Skip to comments.The man who didn't shoot Hitler
Posted on 01/18/2014 6:46:18 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
THEIR eyes met across the battlefield in what would turn out to be the final weeks of the First World War. The wounded German corporal was trying to escape but realised he was in the rifle sight of a British soldier.
At that moment on September 28, 1918, the Tommy lowered his weapon indicating that he would not kill an already injured and retreating enemy. The German nodded his thanks and then disappeared.
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History would have certainly been different if that man had killed Hitler, but not the history that most people believe it would have been.
Without Hitler, impoverished Germans would have probably embraced Red Banner Communism. They would have joined with Stalin and the two nations would have still tried to conquer Europe and beyond, in the name of the international brotherhood of workers.
How would WW2 have gone with Germany and the USSR united against the rest of Europe. What would an America, which was run by a Progressive (communist) throughout the 1930’s have done as the red wave swept across Europe and into Africa and Asia?
Even if killing Hitler in 1917 would have saved the 6 million Jews who died in the camps, Stalin’s treatment of Jews wasn’t much better.
If you don’t think that Germany would have slipped into Communism, just look at how easily it’s happening in the USA right now and we aren’t nearly as miserable as the people of Germany in the 1920’s and 30’s.
Agree—you never know what would have happened. One thing for sure, as evil as Hitler was, the overwhelming majority of people living today would not be here (myself included).
We do know that as Hitler began is his rise to power, the Red Banner Communists were very active in Germany.
Good analysis .. re Stalin, Roosevelt & Hopkins et al would’ve likely made Neville’s schtick seem positively Churchillian.
I wonder if this is why Hitler always had somewhat of a soft spot for the British. He could have taken them at Dunkirk but backed off. I’ve read that he didn’t want to invade them and hoped they’d join his cause.
Well we DO know what Hitler went on to do. Everything else is just ( intelligent, yes) speculation. Therefore, I wish this nice WW-1British soldier had finished the job of returning Hitler to hell. (Nevertheless, his act of compassion was laudable given he couldn’t know what evil Hitler would later do ). Satanic murderous people, once identified as such, must be killed not released from jails at the request of their comrade in wash dc.
I would like to go back in time and tell that guy to SHOOT!
I also read that he admired parliamentary democracy until he actually went to the gallery in Vienna to watch the Imperial parliament in action (or inaction): there was no official language requirement, so Czechs (in particular) would filibuster for hours in their own language without anyone else being able to understand. He supposedly went to Munich as the war started because he didn't want to serve with Slavs.
I often wonder now if his being gassed and suffering temporary blindness at the end of the war when combined with Germany's defeat didn't push him over the edge psychologically.
Whatever the case, he certainly acquired an almost Satanic ability to convert, as Thomas Mann put it, every characteristically German virtue into vice.
I see. That’s very interesting thanks. And yes there were ( and are) many virtues in German history and culture. It’s so easy to be critical of course after naziism and 45 million killed people. But I hold my critiques a bit now that we see in today’s USA just how easily a great nation with very positive elements on its history and culture can be subverted Into tyranny and support for islamoNazi terrorism all around the world.
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