Foreword; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The legacy of success; 2. The East German rise to military prominence, 1956-1969; 3. Soviet-East German military collaboration in the post-1968 pact; 4. The Soviet-East German military alliance and Poland; 5. Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
Douglas Macgregor traces the origins of collaboration to earlier forms of Russo-German military alliance.