Confinement Covid19 vs Leningrad

You said containment ? 15 days ? 30 days ? 45 days ? let's be crazy 60 days ?

And if I speak to you of the siege of Leningrad, 872 days !
We don & rsquo; is not "better" in modern history to the siege of Sarajevo in the years 1990.
Indeed, early September 1941, Werhmarcht attack the town but his decision is difficult, it will be besieged.
over 2 years, 4 months 19 days the city will be virtually cut off from the world. The food will be rationed (About 1 000 000 of starved, in the month of January 1942 not far from 4000 civilians die every day from hunger. The city had 3 000 000 d & rsquo; people…), the electricity cut, more light and more heat (In the month of January 1942 it was -45 °C…), plus bombing and epidemics ...
Military and civilian losses amounted to approximately 1 800 000 dead !
But the Russians held firm until the release of his encircling the city 27 January 1944.

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The reading corner : The German generals talk

Nothing & rsquo; is more important to prepare the & rsquo; writing of & rsquo; d & rsquo history, a great conflict that d & rsquo; raise camp testimonies d & rsquo; across, for behold conflict “from its own side of the hill” is likely to produce a story that will not only distorted, but incomplete.
The German generals talk

Basil H. liddell Hart

The German generals talk
The German generals talk

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Donald Duck made propaganda

Upon entry into the war the United States in December 1941, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, propaganda has become a priority and the US government knows.
The Disney then drop the military contract 8 December 1941.
Disney must produce 20 shorts for teaching & rsquo; army, they will make 77 up & rsquo; in 1945.
The studios will change Featured, highlighting Donald Duck. More angry and feisty, he passed a message stronger than Mickey because it is seen as too cheerful and lacking in character.


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Yes but patches of Disney patches !

The period of World War II is marked by unbridled convergence towards the war effort. Very many d & rsquo; n & rsquo companies; have nothing to do with the war will concentrate part of their work, see the whole, to a growing demand of the Government.
Disney Studios there will also participate in their own way.
Indeed, many military insignia at the request of the battalions, squadrons and other divisions of the & rsquo; US military will be drawn by Disney Studios.
More than 1 200 Badges will be created by famous artists studios. Often from d & rsquo; a specific request, like the famous Flying Tigers.

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Spandau Prison

Here is the famous prison Spandau, built west of Berlin 1876 for purposes of military prison accommodating approximately 600 captives. She became best known from 1947 with imprisonment of seven former senior Nazis convicted at the Nuremberg trials. These seven prisoners will be kept in rotation with a monthly change winners 1945 : Americans, the Soviets, English and French.

here are the 6 first prisoners :

Konstantin von Neurath (1873-1956) released 1954 ;

Erich Raeder (1876-1960) released 1955

Karl Dönitz (1891-1980) released 1956

Walther Funk (1890-1960) released 1957

Baldur von Schirach (1907-1974) released 1966

Albert Speer (1905-1981) released 1966


And finally the youngest "tenant" of this prison, the famous prisoner number 7, Rudolf Hess (1894-1987).
He will be in effect from 1966 the last and only prisoner at Spandau until his alleged suicide by hanging in 1987 at the age of 93 years.
We can say that Rudolf Hess was a regular prison : He began with a stay at the Landsberg prison 1923, with amongst other Hitler, after the failed putsch in Munich brewery.
Subsequently in May 1941 he flew to Scotland to meet with the Duke of Hamilton, likely to propose a peace treaty with the UK, but the plan is not working as it should and Hess finds himself trapped in England until the end of the war.
Then his conviction at Nuremberg sign his arrival at Spandau until the end of his life.

The prison will be of 1987 destroyed to avoid gatherings nostalgic of a Thousand Year Reich..


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The real James Bond

Dušan Popov aka Tricycle was a double agent working for both the German secret services of the Abwehr and for Her Majesty's Secret Service !

With its coverage of & rsquo; d & rsquo man, businessman working in the & rsquo; import export, skillfully, it informs the German with a mixture of real information but no real strategic interest and false information developed by the British service “Double Cross”.

C & rsquo; is in Portugal, neutral country, that & rsquo; usually his German liaison officer to contact the casino of the Hotel Palacio in Estoril. C & rsquo; is in the same casino that Dusko Popov crosses the & rsquo; MI5 agent Ian Fleming.

Popov mise, once, the 38 000 dollar mission expenses on a baccarat table and wins the hand to bluff facing a rich Lithuanian vantard.Ce bluff is immortalized in Casino Royale, first James Bond novel written by Fleming.

Dusan Popov will also be sent by & rsquo; Germany at Pearl Harbor on request of the Japanese to retrieve information for the & rsquo; developing their attack 7 December 1941.

Obviously it informs the British and Americans who will therefore warned several months before & rsquo; attack the Japanese collect information on their base. But the US Secret Service will not take this information as a serious threat…

We know the rest.

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