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German government says test showed nerve agent Novichok in samples from Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Morning Becomes Eclectic

00:46 sec | 9 months ago

German government says test showed nerve agent Novichok in samples from Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

"Leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent Nova Chalk and is demanding an explanation from Moscow. NPR's rub. Schmitz reports Toxicology test carried out by a German army laboratory revealed what it said was the doubtless presence of a chemical nerve agent of the Nova Choke group in Navalny system. I've only was flown to Berlin, August 22nd after he collapsed while on a flight from Siberia to Moscow. Nova Choke is the same nerve agent that was used to poison Sergei scruple of former Soviet spy and his daughter in a 2018 attack in Britain that Western nations have blamed on Moscow. In a statement, A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the German government condemns the attack in the strongest possible terms and that the Russian government is urgently requested to explain what happened. Rob Schmitz. NPR NEWS

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The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans

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10:04 min | 9 months ago

The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans

"Of Donald J. Trump. We in the United States have become accustomed to a degree of fabulous. Um I've done more for black Americans than anybody. With the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, the president, self aggrandizement provides the framework for his alternate reality. We have one of the lowest mortality rate way had 900 Deaths in a single day. You have the numbers place because I heard we had the best mortality number one low mortality, right? We are being given something I can't recall in my lifetime, a choice of realities. One that is mostly regarded as evidence based and one that you might call faith based that faith being in Mr Trump In either case, you have a sizable cohort to back you up. Truth has been displaced in many quarters by rage and fear. Over the past four months, we've had many opportunities to observe the impact of paranoia. When deployed by a fantasist in the White House in Arizona Man died after taking Clara Quien, his wife said that they heard about it from Trump's briefings. Are you gonna allow the government to tell you you have to wear a mask? Some believe these mask orders go against their freedoms will protect. All right, I will know asked me and I will not pay for antibiotics. Conspiracies of Sena numbers swell on Facebook and doctors warn, if left unchecked, they could undermine an effective vaccine. The death toll from the Corona virus pandemic has surpassed 150,000 in the United States. That's the highest number of fatalities in any nation by far. And accounts for nearly 1/4 of the recorded global. Told immediately after the 2016 election, I spoke with New York ER writer Masha Gessen, who, after having lived long under Vladimir Putin had some advice for anxious Americans trying to navigate the so called new normal. She explained that for the would be authoritarian, the lying is the point that the ability to create a reality flagrantly staring down conspicuous fact. Is a crucial component of building and sustaining power. And last fall boxes, David Roberts noted bluntly, where such a strategy left unchecked, could lead this sort of cultish, increasingly authoritarian movement takes over the country. In Russia and Turkey and Poland. Right's a disturbingly longer and longer list. We see countries that we thought were democracies devolve into this. In the U. S. So much has happened in the last few years that we thought would never happen. I think we should really loosen up our imaginations as to what can happen when a movement that is convinced that everything it knows and loves is in danger of falling apart movements that's thinking like that unconnected anymore to fax or reality. And got its hands on the power of the federal government is the basic recipe for democracy is falling apart. And so last fall on, the media producer Leia Feder reported on one of those places Poland, a young democracy teetering on unstable ground and where it's far right Nationalist government is intent on rewriting the nation's painful history. For almost a decade, Poland has been in the grip of a conspiracy theory what really happened when a plane crashed in a forest in western Russia, killing Poland's president and dozens of other government officials. The plane had been on route to commemorate another Polish tragedy, a massacre that had occurred in the very same location in 1940. 