World War 2

Hitler Quotes About World War TwoThat Give A Glimpse into His Mind

Adolf Hitler, the most reviled and notorious figures and dictators of the 20th century, was well-known for some of the most persuasive speeches. Hitler’s speeches were so impressive that he was considered to be a gifted speaker.
Hitler’s style of speech-making was believed to be not only enthusiastic but also truly energetic. His speeches are characterized by clarity and simplicity of expression, irrefutable logical reasoning, and razor-sharp dialectic. He was able to reach into people’s souls in a way which never remains unanswered. He used his style of speaking and his speeches to spread his controversial populism and make the crowd irritated and angry about his enemies.
After the First World War, the German society was in a state of resentment and fear. Thus, he used populist themes when giving speeches in order to add to the insecurity and increase it. As a matter of fact, his speeches had a hypnotic effect on the crowd.
Hence, we hand-picked some of the most powerful Hitler quotes about World War Two which can give you a glimpse into his mind and complicated personality.

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Operation Overlord: What Happened And How Successful Everything Was

Operation Overlord, best know as D-Day, occurred on 6th June 1944. On that day, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in Nazi-occupied France, and Allies managed to foothold the French coastline.

Operation Overlord In Numbers

132,000 Allied forces had landed in France, and more than 2 million were shipped there, including a total of 39 divisions. 139 major warships, 221 smaller combat vessels, more than 1000 minesweepers and auxiliary vessels, 4,000 landing craft, 805 merchant ships, 59 blockships and 300 miscellaneous small cratf, took part in this important operation. The operation also included 350,000 members of the French Resistance, and Eleven thousand aircraft, such as fighters, bombers, transports and gliders.

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How The D-Day Unwinded

As it is known, the operation began somewhere around midnight. The US 82nd and 101st of the American forces, and Britain’s 6th Airbone, attacked enemies. Also, five of Normandy beaches with their codenames Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah, were overflowed by seaborne forces. Sword was landed by British 3rd Infantry Division, while the British 50th Infantry Division took Gold beach. Juno was landed by the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division, and Utah and Omaha by American forces, including the US 4th and 1st Infantry Divisions.

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How Successful The Operation Overlord Was

The operation had mixed results. Utah was taken by US troops, but Ohama was where they failed. British and Canadian troops managed to play a successful operation, and then they moved toward Bayeun and Caen. Similar was on Sword.
Operation Overlord was the beginning of the liberation of western Europe from Nazi control, but the price for it was big. Around 10.500 Allied troops died, were wounded or reported missing in the operation. Yet, D-day is considered to be ultimately successful.

WW2 Quotes – The Best Quotes From World War II

The World War II, also known as the Second World War was the second global conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The war was waged between two opposing military alliances: The Allies and the Axis. To date, this conflict remains remembered as the most significant military conflict in history. It directly involved over 30 countries and 100 million people. It was also the deadliest one as the number of people that lost lives during WW2 varies between 50 and 85 million.

This war had many massive battles, led by famous generals and military leaders. The countries involved had some of the most distinguished leaders in their histories. After their deaths, they weren’t only remembered as strong characters, but their words echo today same as they did back in the 40s. Here we are going to talk about some of the best WW2 quotes that remain remembered by many people. Another way for this unfortunate war to be remembered is by buying WW2 aviator wing as this piece represents the Axis aviator skull.

Here Are The Best WW2 Quotes

Neville Chamberlain – 3 September 1939

“This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government a final note stating that unless we heard from them by eleven o’clock that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland, a state of war would exist between us. I have to tell you that no such understanding has been received and that consequently this country is at war with Germany.”

Winston Churchill – 13 May 1940

“I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

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Winston Churchill – 4 June 1940

“We must be very careful not to assign to this deliverance the attributes of a victory. Wars are not won by evacuations.”

Adolf Hitler – 5 June 1940

“Dunkirk has fallen… with it has ended the greatest battle of world history. Soldiers! My confidence in you knew no bounds. You have not disappointed me.”

Winston Churchill – September 1940

“Never in the field of human conflict, has so much, been owed by so many, to so few!”

Benito Mussolini – (to Adolf Hitler) 28 October 1940

“Fuhrer, we are on the march! Victorious Italian troops crossed the Greco-Albanian frontier at dawn today!”

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Franklin D. Roosevelt – 30 October 1940

“I shall say it again and again and again. Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”

Adolf Hitler – March 1941

“The war against Russia will be such that it cannot be conducted in a knightly fashion. This struggle is one of ideologies and racial differences and will have to be conducted with unprecedented, unmerciful and unrelenting harshness.”

Adolf Hitler on Churchill, May 1941

“As a soldier he is a bad politician and as a politician is an equally bad soldier.”

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Benito Mussolini – to his son-in-law, 10 June 1941

“I’ve had my fill of Hitler. These conferences called by a ringing of a bell are not to my liking; the bell is rung when people call their servants. And besides, what kind of conferences are these? For five hours I am forced to listen to a monologue which is quite fruitless and boring.”

Josef Stalin – July 1941

“The Red Army and Navy and the whole Soviet people must fight for every inch of Soviet soil, fight to the last drop of blood for our towns and villages…onward, to victory!”

Franklin D. Roosevelt – 8 December 1941

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt – 9 December 1941

“We are now in this war. We are all in it, all the way.”

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Admiral Halsey – December 1941

“Before we’re through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!”

Japanese Army Slogan

“To die for the Emperor is to live forever.”

