By William L. Shirer

Publish yr note: First released in 1969
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On June 17, 1940 William L. Shirer stood within the streets of Paris and watched the endless move of grey German uniforms alongside its boulevards. in precisely six attractive weeks within the spring and summer time of 1940 a unmarried conflict introduced down in overall army defeat one of many world's oldest, maximum, and such a lot civilized powers—the moment mightiest empire on the earth and the possessor of 1 of the best army machines ever assembled.

How did it occur?

After approximately a decade of analysis within the monstrous records left from international struggle II and after hundreds and hundreds of conversations with the 3rd Republic’s leaders, generals, diplomats, and usual electorate, Shirer provides the definitive solution in his lovely new edition of why and the way France fell ahead of Hitler's armies in 1940. His booklet is additionally a devastating exam of the confusion, corruption, and cynicism that tired the power and longevity of a democracy which Thomas Jefferson as soon as known as "every man's moment country."

This booklet enhances and completes the dramatic tale of The upward push and Fall of the 3rd Reich and keeps to rank as some of the most very important works of heritage of our time.

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On June 17, 1940 William L. Shirer stood within the streets of Paris and watched the never-ending move of grey German uniforms alongside its boulevards. in exactly six attractive weeks within the spring and summer season of 1940 a unmarried conflict introduced down in overall army defeat one of many world's oldest, maximum, and so much civilized powers—the moment mightiest empire in the world and the possessor of 1 of the best army machines ever assembled.

How did it ensue?

After approximately a decade of study within the colossal records left from global struggle II and after hundreds and hundreds of conversations with the 3rd Republic’s leaders, generals, diplomats, and usual electorate, Shirer offers the definitive solution in his gorgeous new version of why and the way France fell earlier than Hitler's armies in 1940. His publication is usually a devastating exam of the confusion, corruption, and cynicism that tired the power and sturdiness of a democracy which Thomas Jefferson as soon as known as "every man's moment state. "

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A partially completed Me-262 jet fighter can be seen to the left. (NARA) Gordon Williamson, U-Boat Bases and Bunkers 1941–45, (Osprey Fortress 3, 2003) G BUNKER VALENTIN U-BOAT FACTORY, FARGE Plans to build fortified plants for submarine construction took shape in November 1942 with a scheme to construct a facility codenamed Hornisse (“hornet”) for the Deschimag yard in Bremen, Wespe (“wasp”) for the Blohm & Voss yard, and the Valentin factory for Bremer Vulkan in Vegesack. With the advent of revolutionary new modular Type XXI submarine the plans were altered so that Hornisse and Wespe would be used to manufacture sections of the submarine, and then the sections would be shipped to Valentin for final assembly.

The massive concrete hangar represented only the outer layer of the bunker. The interior contained a separate concrete factory building, with the space between the arch and the building serving for ventilation. The interior factory building was built largely of pre-cast components from the new Rudolph II plant in nearby Utting. The height of the interior building depended on the local topography. The Weingut I (Vineyard I) bunker at Mühldorf had an eight-storey interior building, while the Weingut II plant near Landsberg was limited to five-storeys due to a higher water table in the area.

These were developed by private firms in the early 1930s for security guards at factories. The early designs were most often constructed from steel, and so provided ballistic protection. They began to attract government attention during the early war years due to their obvious utility for a variety of military and civil defense applications. The most common air defense application was as a shelter for fire wardens. German air defense practice assigned fire wardens the task of directing stray A view of the Hamburg Gefechtstürm IV in the Heiligengeistfeld district.

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