Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
North Africa, 1941: Pursuit to Tunisia, November 1942-February 1943
Tunisia 1942: Axis Initiative-Situation 14 February 1943, and Operations Since 1 January
Southwest Russia, 1942: Soviet Winter Offensive, Operations, 13 December 1942-18 February 1943
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Status of Forces and Allied Theater Boundaries, 2 July 1942
India-Burma, 1942: Allied Lines of Communication, 1942-1943
posted on 01/28/2013 5:17:12 AM PST
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
Hard to believe the Sixth Army was still hanging on to Stalingrad at this date 70 years ago.
No doubt the p7 article about Ernst "Putzi" Hanfstaengle was intended to get under Hitler's skin.
Hanfstaengle had been very close to Hitler. The headmaster at Hanfstaengle's childhood school was Heinrich Himmler's father. Hanfstaengle was several years older than Heinrich Himmler but they attended the same school and Hanfstaengle remembered Heinrich Himmler as a boy.
Hanfstaengle attended Harvard, became a New York city art dealer, saved the life of Teddy Roosevelt Jr, became a frequent White House guest of Teddy Roosevelt Sr, made friends with Franklin D. Roosevelt, converted the football cheer Harvard, Harvard, Rah! Rah! Rah! into the infamous Sieg Heil, Sieg Heil!
Hanfstaengle also claims that sometime around 1932, Winston Churchill was visiting Munich and that he (Hanfstaengle) got Hitler to come over to Churchill's hotel for a meeting but Hitler got into the Continental Hotel and then decided to not meet Churchill.
posted on 01/28/2013 3:09:02 PM PST
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