1973 documentary explored the mystery While the German army is advancing from the West, the Soviets crossed Poland's eastern front court in a method of Polish army collapsed, Um, surrendered. The victors, divided the country down the middle and imprisoned every soldier they captured. Russia took a 215,000 Poland officer Corps were never seen alive again. Many. What die near Smolensk, in a forest called catching after decades of opacity and suspicion on investigation in the early nineties, confirmed finally, that it was not Hitler. But Stalin, who had ordered the massacre. And so when, on April 10th 2010 a delegation of 96 Polish politicians and officials traveled from Warsaw to Smolensk. It was in service of remembrance and reconciliation. But what happened instead compounded the national pain. Poland's prime minister burst into tears when he heard the news today that his country's president was killed in a plane crash pilot tried to land in a thick fog at least twice missing the runway. And ignoring the control tower's direction to divert to another city. Not just losing the president of that country. The first lady, the ahead of the army chief of staff, the National Security Office head deputy Parliament speaker, the deputy foreign minister. It was a devastating national tragedy. What's more, the symbolic layering was undeniable. Ah, longstanding tragedy finally solved and a new one appears in its place. And yet, in the immediate moments and days after the crash, there was a kind of common shock. An Applebaum is a journalist and academic beast in Warsaw At the time of the 2010 crash, her husband was minister of foreign affairs in the Polish government, and there was pretty straightforward reporting. About what had happened. What was immediately clear There were people on the ground who saw the crash. So there was a kind of concensus initially about what had happened that it was a terrible Accident and that you know many people of value to the nation had died. But the story started to shift is the investigation into the crash proceeded. Investigators say pilot error was mostly to blame. It became clear that one of the causes of the crash was the fact that the pilots were under pressure to land. The president's delegation had arrived late for the plane. They were running behind schedule as they got closer to smell lens, which was even really an airport. It was a kind of airstrip in the forest. They began to be worried about the fog and the pilots weren't sure they could make the narrow landing. But according to black box recordings, Polish President Lech Kaczynski, head of the opposition party directed the pilots to do it was meant to be the launch of his reelection campaign. So there were cameras there which he knew, and he was very anxious to go under pressure, the pilots tried to make the landing. Instead, they hit a tree, killing all 96 people on board. The president's twin brother, the head of the nationalist right political party in Poland, same parties, the president He didn't like this story. It made the president look bad, more to the point. This is a terrible crash very near to a place where a Nurlita generation of poles were murdered by the Soviet state. Because of that eeriness. People immediately began to speculate that there was actually a different, deeper story that perhaps the Russians caused the crash. Perhaps there was a bomb on the plane. And conspiracy theories began to proliferate online. The president's brother, Nijinsky began openly alluding to them. Kaczynskis Law and Justice Party made unraveling the Smolensk conspiracy. It's key campaign promise once you had bought into their idea that there is a secret conspiracy, possibly involving the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Possibly involving the Russians, and that lots of people high up in the state were implicated in some great big secret plot to kill the president. If you believe that Then you can believe a lot of other things. The point was to get people to believe in a kind of alternative reality to doubt institutions to doubt that the government was telling them the truth, and that was absolutely an attempt to help win an election, But it did more than carve out a new electorate. It created new divides in Polish society. Where one's Polish politics were split between Communists and anti communists around economic policy. Now it was over a vision of history. It was how you see Poland's place in the world. And whether you think secret dark forces air trying to undermine your country and whether you know you need to elect a government of Patriots in order to make sure that doesn't happen. Where you fell on that dividing line affected how you would vote and how you would understand politics for the next several years, And so when line justice one in 2015 it spawned a new kind of power a power based on the willingness to embrace the myth. They fired large numbers of Polish civil servants. Polish members of the foreign service. All kinds of people who work for the government also leaders and board members of state companies and they replaced all of them with people whom they were sure we're loyal. And one element of the loyalty test was belief in this Molinski myth. Smolinski conspiracy implied that there were dark, mysterious forces continuing to try to manipulate and undermine the Polish nation. It also drawn the larger story of a Poland continually attacked by outsiders and the valiant Polish resistance to threats past and present line Justice Road that narrative electoral victory. And then wrote its electoral victory to further consolidation of that narrative in service of Polish nationalism.

