21 Burst results for "German Army"

WW1: The Schlieffen Plan

Everything Everywhere Daily

02:12 min | 9 months ago

WW1: The Schlieffen Plan

"One of the most remarkable things about the first world war. Is that everyone sought coming. Well no one knew when it would start or what would be the trigger. All the parties involved knew that such a war was eventually going to happen. The germans saw the writing on the wall. Almost a decade before the war started most of the alliance's which were put into play for the first world war. We're developed in the aftermath of the franco prussian war of eighteen. Seventy and eighteen. Seventy one during this war which was really the last major war of the nineteenth century. Prussia defeated france taking the border territory. Known as alsace lorraine it also indirectly led to the creation of a new country called germany which was a union of prussia. Bavaria in a few smaller german speaking states france seeing this new unified germany posing an even greater threat than just prussia signed a treaty with russia in eighteen ninety four which stipulated that an attack on one country would be an attack on both. Both countries saw germany as a threat and their alliance was used to put germany in the position of having to fight a two front war. Should they choose to be belligerent. It was this strategic reality. That the chief of staff of the german army field marshal elfriede vansh lifan had to plan for lunch. Lifan was the head of the german army from eighteen ninety one to nineteen o six in late nineteen o five vansh leaf and realized that the world had changed dramatically. Russia had been soundly defeated in the russia. Japanese war railroads have made the movement of troops easier and the telegraph and the telephone had made communications faster. Weapons had improved and had become more lethal bunch leaf than felt it was necessary to totally rethink. How germany would fight a war against both france and russia. There were several big pitcher assumptions that virtually in made which went into the development of his plan. The first was that if a war with france and russia turned into a war of attrition. Germany would lose. They simply didn't have the manpower or resources of a combined france and russia to take them both on simultaneously second was at russia's military had been vastly over estimated their defeat at the hands of the japanese showed their weakness and they would soon recover from that defeat. Vansh lifan estimated that russia would take at least six weeks to mobilize before they could seriously begin to challenge germany.

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"german army" Discussed on Based On a True Story

Based On a True Story

02:42 min | 11 months ago

"german army" Discussed on Based On a True Story

"As this series comes to an end. Easy company is eagle's nest when they hear the news that the german army has surrendered. Its vide victory in europe. Then they must decide what to next. Some men have enough points to be discharged. Some don't which means that they're expecting to go to the pacific to fight japanese winters and nixon. They even try to transfer it to the thirteenth airborne. Because they're shipping out faster but ultimately it seems like most of the men in easy company stay in europe until the end of the war. How accurate was.

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"german army" Discussed on The One You Feed

The One You Feed

05:26 min | 11 months ago

"german army" Discussed on The One You Feed

"What's so fascinating about this new development in biology is that some of these scientists that argued that the thing that makes us successful is also are dark side so humans are not just a product of survival of the friendliest. they're also incredibly group. Ish right we very much want to be part of a group we wanna be light basically and that is almost as important for us or maybe even as important as food or sex or these other important things in life. Loneliness example is similar to smoking fifteen cigarettes today in terms of the effects. It has on your health again assigned by the way that we are not individuals right. We really really need each other. But then if you study some of the biggest atrocities in human history the incredibly uncomfortable thing you'll see is that we quite often did the most terrible things in the name of friendliness in the name of loyalty because we do not want to let our friends down. So i've got one chapter in the book about what happened in nine hundred forty four and nineteen forty five with the german army and when it was clear the germans were going to lose the war at that very late moment in the war. Germans were still finding very ferociously very hard. The like basically fanatics the psychologist couldn't understand what was going on. Why why do they keep finding when it's really clear they're going to lose the war we've already had. The russians are coming from the east and then psychologists started interviewing prisoners of war. At first they thought that these soldiers must have been brainwashed right that they must be ideological fanatics or something like that but the reality was that that was one incredibly powerful force driving them which was comrade shaft comradeship. They were fighting for each other for their friends. They were not all that ideologically. Motivated turned out the german army. Commit new this so they really try to keep friends together and not separate them because they knew that these soldiers they had gone through so much and they would take.

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"german army" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"german army" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"And people could make a connection to another person and storytelling. It's a great way of doing that. We're very honored to have our local survivors. Who has been able to speak to our visitors, and their stories are also available online. So our website and that's how you make a connection. You know that It's not just a story that took place long ago, far away in a place with the language. I don't speak, but that's the person that could be my grandmother. That could have been. You know me. And you can hear those stories and it it creates a connection that is stronger than anything you know you can read about in a textbook. So that's a very personal stories are very important part of the Holocaust story. And artifacts. Our Items that are used. You know, from the era of the Holocaust that tell stories. It could be a shoe that somebody were. It could be a uniform, a piece of art that a survivor made a zoo way to express and tell the story in an artistic fashion. We have all kinds of artifacts in our museum. We have some artifacts that are from, you know propaganda that the Nazis were using like a Children's book that taught Children to hate, which you know, just Gives me chills every time I think about it to, um all kinds of artifacts that our survivors and veterans have given us from their world War two and Holocaust experiences, and we use those artifacts to help tell the story because it's not about the item. It's about the story that goes behind it. And probably our most striking artifact is right when you walk in our front door we have, um ah Boxcar. It's a genuine box card that was used to transport German army personnel and equipment. And it was also used to transport Jews and other prisoners to ghettos in camps. And you know, you look at that. And you really, you know, start to think about the idea that people were put into these trains and taken to they didn't know where. Ultimately to their deaths. It's very powerful to be able to.

