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In the news: Eva Braun’s home movies

Eva Braun’s birthday was a day or so ago, 6 February (1912) and, last week, an article about her and the movies she made appeared in the Guardian and Observer (Robert McCrum and Taylor Downing, 27 January 2013). Eva and … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 18–24 November 1940: Hungary, Romania & Slovakia join the Tripartite Pact

This week in the war, three more countries joined the German-Italian-Japanese ‘Axis’ by signing the Tripartite Pact: Hungary (20 November 1940), Romania (23 November 1940), and Slovakia (24 November 1940). Stalin had also been approached and was considering signing. Of … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 4–10 November 1940: Election Day

As I write this post on Sunday 4 November 2012, I have no idea who will win Tuesday’s US election. Democrat incumbent Barack Obama is pitted against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and the race is close. The economy and entanglement … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 28 Oct–3 Nov 1940: Emergenza G—Crisis in Greece

The euro: €. Today, everyone knows that the present decline in the European currency has much to do with the current crisis in Greece. Like anywhere else, Greece has known ups and downs, and will eventually bounce back. Believe me, … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 21–27 October 1940: Entering the path of collaboration

This week in the war, on Thursday 24 October, Adolf Hitler and Maréchal Philippe Pétain, the leader of Vichy France, met at Montoire-sur-le-Loire. In most respects, the two men were remarkably different. Hitler spent his early life as an aspiring, though … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 21–27 October 1940: Turning point at Hendaye

This week in the war, on Wednesday 23 October 1940, Adolf Hitler met with Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco at Hendaye, a small town on the French-Spanish border, at the foot of the Pyrenees. In some respects, the two men were … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 14–20 October 1940: The Great Dictator

          To quote Charlie Chaplin: “Dictators are comic. My aim is to make people laugh at them.” This week in the war, on 15 October 1940, the movie The Great Dictator, premiered in New York City. Chaplin starred … Continue reading

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