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"The War no one has ever heard of." World War 2 for Germany started in June, 1941...and it was in my view beyond any doubt a War of Choice. Some have argued that was not the case lately but so far the argument hasn't shown much merit and indeed no one in the 3rd Reich was arguing for a "preemptive strike" as the cause for the attack that I am aware of nor ...


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As the comment pointed out, there were a myriad of reasons why it failed. I'm not an expert but here are a few. Failure of blitzkrieg, giving the Soviets valuable time to relocate factories and build more and more T-34 tanks, defensive lines, train more troops, and refine their attacks and strategies. Even though this took years, the Nazis' fate was ...


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I think I'd focus on German Uboat actions during WW2 as they had wide latitude to travel places and influence events. The Luftwaffe was engaged more fully than any Air Force in History pretty much everywhere so these "flights of fancy" are interesting anecdotally "they're not where the action was." that would be France, Great Britain and ultimately trying to ...


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Partly Responsible? No more "responsible" than dozens of other social, cultural, economic and political factors While Forsythe's assertion as written is piece of artistic license, there was an association of pre-Christian symbolism, as reflected in such cultural icons as Richard Wagner's operas featuring pre-Christian German legends such as ...


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Is this literally true — that paganism/animism, residual from before the spread of Christianity, was partially responsible for the German populace's receptivity to Hitler — or is it a bit of invention? No, there was or is no real residual paganism, if by residual you mean that there's some unbroken continuity between pre-christian belief systems and ...


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First of all, Hitler micromanaged the war, so we are not talking about nebulous "Germans" here. He personally decided on virtually every significant strategic movement of the war and even a lot of small tactical decisions. After 19 December 1941, not only was Hitler approving all decisions, he dismissed von Brauchitsch and promoted himself to Oberkommando ...


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The destruction of Sevatstapol was the Germany military's first great blunder "relatively speaking" in World War 2. First off, Manstein had annihilated a massive Red Army counteroffensive on the Kerch Strait, which was perhaps the German Army's greatest victory in the East. However, he either failed to convince Hitler or just was a moron by not demanding ...


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"The stab in the back" hypothesis came from General Ludendorff not Hitler...and was directed at the German people not any particular ethnic group per se. Hitler turned it into "the Jews" most likely out of political convenience. Not only were many Jews at the Vanguard of Marxist/Leninism thus literally invading Poland in 1920 but also there were Jews who ...


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Unit: Fliegerführer Irak (Flyer Command Iraq) Luftwaffe was not stationed in Syria but they were close nearby in Greek islands. Also, Luftwaffe did not play a role in British invasion of Vichy Possessions in Syria and Lebanon, codenamed Operation Exporter. The force in question was located and operating in Iraq. However it is true that Luftwaffe units and ...


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"Why is the Moon made of Green cheese ?" This is the same type of question. Soviet Union did take everything it could from Germany. Including whole factories, machine tools, documentation, and specialists. (Most of the specialists were released and returned in 1950s). On a very large scale. As a child I lived in Soviet Union and had some opportunities to ...


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what is not cosidered here are when hitler came to power in 33,he asked the worlds leading powers that if they thought that german armed forces of 100 000 soldiers and no air force allowed peace to be maintained,then why dont all the world powers reduce their armed forces tothe same levels,then peace be assured.only after being rebuffed several times by the ...


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The stab in the back idea held by Hitler, retorts to the signing of the Versailles treaty. If you listen to Benjamin Freedmon who was at Versailles, he states that 129 dignitaries from the German side were Jewish and the signatories on the actual treaty were of German-Jewish descent. Hitler vowed that his work was to destroy the treaty of Versailles in its ...


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EDIT: Wow, I did not see this was from 2012. It appeared at the top of the questions page, so I answered it. That's strange...I wonder why it was at the top of the "newest" section. I wouldn't have responded if I had seen the date. I studied this in college (History was my major). The short answer: Hitler wanted to conquer the world as quickly as ...


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When dealing with the "causes" of events there are no facts. You are in the world of interpretation and opinion. Characterizing the American entry into the war as the sole product of a Rothschild PR campaign is as ridiculous as it is unprovable. Your statement that the revolutions were having no effect on the war seems incorrect to me. To which "sources" ...


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Try "After Stalingrad: Seven years as a prisoner of war" by Adelbert Holl, Pen & Sword Military, 2016.


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I would recommend e.g. this page for a fair review of the dropping unemployment figures. Before Hitler took over, the Weimar Republic's body of unemployed citizens peaked at 6 million people. The figure was dramatically decreasing down to the figure of only 300,000 people (a decrease by a factor of 20) in 1939. However, that doesn't mean that this decrease ...


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I think this article is a very sinister form of hatred propaganda. It is sinister because it makes a statement which is virtually impossible to debunk. Consider the fact that there are many million Jews around the world. Among these you will find some that are communists, other that are capitalists, and so on. That is no different from other ethnic groups. ...


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Sapp, F. Gefangen in Stalingrad (1943 bis 1946). — Steyr: Ennsthaler, 1998. This satisfies your criteria completely, except that the soldier is Austrian. Fritzsche K. Das Ziel - überleben: Sechs Jahre hinter Stacheldraht. — Zweibrücken VDM Heinz Nickel, 2002. This guy is German who spent 6 years in captivity, not a "simple soldier", but a pilot, leutenant. ...



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