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Military doctrine: Hors de combat

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Hors de combat, literally meaning “outside the fight,” is a French term used in diplomacy and international law to refer to soldiers who are incapable of performing their military function. Examples include a downed fighter pilot, as well as the sick, wounded, detained, or otherwise disabled. Soldiers hors de combat are normally granted special protections according to the laws of war, sometimes including prisoner of war status. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 11, 2012 at 2:08 am

Mein Kampf – Volume I, Chapter I: In the Home Of My Parents

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It has turned out fortunate for me to-day that destiny appointed Braunau-on-the-Inn to be my birthplace. For that little town is situated just on the frontier between those two States the reunion of which seems, at least to us of the younger generation, a task to which we should devote our lives and in the pursuit of which every possible means should be employed. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm

WW2 Poem : “Mrs. Evans fach, you want butter again” by Idris Davies

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Mrs.Evans fach, you want butter again.
How will you pay for it now, little woman
With your husband out on strike, and full
Of the fiery language? Ay, I know him,
His head is full of fire and brimstone
And a lot of palaver about communism,
And me, little Dan the Grocer
Depending so much on private enterprise.

What, depending on the miners and their
Money too? O yes, in a way, Mrs. Evans,
Come tomorrow, little woman, and I’ll tell you then
What I have decided overnight.
Go home now and tell that rash red husband of yours
That your grocer cannot afford to go on strike
Or what would happen to the butter from Carmarthen?
Good day for now, Mrs.Evans fach.

Idris Davies ( 1905 – 1953)

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March 28, 2012 at 4:48 am

Triumph des Willens (1935) – Triumph of the Will

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‘ We want this people to be hard, not soft, and you must steel yourselves for it in your youth’ – Triumph of the Will

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March 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm

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