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The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans

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10:04 min | 9 months ago

The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans

"Election of Donald J. Trump. We in the United States have become accustomed to a degree of fabulous. Um I've done more for black Americans than anybody. With the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, the president, self aggrandizement provides the framework for his alternate reality. We have one of the lowest mortality rate way had 900 Deaths in a single day. You have the numbers place because I heard we had the best mortality number one low mortality, right? We are being given something I can't recall in my lifetime, a choice of realities. One that is mostly regarded as evidence based and one that you might call faith based that faith being in Mr Trump In either case, you have a sizable cohort to back you up. Truth has been displaced in many quarters by rage and fear. Over the past four months, we've had many opportunities to observe the impact of paranoia. When deployed by a fantasist in the White House in Arizona Man died after taking Clara Quien, his wife said that they heard about it from Trump's briefings. Are you gonna allow the government to tell you you have to wear a mask? Some believe these mask orders go against their freedoms will protect. All right, I will know asked me and I will not pay for antibiotics. Conspiracies of Sena numbers swell on Facebook and doctors warn, if left unchecked, they could undermine an effective vaccine. The death toll from the Corona virus pandemic has surpassed 150,000 in the United States. That's the highest number of fatalities in any nation by far. And accounts for nearly 1/4 of the recorded global. Told immediately after the 2016 election, I spoke with New York ER writer Masha Gessen, who, after having lived long under Vladimir Putin had some advice for anxious Americans trying to navigate the so called new normal. She explained that for the would be authoritarian, the lying is the point that the ability to create a reality flagrantly staring down conspicuous fact. Is a crucial component of building and sustaining power. And last fall boxes, David Roberts noted bluntly, where such a strategy left unchecked, could lead this sort of cultish, increasingly authoritarian movement takes over the country. In Russia and Turkey and Poland. Right's a disturbingly longer and longer list. We see countries that we thought were democracies devolve into this. In the U. S. So much has happened in the last few years that we thought would never happen. I think we should really loosen up our imaginations as to what can happen when a movement that is convinced that everything it knows and loves is in danger of falling apart movements that's thinking like that unconnected anymore to fax or reality. And got its hands on the power of the federal government is the basic recipe for democracy is falling apart. And so last fall on, the media producer Leia Feder reported on one of those places Poland, a young democracy teetering on unstable ground and where it's far right Nationalist government is intent on rewriting the nation's painful history. For almost a decade, Poland has been in the grip of a conspiracy theory what really happened when a plane crashed in a forest in western Russia, killing Poland's president and dozens of other government officials. The plane had been on route to commemorate another Polish tragedy, a massacre that had occurred in the very same location in 1940. 1973 documentary explored the mystery While the German army is advancing from the West, the Soviets crossed Poland's eastern front court in a method of Polish army collapsed, Um, surrendered. The victors, divided the country down the middle and imprisoned every soldier they captured. Russia took a 215,000 Poland officer Corps were never seen alive again. Many. What die near Smolensk, in a forest called catching after decades of opacity and suspicion on investigation in the early nineties, confirmed finally, that it was not Hitler. But Stalin, who had ordered the massacre. And so when, on April 10th 2010 a delegation of 96 Polish politicians and officials traveled from Warsaw to Smolensk. It was in service of remembrance and reconciliation. But what happened instead compounded the national pain. Poland's prime minister burst into tears when he heard the news today that his country's president was killed in a plane crash pilot tried to land in a thick fog at least twice missing the runway. And ignoring the control tower's direction to divert to another city. Not just losing the president of that country. The first lady, the ahead of the army chief of staff, the National Security Office head deputy Parliament speaker, the deputy foreign minister. It was a devastating national tragedy. What's more, the symbolic layering was undeniable. Ah, longstanding tragedy finally solved and a new one appears in its place. And yet, in the immediate moments and days after the crash, there was a kind of common shock. An Applebaum is a journalist and academic beast in Warsaw At the time of the 2010 crash, her husband was minister of foreign affairs in the Polish government, and there was pretty straightforward reporting. About what had happened. What was immediately clear There were people on the ground who saw the crash. So there was a kind of concensus initially about what had happened that it was a terrible Accident and that you know many people of value to the nation had died. But the story started to shift is the investigation into the crash proceeded. Investigators say pilot error was mostly to blame. It became clear that one of the causes of the crash was the fact that the pilots were under pressure to land. The president's delegation had arrived late for the plane. They were running behind schedule as they got closer to smell lens, which was even really an airport. It was a kind of airstrip in the forest. They began to be worried about the fog and the pilots weren't sure they could make the narrow landing. But according to black box recordings, Polish President Lech Kaczynski, head of the opposition party directed the pilots to do it was meant to be the launch of his reelection campaign. So there were cameras there which he knew, and he was very anxious to go under pressure, the pilots tried to make the landing. Instead, they hit a tree, killing all 96 people on board. The president's twin brother, the head of the nationalist right political party in Poland, same parties, the president He didn't like this story. It made the president look bad, more to the point. This is a terrible crash very near to a place where a Nurlita generation of poles were murdered by the Soviet state. Because of that eeriness. People immediately began to speculate that there was actually a different, deeper story that perhaps the Russians caused the crash. Perhaps there was a bomb on the plane. And conspiracy theories began to proliferate online. The president's brother, Nijinsky began openly alluding to them. Kaczynskis Law and Justice Party made unraveling the Smolensk conspiracy. It's key campaign promise once you had bought into their idea that there is a secret conspiracy, possibly involving the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Possibly involving the Russians, and that lots of people high up in the state were implicated in some great big secret plot to kill the president. If you believe that Then you can believe a lot of other things. The point was to get people to believe in a kind of alternative reality to doubt institutions to doubt that the government was telling them the truth, and that was absolutely an attempt to help win an election, But it did more than carve out a new electorate. It created new divides in Polish society. Where one's Polish politics were split between Communists and anti communists around economic policy. Now it was over a vision of history. It was how you see Poland's place in the world. And whether you think secret dark forces air trying to undermine your country and whether you know you need to elect a government of Patriots in order to make sure that doesn't happen. Where you fell on that dividing line affected how you would vote and how you would understand politics for the next several years, And so when line justice one in 2015 it spawned a new kind of power a power based on the willingness to embrace the myth. They fired large numbers of Polish civil servants. Polish members of the foreign service. All kinds of people who work for the government also leaders and board members of state companies and they replaced all of them with people whom they were sure we're loyal. And one element of the loyalty test was belief in this Molinski myth. Smolinski conspiracy implied that there were dark, mysterious forces continuing to try to manipulate and undermine the Polish nation. It also drawn the larger story of a Poland continually attacked by outsiders and the valiant Polish resistance to threats past and present line Justice Road that narrative electoral victory. And then wrote its electoral victory to further consolidation of that narrative in service of Polish nationalism.