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"german army" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"german army" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"In the House of Representatives were doing the people's business and certifying the election. President elect Biden. What a great display of democracy. So he goes on. It's a 7.5 minutes. You can find it on YouTube. Just go on youtube dot com and search for For Arnold Schwarzenegger and 7.5 minutes. What he said was I grew up in Austria. And when I grew up in Austria, it was two years. He was born in 1947, 2 years after the end. Of the war it World War two in Europe. And he said it was a broken country full of broken men. Who Came home. They were Nazis. They work they fought for the German army. And he a smudge has said that about his father. I think that's well known. And he said My father Would come home drunk every night. Because he was so Upset and embarrassed. About the fact that he believed the lies of the Nazis. And he says he would beat the kids and he would scare my mother. And the guy next door did the same thing came home drunk and did the exact same thing and the guy next to him did the same thing, he says Austria Was full of broken men who had believed What they had been told by their leaders. So he was not playing around. He made it very clear that that episode in in Europe and in Austria He compared it to what we're going through now. He didn't call anybody and Nazi But man, he came by this close as you could possibly get About the fact that Yeah, these people have Gone down a road of believing lies and they've done terrible things by going into the capital, and five people are dead and It was it was Um It was strong when we put it that way, but that's what that's what Arnold does. Some of the others, Um Republicans here, Senator Pat Toomey, Republican from Pennsylvania, who has announced that he's retiring at the end of his term in two years, so he has room to basically talk without Political fear. At seven. I think the best way for our country Jack is for the president.

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"german army" Discussed on H-Hour: A Sniper's Podcast

H-Hour: A Sniper's Podcast

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"german army" Discussed on H-Hour: A Sniper's Podcast

"That we can on tale. The situation happens right so we did. The the german army tells his dad they are going to that and we. We're counting on their help. Also because we're how german member or at team right and at one point. I don't know how how much longer after that they go. Listen to tell us that. They can't come to the rescue because they don't have enough information about the situation to house or you know about the number of attackers what you know. How armed day are blah blah blah. So we realize that we're on our own until we have so so we let our team as well in kabul know what is happening in our security in kabul is trying to liaise through the military channels through to the base and they're constantly on the phone with us so they're calling us really every every few minutes to tell us what's happening where they are in the process and then we also get because we we told. Tell them that we are injured. David and i were shot day. We get a cold from the. Us surgeon who who call me and tries to kind of ask what you know what kind of injuries we are. We have and you can be any couch until help arrives. So he's any of us in life danger. So i tell him that i stopped. He he tells me to explain my injury. I'm like i don't know. Part of my arm is missing. And the you. God really explained that because David squad bleeding bleeding quite a lot. And we're trying to tighten that tourney case as much as we can But in the end we are sitting in his blood right So so and he's he's he's hanging in there but he's losing he's you can see that he's getting weaker with every minute and the the noise these rpg heads are actually coming up. You know like it was yes. Yes i have the floors. So sorry i we thinking they convinced that. That's the police from across the street. You know dead. The police is actually trying clear. The house or you know fight to whoever is in the house. We are trying to tell the commander as well. They'll that we have people in the house who may still be alive and we want them to to stay alive if you know or we want them if they are injured we won the police. Do somehow get in and and extract them. Take them to save pigeons and isn't going to help us. Yeah exactly was the police. did you find out after. Yeah well they would just goes. They were part of the attack. Actually complicit. Yeah you said at three pool. Yeah and The it at one point as well house house the fire in the house states and the the balcony that the house ease on fire from all these heads that and rpg's that were fired at the house so we are on the on the balcony balcony and we are right about the kitchen with old gas bottles that we use cooking right so the house is on fire. We're sitting right on top of the hit. The these guys ball. Whose and the house is at the same time being hit with rpg's and i'm sitting next to david And he had one point puts puts his hand on my hand and says looks at me and says you know we're going to get out of out of this..

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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 | 1 year 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

On the Media

10:04 min | 1 year 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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The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans

On the Media

10:04 min | 1 year 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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"german army" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"german army" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"June of nineteen forty four my father turned eighteen age which young talents were crafted by the states into the military two choices join Mussolini's fascist army and quite likely end up on the Russian front option was to conscript with the German army is that local had connections that might land him a secure and hopefully safer job in the organization this was the armament and the construction division of the third Reich for safety but against his wishes peels father and mother talk to me into a listing in the German army dad reluctantly don the military uniform with a **** swastika what happened next was almost unbelievable through a series of extraordinary circumstances including his wounding during an allied bombing raid my father was ordered back to Malone to come the last for two weeks then with a little help from family his ability to speak French and drive a car he landed a position as the personal confidante one of Hitler's most mysterious officers of the German high command he was a man so powerful in Italy they responded directly personally and only to Adolf Hitler his name was general hunts layers the plea posted jury of the Italian sector talk to people at local his assignment as a driver for such a powerful figure was a serendipitous opportunity of a lifetime it could help change the direction of the war then as to the importance of it because they were already working in secret for the allies and the Italian resistance the kind of information there now if.

