Favourable review of 'Sparta's German Children' in Archiv für Sozialgeschichte

Helen’s first monograph, Sparta’s German Children: The ideal of ancient Sparta in the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps, 1818-1920, and in National Socialist elite schools (the Napolas), 1933-1945, has recently been reviewed in the German journal Archiv für Sozialgeschichte (Vol. 54, 2014).

The review concludes:

‘Despite its compressed focus, with this well-grounded and tellingly-illustrated work, Helen Roche deserves credit for drawing attention to a paradigm in German educational and military history which for the most part has previously gone unregarded.’

To read the review in its entirety, click here.