Mitcham, Samuel W.
Most widely held works by Samuel W Mitcham
Triumphant fox : Erwin Rommel and the rise of the Afrika Korps by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Why Hitler? : the genesis of the Nazi Reich by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Hitler attained power in 1933 as the result of a complex set of factors, including the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I; the German's lack of faith in democracy and the reasons behind it; the corruption and mismanagement that characterized the Weimar Republic, as democratic Germany was called; the hyperinflation of the early 1920s, during which the German currency lost 99.3% of its value in just 12 weeks and the cost of eggs soared to 80 billion marks each;
Rommel's last battle : the Desert Fox and the Normandy campaign by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
The Desert Fox in Normandy : Rommel's defense of Fortress Europe by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Men of the Luftwaffe by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Retreat to the Reich : the German defeat in France, 1944 by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Covers the battles on the Western Front from the collapse of the Normandy line in France in the summer of 1944 until the Germans were able to bring the Allied juggernaut to a halt on the borders of the Reich itself.
Hitler's legions : the German army order of battle, World War II by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Rommel's desert war : the life and death of the Afrika Korps by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Rommel's lieutenants the men who served the Desert Fox, France, 1940 by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
"Perhaps the most famous soldier to fight in World War II was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who achieved immortality as the "Desert Fox." He is also one of the most admired. Rommel's first field command during the war was the 7th Panzer Division - also known as the Ghost Division - which he led in France in 1940. During this campaign, the 7th Panzer suffered more casualties than any other division in the German Army, at the same time inflicting a disproportionate number of casualties upon the enemy. It took 97,486 prisoners, captured 458 tanks and armored vehicles, 277 field guns, 64 anti-tank guns and 4,000 to 5,000 trucks, and destroyed dozens of others in each category. It captured or destroyed hundreds of tons of other military equipment, shot down 52 aircraft, destroyed 15 more on the ground, and captured 12 others. It destroyed the French 1st Armored Division and the 4th North African Division, punched through the Maginot Line extension near Sivry, and checked the largest Allied counteroffensive of the campaign at Arras. When France surrendered, the Ghost Division was within 200 miles of the Spanish border. No doubt about it - Rommel had proven himself a great military leader who was capable of greater things. His next command, in fact, would be the Afrika Korps, where the legend of the Desert Fox was born." "Rommel had a great deal of help in France - much more than his published papers suggest. His staff officers and company, battalion, and regimental commanders were an extremely capable collection of military leaders that included 12 future generals (two of them SS), and two colonels who briefly commanded panzer divisions but never reached general rank. They also included Karl Hanke, a Nazi gauleiter who later succeeded Heinrich Himmler as the last Reichsfuehrer-SS." "No historian has ever before recognized the talented cast of characters who supported the Desert Fox in 1940. No one has ever attempted to tell their stories. This book remedies that oversight."--BOOK JACKET.
Crumbling empire : the German defeat in the East, 1944 by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Hitler's field marshals and their battles by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 libraries worldwide
The battle of Sicily by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Rommel's greatest victory : the Desert Fox and the fall of Tobruk, spring 1942 by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
In May of 1942, Erwin Rommel, already famed as the "Desert Fox," launched an audacious campaign against the British forces defending the road to Alexandria, the Suez canal, and the oil-rich Middle East. The prize was Tobruk, the most important port along the Libyan coast east of Tripoli, the Axis base of operations. Possession of this fortress would give the Afrika Korps a secure base of supply almost a thousand miles closer to the Egyptian border.
The rise of the Wehrmacht : the German armed forces and World War II by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
"The Rise of the Wehrmacht is the first comprehensive work to deal with the German war effort in World War II from this point of view. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it covers the entire war effort from the point of view of the German military that actually conducted and fought the war, something that has never been done before on this scale. Excellent books have been written about the German Army, Navy, the Luftwaffe, and the SS, as well as about the Panzer branch, the parachute arm, the U-Boat forces, etc., but this is the first to cover them all in depth. Mitcham also covers the German Wehrkreise (roughly translated as military district) system in depth and recognizes its importance, both in the formation and expansion of the German Army before the war and in its continuing importance throughout the conflict. He deals with the German rearmament in greater depth and detail than has been done before, points out the importance of the police in the development of Germany's reserves before and during World War II, and offers new insights into the evolution and development of the German military doctrine of Kesselschlact (the decisive battle of encirclement and annihilation). In addition, The Rise of the Wehrmacht explains the problems the Wehrmacht faced because of its too rapid expansion. This expansion was far more rapid than the German generals intended and resulted in many problems, especially in terms of equipment shortages and a shortage of qualified officers. Finally, Mitcham addresses the contributions of the Hitler Youth to the war effort, where their work on farms, fire and rescue crews, in nursing, and as postal workers, for example, provided essential services to German infrastructure."--Publisher's description.
Panzers in winter : Hitler's army and the Battle of the Bulge by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Draws on unpublished German reports and manuscripts to recount the events surrounding the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Offensive from the German point of view.
Hitler's commanders by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 186 libraries worldwide
The Panzer legions : a guide to the German Army tank divisions of World War II and their commanders by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Rommel's desert commanders : the men who served the Desert Fox, North Africa, 1941-1942 by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Looks at the men who supported Rommel's campaigns, detailing where they came from and outlining their contributions to Rommel's efforts.
Defenders of fortress Europe : the untold story of the German officers during the Allied invasion by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Blitzkrieg no longer : the German Wehrmacht in battle, 1943 by Samuel W Mitcham ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
"After a crushing loss at Stalingrad, the German war machine regrouped in early 1943 to stave off total defeat, but it could not stem the rising Allied tide. In the Mediterranean, Rommel's early successes in Africa were erased by the surrender of Tunisia, and German forces barely escaped Sicily before the Allies seized the island. On the Eastern Front, Soviet T-34s beat German armour in the massive tank battle at Kursk. At sea, the Allies countered the U-boat threat, and in the air, Allied forces dominated the Luftwaffe and took the war to the German home front."--Publisher's description.
Admirals Aeronautics, German military Africa, North Ardennes, Battle of the (1944-1945) Armed Forces Armed Forces--Officers Armies--Organization Armored troops Biography Command of troops Economic history Europe Europe--Atlantic Wall France France--Normandy Friendship Generals German Occupation of Soviet Union (1941-1944) Germany Germany.--Heer Germany.--Heer.--Infanterie Germany.--Heer.--Panzerarmeekorps Afrika Germany.--Heer.--Panzer-Division, 7 Germany.--Luftwaffe Germany--Siegfried Line History Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945 Italy--Sicily Libya--Tobruk Marshals Military campaigns Military history Military participation--German National socialism Political science Regimental histories Rommel, Erwin,--1891-1944 Soldiers Soviet Union Tanks (Military science) Tank warfare Tobruk, Battles of (Libya : 1941-1942) World War (1939-1945)
Mitčem, Sėmjuėlʹ U. 1949-
Mitcham, Samuel W. Jr. 1949-サミュエル・W.ミッチャム