Book Review - Mosier

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Thomas Lennemann History 5012 German Military History Dr. Antonio S. Thompson The obvious conclusion a reader can draw from  Cross of Iron  by John Mosier is that  history must be thoroughly researched.  Mosier, in his attempt to be controversial, tries to sway  the reader that everything they have been taught or anything they have read about the German  military during World War II was a myth.  While some of Mosier’s arguments seem to have  some merit, his supporting facts are, at a minimum, too brief - often to the point of being absurd.  Cross of Iron  spins a new narrative on the German Wehrmacht and how it developed into a  fighting force.  While covering a large amount in a small space, the major flaw of Mosier’s work  is the lack of documentation. The main myths that Mosier attempts to debunk are; that Germany cheated its  responsibilities dictated by the Versailles Treaty; that the German equipment was superior to  that of the allies; and the famed German tactic of Blitzkrieg was a radical new concept.  Additionally, Mosier contends that the German military lost World War II because the Soviet 
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course HIST 5012 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Austin Peay.

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