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Hans Werther

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  1. Hans Werther

    What was the worst mistake made by Germany in WWII?

    You forgot to mention the Wall Street Crash of 1929. It started it all. You might even say, that it was the US who kicked Hitler into power. No Wall Street Crash, no Hitler!
  2. Hans Werther

    Hanoi Jane

    She never went to jail, as far as I know. That must mean something, or?
  3. Hans Werther

    WW2 stragetic bomber concepts

    How plausable was that? If England had fallen, mass starvation would have followed. B-29 bombers against Britain in such a scenario? Hardly likely!
  4. Hans Werther

    Italy under Mussolini

    Mussolini was very hostile to Nazi Germany, and Hitler, in the BEGINNING. It was not until 1936 (after Italy had invaded Abessinia), that a real understanding began to develop between the two dictators. You might even say, that it was England and France who pushed Mussolini into the arms of Hitler. Remember Austria before 1938 (Anshluss)? Italy was Austria's friend and protector then. Hitler didn't dare to put his hand on that country, as long as Mussolini was against it. Only in 1938 did Mussolini change his mind, and let Nazi Germany 'invade' Austria. Conclusion: Yes, the Czechs might have been interested in selling arms to Mussolini, but he never tried. He couldn't admit that other countries had military equipment which were superior to his own Italian made. Even when Hitler offered him German arms for FREE later on, Mussolini refused. He said: " To accept German guns, tanks etc would only show the world that our own weapons are inferior. That must not happen!"
  5. Hans Werther

    What was the worst mistake made by Germany in WWII?

    That makes more sense. Still, without trying to push Mexico into the war against the US, who knows if president Wilson would have declared war on Germany?
  6. Hans Werther

    Italy under Mussolini

    Well, what's wrong with the German Mauser? Much better than most rifles in those days, I think. The SKODA WORKS produced high class weapons of all sorts. They were famous for it. Italy, under Mussolini, could have bought a lot of fine SKODA equipment before Anschluss (1938). Tanks, guns etc. What a missed opportunity! If you were an Italian faschist, that is....
  7. Hans Werther

    Italy under Mussolini

    How about the black market? There must have ben a lot of rifles left over from WW1.
  8. Hans Werther

    Hanoi Jane

    "and still speaking against the U.S., to me, sits right in the definition of treason." What is treason, and what is not, is almost impossible to define. Remember EZRA POUND?
  9. Hans Werther

    What was the worst mistake made by Germany in WWII?

    The sinking of the Lusitania, DID NOT force the US into WWI. A damn myth!
  10. Hans Werther

    Italy under Mussolini

    Thanks for your information. And then they had this rifle: "The 6.5mm Carcano Model 189138 short rifle (Fucile di Fanteria)." Strange that such a 'poor' weapon was used by both the Italians, and the Japs. Or perhaps it was better than it's reputation?
  11. Interesting stuff, thank you. I will try to read it carefully. One thing strikes my attention already though: To this I must say: To try to starv the enemy into submission was exactly what the Allies did during WWI against Kaiser Wilhelm II's Germany. No one on the winning side has (as far as I know) had any regrets at all about such a policy of starvation. And guess what? When World War II started, the Allies at once began a starvation policy against Nazi Germany by sea blockade etc. But against the evil Japs you suddenly have some humanitarian thoughts. Why not against the Germans too? I can't understand this. Can you?
  12. Hans Werther

    Average Germans knew Nazi atrocities

    Thanks. That was a nice gesture. I wish you all luck too.
  13. Hans Werther

    Average Germans knew Nazi atrocities

    "This is a history board, not a propaganda forum - or so I hope." Still can't get it?
  14. Hans Werther

    Average Germans knew Nazi atrocities

    I see. So you had relatives fighting in The Red Army. Interesting, can you tell me more? As for progaganda: Do you really think you are the only one here who can shout: "PROPAGANDA!"?
  15. Hans Werther

    Average Germans knew Nazi atrocities

    Finally, when you are driven by insane(?) hate in order to defeat a savage enemy, and hate is the only(?) motion which keeps you going, then this hatred must be preserved at almost any cost. Otherwise you will be killed, or break down.
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