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"german army" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM

WINT 1330 AM

04:07 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM

"Next morning the hold german army came over that hill and this was the main thrust of the german army in the bulk towards leash for hitler ss division and they took us totally by surprise we didn't even know what was going on sown we woke up to eighty eight and tanks and everything else going shooting through our house there in chile got orders to get the heck get the radio in the jeep the heck out of there she'll we back did either got it down drove it down the road down the road there was a kinda to stew out within kind a little pocket leg and there was a hill behind it and then there was the rule to win out of town went down completely exposed hill and at the corner where the the rule that we ride went to this corner there was a big brick house and then the road turned the left and went down to expose hill and i got my jeep down to the corner and behind this house was about two hundred or so g is milling around waiting for orders didn't do something and so we decided we'd take as many as we could on the jeep and get them down to the bottom of that hill so we got twenty one guys on jeep and trailer took off down that hill and i could see the german our german guys coming towards the shooting at us and i give it all the gas who would take and we had one bullet went through my legs in ryan legs in glove compartment another one hit me in hitting the chain farm in the back and luckily i think we surprised the tanks could acquire to didn't expect us i guess so anyway we went we got down to the bottom of the hill what arrive at cornered to bomb gone about ninety miles an hour and stopped at the first g is that we met left guys off one of the other regiments and raised division was the one hundred twentieth there was a bunch of happy about thirty five and that was they were then massacred that was the mailman massacre so that was one hundred twentieth regiment part of our division and we had captured mound and then we'd ask for for air to air support and because the germans were matching connor tack on the other side almaty philly irk in politely bombed the heck outta malady level so we complain trouble with war those days you had no contact with people the air corps none whatsoever you had to go back through core in order to talk to the air corps so anyway the complaint went back court airport erakor apologized and came back and bombed the thing the second day hundred and twenty it was pretty well mauled and we relieved them wasn't much left to the town come with pretty well level but the one good thing about the whole thing some gee i found a big pile of bricks with a seller window open up the cellar window and down in the basement with about forty thousand bottles of white wine delicious white wine used to say there was a stream of strategy is gone now that basement window duly officers caught up that was good stuff.

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"german army" Discussed on BBC Let's Talk About Tech

BBC Let's Talk About Tech

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on BBC Let's Talk About Tech

"Of the activities of the german army during second war annalong with that kind of representation of the gemini in the second world as being incredibly competent well organized efficient hut two facts one of which is that it meant that the allies could feel good that they had a great victory over a great enemy and on the other hand it also meant that because the the war crimes trials focused heavily on the leadership and there was a separation in people's minds between the ss lots stolen group is on the regular german army it gave the germans who the west germans the sense that they could actually be proud of that military history they were just following orders and that actually they did germans foot honorably the most pop in the second wall on this appropriate heartache may because it's by no means black and white and then you get things like you know some revise article in spectator about how the germans were done by data okay rights i didn't encounter that one which is a very strange point mike i'm a couple of weeks ago yes the what jonathan was a very recent book that came out which i'm trying desperately to remember the title of which told about the basically the the van marked and in the blitzkrieg mainly being down to methamphetamine pervert in and the other fueled it the drive across the low countries was wasn't down to military planning was actually down two people basically being hyped up to the max and just driving driving driving i read the book and talk with colleagues here at the office and a lot of them were like well that kind of been how it worked you know because he ran against the narrative have been established the german army had a plan and the plan was cut across the whole of the low countries at great pace and vara avoid the mashing line and deliver a victory and yet there's this body of evidence in this very well put together book saying they were taking drugs at an enormous right and they kept doing all the way through the wall and.

