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(71.) Omer Bartov, The Eastern Front, 1941-1945: German Troops and the Barbarisation of Warfare (London: St.
The tragic result is a gradual barbarisation of the colonisers, who eventually are looked upon as more savage than the people they went out to "civilise." To the horror of the colonisers, the home or metropolitan culture secretly or even publicly may consider the natives more civilised than the barbarised colonisers.
Constantine is given credit as a general, but having done this, Grant goes on to savage his military deployments, and to condemn his barbarisation of the The planned invasion of Persia is dismissed as autocratic megalomania.