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"german army" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"german army" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"The phone calls in just a moment to dean what's interesting it's always been curious to me at the end of the war the German armies the German army surrendered but the **** didn't I don't know who the vice Fuehrer if that's the proper term was but he didn't surrender the **** didn't surrender the German army did and then we have all of these **** in South America we have Dornberger running bell helicopter in United States we have von Braun running NASA we have what we have a conference Kramer general running around in the Pentagon it's almost like the **** they they didn't surrender they simply moved their their base of operations well that's exactly right and we talk about that in in the book that had not the the the the what I think are astonishing an extensive preparations for a fourth Reich it which makes a lot of sense is that when you think about it if you think about the arc of history like the the I mentioned at the outset that Germany was suddenly and unexpectedly defeated from World War one went through a terrible period of history under the treaty of Versailles and yet rose again so you can imagine it's hard to imagine that they weren't thinking as World War two was ending and they know they're going to lose that they were thinking about a fourth right these are some pretty Arden believers and you know this is this a friend of the story that thing is some people might think it turns into conspiracy theory stuff but there are some really interesting facts surrounding all of this one key pieces is the top secret high level meeting in nineteen forty four this is German and government officials in Strasbourg in industrial leaders and that these these industrialists and industrial leaders rather industrialists were they were told off shore their assets their.

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"german army" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

09:59 min | 2 years ago

"german army" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"The phone calls in just a moment the dean what's interesting it's always been curious to me at the end of the war the German armies the German army surrendered but the **** didn't I don't know who the vice Fuehrer if that's the proper term was but he didn't surrender the **** didn't surrender the German army did and then we have all of these **** in South America we have Dornberger reading bell helicopter in United States we have von Braun running NASA we have well we have a comfort foods Kramer general running around in the Pentagon it's almost like the **** they they didn't surrender they simply moved their their base of operations well that's exactly right and we talk about that in in the book that had not see the the the what I think are astonishing an extensive preparations for a fourth Reich it which makes a lot of sense is that when you think about it if you think about the arc of history like the the I mentioned at the outset that Germany was suddenly and unexpectedly defeated from World War one went through a terrible period of history under the treaty of Versailles and yet rose again so you can imagine it's hard to imagine that they weren't thinking as World War two was ending and they know they're gonna lose that they were thinking about a fourth right these are some pretty ardent believers and you know this is this thread of the story that some people might think it turns into conspiracy theory stuff but there's some really interesting facts surrounding all of this one key pieces is the top secret high level meeting in nineteen forty four this is German and government officials in Strasbourg in industrial leaders and that these these industrialists the industrial leaders rather industrialists were they were told off shore their assets their gold in their technology to preserve them for later on these are companies that many of your listeners would recognize the names of today and we know that by nineteen forty three that basically the mid point of the war Germany had already exported more gold than it had possessed before the war started so it was from the outset almost certainly from the mid point of the war readying itself for a fourth Reich and that's the mindset of of the ardent **** they didn't surrender they never really official we gave up and they made preparations concrete preparations for the fourth Reich and you can see it in individuals every individual of means by the end of the war is trying to make their own exit strategy it's impossible to believe that the officials in charge wouldn't have had made some provisions for a fourth right let's go to the first time caller line Lauren is in Boise Idaho Lauren welcome to coast to coast AM hi Richard in dean first time caller obviously and long time affair I was going to my father's photos from Brazil back in the late forties early sixties that when the pictures word came again and they're black and white and I came across a photo of them one woman and on the back of it it says in the run eva Braun Hitler's mistress who supposedly also was we are committed suicide in the in the fear of a bunker in in April of nineteen forty five well that's long been rumored dean that that Hitler as well was spirited out of Germany and ended up in South America what do you think well that's fascinating I mean obviously we don't get into that in in in the hidden Aussie but I wonder if lowers compared that photograph to known photographs of eva Braun and if there's a resemblance between the two yeah but this is the kind of information we're hoping to get on on Hong Kong because we're not speculating when we say we know he survived his suicide we we've got the documents US government documents recording Hans commerce surrendered to the United States Army so I this is exactly the kind of information were hoping will come out that that that sort of put the final nail in the coffin common of the story of Hong Kong if you could verify that that is in fact eva Braun in that photograph it would be too difficult to do but also more importantly perhaps if you can place her in Brazil I mean it's it's one thing to have a photo of eva Braun but if you can demonstrate that that photograph actually was taken in Brazil well then that's I mean that's earth shattering yeah that would be that would be earth shattering that's the right term and the the other things that would need proving it but the timing of the photograph after after the reported suicide in Brazil that would be extraordinary exactly what about Spain also as a as a possible destination that's another rumor that that Hitler was taken to Spain and you know was able to live out under the protection of I guess Francisco Franco what what about the possibility that com or was there yeah so there there are number of possibilities and and by the half my mind leads to places that were either neutral or that would be sympathetic to **** after the war most of those were in in South America Spain was a neutral during the war Francisco Franco what would have been sympathetic so I would say that the possibility for color we know we live the question is where did you and for how long that's right that's right that's the west of the Rockies Wayne is into coma Wayne good morning welcome to coast good morning thank you very much for taking my call Sir Richard and being I'm wondering about one of the key things that they say they claim on either the slot on the internet the claim that the **** delivered to get safe passage for perhaps two large to the larder giant submarines of the **** that developed message from them to go to South America perhaps even other ports and well one of the dish to find this when I'm thinking about Sean burger I believe he helped develop would be wine crap if you I'm sure it's got will sauce with things in your book yet you've got some burgers name on them also I understand that he works humbling in developing the on the color of the system that they were trying to develop the bomb over there and the character of course is a key component not the component that we didn't have and it's been rumored that Tanaka's delivered that trigger to us to get safe passage to the use **** scientists them and and not or not the official anyway the South America and also about the Nichols brothers Medical brothers developed Klein winning and they I guess they went to South America to a Argentina as I understand it not harden Teaneck would produce the a large line of passenger clapped we have center crap so to speak to those items please sure and and thanks for the question one that vehicle brothers were German aeronautics experts along with Mister Smith and these were folks that ended up under the control of Hong Kong where at the end of the war we don't delve into those stories add to a great extent in our book we had we we came to a point where we just had to stop doing research and write up what we had we tend to focus on common but in in terms of the secret weapons we do track German submarine the U. two thirty four which surrendered after the war off the coast of Newfoundland and we focus on it because you mentioned is trigger that we didn't have nuclear weapons requirements the synchronized triggers the early Wednesday and that that that has to be excruciatingly carefully built and the Germans and that technology and this submarine that surrendered their documents that show that that technology along with a complete Messerschmitt two sixty two along with a lot of rocket document a lot of other technology including to Tony was on that submarine and that that someone's been the source of a lot of speculation and a lot of intrigue for seventy five years and we cover that in in a fair amount of detail we talk about the fact that the stuff that was on that submarine is exactly the image like the catalog that common would have put together it represents his inventory and we think that that may well have been part of the calmer deal what he delivered in order to save his own life including the triggers that you mentioned he also mention the flying wing yeah so the flying wing we don't get into that a lot we do talk about the jumpers three ninety which is a super long range large plane that was developed most people think that two or three of them were built during the war and their fate is unknown the of these words planes that were had arranged long enough to without refueling without stopping over fly.

