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    . Operation Barbarossa was probably the largest land campaign ever waged. It is possible that the Han invasion of the Yangste valley in the 13th century was larger, but there is no way yet to know for sure and history clouds granular detail. The attack from the Ardennes forest to the port of […]

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  Josef Stalin   Stalin had a stroke in 1953. He was in his workroom at the time. Of course he might have been saved had someone reached him in time. The problem is that he was so feared, so reviled, even disturbing him when he wanted peace was enough to qualify for an extreme […]

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Wilhelm Canaris.

October 31, 2013
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        Hitler perhaps more so than any tyrant before him survived by creating competing police organizations. These volatile and lethal organizations were navigated by only the most experienced politicians. The path to success was among the paranoid and dynamic forces was anfractuous and fraught with death at any turn.   January 1, […]

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The Atlantic Wall

October 11, 2013

. .   The Atlantic Wall was one of the largest defensive structures ever built. It can be counted in complexity and cost to the Great Wall of China and Hadrian’s Wall. It stretched from the Arctic Circle to the northern coast of Spain in he Pyrenees Mountains. It was not a continuous structure like […]

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The Final Days of Germany Were a Frenetic, Desperate Rear Guard Attempt To Stop The Inevitable.

December 30, 2012
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          Nothing Quite Says It’s Over Than Your Enemy’s Flag On Your Capitol.   By the Spring of 1945, the Germans were not just on the run in most theaters of operation, they were running as fast as they could. The game afoot was for the Allied forces in Western Europe, […]

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Mussolini thought he had a powerful army. The British delivered his first wake up call.

December 8, 2012

      Benito Mussolini The Treaty of Lussaune was the opening play in the Italian annexation of Libya into their empire. It was signed in 1912 and despite the inchoate rage from the Arab population, the Italian liberation of Lybia from the Ottoman empire was complete. It was not until 1914 that the rest […]

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The Wehrmacht’s Secret Weapon: Methamphetamine.

November 8, 2012

Pervitin, the Wehrmacht’s Methylamphetamine. The Nazis went into Poland and France high as a kite, quite literally. Without tracking the reaction to drugs, German officers administered alcohol, and the German equivalent of methamphetamine called Pervitin to soldiers, all to ensure that the Germans would win the war. This was a bit odd simply because the […]

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So Many Nations Capitulated To The Germans Early On, Hitler Was Itching For A Real Fight.

September 24, 2012

On his way to power, there were many who suffered at the hands of his proxies and his insane lieges. Not surprisingly, some 130,000 dissident voices were extinguished by Adolph Hitler. It was the necessary antecedent to having competing security apparatuses fight to see who can be more ruthless and cruel. The SA and the […]

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In World War II, Design Was The Biggest Weapon Of All.

June 10, 2012

Nazi Rally . Like any nation with a millennium old recorded history, Germany swims in a sea of memes about what it means to be German. Memes of course are not permanent fixtures in the landscapes of historical narrative. They are still very powerful and are hard to change. So it might surprise you to […]

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Hitler’s Views On Unions

June 9, 2012

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Why The Wehrmacht Overwhelmed The Russians At Barbarossa.

April 29, 2012

      If Stalin was anything, he was paranoid. Some of his paranoia was well founded. He was a murderous, obstreperous tyrant who saw the world through only his own eyes.  His police state apparatus was filled with informers and he was tipped off to a plot at the top of his officer corps […]

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Hitler’s Flatulence.

March 10, 2012

  We know from films and excerpts from diaries of those around him that Hitler had Parkinson’s Disease. He had pain and tremors in his left arm.     We also know that he had severe gastrointestinal problems, most of which manifested as constipation, diarrhea and flatulence. The problems began when he was a child […]

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Bombing Monte Cassino In The Italian Campaign.

October 4, 2011

The Abbey was built in AD 524 with 15 feet high ceilings and walls ten feet thick. It was built as the center of Benedictine power on top of a mountain range and overlooking a road known today as Highway 6. Who knows how many names this road held before the twentieth century? Monte Cassino […]

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Mussolini’s Delusions. Hitler’s Disillusionment.

July 20, 2011

Mussolini was totally insane by the time Hitler decided to partner with him. He was in the latter stages of syphilitic megalomania, a disease he first contracted as a young man. Like Goering, he simply could not tell the truth to Hitler. The 70 aircraft a month Italy was able to produce became 500 aircraft. […]

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Excogitations On Barbarossa.

June 26, 2011

  Oil could have been one of the driving forces behind Operation Barbarossa. Hitler certainly seemed to lose interest in North Africa and had diverted precious oil and supplies to the East in 1941. That put Rommel in a lose-lose situation. While the Allied tidal wave into North Africa pushed all of Afrika Korps conquests […]

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Stalin’s Feckless Response To Barbarossa

June 15, 2011

Stalin purged his officer corps in the mid thirties. Too many people with access to the hard power of war machines were chafing under the thumb of the dictator, and he didn’t wait around until they took action. Three out of five Field Marshals, 90% percent of the generals, 80% of the colonels, and fully […]

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Germany In Full Retreat.

March 22, 2011

By March 1943, the tide had turned against the German Army, particularly on the Eastern Front. Now, living through their third arctic Soviet winter, the Wehrmacht faced a seemingly endless and new Red Army force. After traveling through a thousand miles of open steppes, crossing rivers, cutting through thick forests, the murderously efficient Germans could […]

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Battle Of Kursk, Part Two

July 20, 2010

  Walter Model, German Commander At Kursk   Kursk was also a battle fought with what today we would call close air support. The Junkers 87 dive bomber, with it’s attack siren and steep diving attitude struck fear into ground troops. During the battle of Kursk, the Germans used them to good effect, particularly by […]

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The Battle Of Kursk – Part One

July 19, 2010

Part One After having lost the entire German 6th Army in Stalingrad in February 1943, Hitler, the German Army staff and frankly, the German people were shocked. Of course propagandists made little of the set back and the German population most likely didn’t know the extent of the loss. Still, just a few months later, […]

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July 8, 2010

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