By Chris Ellis
The hot Spearhead sequence seems on the innovative of battle, facing devices able to working independently within the vanguard of conflict. Covers the unit's origins and historical past, corporation and order of conflict, conflict background theatre by way of theatre, insignia and markings. Vol. three is at the German seventh Flieger department.
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The feelings of the Jews are concerned with purely material things; his thoughts and desires even more so. The dance round the golden calf becomes a ruthless struggle for all those goods which, according to our innermost feelings, should not be the highest and most desirable things on earth... His activities produce a racial tuberculosis among nations.... antisemitism based on reason must lead to the systematic legal combating and removal of the rights of the Jew, which he alone of foreigners living among us possesses (legislation to make them aliens).
Hitler's father, an Austrian customs official, died in 1903. Two years later, at age sixteen, Hitler dropped out of school. When he was eighteen, dreaming of becoming an artist, Hitler went to Vienna and took the entrance exam for the school of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. He failed. In December 1907, Hitler's mother, Klara, died of breast cancer. In October 1908, he again applied to the Vienna Academy, but this time his drawings were judged to be so poor that he was not even allowed to take the formal exam.
A little group was standing round the window, welldressed people, respectable people, people who earned money. But in the mirror of the window still stood a lone figure, a pale phantom, collarless, clad in a shabby ulster and tar-smeared trousers. Suddenly Pinneberg understood everything; in the presence of this policeman, these respectable persons, this gleaming window, he understood that he was outside it all, that he no longer belonged here and that he was rightly chased away; he had slipped into the abyss, and was engulfed.
7th Flieger Division: Student's Fallschirmjager Elite by Chris Ellis