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"german army" Discussed on Start the Week

Start the Week

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on Start the Week

"And we can't get to glide as behind each aircraft they should have immediately said we'll hang on we're gonna reexamine the whole thing because actually it's not gonna work on that justice just described for listeners who donate many listeners will note as as the battle it's sort of described by a bridge too far that's the shorthand for it not yours i know but just describe what it was operation market malki garden was in this autumn if you like early autumn of the summer of nineteen forty four this victory you fauria believing that the german army was collapsing that they could lead the rhine by dropping these airborne divisions all in the straight line up to on them from the belgian frontier and therefore they could sort of rush through and suddenly get across the rhine and be ready to invade drum that pattern paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines on these two very significant bridges and then armored push was due to come and follow it up i mean one of the very striking things about your book is is that the explanation they were they were going to go down a single route this huge armored group was going to go down a single route they knew they couldn't go the side because they couldn't travel across the polars flood plain on either side it was a raise roots single road as you say i'm afraid montgomery refused to listen to the warnings from the dutch commander in chief and and dodge officers you know that this was going to be lots of warnings you have major general thing so you've ordered me to plan this operation and i have done it and now i wish to inform you that i think it is suicide operation but they went ahead and did his anyway he's still went ahead partly because browning who is married to definitely do mauri was determined to go to war commanding airborne cool he was a brave man there's no doubt about you have been in the first world war but i'm afraid we see the way that vanity plays apart can play a part in come on it was.

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"german army" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"He appeared that this coal looking instrument with wires and keys could pour forth such floods of color and beauty such thunder and lightning such dramatic proclamation and seductive song list had no rivals others were just pianist he was a magician a god who had given machine capacities it never previously possessed a piper of hamlyn who drew the whole wondering world after his footsteps that's pretty high considering chopin he basically just called chopin just a mere pianist by the way that last piece we played that not turn our number two was who's in the movie the pianist folks if you've not seen that where we the pianist get it watch it is a wonderful movie you've seen have new passer mass worth worth seeing very worth of course true based on fact get net flicks the pianist and the the nocturne is played brilliantly in that movie there's a scene where you see this homeless julie's inside this term this panel there and the german officer comes in and i'll just give you a small scene of it he comes in and finds this man there looks like a homeless bottle and he says do you live here and he says no i'm a pianist and the german officer says well play something and he plays that nocturne and that causes a relationship a friendship to build between this german officer in this homeless jew burt before even that he says you juden uses ya juden and of course the german army was very anti semitic but he was not even got a mechanic opener because he had account of pickles and he could nope starve on so yeah.

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"german army" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Are situated where you walk you come across the hill on a road you look down you see the bridge just like the american troops did when they first came upon remortgaging so does your even the rest of the german army and the civilians retreating across the bridge so the annual events are fairly authentic we try as much as we can you know you do so much but which is close to history as we can everybody buys her own uniforms everybody buys her own vehicles we own the nineteen forty two jeep ivory actors they have jeeps trucks armored cars for germans do not have original german tanks but they build them on the bodies of armored personnel carriers and we have like three stugz three tanks come into our then this year the german half track sounds good how how many people are taking part well we get about three hundred reenactors civilians and the military german ending americans all military veterans no no no lot our modern veterans middle easterns guys that were in the army they they seem to go to the german side more they like portray germans younger guys are taking part this year's reenactment it's the ten such reenactment fairly stringent rules facial hair should be no more than one day's growth mustaches must be neatly it's it's very very authentic but why are the rules so strict because that's the way the veterans day i figure well we can do it for a couple of days we should betray what they did we honor them when they look look at us and say that's the way we did it because we have veterans come to our van we have a special viewing place where veterans last year we had fourteen world war two veterans and they love getting together and talking.

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"german army" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Spring nineteen thirty eight a young jewish boy arrived in paris to study from the free city of tansy where local nazis we're now in power but a year later europe would be at war cut off from his family you since rosenberg would embark on a hazardous series of events that would change his life and many others nineteen forty the german army swept across holland and belgium into france complete lebron's quickly what could become a helena june the germans is worth the doors of paris you're eighteen with no money and you were alone always on my own always on my own as a better fact i discovered something very interesting that you're old you have a much greater chance to survive so i was lucky that respect that's when mostly everybody left so did i i took the longest subway line that took me as far west join the millions on the roads heading south in one of the biggest exoduses of modern history but luck was with him yesterday i met a young american art student who told him she was heading for the french port of marseille he should go to she said and gave him the address of the hotel where she'd be staying hurting was very gave port i did have like so i went to the hotel where she was staying at we dismantled the bed because there was only one bed so one slipped on the mattress of the other ones slept on the spring around that same time another american say arrived in marseille his name was very.

