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Vanguard of Nazism: the Free Corps Movement in Postwar Germany, 1918-1923
Vanguard of Nazism: the Free Corps Movement in Postwar Germany, 1918-1923
By Robert G. L. Waite
Harvard University Press, 1952, 344 pp

A history of the German Free Corps as an important part of the immediate background to National Socialism. Most of the individual episodes of the story are familiar but the book is valuable in tying them together to provide a general picture of this perversely heroic movement.