A Dictator Can Get Bogged Down In Details

Hitler personally chose the fanfare that preceded radio announcements of victories in each of his campaign. Liszt’s Les Preludes was chosen for the subjugation of the USSR.

You’ll hear that often in the near future, because it is going to be our victory fanfare for the Russian campaign.

– Hitler to Reich Minister Speer on the eve of the invasion of the Soviet Union

(Source: Hitler’s Field Marshals and Their Battles by Samuel Mitcham)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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