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"german army" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"The infantry as an infantry officer the question people always get off always get this question why should somebody read this book this elite books are now will work to what is it about this book it's compelling well this book focuses at the ground level uh it's speaks to the experience of the infantryman in this war where the great bulk of the losses the deaths cast these occurred now that this is how the campaign was won by these troops engaging of very skilled and determined enemy and what they did and how they fought to overcome this enemy and eventually turned the tables and by the end of the war it's the american army beating up on every disorganized and the more lightest german army so a process it took place from beginning to the end right is i was gonna say the german army by the time this is over was totally demoralized chaos in other lose and we're gonna be right back folks are talking about world war two of the book is battle hardened we'll be right back sinn gives us aw the bill and sand news opinion compassion this is am 970 the answer mostly clear nineteen degrees what's going on we the answer firefighters on the scene of a threerun firing crown heights brooklyn the virus nine ten vrgin streak began at around nine fifteen p m smoke and flames from the brownstone were visible for blocks firefighters are planning the flames on this frigid twenty degree weather no word of any injuries fdny officials say dozens required medical attention during the time square new year's eve celebration due to extreme cold forty separate calls came in with twenty nine people hospitalized and eleven.

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"german army" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on WGTK

"Their twoday truth about every choice we make in one of them is there are some absolute principles that can never be violated and the other is that we have to do what the circumstances demand and the churchill explained how both those things are true well the greece thing is an example of an absolute truth before the war uh britain and greece made a pact that there's more coming and if one of us gets attacked the other one go help them and so then first the greeks were fighting the italians and that wasn't so difficult but then the german army came after them until greece is in real trouble now and was eventually conquered until they appealed to britain for help well between the time that the pact was made uh and the time the appeal was issued by greece france has fallen in the soviet union had become an ally of nazi germany and so you have the massive german army and the huge soviet army against the tiny british army and so how they gonna go help them now and churchill was advised that whatever you send down there you can't save them you don't have enough wonder if we can even save ourselves and it'll be they'll be lost they won't come back uh uh in the event by the way greece did fall but the minute most of them did come back cold seventy tracinda forced down there of considerable size and they fought so then the question is putin so this thing when we're desparate when we're being bomb twin the massive german onslaught is again stocks should we go help the greeks and so churchill says in it really beautiful speech one.

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"german army" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on WGTK

"Their twoday truth about every choice we make in one of them is there are some absolute principles that can never be violated and the other is that we have to do what the circumstances demand and the churchill explained how both those things are true well the greece thing is an example of an absolute truth before the war uh britain and greece made a pact that there's more coming and if one of us gets attacked the other one go help them and so then first the greeks were fighting the italians and that wasn't so difficult but then the german army came after them until greece is in real trouble now and was eventually conquered until they appealed to britain for help well between the time that the pact was made uh and the time the appeal was issued by greece france has fallen in the soviet union had become an ally of nazi germany and so you have the massive german army and the huge soviet army against the tiny british army and so how they gonna go help them now and churchill was advised that whatever you send down there you can't save them you don't have enough wonder if we can even save ourselves and it'll be they'll be lost they won't come back uh uh in the event by the way greece did fall but the minute most of them did come back cold seventy tracinda forced down there of considerable size and they fought so then the question is putin so this thing when we're desparate when we're being bomb twin the massive german onslaught is again stocks should we go help the greeks and so churchill says in.

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"german army" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"The german army had marched across belgium before being stopped the flinders feet some sixty yards away british french and belgian fruits languished in french is infested with rats than was pelted with freezing rain enshrined as temperatures drop disease took full snipers pick volvo those who raised their heads above the earth the mall the war was what fourmonthsold each side losing thousands that day both the bullets out that silent common animate influenza between the opposing trenches was an area about the with level of football view no last july littered with barbed wire frozen corpses it was a sobering reminder of what the future might bring soldiers who survived later recalled their brothers being gathered up and stack like cords would by wars end more than 10 million would be launched not surprisingly given the circumstances most of the soldiers were religious banned many work christian on sunday's commune was passed in trenches on both sides often to the sound of church bells ringing in nearby villages the occasional hill was song and youthful voices were heard across enemy law by december the war slow and hopes for a quick resolution faded away as the soldiers contemplated their desperate situation nights moore long and hearts yearn for december twenty thirty or a group of german soldiers quietly moved to the ruins.