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"german army" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

07:38 min | 2 years ago

"german army" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"The phone calls in just a moment but dean what's interesting it's always been curious to me at the end of the war the German armies the German army surrendered but the **** didn't I don't know who the vice Fuehrer if that's the proper term was but he didn't surrender the **** didn't surrender the German army did and then we have all of these **** in South America we have Dornberger reading bell helicopter the United States we have von Braun running NASA we have well we have a comfort foods Kramer general running around in the Pentagon it's almost like the **** they they didn't surrender they simply moved their their base of operations well that's exactly right and we talk about that in in the book they did not see the the the what I think are astonishing and an extensive preparations for a fourth Reich it which makes a lot of sense is that when you think about it if you think about the arc of history like the the I mentioned at the outset that Germany was suddenly and unexpectedly defeated in World War one went through a terrible period of history under the treaty of Versailles and yet rose again so you can imagine it's hard to imagine that they weren't thinking as World War two was ending and they know they're gonna lose that they were thinking about a fourth right these are some pretty ardent believers and you know this is this a friend of the story that some people might think it turns into conspiracy theory stuff but there's some really interesting facts surrounding all of this one key pieces is the top secret high level meeting in nineteen forty four this is German and government officials in Strasbourg in industrial leaders and that these these industrialists the industrial leaders rather industrialists were they were told off shore their assets their gold in their technology to preserve them for later these are companies that many of your listeners would recognize the names of today and we know that by nineteen forty three but basically the mid point of the war Germany had already exported more cold then it had possessed before the war started so it was from the outset almost certainly from the mid point of the war readying itself for a fourth Reich and that's the mindset of of the art **** they didn't surrender they never really official we gave up and they made preparations concrete preparations for the fourth Reich and you can see it in individuals every individual of means by the end of the war is trying to make their own exit strategy it's impossible to believe that the officials in charge wouldn't have had made some provisions for a fourth right let's go to the first time caller line Lauren is in Boise Idaho Lawrence Welk because to coast AM hi Richard in dean first time caller obviously and long time affair I was going to my father's photos from Brazil back in the late forties early sixties that when the pictures word came again and they're black and white and I came across a photo of them one woman and on the back of it it says in the run eva Braun Hitler's mistress who supposedly also was we are committed suicide in the in the fear of a bunker in in April of nineteen forty five well that's long been rumored dean that that Hitler as well was spirited out of Germany and ended up in South America what do you think well that's fascinating I mean obviously we don't get into that in in the hidden **** but I wonder if lowers compared that photograph to known photographs of eva Braun and if there's the resemblance between the two now this is the kind of information we're hoping to get on on Hong Kong because we're not speculating when we say we know he survived his suicide we we've got the documents US government documents recording Hans commerce surrendered to the United States Army so I this is exactly the kind of information were hoping will come out that that that sort of put the final nail in the coffin common of the story of Hong Kong if you could verify that that is in fact eva Braun in that photograph it would be too difficult to do but also more importantly perhaps if you can place her in Brazil I mean it's it's one thing to have a photo of eva Braun but if you can demonstrate that that photograph actually was taken in Brazil well then that's I mean that's our chattering yeah that would be that would be earth shattering that's the right term and the the other thing that would need proving it but the timing of the photograph right after after the reported suicide in Brazil that would be extraordinary exactly what about Spain also as a as a possible destination that's another rumor that that Hitler was taken to Spain and you know was able to live out under the protection of I guess Francisco Franco what what about the possibility that com or was there yeah so there there are a number of possibilities and and by the half my mind leads to the places that were either neutral or that would be sympathetic to **** after the war most of those were in in South America Spain was a neutral during the war Francisco Franco what would have been sympathetic so I would say that the possibility for cobbler we know we live the question is where did you and for how long that's right that's right that's the west of the Rockies when is into coma Wayne good morning welcome to coast good morning thank you very much for taking my call Sir Richard and game I am wondering about one of the key things that they say they claim on either the slot on the internet the claim that the **** pulled over to get safe passage for perhaps two large to the larder giant submarines of the **** that developed message for them to go to South America perhaps even other ports and one of the finest when I'm thinking about John burger I believe he helped develop would be Klein crap if you I'm sure it's got will solve things in your book yeah you got from burgers name on them also I understand that he works humbling and developing me on the cover of the system that they were trying to develop a bomb over there and the character of course is a key component the component that we didn't have and it's been rumored that to not delivered that character to us yet so you have these to these **** scientists them and and not or not the official anyway the South America and also about the Nichols brothers Medical brothers developed Klein wing and they I guess they went to South America to a Argentina as I understand it not Argentine actually produced a large line of passenger crap we have center crap so to speak to those were items please.

