Resistance continues

A song takes off

FTo be one of them mesh, building where reigns the shadow,

Where the Sun Never luit qu'entre des murs très hauts,

Where the eyes seeking new horizons

Faces the gray, dark uniformity.

It's sad that Roquette, far from life,

Are those who are accused of loving their country too

A song takes off and rises and fills the suburb,

Claiming up hatred well, suffering and hope.

French, deliver us ! You can not know

How long is the wait and the heavy silence !

jacqueline Color – Rocket – 14 July 1943.

Excerpt from The Tortured France Gérard Bouaziz (Preface Lucie Aubrac)

 

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La Marseillaise

De many testimonies evoke the Marseillaise sung lustily as the ultimate form of resistance, of rebellion and solidarity when otherwise impossible. Even in German prisons, as Montluc, in the spring 1944, when the Gestapo came regularly take hostages : “For this time*, our cell was lucky, because no one has been appointed to this new adventure. The command to start was repeated by all supervisors. Unforgettable moments. All starters sang the "Marseillaise". More raw Gestapo and soldiers of the escort were shouting and threatening to silence, our comrades sang more loudly. There were fists and rifle butts. We, in cells, to tears, we approve the hitting as we could with our hands and feet against the door. I never heard him sing our national anthem with conviction. Then it was the "Song of Farewell". We could hear them go ".

*Testimony of Rene Bronner. Excerpt from The Tortured France Gérard Bouaziz (Preface Lucie Aubrac, a difficult book to read but absolutely)

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The reading corner : The longest day – Cornelius Ryan

 

Voici a book not to be missed ! A special edition that gathers research material that Cornelius Ryan used to write his famous book. Many documents translated very interesting on testimonials, journal des marches et des opérations de divison, etc…

Extract : "You land on the European continent, and, in conjunction with other UN, will hire operations to reach the heart of Germany and destroy its armed forces… » Note granting supreme authority to General Eisenhower.

yes I know, the extract is short, even extremely short. It is intended only to indicate the almost vital need to own this book in the library of a connoisseur !

You know what you have left to do…

A final image index of the importance of this book.

 

 

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The reading corner : of World War Myths

I believe my interest as well to the stories of the "winning side" than those of the vanquished, indeed behind a cause, a doctrine, an order, there are men who face the horrors of war… To get an overall idea of ​​a conflict must study the different parts. However, Hindsight is vital not to fall into the trap of interpretations, confusions, misconceptions of its authors. This remains a fabulous historic trip ! Happy reading.

Here aujourd & rsquo; hui a book excerpt “the myths of World War II” under the direction of Jean Lopez and Olivier Wieviorka.

The victory is with our flags. Nazi propaganda poster, 1940.

This book is indeed myths or erroneous information, incomplete in some parts as well known l & rsquo; Germany lost the war because of & rsquo; Hitler or the defeat of 1940 was inevitable or la Waffen-SS : of elite soldiers !

Here is a chapter selection passage L & rsquo; Italian army was bad by Hubert Heyriès :

On retirement of Don, of 9 the 31 January 1943, Julia alpine divisions, Cuneense et Tridentine if sacrifièrent pour permettre aux Allemands Italo-d & rsquo; evacuer, and preferred conduct of deadly fighting rearguard while constantly being harassed by supporters rather than surrender. At considerable losses, they traveled 350 kilometers, walk, in the snow and cold, at -30 ° C, -40°C, or -50 ° C, without trucks, without food, without anti-tank guns, without air cover, without radio.

The 30 January 1943, Captain of Tridentina, Giovanni Battista Stucchi, and described the poor survivors : “I saw pass before me a long caravan spectra, ghosts, figures that n & rsquo; had almost nothing remained of & rsquo; human. They moved unsteadily, stumbling, dragging their feet on snow […]silently.[…]
L & rsquo; dug aspect of these faces, fleshless, eyes which read in these blushed and hallucinated eyes gave the & rsquo; d & rsquo printing, attend a parade of creatures, subjected to prolonged martyr, had lost the light of reason […]
rags covered or torn clothes, [they had] often feet wrapped cover pieces or hood scraps or bunk coat in several layers.”
But they remained free ! This retreat alpini became a legend. A survivor of Julia, the doctor lieutenant Julius Bedell, transfigured and their history in his novel One hundred thousand tins of ice (One hundred thousand bowls of ice) published early 1960 and became a worldwide bestseller, translated into many languages ​​and sold to date more 4 million & rsquo; copies worldwide.

