give favourable response to conspirators' queries, 557, 558; and unconditional surrender, 689, 692, 698
Altona riots, 251, 253
Alvensleben, Fraiherr Werner von, 283, 284, 316
Anglo-German Naval Agreement ( 1935), 347
Anglo-Polish Treaty of Mutual Assistance ( 1939), 447, 450, 451 n.
Anschluss ( 1938), 165, 272 n., 375-7, 393
Anti-Comintern Pact ( 1936), 354, 611
Appeasement, British policy of, 353-4, 441, 489 n.
Arbeits-Kommandos (Black Reichswehr), formation of, 92; their exploits gain publicity in the Press, 93; v. Bock and, 93, 515; Gessler and, 94, 194; military leaders and, 94-5; sources on, 95 n.; and the abortive Putsch of Sept. 1923, 111-12; dissolved, 112; v. Schleicher and, 152, 184; the Reichswehr budget and, 187; mentioned, 227 n., 515
Arco-Vally. Count, 157
Armistice Negotiations ( 1918), 23 & n., 27 & n., 45, 52-3, 121
Army, German:
Under Imperial régime : General Staff declared dissolved, ix; abdication of Wilhelm II end of an epoch for, 3; position of, under Wilhelm II, 9, 11; General Staff system in 1914, 11-12, 12 n.; General Staff rules Germany, 14, 456; v. Hindenburg and effort to make, saviour of country, 15-16; growing weariness of, 17; Gröner and, 22; lacks Commander-in-Chief, 22; and the revolution, 22-3; and armistice negotiations, 23-5, 26-7, 27 n.
Under Weimar Republic: responsibility of, for bringing Hitler to power, xii; and collaboration with Ebert, 25, 29-30; Supreme Command of, and revolutionary situation, 26; and the retreat into Germany, 27-8; Soviet Congress and, 32; Supreme Command becomes weakened, 33; fall in morale, 33; Supreme Commander's bluff succeeds, 33-4; the Socialists and the General Staff, 35; reorganized on a unified basis,

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