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"german army" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"german army" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"The phone calls in just a moment that dean what's interesting it's always been curious to me at the end of the war the German armies the German army surrendered but the **** didn't I don't know who the vice Fuehrer if that's the proper term was but he didn't surrender the **** didn't surrender the German army did and then we have all of these **** in South America we have Dornberger running bell helicopter the United States we have von Braun running NASA we have what we have a comfort foods Kramer general running around in the Pentagon it's almost like the **** they they didn't surrender they simply moved their their base of operations well that's exactly right and we talk about that in in the book that had not see the the the what I think are astonishing and an extensive preparations for a fourth Reich it which makes a lot of sense is that when you think about it if you think about the arc of history thank the the I mentioned at the outset that Germany was suddenly and unexpectedly defeated from World War one went through a terrible period of history under the treaty of Versailles and yet rose again so you can imagine it's hard to imagine that they weren't thinking as World War two was ending and they know they're going to lose that they were thinking about a fourth right these are some pretty Arden believers and you know this is this a friend of the story that thing is some people might think it turns into conspiracy theory stuff but there's some really interesting facts surrounding all of this one key pieces is the top secret high level meeting in nineteen forty four this is German and government officials in Strasbourg in industrial leaders and that these these industrialists the industrial leaders rather industrialists were they were told off shore their assets their gold in their technology to preserve them for later on these are companies that many of your listeners would recognize the names of today and we know that by nineteen forty three but basically the mid point of the war Germany had already exported more gold than it had been possessed before the war started so it was from the outset almost certainly from the mid point of the war readying itself for a fourth Reich and that's the mindset of of the ardent **** they didn't surrender they never really officially gave up and they.

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"german army" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"german army" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Run Canada affiliate indepth radio news talk tent and dean Reuter stays with us and we'll look at the phone calls in just a moment the dean what's interesting it's always been curious to me at the end of the war the German armies the German army surrendered but the **** didn't I don't know who the vice Fuehrer if that's the proper term was but he didn't surrender the **** didn't surrender the German army did and then we have all of these **** in South America we have Dornberger reading bell helicopter in United States we have von Braun running nascent we have what we have a comfort foods Kramer general running around in the Pentagon it's almost like the **** they they didn't surrender they simply moved their their base of operations well that's exactly right and we talk about that in in the book they did not see the the the what I think are astonishing an extensive preparations for a fourth Reich it which makes a lot of sense when you think about it if you think about the arc of history like the the I mentioned at the outset that Germany was suddenly and unexpectedly defeated in World War one went through a terrible period of history under the treaty of Versailles and yet rose again so you can imagine it's hard to imagine that they weren't thinking as World War two was ending and they know they're going to lose that they were thinking about a fourth like these are some pretty pardon believers and you know this is this thread of the story that thing is some people might think it turns into conspiracy theory stuff but there's some really interesting facts surrounding all of this one key pieces is the top secret high level meeting in nineteen forty four this is German and government officials in Strasbourg in industrial leaders and that these these industrialists the industrial leaders rather industrialist were they were told off shore their assets their gold in their technology to preserve them for later these are companies that many of your listeners would recognize the names of today and.

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"german army" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"german army" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Going to cover two more before turning to Dickens a little bit do you hear what I hear can you play this little bit jelly too much just to make sure people understand we're talking well this song and lyrics a man named an old rag and he was born in France was actually German army he escaped from the German army and fought with the French he came over to the US in the fifties and married a song writer named Lori is change in October of nineteen sixty two he had an opportunity to write Christmas song from the back of a record basically the one that is on the throw a side of the record and this in October nineteen sixty two it was the Cuban Missile Crisis crisis he was walking along thinking about this Christmas song she says and this by the way is what he said about the past a couple of women and he just had this powerful sense of inspiration he ran home and very quickly wrote these lyrics he calls yes and it was again in in right at the time when we thought the whole world then you know so this was his effort really a religious Carol you think of all of the popular songs written in the last fifty years this is one of the very few sort of popular songs a religious song in the end it is a he says he said and it mentions the Christ child but it was this one man's responses why music to the the concern in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis was in the end of it so and I had never heard right it is indeed and again this comes out of the action from the obituary this man I put it on the website but so.