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"german army" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:41 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"In london and the fanned by his worst flooding john spicer's dart seek replace and we are revisiting the 1914 christmas truce of december 25th 1914 let's get back to our story of the morning that the germans and the british put down their weapons and came together as brothers in the middle of one of the worst wars the world has ever seen stretcher parties would come out uh dozens of men who stretchers ted sometimes they were men from the unison the trenches traditionally in the british army it's the band's men the men who normally formed the battalion regimental band who become stretcherbearers and time of war and they came out here to noman'sland and they had to pick up the remnants of what were british soldiers and obviously in the mud in the mock in the blood new was really difficult sometimes to tell who was british and who was a german wearing the feld rao the field gray of the german army artillery does really horrific things to human bodies and then time does as well sometimes they described the bodies of the men that they recovered as goals because of flesh had been stripped from the faces and there was putrefying flesh underneath the uniform but the head with skeletal dust a skull and a really horrific scene that would be repeated for the next the buffoon uh the next four years in world war one so as december rolled on had got cold and there were local truces as i say but this is nothing that was sanctioned by the higher command because on both sides both the german and the british french side there was a suspicion uh at the higher ranks of the man growing too sympathetic to their enemy for obvious reasons you um you really can't run a war with your men having sympathy for each other but locally at the battalion level and lower uh as the two sides became familiar with each other over weeks and weeks of fighting uh they did notice that there were common down times for instance both sides eytan evening chao about the same time dinner was delivered from reararea kitchens around a five pm and so both sides stop shooting at each other when dinner was uh was being served uh and so that led to what was famously called the christmas truce of 1914 so now.

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"german army" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum

"Finally you look at how the ideology boxed the german government in the second world war from any sort of outcome that wasn't a total catastrophe take a look at the performances of the two armies and what they did right the german army from the first world war from the kaiser reisch those guys are fighting a twofront war from day one the worst nightmare of any central continental state rights you have russians in the east french british in the west how you deal with that year by year the germans in the first world war went around knocking out their enemies i mean they knocked russia out of the war had they do that well their plan was to hurt them and then go and get a settlement with them and take as much of a deal as they could get right they got one of the great trees of all time brestlitovsk right famously in germany's favour why didn't germany of the second world war do that i mean they had a lot more going for them they didn't have to fight a to front war until 1943 you knock france out which they did with uh a mike tyson like spectacular knockout you're not fighting in any front war for awhile then you fight the soviet union without having to worry about any one on your western flank there on the continent perfect situation but by 19 forty two perhaps maybe 1943 you've lost on the eastern front and the second front is just opening up in europe in italy.

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"german army" Discussed on WTMA

WTMA

02:33 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on WTMA

"The russians are thinking so forth this kind of uh improbable thing to happen uh the russians would have to be making a decision on this order that they can't make it up putin can't make it russia can uh recover as a great nation unless it uh goes all out in other words to keep doing what it's been doing however partly successful whether in the middle east or on the periphery of of russia isn't enough and otherwise it'll just be strangled slowly and a go down so it has to do something decisive and and and the third element and this is where it gets actually interesting if you want to entertain s fantasy is that the russians can do this and other words lift the forces for us pass in that area and the capability of uh formally a officiant and an effect if nato forces like a german army for example as one uh uh nato force this really spectacularly declined in the last twenty years uh it is is low and so low and there are so few forces uh like uh two thousand or two thousand that are temporarily staged into the baltics uh th that they could easily take the baltics and then began to roll up uh ukraine and and revise the relationship with belarus and probably moldova as well and and they would it would create a situation that nato uh couldn't handle because it would be an existential situation that is not only look they blamed that were like we are here this screaming and brussels michael the polls the polls would be blaming the french the french would be blaming the americans all of nato would and member they w they ruled by unanimity all of nato would on unable to make a decision the united nations would be pounding at the door sign this treaty come to terms start the negotiations and atlanta one would commit everyone would commit the defense poland but that would be a lot like britain meeting of the defence of poland after they abandoned czecheslovakia and uh what we have uh in in this kind of scenario imagined scenario if if somewhat similar to what's going on uh with korea and to some extent even to the.

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"german army" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

01:40 min | 4 years ago

"german army" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"Battlefields right him and we have preserved historical battlefields that seems like an appropriate place for like statuary of the relevant military figures can be appropriately culturally the whole battlefield is appropriately contextualised for people to to explain what it is a one point that i do sort of have mixed feelings about that that whilst out that mentioned the other day is monuments not not too like the hero on horseback but too two rank and file soldiers which i have not seen figure quite is prominently in these arguments because they're sort of not the biggest the most the most visible ones but i don't know i don't have like at super strong feeling about this but i can certainly sympathise with the view that you know a community is entitled to sort of morn the dead you're talking about you know the the motivations of ordinary soldiers in any conflict are interesting but at least conventionally we don't say that like everyone who fought in the german army is a nazi per se that like what you do a particularly when there's conscription as there was in the civil war is like people do with the government tells them to do on the other hand that's actually not like a great lesson yeah i think this is one where the fact that it is a civil war becomes like this is probably early obvious point them is extremely difficult like we don't go around play crank it we do garage rating wars what we're not like hour we're going to like take down this memorial because it was a badly was a bad and stupid war for bat and stupid reasons.

