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July 9, 2015

SIGNAL: The Life Magazine of Nazi Germany

posted by author and historian Charles McCain http://charlesmccain.com/2015/07/signal-the-life-magazine-of-nazi-germany-2/ 1 August 1943, a helpful German soldier showing a copy of Signal in Greek to an orthodox resident of the ancient monastic state...

May 21, 2015

“Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you,” says U-Boat Commander

 “Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you” Kommandant of U-68 to survivors of SS City of Cairo which he had just sunk. Korvettenkapitän Karl-Friedrich Merten Kommandant of U-68 Photo courtesy of Uboat.net The words...

March 25, 2015

Spanish Diplomats Use Diplomatic Pouch To Make Money

  posted by author Charles McCain     www.charlesmccain.com   Spanish Fascist dictator France exchanging a warm handshake with the Fuhrer circa 1942. 9 Diplomats Remit Entire Salaries To Their...

July 20, 2014

Jul 20, 1944 – Operation Valkyrie

Jul 20, 1944 – Operation Valkyrie – A group of German Army generals plot and execute a plan to assassinate Hitler at the Wolf’s Lair in Rastenburg, East Prussia.

May 13, 2011

WWII History for May 13

May 13, 1940 – Winston Churchill told Britain’s Parliament that “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.”

March 16, 2011

WWII History – March 16

World War II Events Today, March 16 Mar 16, 1935 – Hitler institutes compulsory military service. Mar 16, 1938 – Mussolini changed his opinions on the occupation of Austria in...

February 24, 2011

WWII: A Fascinating period of History

 The early days of World War II when England stood alone makes for very interesting reading and is a lot of fun for a historical fiction writer to explore.  That’s what Those Who Dare is–historical fiction, which means it’s all true except for the parts I made up.

October 20, 2010

The Last 20 Days of the Third Reich Wonderfully Explained. Review of Germania: A Novel by Brendan McNally.

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] Germania: A Novel, by Brendan McNally (Four stars), is a wonderful farce which skewers the vainglorious pomposity of the last days of the Reich. The murderous Nazi...

September 8, 2010

Campaign Shields of the German Army

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] The Third Reich had a lot of decorations and medals. Some days back I did a post on cuff titles and wanted to follow it with a...

April 30, 2010

LIFE.com – Hitlers Bunker Photos

Apr 30, 1945 – With Russian shells falling on Berlin, Hitler with his just married mistress Eva Braun, in his bombproof Berlin bunker, poisons her with cyanide and kills himself....

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