I’m currently writing a fiction book on World War II and needed background for various characters, including a specialist in stealth operations. I asked for help in the /r/worldbuilding (PDF) subreddit. So far, nobody answered, but based on 6 likes I assume that people are interested in this question. Below you can find what I found so far.Continue reading What were American Otto Skorzenies like?
One British observer recalled the first six OSS operatives in London in early 1943, “arriving like jeune filles en fleur straight from finishing school, all fresh and innocent, to start work in our frowsty old intelligence brothel.”David W. Hogan, Jr., “US Army Special Operations in World War II”
The OSS later became CIA.Continue reading Early days of the CIA
Another peculiarity that the higher army officials notice is this: The GIs rape German women not only more frequently, but often more violently than they did earlier with the women of their allies in England and France. According to the highest military prosecutor, German victims
* are more often injured,
* beaten to the unconsciousness with fists or weapons,
* more often abused in presence of their husbands and relatives, and
* more often penetrated orally or anally.
You can find more information about the violence of American troops against civilians in Europe here.
I recently listened to a podcast by Peter Schiff, in which he argued that there is nothing positive about socialism. This is complete BS, Peter Schiff has questionable morals, and here is why.
When one reads a lot of materials on WWII, you often find the idea that one or more good states (the Allies with exception of the Soviet Union) heroically fought evil Nazis. This idea is wrong, and here is why.
What a man! I have lost my heart! […] If I were Italian, I am sure I would have been with you entirely from the beginning of your victorious struggle against the bestial appetites and passion of Leninism. […]
Your movement has rendered a service to the whole world. The greatest fear that ever tormented every Democratic or Socialist leader was that of being outbid or surpassed by some other leader more extreme than himself. It has been said that a continual movement to the Left, a kind of fatal landslide toward the abyss, has been the character of all revolutions. Italy has shown that there is a way to combat subversive forces.
Winston Churchill on Benito Mussolini and Italian fascism, press statement from Rome (January 20th, 1927)
Today I saw the following video, in which RT people claim that some British newspapers accused Masha and the Bear of being Putin’s spies.