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by Michael N. Ryan
Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What if? Europe's map if Adolf Hitler had never existed.
Replies: 92
Views: 30736

Stalin had no military sence, like most politicians.

His reason for purging the red army was the same reason he purged the communist party, he didn't trust his own generals. So he replaced them with men he trusted. This could certainly be seen as a first step towards launching war.
by Michael N. Ryan
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What if? Europe's map if Adolf Hitler had never existed.
Replies: 92
Views: 30736

Europe's decadence and debauchery is self inflicted. Americans had nothing to do with the debauchery of the 20's in Paris or for that matter Berlin or Viena or any other place. I would be more inclined to say it crossed over to the States rather then came from them. Certainly, Western civilization w...
by Michael N. Ryan
Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: nationalsocialism, right ore left?
Replies: 22
Views: 3678

Having studied them intently over the years, I am inclined to say that the National Socialist movement was Socially left leaning moderate and Economicly quite liberal. They adopted the Right Wing Facade to attract votes. They were hardly a pro family creationist movement. Yes, they enacted the anti-...
by Michael N. Ryan
Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Auxiliary organizations
Topic: RADwJ Brooches
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

Another source of information on RADwJ Brooch badges is Political & Civil Awards of the Third Reich by John R. Angolia P340-343.
by Michael N. Ryan
Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Auxiliary organizations
Topic: RADwJ Brooches
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

Labor Organizations of the Third Reich by J. R. Angolia and David Angolia has a full chapter on the group and has several parts on the badges incuding pictures as the group changed them on a couple of occasions.
by Michael N. Ryan
Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Being to critical of Movies
Replies: 47
Views: 5790

The Canadian Mini series DIEPPE was so well done that the Canadian government, I am told, was finally motivated to honour its veterans.

I saw it a few years ago, it's a great battle film.

It certainly does not show Dicky Mountbatten and his crowd in a positive light.
by Michael N. Ryan
Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Did World War II Cause a Lasting Change in Sexual Mores?
Replies: 34
Views: 4634

1. From what I have been reading in Goering's biographies He kept wire tap power to himself and his FA throughout his life in power. 2. As far as Penal practices and Homosexuals my sources are mostly in relation to the Camps and nazi penal law. Waffen SS commanders tended to function as Laws onto Th...
by Michael N. Ryan
Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Did World War II Cause a Lasting Change in Sexual Mores?
Replies: 34
Views: 4634

Wiretaps were Goering's FA or Research Section. No one in nazi Germany could tap a phone without Goering's approval. And I must admit from what you're talking you are very scinical. Certainly I have read about JFK's antics. They're disgusting. I even envision what might have happened if they had bec...
by Michael N. Ryan
Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Did World War II Cause a Lasting Change in Sexual Mores?
Replies: 34
Views: 4634

I have not heard about Eisenhower's mistresses. Most of the American Generals I know most about come from the Civil War. I mention Goebbels and Bormann as examples. I wish to make everyone understand I am not singling out any group. The nazis embraced all debauchers while publicly denouncing them. W...
by Michael N. Ryan
Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Did World War II Cause a Lasting Change in Sexual Mores?
Replies: 34
Views: 4634

Any moralizing actions of their's was strictly public relations. You might say the nazis were the first group to adopt a Don't Ask Don't tell policy. From what I have been reading up, if the Gestapo was interested in finding members of a group they found them. I read Sepp Dietrich felt out of place ...
by Michael N. Ryan
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Did World War II Cause a Lasting Change in Sexual Mores?
Replies: 34
Views: 4634

From what I have been reading over the years on the subject, World War Two didn't in and of itself loosen morals but it certainly disrupted socieies of europe to allow the Leftists to come into power and through them morals were loosened. We have all heard about the Lebensborns and the nazi promotio...
by Michael N. Ryan
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: The World At War
Replies: 15
Views: 4209

I think he means the burning images of pictures of people one after another set to a haunting musical score. I loved the series. It was most informative. I loved the interviews, whether they were of an englishwoman who was a german hasfrau in Berlin or an SS guard who witnessed a gassing in Auschwit...
by Michael N. Ryan
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Being to critical of Movies
Replies: 47
Views: 5790

I for one have this to say of war movies. The First thing I want is a good story. And for this I am willing to accept a few screw ups. Nobody is perfect. One period film I recently enjoyed is Twin Sisters made in Holland about two german sisters seperated after the death of their father. One goes to...
by Michael N. Ryan
Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: books about Operation Barbarossa
Replies: 8
Views: 2212

I find Images of Barbarossa by Christopher Ailsby to be most informative. However Osprey has come out with some good books on the subject. There is the Trilogy OPERATION BARBAROSSA by Robert Kirchubal of which the first two books (Army Group South and Army Group North) are covered. The final book of...
by Michael N. Ryan
Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:40 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Bad Hollywood Idea
Replies: 34
Views: 4893

It has been a long time since I have seen Guns of Naverone. For all I know the Stukas could have been drawn on like the old Superman films did for Superman in flight. All the Naverone shows is Gull winged aircraft landing gear down diving nose first on the heros. Admittedly I don't like sterotype ei...