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"german army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

02:33 min | 4 years ago

"german army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Good evening i'm john batchelor mary kissel the editorial board of the wall street journal the host of opinion journal if wsj video as well as the host of foreign affairs la motte asked yes lots of things mary is here with me this evening on the eve of mary's adventure embassy to the other side of the world but we begin tonight with the story of dunkirk and victor davis hanson of the hoover institution joins us because he's written most recently about dunkirk then and now the facts are bear in late may nineteen forty the german army the hitler all right army had successfully cracked through the french defenses and cut off the british expeditionary force from the body of the french forces paris would fallen another several weeks and so this is a crisis for the whole world the british were up against the beach at dunkirk along with a tens of thousands of french citizens between the 24th and the 27th for reasons that are still under debate the german army halted did not use its armor to crack through and crush or capture the british expeditionary force during that period the cabinet in london debated heavily as to what was to be done one of the suggestions by halifax a man who could have been prime minister but for his deference weeks before when churchill took over the beginning of may halifax argued that it why it was time to negotiate a can dish will surrender using mussolini as a gobetween churchill made a stirring speech that is still spectacular to read about the long island history and we will we will we will not given and tell each of us is choking in his own blood and then the decision to extract the british petition i and tens of thousands of french jews in the small boats victor i give the small the small details and the barebones details because your essay is bringing this up to date with the movie the ten the major picture a major motion picture houses right now i believe in all very successful movie interpreting this for the twentyfirst century how are the young people seeing this a very good evening to you victor good evening to you both arm our great great fear and served with christopher nolan for bitter batman our approach were more or movie which is good because.

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"german army" Discussed on On Drugs

On Drugs

02:08 min | 4 years ago

"german army" Discussed on On Drugs

"Now the resercher is on mushrooms thing was new to me but i had long heard what i thought were apocryphal stories about drugs in the german army in world war two and a wondered is there any truth to the idea that hitler's army gained military advantage with drugs i took that question to norman oehler hide arman i i wonder if an adjusted we can set your microphone level could you just a talk a bit you could it could you just tell us what you have for breakfast lit for breakfast oh will i started with a twenty milligrams of oxycodone intravenously and other than ahead some cocaine to wake up does look to pick spliff in order to melo com my nerves um and then i had a poached egg now as you can tell from that clip norman older has a great sense of humor but he is also done some very serious research for his book blitzed drugs in the third reich in his book he argues that some of the greatest triumphs of the german verma were thanks in part to drugs especially a drug called pervert teen came out of the lab of a company called temblor which was based in berlin the head of the temblor company had heard rumors that at the nineteen thirty six uh olympic games in berlin the american athletes had been doped with benzedrine which is and phetamine and in fact only one against the german superhumans because they they they took that drugs so he said this cannot stand we have to develop we also have to develop a drug that enhances performance and it has to be much better than amphetamine and his leading chemists dr flits how came up with the methamphetamine which is more potent than amphetamine end tim the branded it as pervert eighteen and put it on the market in nineteen thirty eight was perfectly legal.

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"german army" Discussed on The Watch

The Watch

01:59 min | 4 years ago

"german army" Discussed on The Watch

"Okay so all that sat right that's all the prelude to say i also would have deep reservations about making this project um mainly because i i i am frustrated by alternate 'timeline distill via things um men in the high castle our world is pretty efta right now in a lot of ways and i understand that it is difficult to find a big sweeping you can sell it on the poster genre hook for 2017 but these projects really tend to wallow in the appalling nature of other worlds in the same way they do in west rose almost as if to shine a light on how we don't have the problems now much better we have it if that makes sense at you um that you understand i i think that's i don't wanna use were problematic but that worrisome mainly because i think there many in my mind there are better story satele and i say that repeal wanna pee myself we don't know the story they're going to tell so i don't wanna cut pass judgement on it i would just say that as a fan in consumer of tv just pointblank this doesn't excite me you know let alone whether defense merely uh obviously really ambitious creatively an ambitious projects uh there had been talk about these guys doing confederate as a um as a feature and that they decided that the best way to to sort of tell the story would be through hbo long form television series and you know i think that there was initially a lot of by the couple bonn slack yesterday were like may i wish which they were doing city thieves like i wish they were like they it was like a lot of like i wish retro wretched forever for people to notice that if these spending offs novel it's really good and key it's about the siege of of of of saint petersburg it's yeah it's a world where to story about a young guys of as the steel things to stay alive basically um seal something for the the the the german army and.

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