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Vanguard of Nazism
The Free Corps of Movement in Postwar Germany 1918-1923

Waite, Robert G.L.
Publisher:  Harvard University Press, Cambridge
Date Written:  01/01/1952
Year Published:  1952  
Pages:  358pp   ISBN:  9780674931428
Dewey:  943.085

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Table of Contents

1. THE REVOLUTIONARY SETTING AND THE ARRIVAL OF NOSKE
The Ebert-Groener Conversations
The Imperial Army Fails to Crush the Radicals
The Arrival of Noske

2. ORIGINS OF THE FREE CORPS
The Inheritance of the Prewar Youth Movements
The Inheritance of the War
The Stab in the Back

3. ORGANIZATION AND CHARACTER OF THE FREE CORPS
Noske Collects His Army
Reasons for Entering the Free Corps
The Captains and Lieutenants
Twentieth-Century Freebooters
The Bourgeois Revolt against a Bourgeois World

4. THE FREE CORPS CRUSH LEFTIST REVOLTS
The Conquest of Berlin, January 1919
The Free Corps Defend the National Assembly
The Free Corps Crush Sporadic Revolts
The Week of Bloodshed in Berlin
The Conquest of Munich, May 1919

5. THE BALTIC ADVENTURE
The Loss of Posen
The Call of the Baltic
The Spring Offensive of 1919
The Putsch of April 16, 1919
Reaction against the Free Corps
Revolt and Entry into Russian Service
Defeat and Return to the Reich

6. THE SERVICE OF REACTION: THE KAPP PUTSCH
The March on Berlin
Background of the Putsch
The Ides of March, 1920
The Failure of the Kapp Putsch
Free Corps Reaction to the Putsch

7. IN THE SERVICE OF THE REPUBLIC: THE KAPP AFTERMATH
The Ebert-Seeckt Conversations
The Ruhr Intervention
The Severing Negotiations
Free Corps Victory

8. THE FREE CORPS UNDERGROUND: "THE WAR IN DARKNESS"
Freebooters and the 100,000 Men Army
In the Shaddows of Illegality
"Compromising with Bürgerlich Activity"
The Freebooters as Leaders of Youth
"Traitors Fall to the Feme!"
The Free Corps in Upper Silesia
The French Occupation of the Ruhr: Albert Leo Schiageter

9. DER TAG, 1923
The Black Reichswehr
The Kustrine Putsch
The Beer Hall Putsch
Failure in 1923

10. CONCLUSION
The Freebooters as Political Soldiers
"We Bolshevists of the Right"
From Reaction to Action
Freebooters in Brown Shirts

APPENDIX
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX


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