A UNIVERSITY OF THE TRENCHES
Today Beumelburg is mostly, and deservedly, forgotten. In the Third Reich, however, his novels regularly ran to editions of 30,000 to 150,000 thousand; the total production of those listed by the Phillip Reclam Verlag of Leipzig in 1939 is over a million. His interest in history and historical myth-making was not confined to the written word, for he was soon appointed to be one of three directors-general of the National Socialist Reich Radio Chamber. Beumelburg's career in Joseph Wulf, Presse und Funk im Dritten Reich and Wulf, Die bildenden Künste im Dritten Reich.
In the Weimar period Beumelburg wrote the afore-mentioned Reichsarchiv monograph Flandern (on Third Ypres), as part of the same series as his Douaumont (on Verdun). He also wrote a Dolchstoss-inspired critique of the Versailles Treaty, Deutschland im Ketten (Germany in Chains).
Beumelburg, Von 1914 bis 1939, p. 8.