Events for Tuesday 19th December 2017


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Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army

19th December 1941

When Adolf Hitler assumed power, he granted his war minister, Werner von Blomberg, the title of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. However, in 1938, Hitler took the title of Commander-in-Chief himself and assumed personal command of the Armed Forces.

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Hitler as Military Commander
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by John Strawson

Was Hitler "the greatest strategic genius of all time", as Nazi propaganda would have us believe, or a facile amateur in military affairs? Why was the startling success of his campaigns in Poland and France followed by the blundering mistakes in Russia, Tunis and Normandy? John Strawson answers these and… Read more...

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