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Operation Stösser: The last Parachute drop of the Fallschirmjäger

Friedrich-August Freiherr von der Heydte was the highly decorated commander of Germany’s First Parachute Army’s Battle School. In December 1944, when Germany’s General Kurt Student was notified that within eight days, he was to launch an airborne attack in support of the Sixth Panzer Army, he called upon von der Heydte to command a parachute …

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Adolf Hitler

How Hitler’s Manipulation of Economic and Social Chaos Brought Him to Power

Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 was fueled largely by the chaos and economic depression that plagued Germany after World War One. The onerous Versailles treaty combined with the worldwide depression resulted in mass unemployment, high inflation and a stagnant economy. Acquiring even basic necessities was often challenging. After enough Germans became dissatisfied with other …

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REVIEW: Images of War – Hitler’s Defeat on the Eastern Front

A great image catalog from the wartime archives depicting the Nazi’s struggle against the vastly superior Russian tanks, armor formations, and soldiers at the Eastern Front. Hitler invaded the USSR despite advice from his top generals that invading Russia before Britain could be a major tactical error. Hitler was confident that the Blitzkrieg tactics which …

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REVIEW: Hitler’s Germany: The Birth of Extremism by Tim Heath

Tim Heath’s book covers the story of three German families as World War I ends. The German economy and society fell into a horrible position of blaming their situation on the Jews. Anti-Semitism was at its peak in Germany and a caustic political environment both combined to form a new German psyche that was determined …

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Destroyer Mogador running aground after having been hit by a 15-in round

Operation Catapult – Attack on Mers-el-Kébir: British vs French

Operation Catapult was the code name given to the naval military action by Britain to ensure the French fleet did not fall into German hands following the signing of the armistice. “Provided, but only provided, that the French fleet will sail forth-with for British harbors pending negotiations, his Majesties government give their full consent to …

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