General Warlimont was at the center of power during one of history's most shattering periods.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
General Warlimont was Jodl's Deputy Chief of Operations
and at the heart of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
(Supreme Command), from 1939 until he was injured
by Stauffenburg's bomb in 1944. He actually drafted most of the operational
plans emanating from OKW and therefore is uniquely
qualified to comment on the military dimension of
that vast criminal enterprise that was the Third
With his cool professional's eye he assesses the
leading figures of the OKW: the demonic Fuhrer, as
fascinating and dangerous as a snake, the loyal,
amoral Jodl, the execrable toady Keitel.
Of particular interest to students of military
history is Warlimont's exposition of Hitler's
"generalship", which repeatedly revealed its
amateurish inadequacies in rash decision-making
and arrogant disregard of expert opinion.
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