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Chapter 26 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part II

A Delicate Question Answered

On my 23rd birthday with less than a week left before my release from the military service, I sneaked away from the electronic maintenance job, which had been completed long ago and only existed for one purpose to keep us busy and to kill time. 899 more words

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Chapter 26 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part I

Of a Young Man’s Needs and Faithfulness

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. 

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Chapter 25 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part VI

Philosophical Musings on Love, Marriage and Family

Now it was my turn to write and lay out my philosophical musings on love, marriage, and family within the context of their place in society. 903 more words

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Chapter 25 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part V

Biene’s Dream House

In the meantime Biene had graduated with reasonably high marks and sent me a telegram to the Tannenberg barracks to tell me the good news. 1,116 more words

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WAR GAMES

It is reported that the German army is to increase in size to 200,000 people owing to the increased military threat from Russia and the uncertainty of Donald Trump’s position on NATO. 206 more words

Politics

Wednesday 22 February, 2017 Update: Germany To Increase Troop Levels

Germany has unveiled new plans to increase the size of its armed forces by 20,000 over the next seven to eight years. In her statement announcing the plan, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said that the Bundeswehr has “rarely been as necessary as it is now.” The statement leaves one to wonder whether Berlin’s motivation stems from complaints made by the Trump administration about many NATO members not carrying their weight militarily, or from the reality that a new security situation is forming in Eastern Europe is unknown. 359 more words

International Relations

Chapter 25 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story -Part IV

The Vision

In a letter to Biene I wrote: “A long period of time will come, when we can no longer quickly step on a train and come for a visit. 1,119 more words

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