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"german army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:09 min | 2 years ago

"german army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Nineteen seventy three documentary exploring the mystery while the German army is a bomb in the west the thirtieth cross pendants Eastern Front Gordon a map if the Pentagon may collapse and surrender the victors divided the country down the middle and imprisoned every soldier they captured record look of a two hundred thousand fifteen thousand Sampo them down with a cold whenever you know live again they were to die in a small let in a product code catches after decades of a Palestinian suspicion an investigation in the early nineties confirmed finally that it was not Hitler but Stalin who had ordered the massacre and so when on April tenth twenty ten a delegation of ninety six Polish politicians and officials traveled from Warsaw to Smolensk it was in service of remembrance and reconciliation but what happened instead compounded the national painful and find minister burst into tears when he heard the news today that his country's president was killed in a plane crash the pilot tried to land in a thick fog at least twice missing the runway and ignoring the control tower was direction to divert to another city not just losing the president of that country the First Lady the head 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 glaring was undeniable a long standing tragedy finally solved and a new one appears in its place and yet in the immediate moments in days after the crash there was a kind of common shock Anne Applebaum is a journalist in academic based in Warsaw at the time of the twenty ten crash her husband was minister of foreign affairs and the Polish government and there was pretty straight forward 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 consensus initially about what happened that it was a terrible accident and that many people of value to the nation had died but the story started to shift as the investigation into the crash proceeded resting Gator 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 has arrived late for the plane they were running behind schedule as they got closer just ones which was even really an airport it was a kind of air strip in the forest they began to be worried about the fog and the pilots weren't sure they can 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 I under pressure the pilots tried to make the landing instead they had a tree killing all ninety six people on board the president's twin brother the head of the nationalist right political party in Poland the 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 an earlier generation of polls were murdered by the Soviet state because of that Uranus people immediately began to speculate that there was actually a different deeper story that perhaps the Russians caused the crash perhaps there is a bomb on the plane and conspiracy theories began to proliferate online the president's brother of jin ski began openly alluding to them Kaczynski's 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 it attempts to help win election but it did more than carve out a new electric it created new divides in Polish society where once Polish politics are split between communist and anti communist 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 are 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 just as one in twenty fifteen it's fun a new kind of power a power base and the willingness to embrace the math they fired large numbers of police civil servants Polish remember 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 were loyal and one element of the loyalty test was belief in the Smolensk myth Milan's conspiracy implied that there were dark mysterious forces continuing to try to manipulate and undermine the Polish nation it also joined the larger story of a pulling continually attacked by outsiders and the valiant Polish resistance to threats past and present nine just just wrote that narrative to electoral victory and then rode it sound like total victory to further consolidation of that narrative in service of Polish nationalists coming up a right wing nationalist party comes to power its first.

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"german army" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"german army" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Do you mean so is anybody fight them anymore all the way Sir there's no telling when they'll be down on the the ground chicken all right let's see when you bring charges come on we get now we'll put on the last sentence it was too cold hard gonna be made useless yes here's a torch hi again against them as an SF it was a good system what about you burn and this is one of the most very far Hey Sir whether we just bought the filling his Instagram I got a thing with a back here soon I'd rather take the both of them and for the next full of the motor back together again there should be more than thirteen that when every part of my hair one of the number seven see they got Stephen is still cold out some of the benefits and I mean burn say like I'm doing that here Scott your guts out and get everybody who wasn't working already I never right he's the only one left to get away are you sure we got time to bring around her son the only thing I'm sure of right now that the German army is coming through those hills not get going yes read a funny yes.

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"german army" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"german army" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"The Berlin Wall our correspondent chance Henry put together this reflection on the iconic barriers past and its lasting legacy here's kind of grows Germany in a gash of our broader concrete John runs and guard towers the side of this is the snake winding its way through a lovely city will bring you to your knees so using concrete slabs to block off many of the crossover point along the seventy five mile border never seen so many east German army vehicles in my life when they suddenly began building it in nineteen sixty one Russians in east Germans called it an anti fascist protection ramparts the rest of the world called it the Berlin Wall and rather than and dividing up people jumping from the eastern side the rest inside and they were killed in this time then in nineteen eighty nine after a series of events is surprising and shocking is when it arose gene behind it rumbled people training that's not the end of the story all in its fall continue to impact our world today completely change the geography of Europe the east Germans themselves feel that that's still treated as second class citizens chance joins us from Berlin where he's been covering these anniversary celebrations just what is the atmosphere and the spirit there now well it it's interesting you know that in nineteen eighty.

