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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1940, Adolf Hitler toured Paris, at the start of yet another European vacation cut short by aggressive tourists from Russia, Great Britain, and the United States   (history.com) divider line
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2020-06-23 12:01:21 PM  
I wonder if they put towels down on all the chairs.
 
2020-06-23 1:33:03 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I wonder if they put towels down on all the chairs.



I LOL'd.
 
2020-06-23 1:41:56 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I wonder if they put towels down on all the chairs.


Years ago, I was are a breakfast buffet at a hotel. I was by myself and snagged a table before going to get food. I didn't want to leave my purse as a marker, so I left a fresh cup of coffee to stake my claim. Damn Germans moved it! Then they got cranky when I sat with them because there weren't any others free. farking German travelers.
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\\\ drei!
 
2020-06-23 1:43:37 PM  
Imagine if he stopped right there. Just said. fark it. I'm done.

Scary thought.
 
2020-06-23 1:44:29 PM  
both had photographic memories

Really? I did not know that.
 
2020-06-23 1:46:59 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I wonder if they put towels down on all the chairs.


Done in one
 
2020-06-23 1:47:11 PM  
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2020-06-23 1:47:27 PM  
Those violent Antifa protesters opposed him every step of the way.
 
2020-06-23 1:48:55 PM  
I know Brexiters are doing their best, but Great Britain is and has always been part of Europe.
 
2020-06-23 1:51:01 PM  

Hills-Sachs_Legion: Those violent Antifa protesters opposed him every step of the way.


Da.

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Cool story, the first place to fall under attack to the Germans in the Soviet Union held out for a month or more. And the visiting NAZIs had to be careful as partisans were hiding waiting to kill them:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense​_​of_Brest_Fortress

/Also any Jewish or Communist Officers (so all of them) were to be shot on site, so it made sense to fight to the bitter end

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I am dying but do not give up. Goodbye Motherland. Dated: July 20, 1941.

The fight started June 22, 1941
 
2020-06-23 1:56:30 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I know Brexiters are doing their best, but Great Britain is and has always been part of Europe.


Once Queen Victoria got her seed spread all over it maybe.
 
2020-06-23 1:58:10 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Imagine if he stopped right there. Just said. fark it. I'm done.

Scary thought.


Interesting to imagine, but we know that France was never the point of the exercise, that it was always about Russia. France and England were simply daggers in the back that needed to be removed from play (with Paris being a particularly appetizing hors d'oeuvre) so Germany could focus on the main event. Hell, Hitler admired the UK and hoped that they'd become his allies at some point.

The Nazis were never going to allow a strong communist state to exist on their border, and Hitler in particular was obsessed with the historical idea of a Drang nach Osten.
 
2020-06-23 1:59:37 PM  

Hospitaller: ImpendingCynic: I know Brexiters are doing their best, but Great Britain is and has always been part of Europe.

Once Queen Victoria got her seed spread all over it maybe.


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2020-06-23 2:00:28 PM  

BigNumber12: ColonelCathcart: Imagine if he stopped right there. Just said. fark it. I'm done.

Scary thought.

Interesting to imagine, but we know that France was never the point of the exercise, that it was always about Russia. France and England were simply daggers in the back that needed to be removed from play (with Paris being a particularly appetizing hors d'oeuvre) so Germany could focus on the main event. Hell, Hitler admired the UK and hoped that they'd become his allies at some point.

The Nazis were never going to allow a strong communist state to exist on their border, and Hitler in particular was obsessed with the historical idea of a Drang nach Osten.


You're absolutely right. War would have come sooner or later, and later would have benefited the Soviets more.
 
2020-06-23 2:01:52 PM  

Hospitaller: ImpendingCynic: I know Brexiters are doing their best, but Great Britain is and has always been part of Europe.

Once Queen Victoria got her seed spread all over it maybe.


O_o

The best kept royal secret is tucked between the Queen's legs?
 
2020-06-23 2:03:12 PM  

BigNumber12: ColonelCathcart: Imagine if he stopped right there. Just said. fark it. I'm done.

Scary thought.

Interesting to imagine, but we know that France was never the point of the exercise, that it was always about Russia. France and England were simply daggers in the back that needed to be removed from play (with Paris being a particularly appetizing hors d'oeuvre) so Germany could focus on the main event. Hell, Hitler admired the UK and hoped that they'd become his allies at some point.

The Nazis were never going to allow a strong communist state to exist on their border, and Hitler in particular was obsessed with the historical idea of a Drang nach Osten.


Meth is a hell of a drug.
 
2020-06-23 2:11:53 PM  

guestguy: Hospitaller: ImpendingCynic: I know Brexiters are doing their best, but Great Britain is and has always been part of Europe.

Once Queen Victoria got her seed spread all over it maybe.

O_o

The best kept royal secret is tucked between the Queen's legs?


Why else would "she" wear all those petticoats and pantaloons.  I probably used the wrong terminology, but how many national leaders during WWI could be tied directly back to her?  For sure George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm.  Another 20 or more involved were her relatives.
 
2020-06-23 2:12:05 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Imagine if he stopped right there. Just said. fark it. I'm done.

Scary thought.


No oil in Paris.
 
2020-06-23 2:15:27 PM  
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*facepalm* Wasn't the average height of men back then somewhere around 5'5" or 5'6"? You know who else was under 5'9"??? Most men...
 
