Tag Archives: Nazi Germany

How Operation Mincemeat was Hatched:

The Downing of BOAC Flight 777 (June 1, 1943) I was reading an entry about Leslie Howard this morning, and it was suggesting that the German High Command had targeted this flight because of his presence onboard. It was probably … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots of this Pivotal WWII Moment

Battle of Stalingrad (August 23, 1942 – February 2, 1943) The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was a major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II where Nazi Germany and its allies unsuccessfully fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (later renamed to Volgograd) in Southern Russia. … Continue reading

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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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