Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler had much in common. The first was Italian yet he liberated and led the French nation. The latter was of Austrian birth but freed and championed the German people. Napoleon put an end to French revolutionary abuses. Adolf Hitler brought an end to the corruption and banking houses usurious deprivation following the victors’ vicious terms inflicted upon Germany after World War One.
Can you imagine what it must be like to be marched out to face a firing squad, say goodbye to your closest friend who is standing next to you and then have the squad shoulder their rifles and march away having not fired a shot? What are the odds of that happening during a war situation?
Story translated from the original German by Gerry Frederics. Frau Paula Hitler (1896-1960), the sister of German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, penned the following statement 12 years after the death of her brother.
EXCLUSIVE: Early in the morning of May 1, 1945, the last chief of staff of the ground forces of Nazi Germany, General Hans Krebs, presented the commander of the 8th Guards Army, General Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov, with Adolf Hitler’s political testament, in which he appointed members of the new German government headed by Admiral Karl Dönitz. Krebs announced Hitler’s self-martyrdom and was authorised by the new Chancellor Joseph Goebbels to negotiate a truce with the Soviet side. The Soviet side recognized only unconditional surrender.
In Memory of May 1st 1945
a poem by Clara Sharland
‘In Memory of May 1st, 1945’ is a poem of mourning and hope: mourning for Adolf Hitler, who self-martyred on 30 April 1945; hope for Germany, for National Socialism, and for the Aryan race, all of which lived on to the next day. The poem subtly emphasizes hope over mourning by commemorating not the day of Hitler’s death, but the day after.
One man knew American citizen Winston Churchill better than anyone else. That man was his personal bodyguard, Walter Thompson. A former Scotland Yard detective, Thompson accompanied the English autocrat everywhere during 18 years service.
EXCLUSIVE First Time Published in the West: On the eve of the battle for Berlin, the SMERSH military counterintelligence agencies were tasked with finding and arresting German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and other leaders of National Socialist Germany.
A DAY IN IRISH HISTORY: 17 July 1920 – The IRA executes English Army officer Colonel Gerald Bryce Ferguson Smyth in Cork.
Bodies and arms are still being found today on the Eastern Front 80-years following the greatest tragedy that bled Europe of its finest warriors of all European nationalities.
If you want to see the future look into the past. In this woman’s recollections, you will see a reflection that you will recognise. If you do not see your reflection in the yesterday’s mirror you will: