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Chapter 23 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part I

The Complexities of the Heart

 The heart has its reasons which reason knows not. Blaise Pascal

 

Biene and I had met twice in the early summer of 1964, each time for only a few hours, as I had a long train ride to get back to the barracks before midnight. 1,035 more words

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Chapter 22 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part X

Vittorio’s Entanglement in Sex, Love and Marriage

In our room there was a 17-year-old volunteer with the Italian sounding name Vittorio. At this tender age he was the youngest soldier in the signal corps. 1,126 more words

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Germany’s Military Probes Growing Threat from ISIS Infiltration

Germany’s Military Probes Growing Threat from ISIS Infiltration

by IPT News

Investigative Project on Terrorism

A growing number of radical Islamists are infiltrating Germany’s military, the Bundeswehr, raising concerns of an insider attack, … 315 more words

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German Army Now In Hot Water For Defending Itself

After Germany’s consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked by a suicide car bomber, killing six and injuring more than 120 others, Bundeswehr soldiers there clearly overreacted by killing two men on a motorcycle who refused to stop when ordered to do so. 72 more words

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Chapter 22 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part IX

The Romantic Soldier

I often wondered how it was possible that at certain times all troublesome events seemed to come together to create one powerful drama. 1,084 more words

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Taleban greifen deutsches Generalkonsulat in Masar an (mit weiteren Updates)

Update 11.11.16 vormittags:

Laut Spiegel online schwanken Angaben über die Zahl der Todesopfer immer noch. “In einer Unterrichtung für Bundestagsabgeordnete sprachen hochrangige Offiziere von zwei afghanischen Zivilsten, drei lokalen Soldaten und zwei Polizisten, die offenbar durch die Explosion getötet worden waren. 1,721 more words

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