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"german army" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:02 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And took this is someone of nineteen forty four and the largest single military operations undertaken by resistance movement during the second World War is about to begin in season by **** Germany of Poland five years earlier had been the spark that have become the war but by nineteen forty four the tide was turning the Soviet Red Army was advancing from the east and the German army we're in retreat as a young boy's speaking if chin ski at what's to triumph in German army and to waffle now he walks them begin to leave with the your arrived in nineteen thirty nine as heroes thanks lotus and so on this stuff with and most of that would actually decided they wanted to would actually own peasant clubs the Pacific side can you remember I mean it's a young eighteen year old that feeling is you sold them looking live like a defeated enemy leaving or school because of it it makes really we were delighted to calls on the other hand the question is what makes it was not visited would not be the splendid liberation by British and American forces aided by the publisher hello but by the Russians with the Russians we have so that was the sort of confused and and and on set for most of the war the pole to believe the liberation would come from the west but instead it's that last summer Britain and America will bog down in northern France and it was the Soviet army from the east that had reached the river just south of Warsaw the Polish resistance the Polish home army was loyal to the Polish government in exile in London with the Germans in disarray and the Russians closing in that government in exile decided to call an uprising to drive out the last remaining German soldiers and establish its control of the city before the Russians arrived the idea was that it would be very good idea to write he's just before the Russians and to show did was strong enough to mount this kind of operation of this kind and then the whole east up what is the red flags and greet the the home it's Eloise Bickley F. had joined the Polish home army the year before sneaking out from the family home to train and then the message came the uprising was stoned on August the first at five PM we were told to report about two o'clock he's in the south of Wilson nice leafy suburb with small hoses and I wasn't actually prepared for what they should have done in some of my friends this was to put the heaviest shoes you know change of clothes I just went home who's listening to meal my mother was very suspicious and even more suspicious when the the employee with a kiss goodbye and this was the last lie so have at five o'clock that day speaking of unit was taken to a nearby park and handed their weapons that he says was the first shock the so that the looting their arms and this was the real disappointed because on the about the ones I think they were mostly rifles the drive thru settling German rifles close the few sub machine guns and that was a bundle speaking it didn't get a weapon that first day instead he and a friend volunteered to carry messages through the city as the street fighting raged and the insurgents captured some parts of the that's about the number one at that and the uprising would last sixty three days but from the very first few days it was clear that far from conceding the city the **** were going to do everything that they could to crush the uprising German reinforcements were sent to war so and on August the fourth the bombing began from.

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"german army" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