Adolf Hitler – January 1942

“Everything about the behaviour of American society reveals that it’s half Judaized, and the other half n*grified.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt – 23 February 1942

“This war is a new kind of war. It is warfare in terms of every continent, every island, every sea, every air lane in the world.”

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Franklin D. Roosevelt – 23 April 1942

“People die, but books never die.”

Emperor Hirohito of Japan, 29 April 1942

“The fruits of victory are tumbling into our mouths too quickly.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt – 6 May 1942

“Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever.”

Winston Churchill – 10 November 1942

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

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Adolf Hitler – 5 July 1943

“Soldiers of the Reich! This day you are to take part in an offensive of such importance that the whole future of the war may depend on its outcome.”

General Dwight D. Eisenhower – 6 June 1944

“Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower – June 6, 1944

“The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.”

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Adolf Hitler – August 1944

“Defend Paris to the last, destroy all bridges over the Seine and devastate the city.”

Arthur “Bomber” Harris – 29 March 1945

“Attacks on cities are strategically justified in so far as they tend to shorten the war and so preserve the lives of allied soldiers.”

Adolf Hitler – March 1945

“If the war is lost, the nation will also perish. This fate is inevitable. There is no necessity to take into consideration the basis which the people will need to continue a most primitive existence. On the contrary, it will be better to destroy things ourselves because this nation will have proved to be the weaker one and the future will belong solely to the stronger eastern nation [Russia]. Besides, those who remain after the battle are only the inferior ones, for the good ones have been killed.”

Harry S. Truman – 13 April 1945

“Boys, if you ever pray, pray for me now.”

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Juan Pujol Garcia – Germany’s Most Successful Spy Worked For Brits

In 1939, German intelligence agency Abwehr recruited one of their most successful agents in history. A young Spanish national named Juan Pujol Garcia approached them on his own, claiming to be a diplomat in Britain and offered his services to the Third Reich. Germans accepted and after sending him to a crash course in espionage, supplied him with a bottle of invisible ink, some cash, and codename Arabel and sent him on his way to London.

Pujol quickly reported that he has successfully established a network of agents in Britain and soon, he started supplying his Abwehr overlords with a massive amount of information. To make things more convenient, he managed to recruit an airline pilot who flew London – Lisbon line regularly and who would post Pujol’s letters from Portugal, in order to avoid MI5’s attention. The Germans were delighted.

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Expect one small thing. It was all a fiction created by Pujol.

At the start of the Spanish Civil War, Juan Pujol Garcia was managing a small poultry farm near Barcelona. He was recruited by Republicans, but he changed sides several times during the war, managing to serve in both armies, but never firing a bullet at the enemy. After the war ended, Pujol was deeply dissatisfied with both sides, equally detesting communism and fascism, feeling that all totalitarian ideologies are wrong. That is why he decided to help Britain during the World War 2.

He tried to offer his services as a spy to the British embassy in Madrid several times but was dismissed without even being given an interview. Realizing that he won’t be able to enlist as a spy that way, Juan Pujol Garcia decided to address this problem in a slightly different manner. He obtained a Spanish diplomatic passport and approached an Abwehr agent in Madrid and in the eyes of the Germans became one of their most successful spies. In reality, Pujol never went to London. He went to Lisbon instead, rented an apartment and started following fervently British press and buying every travel guide on the British Isles he could get his hands on. From those, he fabricated a fictional spy network and sent fictitious information every month to Germans.

Brits soon became aware of the constant stream of fake information being fed to the Germans. Naturally, they wanted to know who was doing their job for them and spared no effort in trying to discover the mysterious person. Their efforts were in vain, but Pujol approached them again in 1942, and this time, they were thrilled to have him.

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Juan Pujol Garcia was moved to London (that was the first time he traveled to the United Kingdom in his life) and paired with an MI5 officer Tomás Harris. He was given a codename Garbo, after Gretta Garbo. His superiors felt that the name of the greatest actress in the world was a fitting homage to the Pujol’s achievements.

Pujol and Harris were so successful that Germans never sought to establish another network in Britain throughout the war. In total, they wrote 315 letters, averaging 2,000 words, to Abwehr. Their work was essential before and during the Normandy invasion when they managed to keep Germans in the complete dark about the location of the attack. Even after the invasion started, Germans believed that Normandy was only a diversion and that the real attack would come at Pas de Calle, just like Juan Pujol Garcia was claiming. They kept 2 armored and 19 infantry divisions in the area, waiting for the attack that never came. Those forces, if used against Normandy landings, could have thwarted the invasion and derailed the entire Operation Overlord.

Most double agents become that after they are caught and forced to betray their former employers. Juan Pujol Garcia is unique in that regard, as he set out to become a double agent from the get-go. His entire approach was based on the idea of inflicting as much damage to Germans as he can, and he did manage a lot. It is impossible to asses precisely just how much of an impact his work had on the course of the war, but it is safe to say that without him, the victory would come later and at a greater cost. Pujol was awarded an Iron Cross by Germans and an MBE by King George VI, and is probably the only person to have both of these decorations.

After the war, Pujol faked his own death in Angola, with the help of MI5 and moved to Venezuela, where he lived a quiet life. His identity was rediscovered by Rupert Allason in 1984, and he returned to London for a visit. He was granted an audition by Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace and had a reunion in Special Forces Club with his former colleagues. On the 40th anniversary of the D-Day Pujol visited the Normandy beaches and paid his respects. He died in 1988.

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