Tag Archives: Nazi Germany

Question: What Does Fascism Look Like?

January 6, 2021 (and Thereafter) I’m not being facetious here. The Storming of the Capitol Building looked like Kristallnacht, but in the daytime. And, interestingly enough, the (new) American Government reacted in a knee-jerk fashion, by erecting fences in Washington, … Continue reading

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In the Secret War, the Twenty Committee’s Greatest Feat:

Operation Mincemeat (2021) I’ve written about this supreme act of jiggery-pokery before, here. The fact that this story needed retelling in the 21st century should be a warning to us all. And if you wonder why the group is called … Continue reading

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Astrology: Testing Another Theory about Rebirth

Friedrich (Fritz) Fromm (October 8, 1888 – March 12, 1945) I suppose there’s no way of proving or disproving a theory about anything unless one is willing to tackle it head on. It has been a central contention of another … Continue reading

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Spy Film: It’s the Little Things that Matter

A Call To Spy (2019) I watched this film of Netflix last night. I wasn’t sure what I expected, since most spy films are way too glamourized to be believed. So, you can imagine my surprise to see how understated … Continue reading

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They Say There’s that Special Someone for Everyone

Eva Braun (February 6, 1912 – April 30, 1945) 18¬†And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18 (KJV) Strange, isn’t it? God … Continue reading

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He Outfoxed Them All, Even in Death

Erwin Rommel (November 15, 1891 – October 14, 1944) They called him “The Desert Fox”, mostly from his commanding the 7th Panzer (tank) division in North Africa during WWII for the Nazi War Machine. There are legends attached to his … Continue reading

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What Triggered “Kristallnacht” in 1938?

Herschel Grynszpan Shooting Ernst vom Rath (November 7, 1938) It seemed an extreme action when suddenly German nationalists started venting their anger against Jews during a night and a day in November 1938. The German authorities were instructed not to … Continue reading

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“This Was Their Finest Hour”

Battle of Britain (July 10, 1940 – October 31, 1940) I started looking at this time period, after being prompted by the headline on the back cover of XPD. June 10, 1940 was the date of the Fall of France … Continue reading

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When the Americans Liberated Nazi Gold in WWII

XPD by Len Deighton (1981) I’ve been of fan of Len Deighton’s books ever since he first wrote about Harry Palmer in “The Ipcress File”. This new book was never in my paperback library until I was gifted it last … Continue reading

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How a Nazi Industrialist became “Righteous” during WWII

Oskar Schindler (April 28, 1908 – October 9, 1974) By now, everybody knows who Oskar Schindler was: “a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust … Continue reading

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