But Did You Have to Slap the Other Guy In The Face?

Himmler wanted to bring back dueling as way for SS officers to settle affairs of honor. In the old days, only gentlemen dueled. Given that Himmler was a former chicken farmer who shoveled chicken shit and that most SS officers were murderous sociopathic thugs in uniform, I can’t think that any of them rated high enough on the social scale to be gentlemen.

(Source: The Third Reich: A New History by Michael Burleigh)

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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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