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comment What were Hitler's religious beliefs?
@WS2 Or think of Richard Wagner. While on the level of art he is a great composer, on the level of personality there remains little double which side we would have supported as a contemporary of the Nazis. If I'm not mistaken, he planned his final Opera to deal with the Buddha's life.
Dec
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comment What were Hitler's religious beliefs?
@WS2 Think of Heinrich Harrer who allowed his (otherwise great first ascent through the Eiger North Face) to be used for propaganda. He received more compassion in Tibet that might have been available to him in post-war Europe.
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accepted Westernmost and easternmost locations that Charles V visited in his empire?
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comment Elites in post-war Japan
You might want to substantiate your claim that "in post-war Germany quite a number of members of the elite were former Nazis" by naming some specific names (if one can). Regarding Japan I tought post-war establishment pretty much equals LDP. Not an expert, though ...
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comment What did Thomas Mann yield in negotiations with Nazis in 1933?
@Bregalad Tag "20th-germany" was a typo. Now fixed. Thx for noticing.
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
That (also) makes intuitive sense. Do you have further concrete evidence (e.g. of other topographic bureaus which worked at night)?
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
Can you point to a decree for the creation of a similar bureaucratic institution that mentions office hours? I doubt this this kind of detail usually goes into those kind of documents.
Jul
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
@GilOliveira That seems to make sense. Thx.
Jul
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
@GilOliveira So you are saying Roberts did not provide his exact source for his statements about the Bureau's (perhaps) unusual office hours. You found one source about the Bureau, but it does not mention anything about office hours. So its office hours must not be unusual: Is that the suggested logic?
Jul
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
@GilOliveira Please indicate your alternative sources.
Jul
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
@GilOliveira +1 Sounds promising. (Collecting dictionaries, perhaps maps, etc., could well be a military support function. Roberts agrees that Napoleon was there only for a very short time.)
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