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

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

    1. 1. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
    2. 2. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
    3. 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. 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. 5. Josip Broz Tito
    6. 6. To the victors of Crete
    7. 7. dead German paratrooper
    8. 8. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
    9. 9. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
    10. 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. 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. 12. Eiserne Kreuzen being awarded for Kesselschlact Bialystok
    13. 13. Soviet troops
    14. 14. Soviet POWs
    15. 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. 16. Sophie Scholl
    17. 17. the White Rose
    18. 18. frame from the film “Sophie Scholl”
    19. 19. the White Rose leaflet
    20. 20. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
    21. 21. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
    22. 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. 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. 24. Strike the enemy until he’s completely annihilated
    25. 25. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
    26. 26. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
    27. 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. 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. 29. Soviet partisans
    30. 30. more Soviet partisans
    31. 31. Soviet leaflet urging German soldiers to surrender
    32. 32. model of Führerbunker, Wolfsschanze
    33. 33. Soviet POWs fighting for food
    34. 34. Deadly Business
    35. 35. You signed yourself up as a volunteer?
    36. 36. Forward! Victory is near!
    37. 37. Sniper from afar, but always on the mark!
    38. 38. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
    39. 39. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
    40. 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. 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. 42. Hero City Lenin- grad
    43. 43. fallen Soviet soldier
    44. 44. battle for a Stalingrad factory
    45. 45. panorama of Stalingrad across the Volga
    46. 46. German & Romanian POWs, Feb, 1943
    47. 47. Soviet T-34
    48. 48. German Tiger
    49. 49. The 12-Year Reich 1933-1945 Session 5 Hitler Brought Down, Closing the Ring, 1943-1944
    50. 50. Sessions remaining: Hitler Brought Down; Nemesis, 1944-45
    51. 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. 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. 53. the second Russian winter
    54. 54. Now, VOLK, arise and storm break forth! from Goebbels’ “Total War” speech, 18.februar.1943
    55. 55. 57,000 German POWS paraded thru Moscow May, 1944
    56. 56. This was the Allied first blow ... propaganda leaflet
    57. 57. All Hail the 25th anniversary of the Leninist-Stalinist KomSoMol (League of Communist Youth)
    58. 58. THE FRONT DRAWS NEARER
    59. 59. Unbeugsamer Glaube undoubting belief fanatischer Siegeswille fanatical “victory will” still Hitler’s “script” even after Stalingrad
    60. 60. Unbeugsamer Glaube undoubting belief fanatischer Siegeswille fanatical “victory will” still Hitler’s “script” even after Stalingrad
    61. 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. 62. 20.juli.44

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