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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by ljadw View Post

    The German title is : Hitlers Volksstaat.
    The title of the English translation is : Hitler's Beneficiaries ,with as subtitle lunder,racial war and the Nazi Welfare State .
    The thesis of Götz Aly is that the living standards in the Third Reich were high and that the reason of this was the looting of the Jews and the occupied countries and that Hitler bought the support of the German people .Volksstaat should not be translated literally .For Aly Hitler's Volksstaat was the harbinger of the present Welfare State .
    Got it. Of course, it didn't really work out that way for the Germans, since Hitler and His Henchmen (sounds like a rock band!) took the money instead.

    In he be9inning, Hitler somewhat mimicked FDR with all of the public works program and putting people back to work. Some notable Americans like Lindbergh admired him.

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  • ljadw
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

    "Beneficiary" in German is Begünstigter. Volksstaat actually means people's state. Is that the actual title?
    The German title is : Hitlers Volksstaat.
    The title of the English translation is : Hitler's Beneficiaries ,with as subtitle lunder,racial war and the Nazi Welfare State .
    The thesis of Götz Aly is that the living standards in the Third Reich were high and that the reason of this was the looting of the Jews and the occupied countries and that Hitler bought the support of the German people .Volksstaat should not be translated literally .For Aly Hitler's Volksstaat was the harbinger of the present Welfare State .

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by ljadw View Post
    Hitler's beneficiaries (English translation of Hitlers Volksstaat,by Götz Aly )
    "Beneficiary" in German is Begünstigter. Volksstaat actually means people's state. Is that the actual title?

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  • Andy H
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    Hi

    Outside of those books I'm reviewing for work, I'm currently reading these 2 for pleasure





    Regards

    Andy H

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  • ljadw
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    Hitler's beneficiaries (English translation of Hitlers Volksstaat,by Götz Aly )

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  • Mountain Man
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    Moved on to MAJESTIC by Streiber.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Warplanes of the Third Reich

    The Luftwaffe War Diaries

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  • R.N. Armstrong
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    Just finished C.S. Forest's "The Good Shepherd" about destroyers and convoy protection combat (that was made into a movie last year, "Greyhound"). His novel was riveting action. Now reading, Forest's "My Look at History", a collection of historical essays--just read an account of the duel in which Decatur, the naval hero, was killed.
    Last edited by R.N. Armstrong; 01 Sep 20, 08:42.

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  • Andy H
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    Originally posted by ktnbs View Post
    Just finished this from Audible Books:
    • Generals in the Making
    • How Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Their Peers Became the Commanders Who Won World War II
    • By: Benjamin Runkle
    Not bad. Have a pretty long and extensive reading history on this topic and related. This kept my interest regardless of familiarity on many aspects.
    Hi

    I've not read or listened to that title but I'm always wary when a books title contains overly hyperbolic language. I know its a marketing tool and you should take them with a pinch of salt. However, like with newspaper or TV headlines, many viewers don't go any further in their reading beyond the headline.

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    Andy H

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  • Andy H
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    Hi

    Strangling the Axis (The Fight for Control of the Mediterranean during the SWW) by Richard Hammond plus the last article from the this 1/4's (July 2020) Journal of Military History.

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    Andy H

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  • Pruitt
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    I am reading "The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat, Reality versus Myth" by Earl J Hess.

    Pruitt

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  • OttoHarkaman
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    The Rebecca Code : Rommel's Spy in North Africa and Operation Kondor

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    Double Cross in Cairo: The True Story of the Spy Who Turned the Tide of War in the Middle East

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    Last edited by OttoHarkaman; 31 Aug 20, 12:13.

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  • DingBat
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    Just started reading this:

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  • OttoHarkaman
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    Originally posted by DingBat View Post

    That looks like an interesting series, Otto. How far are you into them?
    Wavell's Command, Chapter 4, The "Five-day Raid'
    Just crossed the wire with 7th Armored and 4th Indian divisions as we prepare to strike Graziani's 10th Army in Operation Compass. Well detailed
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    Last edited by OttoHarkaman; 21 Aug 20, 19:29.

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