Tag: World War II

The White Rose Movement

Like the Edelweiss Pirates, not all of the youth of Germany was on board with the Nazi agenda.  Several students at the University of Munich were appalled by the stories that they were hearing and were determined to do something about it.  (Please see this post for more on the Edelweiss Pirates:  http://www.historynaked.com/edelweiss-pirates-kids-alright/) In June […]

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D-Day Landings

In 1943, Allied commanders began planning for a full-frontal attack on German coastal defenses of the Normandy region of France. Operation Bodyguard, a highly strategic and minutely planned deceptive prequel to the invasion was put into action to fool deceive the Germans who were aware an invasion was planned. This deception was broken down into […]

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The Night Witches

It was 1941 and the Third Reich seemed unstoppable in its roll across Europe.  Hitler and Stalin had a non-aggression pact, but Hitler threw that in the trash and turned his eyes east and invaded the Soviet Union.  By November, the German Army was 19 miles from Moscow and the city of Leningrad was under […]

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Nuremberg’s Secret Vault

Walter W. Horn was exactly the kind of man the Nazis wanted to recruit-  good looking, educated, athletic and descended from five generations of Germans.  However, Walter Horn wanted no part of them.  As a professor of art history at the University of Heidelberg, he watched the rise of the Nazis with horror.  As a […]

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