12:01 min | 3 years ago

"german army" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"To coast to coast, George Noory with you. We're gonna talk some history tonight Giles Milton with us one of his previous books Churchill's ministry of ungentlemanly warfare, the latest we're talking about is how the allies one on d day soldier sailor. Frogman spy airman gangster killer died. That's the title Giles. Of course is the internationally bestselling author of at least nine works of narrative. Nonfiction much of his work. Life is spent in the archives delving deep through letters and personal papers were days can pass without unearthing anything of interest. But he finds it and he likens us to people who scour the beaches with metal detectors Milton's works of narrative history. Rely on personal testimonies diaries journals and letters to tell the story of incredibly key moments in history reconstitute through the eyes of those who lived at. Here's Giles Milton on coast-to-coast. Hello giles. Welcome, sir. Thank you for having me. It's a great pleasure. I'm looking forward to this in your book is magnificent. There's just something about history that a lot of people who weren't born in that era. Really don't understand this is one way of teaching them. So thank you for that. Well, thanks. Thanks it up. It was a great pleasure to write the book, and and be able to tell stories. The heroic sort of teenagers on d day who have never been told before we're coming up on the seventy fifth anniversary in June of d day. Now, the people who don't even understand what d- date is Giles. Tell us the significance of this operation. When it was probably the biggest day of the second mobile. This was a day when the ally the American the British and the Canadian they were going to invade this occupied Europe and basically trained crush the like eight was dependent on landing. Hundred and fifty six thousand soldiers allied soldiers on d day onto the beaches of northern France. And this was the first step to trying to break the might to the Nazis, and if it was going to be successful. And we're going to be successive waves and waves on waste of troops up to two million men. We're getting to land and gradually re-conquer occupied Europe. So really interesting hinged on victory on this incredibly important day, which is the sixth of June nineteen forty four Giles do the French. Appreciate the fact that the Brits in the United States and Canada spent American lives British lives, Canadian lives defending and trying to free that country. I think so, you know, it's an a little time in France in Normandy, interviewing French, people French families who were there at the time, you remember it and the sense of gratitude is overwhelming of couse Louis enormous destruction in northern France. The coastline of noonday is little villages and came under the heaviest aerial enabled them Bob in the history of warfare. So lots of French civilians were killed in in the Indus battle to take back. Your from Hitler. I'm the mess and besides lots of civilian casualties. Of course, people Rick recognize to happen this these landings had to take place, and it was the beginning of of course, then getting that country back have the Normandy invasion failed. What would have happened in your opinion? That's a really interesting question. It's very hard to say, but it was a hugely important day because well, let's take. Around. The fact he was successful. The head of the German army and FRANZ muscle Romo. He said that if we fail to push the allies back into the sea on d day. We've lost the war. So it was quite clear. How critical it was hard and the sales. It's really hard to see how they could have tried to get how the second go. So so another year or two years, basically, it would certainly have prolonged the war least two years if not more than they ever. Would it be able to launch another major invasion on the coast of northern FRANZ on that day on June six thousand nine hundred forty four was there a possibility that we were not going to go in because of the weather. You know, we we Brits love to talk about our weather on the on on in June, nineteen forty four was absolutely terrible with storms in the English channel. It was pouring rain. And you know, Eisenhower originally wanted the evasion tapping on the fifth of June. Very dependent on the tides, no moon, and all these different factors very few days when they could launch it. He wanted to go on June, the fifth of June was an almighty storm in the channel it was impossible even the sixth of June. He was touching goes to whether they could launch an invasion on that day. How many how many soldiers Giles did the Germans have along these five beachheads? That's a it's a tricky one. But it was very heavily defend dates and all the beaches where you could land men quite easily. So you long sloping sandy beaches, very heavily defended. Not just the troops with machine gun next to extol points with big weapons inside them all along the beaches. So the army was facing a formidable defensive a set of troops was this a secret attack. Or did the Germans know we were coming. Well, it was meant to be secret. But it's very hard to keep secret when you two million troops training in southern England hard to keep you the Germans they knew the invasion was going to take place. They just didn't win and didn't know and the soldiers were all delivered via ships weren't they? They will take it across by the biggest fleet ever assembled in the history of wolf let. So we'll who was seven thousand ships were involved fleets one for each of the features whether they're gonna land it was quite spectacular undertaking. Now, you can't hide seven thousand ships. How long did it take the ships to get to their destination? So the soldiers could get off and walk across the beach or walk across the you know, the areas that they were trying to get through. For the longest the longest journey was so Utah each which is one of the exclusively American beaches you for the ships to reach that took at least two fifty hours. So the I like to deploy all sorts of defects, you the techniques to deceive the Germans they had to lock radar systems. They tried to do everything they could to conceal the fact that the sleet was coming, and I have to say to to for very much they were successful the Germans complete completing taking spot surprise when the when they sighted the this huge fleet at doing on the sixth of June. I was gonna say not even one German plane flew over the ships when they were just starting to leave. You you mentioned the weather. This is a key sector because the German simply believe that the allies could not an invasion in such terrible weather so away the weather was too Coors, real problems city allied troops. And either the stories of seasickness, I'm just sitting terribly ill. When crossing the channel. It's also played into the into that saved up because the Germans, and they they even stoop down that coastal patrol bikes because they thought there's no way. Yeah. They're gonna come on this particular mooning as our soldiers were getting across how deep was the water that many of them had the weight across well, they should have been known to drop something to very shallow water and just Wade's up onto the beach. But if everything goes wrong on the on these operations like this, huge rations and many of them don't toward towards there was it was over the heads. And you couldn't remember that carrying enormous amounts of equipments. What happens if they think straight? And he's awful lots of tricks. But simply drowned before they even go the shore because they were drops in. I think if I recall from saving private Ryan, the movie that illustrated that you could see the soldiers just sink to the bottom of the water. Yeah. Indeed. And and saving private Ryan. Of course, it's a great film and the opening sort of twenty minutes that completely hurling. But you know, when I read the accounts of the of the few Americans who survived the first wave Omaha. I think the the truth of the matter was even worse. It was it was just a hell to be landed on beach that morning. How many men did we lose in the invasion? It's it's again, it's difficult to separate the casualties for actual debts. But you we're talking probably twelve to fifteen thousand of allied. That's American Brixton Canadian saw. Geez. And how about Germans how many did they lose? What do you think? Very difficult. Again. There's absolutely nice tickets for the German inside. But almost certainly more than the allies. And we just have no idea, but whatever ten thousand getting dead and injured, and and the ones that either we mentioned Russia the beginning, which never get mentioned the closest friends civilians. Oh my God. The biggest that's exactly what dictated whether we won or not. I mean, what happened to the Germans that they all those who are left remaining and living. Do they all flee or surrender? What happened? Jimmy, you can distinguish between the young terrified Jim and conscripts like many allied troops who, you know, school kids, basically, you've been putting charge of the defensive then, and then you kind of crack the heart hug Nazi German army. They wanted to fight. And and they they would've fooled on have. They have the ability to the allies just brew to good for them on EBay. But I mean, but where did the Germans go when it was over? Well, many of the of the young conscripts they were of course, they either gave themselves up, oh, they were captured by the allies. And then of course, they were taken to a prisoner of war comes in in Britain, and then many of them and then shipped over to the United States instead of the next couple of years in prison camps in the United States. So so it was a long journey for them to do him. Any? I gotta tell you. I wasn't even other than the interment camps that we had when we had a problem with Japan where they picked up people of Japanese origin here. I didn't know we had prison camps in the United States for the Germans, did we how many indeed if I have to sit silly my father in law within the German army unwilling conscripts, he was captured soon enough to day in Normandy, you sent to Britain menu since Oklahoma and spent the next two years picking on the phone and Oklahoma come still, and tens of thousands of American German soldiers. And held in American Kemp's. I didn't know that. Yeah. Extraordinarily it's very different in about. These days is almost no trace of these comes less, but they were there, and they were and they would housing lots of troops. You're saying ten thousand German soldiers were taken to camps here in the United States during the war, not ten thousand tens of thousands of thousands come across America. Yeah. So so the one my father-in-law was in as I say, Oklahoma Ableson in his company Luna, but thousands of traipsing held my gosh. Well, when the war ended did they stay here. What did they do? He was Aaron till I think nineteen forty seven. Yeah. So for two years after the war. I finished those still always an prisoners still been catching America. I didn't know that. I mean, I've heard of operation paper clip Giles were we got the brain power of the German rocket scientists and people like that..

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