posted on Mar, 15 2020 @ 09:45 AM
After the war, Basil Liddell Hart was interviewing German generals ("The other side of the Hill"), to discover what the war looked like from their
side of the line. That includes the arrival of the news of the D-day landings
"Hitler, like Churchill, had a habit of staying up until long after midnight" (p406). However, there was an important difference. Churchill would
still be awake betimes in the morning, ready even before he got up to start dictating his "morning prayers" ("Pray tell me..." "Pray let me have, on
one sheet of paper..."). Hitler left orders, or let it be understood, that he did not want to be awoken. "It appears that on D-day, Jodl, reluctant to
disturb Hitler's late morning sleep, took it upon himself to resist Rundstedt's appeal for the release of the OKW reserves... The daily conference on
the situation took place about noon".
"Warlimont recalled that Hitler, on entering the room, said, in an unusually strong Austrian dialect, laughing oddly; 'So, anganga ist's'
The translation given is "So, at last it's begun". I don't know German, even without the strong Austrian dialect, but I can count only three words in
that remark. I take it that the translator has added "at last" for the sake of clarity. So, for practical purposes, allowing for difference in idiom,
Adolf Hitler has just said "And so it begins".
Ah well. "Why should the devil have all the best tunes?" Why should the bad guys keep all the best lines?
edit on 15-3-2020 by DISRAELI
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