The column during retirement

The Italian Expeditionary Corps in Russia (Armir) counted 63 000 men, dont 40 000 were lost c & rsquo; ie missing, killed or prisoners of war…

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SNCF 1940-1944. Investigation of a French myth (Extract)

…Of March 1942 to July 1944 were deported 76 000 Jews in France, all train, dont 70 000 to Auschwitz. At the Liberation, we only count 2 500 survivors. Initially composed of German equipment, convoys were quickly made twenty boxcars KKW and KKU SNCF : 20 ton load, four louver, 50 persons per car. Under the authority of the occupant and the French State, these transports are executed by the national society. Train stations and central stations are French. ” The archives and testimonies come no refusal, no protest from the carrier on the implementation of such transport, nor any sabotage setpoint “, raises the background report controlled by the station. Billings of these convoys are issued by the Railroad travel agency, the sea, but the train makes its own bills, she addresses her sponsor, the French Ministry of Interior, where they fall under Chapter ” administrative transportation “. The Germans consider that they cover these bills with packages provided by Albert Speer for all military transport. Car, the eyes of the Nazis, they fall into that category M, ” military trains “, at the forefront of traffic priorities dictated SNCF. An accurate tally of deportees trains is established by the national society, who knows the nature of cargoes : ” Israelites trains “. They are not appointed by secret codes. All railwaymen were well placed to monitor the German Traffic, including deportation trains, and were also irreplaceable sources for the Resistance and London. It is still SNCF closing doors and beating down. And although this has been omitted from all accounts, they are French railway that led convoys deported to the border, since the direction of the station was able to resist until spring 1944 the use of German drivers. It is more than likely that resistant railwaymen have had to drive in. But organized resistance believes that stopping the deportation trains is not a priority to the liberation of the territory. Only a spontaneous civil resistance, made of a thousand small gestures, attempt to alleviate the plight (known or unknown, the issue is not settled) these unfortunate : refueling secretly, transmission, not always anonymous, the families of messages left on the tracks, tools hidden in the cars, slow convoys to facilitate escapes, helping escapees, etc.

(By Philippe Gallard, l’expansion-L’express 22/06/2000)

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The reading corner : The unknown war

I believe my interest as well to the stories of the "winning side" than those of the vanquished, indeed behind a cause, a doctrine, an order, there are men who face the horrors of war… To get an overall idea of ​​a conflict must study the different parts. However, Hindsight is vital not to fall into the trap of interpretations, confusions, misconceptions of its authors. This remains a fabulous historic trip ! Happy reading.

Here are my first impressions of this book that I have not finished yet, which is read back and distrust of facts related, However, it remains very interesting.
En effet Otto Skorzeny, Austrian birth, s'engage dans la Waffen SS; the elite of the German army according to him… Then join the Friedenthal Battalion he runs from 1943 (Section part of the Central Office of the Reich Security : Hrisःa and especially of’Amt.VI S), specialized in commando operations.

Having survived the war his overall testimony allows to consider their views and ideas about the course of this world conflict.
More anti qu'antisémite, the rest will work for the secret services of the Israeli Mossad after war, however we feel in its written approval of how Hitler led war and if you listen : the conspirators (Admiral Canaris, General Beck, Hoepner etc…) there are many in the defeat of Germany…

Finally, and before sharing with you an excerpt from his book, here's a quote to never lose sight :

“The heroism of Hitler's troops can only be forgotten, As the horror of the cause defended by making it impossible celebration”
Jean Claude Barreau – the history of France.

Preface : « 12 September 1943. The world discovers one we will now call “The most dangerous man in Europe “. An audacious raid paratroopers just freed the Duce nose and the beard of the allied forces. The airborne operation, qualified to ” technically impossible ” is a total success.
Churchill declared : ” This war we live is alarming and staggering. The boldly designed masterfully shot was firmly told.”
Otto Skorzeny, burly, former ski champion, and follower of all sports at risk, engineer, mobilized in the Waffen-SS and fought in Yugoslavia and on the Russian front. It is then responsible for creating a special force modeled on the British commandos : la SS Friedenthal.
Later training Skorzeny, after missing some of removing Tito, put away in Budapest Regent Horthy who would sign a separate peace with the Soviets, which would certainly destabilized the German front before the hour.
His frogmen sink 30000 tonnes of Russian supplies to the Danube and within weeks to the end of February 1944.
Finally during the Battle of the Bulge, it infiltrates its shock troops in American uniforms with the aim bridges of the Meuse. The operation will fail with no.
This would have cost him his life before the Nuremberg tribunal without the intervention of Commander F. Yeo. Thomas explained that the Intelligence Service have used the same methods and will end his testimony by an astonishing : ” gentlemen, Colonel Otto Skorzeny and his officers have always led a gentleman during the war.”

