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Hitler's Meeting with Japanese Ambassador Oshima on 3 January 1942 On 3 January 1942, Hitler met the Japanese ambassador, Hiroshi Oshima, to discuss his future plans and the potential for co-operation between the two powers. A German observer of Hitler's meeting with Oshima noted: ...For the time being [Hitler] did not intend to carry out any more ...


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"Because Hitler", and his enablers, but even he had his reasons, if misguided. Hitler still believed Germany could win the war. And if they lost the Soviets would have their revenge. A strange mix of optimism and fatalism drove German strategic decisions. Optimism and Fatalism drives Desperation and Delusion A realistic assessment of the German position ...


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I think your questions are impossible to answer with any precision, except possibly for the first point. Especially at the end of the war, things got confused and desperate. A number of services proliferated which were not quite Wehrmacht but certainly fighting, like the Volkssturm (kids and cripples with any weapon at hand, from ancient to most modern), ...


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They had the general directive H.Dv. 95/13 Der Feldfernsprecher 33 (Heeres-Druckvorschriften) (no digitised version available, current physical copies in corona lockdown). But that is probably not really what you look for. Apart from deducing anything from a Hollywood movie about nazis… That is in general just not a venue of inquiry to learn much of ...


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I don't have specific sources for shell tonnage, but yes, German artillery was still a big deal in 1945. In fact, during all the war, German arillery was something to deal with: Usual German units had a sense for placing them, since they were part of their military culture. They had sometimes observation aircraft, and motorized units had trucks for their ...


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While I cannot say what really happened, the term "StuKa" refers very narrowly to all variants of the Junkers Ju-87 plane. While it might be understood to refer to the role of dive bomber because that is literally what it means, it does in fact only refer to that specific plane and all it's variants. Germans had no other dive bombers anyway and no German ...


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I have not found information relating directly to this individual child you ask about, but there is other discussion of imprisoned children coping with the horrors around them through play. A blog site article Kids, the Holocaust, and “Inappropriate” Play discusses this topic, and brings up a couple of references you might find enlightening, Children and ...


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He was Heinrich Georg Stahmer, then the Ambassador to the "China" of Wang Jing Wei (not Chiang Kai Shek's China). According to Wikipedia, "In October 1941, Stahmer was appointed as German ambassador to the Chinese reorganized national government under Wang Jingwei, established in Nanjing by the Japanese occupation,and remained in that position until late ...


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Did you already read the book "Der HAPAG Passagier-Dampfer "Hansa"" by Ulf-Normann Neitzel? It describes every single day of the journey with details about where it was, when it waited, what the passengers ate etc. I briefly read the passages after Jan 31st (page 66-67) and it says the journey continued directly to Kiel, even though there were a lot of ...


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