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The end of the 1000-year Reich.

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Good riddance! Although I think some of his relatives are still around on SW! :D

Been blasting my way towards Berlin in an online game I've been playing. Hell with the Russians, I'm gonna get there first!!

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Go for it:)
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Way to go, son! Knew you would like that game!

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If only he’d been a good artist....

Shame all the VE Day events had to be cancelled.


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https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/22/arts/design/hitler-paintings-are-sold-at-auction-for-440000.html

Someone should have told the Vienna Art Academy that someday his paintings would sell for $440,000. :D

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:D........

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's remarkable Tink, I did not know it...and I like the painting!

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Tink, I watched a documentary on the 1918 Spanish flu, and learned that Woodrow Wilson got a really bad case of the flu while he was in France, negotiating the Treaty of Versailles. Wilson had been holding out against Georges Clemenceau, who wanted the vindictive reparations.

But after he recovered from the Spanish flu, Wilson was never the same...that flu was known for its destructive mental changes, and Wilson, exhausted, suddenly began to concede to whatever Clemenceau suggested.

And it was the harshness of that treaty which set the groundwork for WWII, making it virtually inevitable...speculations that World War II might not have happened without that one case of the flu!


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"For want of a nail, the shoe was lost..." :'(

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The nail, that's a good description -- maybe you already knew this, with your immense knowledge of those two World Wars?

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No, I didn't know that Wilson was not at his best  there because of the flu.

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I did not know it, either. If I find it on one or two more sources that are reputable, I will begin to believe it!

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While this is not a military service competition or beat-down opinion,,,,,,, having served in both the amphibious op's Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, I generally shake my head at the ignorance of many Americans who think the war was over because it was Europe, and Hitler dead.

I could go on.....I'll just let it ride.

Cheers (not condemning the post btw ;))

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Not to worry... V-J Day to follow in a few months. ;)

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Ah....what's to worry then of course.....a few more Marines.

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