Intro to presentation 5; "Closing the Ring" 1943-44

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Here is the beginning of the end for the Thousand Year Reich

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  • 1. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
  • 2. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
  • 3. For Further Study Anton Gill. An Honourable Defeat; A History of the German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945. NYC: Holt, 1994. Saul Friedländer. The Years of Extermination; Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945. NYC: Harper Collins, 2007. John Keegan. The Second World War. Kershaw, vol II, Chaps. 12 - 13, pp. 559-651.
  • 4. Key points from Session 4 Mussolini required “backup” for failed military adventures in North AFrica and Greece with Barbarossa Hitler launched the war he had been planning for twenty years the Italian “rescue” in the Balkans caused delay and reduced mechanical readiness which hurt German efforts still the first successes in the summer of 1941 seemed to justify Hitler’s decision for two-front war doubts grew by the first Russian winter the dual defeats of El Alamein and Stalingrad at the end of 1942 sealed Germany’s fate
  • 5. Josip Broz Tito
  • 6. To the victors of Crete
  • 7. dead German paratrooper
  • 8. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
  • 9. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
  • 10. For Further Study Anton Gill. An Honourable Defeat; A History of the German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945. NYC: Holt, 1994. Saul Friedländer. The Years of Extermination; Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945. NYC: Harper Collins, 2007. John Keegan. The Second World War. Kershaw, vol II, Chaps. 12 - 13, pp. 559-651.
  • 11. Key points from Session 4 Mussolini required “backup” for failed military adventures in North AFrica and Greece with Barbarossa Hitler launched the war he had been planning for twenty years the Italian “rescue” in the Balkans caused delay and reduced mechanical readiness which hurt German efforts still the first successes in the summer of 1941 seemed to justify Hitler’s decision for two-front war doubts grew by the first Russian winter the dual defeats of El Alamein and Stalingrad at the end of 1942 sealed Germany’s fate
  • 12. Eiserne Kreuzen being awarded for Kesselschlact Bialystok
  • 13. Soviet troops
  • 14. Soviet POWs
  • 15. SOVIET CITIZENS AND CITIZENS OF THE OCCUPIED GERMAN DISTRICTS HELP THE PARTISANS IN THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST THE GERMANS. YOU ALSO FIGHT THE GERMANS. DEATH TO THE GERMAN OCCUPIERS!
  • 16. Sophie Scholl
  • 17. the White Rose
  • 18. frame from the film “Sophie Scholl”
  • 19. the White Rose leaflet
  • 20. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
  • 21. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
  • 22. For Further Study Anton Gill. An Honourable Defeat; A History of the German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945. NYC: Holt, 1994. Saul Friedländer. The Years of Extermination; Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945. NYC: Harper Collins, 2007. John Keegan. The Second World War. Kershaw, vol II, Chaps. 12 - 13, pp. 559-651.
  • 23. Key points from Session 4 Mussolini required “backup” for failed military adventures in North AFrica and Greece with Barbarossa Hitler launched the war he had been planning for twenty years the Italian “rescue” in the Balkans caused delay and reduced mechanical readiness which hurt German efforts still the first successes in the summer of 1941 seemed to justify Hitler’s decision for two-front war doubts grew by the first Russian winter the dual defeats of El Alamein and Stalingrad at the end of 1942 sealed Germany’s fate
  • 24. Strike the enemy until he’s completely annihilated
  • 25. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
  • 26. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
  • 27. For Further Study Anton Gill. An Honourable Defeat; A History of the German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945. NYC: Holt, 1994. Saul Friedländer. The Years of Extermination; Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945. NYC: Harper Collins, 2007. John Keegan. The Second World War. Kershaw, vol II, Chaps. 12 - 13, pp. 559-651.
  • 28. Key points from Session 4 Mussolini required “backup” for failed military adventures in North AFrica and Greece with Barbarossa Hitler launched the war he had been planning for twenty years the Italian “rescue” in the Balkans caused delay and reduced mechanical readiness which hurt German efforts still the first successes in the summer of 1941 seemed to justify Hitler’s decision for two-front war doubts grew by the first Russian winter the dual defeats of El Alamein and Stalingrad at the end of 1942 sealed Germany’s fate
  • 29. Soviet partisans
  • 30. more Soviet partisans
  • 31. Soviet leaflet urging German soldiers to surrender
  • 32. model of Führerbunker, Wolfsschanze
  • 33. Soviet POWs fighting for food
  • 34. Deadly Business
  • 35. You signed yourself up as a volunteer?
  • 36. Forward! Victory is near!
  • 37. Sniper from afar, but always on the mark!
  • 38. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
  • 39. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
  • 40. For Further Study Anton Gill. An Honourable Defeat; A History of the German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945. NYC: Holt, 1994. Saul Friedländer. The Years of Extermination; Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945. NYC: Harper Collins, 2007. John Keegan. The Second World War. Kershaw, vol II, Chaps. 12 - 13, pp. 559-651.
  • 41. Key points from Session 4 Mussolini required “backup” for failed military adventures in North AFrica and Greece with Barbarossa Hitler launched the war he had been planning for twenty years the Italian “rescue” in the Balkans caused delay and reduced mechanical readiness which hurt German efforts still the first successes in the summer of 1941 seemed to justify Hitler’s decision for two-front war doubts grew by the first Russian winter the dual defeats of El Alamein and Stalingrad at the end of 1942 sealed Germany’s fate
  • 42. Hero City Lenin- grad
  • 43. fallen Soviet soldier
  • 44. battle for a Stalingrad factory
  • 45. panorama of Stalingrad across the Volga
  • 46. German & Romanian POWs, Feb, 1943
  • 47. Soviet T-34
  • 48. German Tiger
  • 49. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
  • 50. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
  • 51. For Further Study Anton Gill. An Honourable Defeat; A History of the German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945. NYC: Holt, 1994. Saul Friedländer. The Years of Extermination; Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945. NYC: Harper Collins, 2007. John Keegan. The Second World War. Kershaw, vol II, Chaps. 12 - 13, pp. 559-651.
  • 52. Key points from Session 4 Mussolini required “backup” for failed military adventures in North AFrica and Greece with Barbarossa Hitler launched the war he had been planning for twenty years the Italian “rescue” in the Balkans caused delay and reduced mechanical readiness which hurt German efforts still the first successes in the summer of 1941 seemed to justify Hitler’s decision for two-front war doubts grew by the first Russian winter the dual defeats of El Alamein and Stalingrad at the end of 1942 sealed Germany’s fate
  • 53. the second Russian winter
  • 54. Now, VOLK, arise and storm break forth! from Goebbels’ “Total War” speech, 18.februar.1943
  • 55. 57,000 German POWS paraded thru Moscow May, 1944
  • 56. This was the Allied first blow ... propaganda leaflet
  • 57. All Hail the 25th anniversary of the Leninist-Stalinist KomSoMol (League of Communist Youth)
  • 58. THE FRONT DRAWS NEARER
  • 59. Unbeugsamer Glaube undoubting belief fanatischer Siegeswille fanatical “victory will” still Hitler’s “script” even after Stalingrad
  • 60. Unbeugsamer Glaube undoubting belief fanatischer Siegeswille fanatical “victory will” still Hitler’s “script” even after Stalingrad
  • 61. TRUE TO HIS OATH SLAIN IN THE STRUGGLE FOR THE FREEDOM OF GREATER GERMANY NCO Hans Ristaü on 17.7.1944 THE HERO’S DEATH FOR FUEHRER•VOLK AND VATERLAND
  • 62. 20.juli.44