2020-06-23 2:21:17 PM  

ColonelCathcart: BigNumber12: ColonelCathcart: Imagine if he stopped right there. Just said. fark it. I'm done.

Scary thought.

Interesting to imagine, but we know that France was never the point of the exercise, that it was always about Russia. France and England were simply daggers in the back that needed to be removed from play (with Paris being a particularly appetizing hors d'oeuvre) so Germany could focus on the main event. Hell, Hitler admired the UK and hoped that they'd become his allies at some point.

The Nazis were never going to allow a strong communist state to exist on their border, and Hitler in particular was obsessed with the historical idea of a Drang nach Osten.

You're absolutely right. War would have come sooner or later, and later would have benefited the Soviets more.


WWII is an incredible case study in small decisions / flukes of timing having world-altering consequences. It's absolutely loaded with them. Hitler's called (few day) halt to the capture of Dunkirk allowed the BEF to escape, kept England in the war, and gave the Allies a launching point for Overlord. Huge. Decisions in Southern Europe delayed Barbarossa by, what, a month, without which Germany probably would have captured Moscow, and the USSR's Eastern Reserves would have battered themselves to pieces against the city's defenses in the dead of winter.
 
2020-06-23 2:27:03 PM  
What about all the good things Adolf did?  No one remembers those.  He did what no one else could do.  He's the one who killed Hitler.
 
2020-06-23 2:28:30 PM  

guestguy: Hospitaller: ImpendingCynic: I know Brexiters are doing their best, but Great Britain is and has always been part of Europe.

Once Queen Victoria got her seed spread all over it maybe.

O_o

The best kept royal secret is tucked between the Queen's legs?


If it's spreading seed it's not exactly tucked in
 
2020-06-23 2:34:38 PM  

sourballs: guestguy: Hospitaller: ImpendingCynic: I know Brexiters are doing their best, but Great Britain is and has always been part of Europe.

Once Queen Victoria got her seed spread all over it maybe.

O_o

The best kept royal secret is tucked between the Queen's legs?

If it's spreading seed it's not exactly tucked in


Maybe she tucks it back and spreads her seed via a twerking motion?

These are the questions that keep me up at night...
 
2020-06-23 3:40:26 PM  

BigNumber12: ColonelCathcart: BigNumber12: ColonelCathcart: Imagine if he stopped right there. Just said. fark it. I'm done.

Scary thought.

Interesting to imagine, but we know that France was never the point of the exercise, that it was always about Russia. France and England were simply daggers in the back that needed to be removed from play (with Paris being a particularly appetizing hors d'oeuvre) so Germany could focus on the main event. Hell, Hitler admired the UK and hoped that they'd become his allies at some point.

The Nazis were never going to allow a strong communist state to exist on their border, and Hitler in particular was obsessed with the historical idea of a Drang nach Osten.

You're absolutely right. War would have come sooner or later, and later would have benefited the Soviets more.

WWII is an incredible case study in small decisions / flukes of timing having world-altering consequences. It's absolutely loaded with them. Hitler's called (few day) halt to the capture of Dunkirk allowed the BEF to escape, kept England in the war, and gave the Allies a launching point for Overlord. Huge. Decisions in Southern Europe delayed Barbarossa by, what, a month, without which Germany probably would have captured Moscow, and the USSR's Eastern Reserves would have battered themselves to pieces against the city's defenses in the dead of winter.


With Barbarossa, there's some debate on whether the weather would have allowed them to go earlier than they did.  It had been an unusually wet winter and mud in Russia is no joke.  But that's still another example of a fluke, what if the weather had been to the average?  Although, there are a decent number of historians who say the Germans should have had enough time even starting on June 22.  Regarding the Battle of France, I think you'll find the lecture below interesting.  The gentleman giving it is a National Guard cavalry officer (he was a tanker before that) and historian.  I queued it up to the Battle of Arras (32:19):

Lesser-known details of the France 1940 Campaign
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2020-06-23 4:16:26 PM  

Polish Hussar: With Barbarossa, there's some debate on whether the weather would have allowed them to go earlier than they did. It had been an unusually wet winter and mud in Russia is no joke. But that's still another example of a fluke, what if the weather had been to the average? Although, there are a decent number of historians who say the Germans should have had enough time even starting on June 22. Regarding the Battle of France, I think you'll find the lecture below interesting. The gentleman giving it is a National Guard cavalry officer (he was a tanker before that) and historian. I queued it up to the Battle of Arras (32:19):


The mud is actually what I was referring to. The deterioration into mud season roughly coincided with the start of Typhoon - the final push to Moscow - starting on September 30th and something like 120 - 140 km from Moscow. With an extra month, they could pretty easily have gotten through to Moscow, and gotten well underway to building / reinforcing supply lines for when the mud season set in. Not to mention having captured a fair portion of the supplies already within Moscow. It would have been the Soviets arriving from the east who would've been unsupplied and stuck in the mud.

Thanks for the video! It was absolutely more complex than my one-line summary, and very political, and terrain dependent ("bad tanking country"). But the end result was that by the time they were finally cleared to proceed, the tank commanders had turned their attention towards Paris, and so the actual push was a fraction of what it originally would have been.
 
2020-06-23 4:46:13 PM  
So, Roger Waters is a farker...
 
2020-06-23 6:17:57 PM  
Isn't the Orange Hairball visiting massive-C-19 outbreak Arizona today?
 
2020-06-24 12:19:49 AM  
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