Skip to comments.What REALLY irked Adolf Hitler about Ike: No, not the fact that Eisenhower was Supreme Commander
Posted on 09/12/2019 4:16:55 PM PDT by max americana
"This bizarrely conflicted view was even more pronounced in Hitlers attitude towards the U.S. In World War I, Corporal Hitler had been given two captured American soldiers to escort back to his brigade HQ and he was appalled by the fact that the pair were of German descent.
From that moment on, Hitler was transfixed by the notion that the best of Germans had emigrated to the U.S. (attracted by the potential for self-realisation in its vastness) and that Germany should prove itself to be a mighty state that would persuade its children to return.
Hitler would constantly complain that American soil had been fertilised by Germans and that his historical mission was to reverse that process.
Simms points out: In the late 1930s, he briefly experimented with a really quite grotesque plan for an international exchange of German-Americans for German Jews.
As Simms writes: The Fuhrer was aware that the supreme command of the Allied Expeditionary Force had been given to Dwight Eisenhower, descended from the Eisenhauers . . . who left the Saarland for Pennsylvania.
Then there was General Clarence Huebner, General Walter Lauer, General Donald Stroh, General Paul Baade and General Bertram Hoffmeister all from German emigrant families, leading the pulverisation of Hitlers regime.
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“The theme of Hitler: Only The World Was Enough is that the founder of the National Socialist Party the clue is in the name saw international capitalism as the main enemy of the German people and, indeed, of the world as a whole.”
The Nazis were inherently a Leftwing affair.
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“Von Braun said, Our Germans were better than their Germans.
LOL, I have never heard of that and I’m a fan of Von Braun.
You beat me to it with Nimitz.
I think Germans are still the largest ethnic group in America.
Sorry, but Hitler is a piker compared to several Muslim Caliphates, Turks, Mongolians, and Japanese. Also, we aren't including communists, are we?
There were several distinct waves of German immigration to North America (because you have to include Canada in this discussion, too). Many of the early German emigree’s were not really looking to join the military since that was, in part, why they emigrated.
The 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac, got the unfortunate nickname “The Flying Dutchman” after their lines were broken at Chancellorsville. But the big problem in the Civil War was the lack for professionalism among the officer corps. It’s almost always the case no matter the era that troops that are better led outperform others in combat, so no ethnic group has a corner on martial superiority.
After reading Rick Atkinson's trilogy about the US Army in WW2, about the only guy I came away with a heightened impression of was Eisenhower. There's nobody else who could have done the diplomatic dance of keeping the US and Britain cooperating effectively with each other, and dealing with all the prima donna generals in both armies. At the end of the war, Montgomery actually came to him and apologized for being such a pain in the ass.
The German commander whose name I can’t recall right now was asked who were the best allied generals. He replied Montgomery and Patton.
Patton was Scotch Irish (Born Fighting) and Montgomery while born in London was of Scottish descent. Robert E. Lee was actually descended from Pocahontas.
Hitler in the beginning had a positive view of FDR. He was astounded at how FDR accomplished an almost overnight transformation of the US govt in the first 100 days and that he ignored his opponents and the Costitition. He correctly saw that the New Deal was more Fascist than Bolshevik and that FDR was elevating the govt above all.
> I know Eisenhower was a career Army man but he had no combat experience. He was a good administrator but I wonder if he had an advisor. <
Ike spent some time working as an aide to Douglas MacArthur. Neither man liked the other much.
MacArthur once referred to Eisenhower as the best clerk he ever had. And Eisenhower said that for seven years he studied dramatics under MacArthur.
The Turks, Mongols & Muslims killed civilians the old fashioned way — the stacked the heads, and stacked them high. (Then the Muslims bitch because the Frankish Crusaders did the same to them when Jerusalem fell, but I digress). I think the horror with Hitler is that he was a throwback who harnessed modern industrial methods to the slaughter. Stalin did it too, but of course he was a necessary ally. By ‘47 we pretty much jettisoned Uncle Joe.
Ditto Robert Oppenheimer.
When I went to Great Britain in the mid 80s it was pretty evident that anyone with any get up and go had gotten up and left years ago.
I’ve known about the Pennsylvania Dutch (actually German) and the Germans of the northern Plains and other parts of midwest, as well as St. Louis and Milwaukee, but I was amazed the first time I spent any amount of time in Texas, driving from Houston to San Antonio, all the German named towns.
Then in San Antonio was Schilo’s Delicatessen. We’d been to the Alamo (the basement was closed the day we went) which is surrounded by crap chain restaurants, and we asked some bicycle cops where to go. The recommended Schilo’s and it was great.
“he best of Germans had emigrated to the U.S.”
Going back to 16 and 1700’s.
A bunch of the greatest physicists in the world were Hungarian Jews from Budapest.
and Hitler’s private train was named Amerika. Odd I know.
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