After his escape from a camp in denazification 1948, is believed Skorzeny see everywhere. US agent, Recipient of the famous ” Treasure Lake Töplitz”, instructor of the Egyptian army, or in the arms of Evita Peron, until the disease outweighs the 7 July 1975. »

Newspaper clipping from 1975 this in the example of my book announcing the death of Otto Skorzeny

Extract, Page 187 : A general commanding a division or line corps almost always has a nasty habit minimize losses. When the report reaches the higher headquarters, it is further modified in a favorable way. I want to give an example here. During the summer 1944, my old friend H.U. pack, our best driver of Stukas (2700 victorious flights) was received by Hitler, then Goering had the express order of the Führer to prohibit Rudel to keep flying. The colonel came direct from the eastern front and Goering, before to inform him of the decision Fuhrer – Rudel which also refused to consider – told him "good news" :

"In your area, he said to him, we mounted a pretty cons-offensive which will be supported by 300 chars. On your mind, the 14th Division attack with 60 chars… » Or, Rudel had conversed days before with the general commanding this division. He had confessed to him that he no longer had a single tank capable of fighting. Goering, informed of this detail, do not believe and rang to inquire. He soon learned that the colonel was right, and instead of 300 announced tanks, we could not get online as forty.
The "offensive" was canceled.
I witnessed a similar scene in September 1944. I spent three days G.Q.G.(O.K.W.) where I witnessed daily – for information – the two staff conferences called "midday situation" and "the situation of twenty-two hours,".
The first two days, the staff officers, who prepared the map with indication of units available in the Southeast, I saw Hitler drive Kriegspiel with careful consideration of indications which had been provided.
When it came to some of the not worth the forehead summoned officers, they retreated into the hall and waited we called them. So I had unwittingly witnessed the first day in a discussion between two officers wearing amaranth band Patented Staff.
" You know very well, said one, that of the three divisions reported northeast, two are reduced to the size of a regiment, or so, and if the third wants to put online two battalions, it will be difficult. This can not walk…
This will surely not work, said another, and neither you nor I can do nothing! "I walked away not to hear more.

The third day, le leader, who asked specific questions and even more embarrassing these ghosts divisions, realized we had deceived. " So, if he cried, the instructions sent before yesterday were based on the existence of divisions, I learn, now, they do not exist ! Those on the front have to think that the orders I have given are foolish ! Why lie to me and, gentlemen ? Why ? I want, I demand to be told the truth, for it is the very life of brave soldiers is at stake ! "Hitler did not bite the carpet, not climbed the curtains. It was only in his hoarse voice much indignation as despair.

In addition, it is certain that, if he had ordered the East all folds that suggested his generals, not only there would be German today, but the Soviet armies would occupy the whole of Europe.
Otto Skorzeny – The unknown war – Albin Michel.

 

Colonel Otto Skorzeny

 

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The reading corner : My birds lights

I believe my interest as well to the stories of the "winning side" than those of the vanquished, indeed behind a cause, a doctrine, an order, there are men who face the horrors of war… To get an overall idea of ​​a conflict must study the different parts. However, Hindsight is vital not to fall into the trap of interpretations, confusions, misconceptions of its authors. This remains a fabulous historic trip ! Happy reading.

Today, we will look at this young Belgian, Charles Demoulin, and its lights birds !
His autobiography tells his choice of engagement in Allied aircraft despite innumerable difficulties, it will overcome all !
Driver Typhoon, shot six times by flak, a particularly incredible saga in Europe inflamed by total war. Just as Clostermann or Galland, Demoulin reading is undoubtedly !

as extract, the first page of his book, nothing to write more :

“As long as humanity will find exceptional people, volunteers and chivalrous defense of freedom, the price of the ultimate sacrifice, the world will keep some hope of a brighter future.”

Charles Demoulin

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The reading corner : The Forgotten Soldier

 

I believe my interest as well to the stories of the "winning side" than those of the vanquished, indeed behind a cause, a doctrine, an order, there are men who face the horrors of war… To get an overall idea of ​​a conflict must study the different parts. However, Hindsight is vital not to fall into the trap of interpretations, confusions, misconceptions of its authors. This remains a fabulous historic trip ! Happy reading.
Today I'll talk about Forgotten Soldier Editions Robert Laffont. The Forgotten Soldier is an autobiographical account of Guy Sajer (whose real name is Guy Mouminoux).
In 1942 Guy a 17 years, French father and a German mother, he lives in Alsace and is found as even we drafted into the German army, direction is the front… His story is particularly interesting. Indeed, with his own words he tells us life, the death of the soldiers closest to the fighting in an environment often leading us to believe at the end of the world. A must witness, Must Read !
sample page 373 : “Given the enormous hurricane, each time the leak is possible, we will take. But often it is not. The inglorious heroes will then demonstrate a force greater than that of the attacker. One more fight not for Hitler, we no longer struggle for national socialism nor for the Third Reich, even the bride, the mother or the family, that bend under the waste cities by bombs. We will fight for a shameful thing but so much stronger than all the doctrines ! We will fight for yourself. To try not to die, Nevertheless, in mud or snow hole. Like cornered rats to the bottom of a cave that does not hesitate to jump to the figure of the man with the disproportionately larger than him. Damn to damn, our fear will turn into a desperate fortress against which the idea of ​​communism red soldiers will have to be done. "
The Forgotten Soldier.
Guy Sajer “despite U.S” Gross Deutschland division.

 

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