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Nuremberg – Nazi Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600

Nuremberg, or Nurnberg as the locals call it, became the city of the Nazi party rallies for the Third Reich and, as I am parked on the edge of the 11 square kms which make up the former rally grounds, it seems silly not to take a look. 787 more words

European Nomad


The last day has dawned. Since I drew up those statistics I have tramped an additional 114 kilometres. In a moment I am going into the garden and will cover another ten kilometres, so that I shall be ending my walk at kilometre 31,936.

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I have a new idea to make myself exercise regularly to the point of exhaustion: I have begun, along with the garden work, to walk the distance from Berlin to Heidelberg – 626 kilometres!

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The Master Race's master builder

Leni Riefenstahl was an intimate friend of Hitler’s, and sculptor Arno Breker was like a son to him; but the artist who worked most closely of all with the Führer, and whose oeuvre is most inextricable from the Third Reich project, was Albert Speer. 554 more words

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Albert Speer

ALBERT SPEER (1905 – 1981)

German Architect

Speer was chief architect of the Nazi Party and part of Hitler’s inner circle during World War II. He designed the Reich Chancellery and made the plans for re-designing Berlin on a grand scale. 32 more words


New book from Yale re-examines the Speer 'good Nazi' myth

Speer: Hitler’s Architect
By Martin Kitchen

Published by Yale University.
Distributed in Australia by Footprint Books
RRP $54.95 in hardcover
ISBN 9780300190441

Albert Speer has been the source of much controversy since being the only major figure from Hitler’s hierarchy to escape the death penalty at the Nuremberg trials. 257 more words

Military History Books

A Frenzy that Demands Victims 

Friends of Padre Steve’s World

I am afraid. Over the past few weeks violence has become commonplace at the campaign rallies of Donald Trump. In the past week a reporter from the Breitbart News service, an organization that is solidly behind Trump was assaulted by Trump’s campaign manager, and Breitbart threw her under the bus for him. 1,326 more words