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Vanguard of Nazism

The Free Corps Movement in Postwar Germany, 1918-1923

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ISBN 9780674931428

Publication Date: 01/01/1952

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  • 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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