Friday, September 20, 2013

Swiftboating Adolph Hitler

An article on Spiegel Online discusses the new German translation of Thomas Weber book Hitler's First War.  In his book, Weber debunks many of the heroic war stories that Hitler spun about himself when he was running for office in the thirties.

Actually, it seems that people who actually served with Hitler tried to debunk his fibs while he was spinning them, but millions of German citizens decided to believe the politician's flunkies rather than the evidence of soldiers who had actually been there in battle at the time.

Strange but true.

Monday, September 09, 2013