By Steven J. Zaloga
This absolutely illustrated examine pits Germany's PzKpfw III tank opposed to France's Somua S 35 within the immense armored battles that opened the campaign.
The armor clashes in could 1940 have been the most important the realm had but noticeable, because the German advances of that interval got here to epitomize Blitzkrieg. still the Wehrmacht's Panzer III was once compatible by way of the French Somua S35; the 2 representing very diverse layout philosophies and but rating among the finest designs on the planet on the time.
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May the new year bring us the final victory! In unchanging loyalty Hail to our Leader Local group leader Hans Borrhart Secretary Erich Hammermanns Business manager Kohlhepp On 29 December 1931, the Stormtrooper Lorenz Kircheis from Brand-Erbisdorf, in the Ore Mountains on the German-Czech border, offered new year wishes to a man he considered the 'supreme Leader' and 'saviour' not only of 'our German nation', but 'of the whole world'. A group of girls from western Germany also lauded Hitler. On their behalf, Marga P.
We shall have won only when we have achieved that. We are ready and willing to march for our Leader Adolf Hider and his idea! We have waited for our saviour for thirteen years [since the defeat of Germany in the First World War and the signing of the Versailles Treaty], and that is long enough. We have to move forward. We want Adolf Hider as dictator and not Hindenburg, who stood against the revolt. We do not want an insurrection, which is sensationalistic to many people. We want to win our freedom with a bold surprise attack.
Albert was the brother of the more famous Martin Bormann, who was Reich Leader. Albert had been head of the Hitler Youth in Thuringia from 1929 to 1931, before moving to a job in Hitler's private office. Bormann wrote: RAGE AND HOPE Dear Mr Buchwald, Mr Hitler thanks you very much for your letter and for the crate of fruit juice you sent. He was very glad to receive it. However, because he is extraordinarily busy it is not possible for him to answer you personally. With a German salute Albert Bormann An openly expressed wish that Hitler would become dictator sent with a crate of fruit juice for the private man and quasi-vegetarian.