Unexplained Mysteries of WWII by Robert Jackson

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posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 12:00 AM
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I have had a book that was willed to me by my father, it had just laid around since 2003, but yesterday I picked it up and started reading it.
I have since then read it from cover to cover. It was a very interesting (To say the least) read for people that are into these types of things.

I suppose the most profound story that I had read in this book was called "The Man Who Fought Alone".
There is a very clear disclaimer in the book for people to not infringe on the plagiarism or copyright laws for the book to be reproduced in any way shape or form without the consent of the publisher, but I thought it would be all right to discuss it here.
(If I am wrong MOD's, You Know what to do..)

Here is the cover of the book I am referring to;



"The Man Who Fought Alone"
In the explanation of this story, there apparently was a man that was Anti-Nazi, he had despised the fuhrer with a passion. The man in question had worked for a pub that was planning an upcoming event for Hitler to give a Pro-Nazi speech to some military personal, keep in mind this is all pre-war events.
The man had made a bomb and placed under the stage that held the podium that Hitler was to give his speech on Nazi grandiosity's. He had planned it all out to the exact time and placed the bomb in it's hidden compartment with a set timer to go off as the speech was going, or at least right at the end of it.
Turns out that Hitler had showed up early and the speech was given before the bomb could do it's job. It seems as if Hitler had someone watching out for him, because the bomb did go off, but it was unfortunately after the fuhrer had already left the propinquity and was well on his way down the road.
The bomb did go off, there were no serious injuries, but the explosion shook neighboring businesses and homes. There were some minor injuries reported by the employees of the pub, and the building was left in a shamble.
This all took place around the 1939 era.

There were at least a dozen or more good reads in this particular book, but this really stuck out as an act of ill-fated fate.

Just think, if this guy would of succeeded, there would of been no Third Reich and no Hitler to commit the crimes and atrocities that took place during his Nazi revolution.
And the SS would of been none existent, people of the upwards count of 6 Mil. would still be alive and the only fatality would of been the destruction of the creator of this event ever taking place.

I would also like to add that this book is listed as a nonfictional category as well.




posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 01:50 AM
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Yeah, Hitler had quite a few close calls like that. I saw one in the newspaper where they were talking to this guy who had been part of the resistance against the Nazis, and they had put a bomb in a briefcase and got it into this meeting with Hitler, but at the last second, one of his aides happened to move the briefcase behind the leg of a table, and it blocked enough of the explosion that Hitler was not killed. I don't remember the year that happened, but I think it was after this event. I'll see if I can find a link somewhere and reply with it.

Sounds like a fascinating book, by the way.



posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 01:51 AM
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Well, that was easy. Go google

news.bbc.co.uk...

ANd yeah, it was after. 1944

[edit on 6-6-2008 by DragonsDemesne]



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 03:45 PM
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I was aware of this particular attempt on Hitlers life, my brother in law and I have talked about this event and also agree that there were many against the Nazi regime.
Good article by the way, thanks for sharing.
There is a little bit of a disappointing analogy that was down at the end of the story of how the resistance couldve planned better for the attempt, I for one don't believe it was a lack of efforts on the resistance:

But some historians claim a great opportunity was wasted because of a series of errors and lack of planning on the part of the conspirators.


I also have done a bit more research into the particular story that I have been talking about. Though I cannot rewrite any of the information of the book, I did find articles pertaining to the incident and the story that was documented through another website:

Every year, on November 8, Hitler and the “veteran soldiers” of the National Socialist Party would gather to commemorate the failed putsch of November 9,1923. Hitler would usually begin his speech at 8:30 p.m., and would continue speaking until 10:00. On November 8, 1939, Hitler decided to begin his speech approximately half an hour earlier than usual. He finished at 9:07, and left the site. At 9:20, a bomb exploded and shook the beer hall. Hitler escaped an assassination attempt. Nine people were killed.

Source of information:
www1.yadvashem.org...

There was another man of higher rank of the rebellion that actually put all of this event into play for the assassination attempt. His name was Karl Kuch, he was a leader of a communist cell in Germany at the time of the attempt on Hitlers life.
I cannot find anything on his involvement, but in the book it states that he was the mastermind behind the plot.



posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 05:48 PM
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Yeah, it really makes you wonder what would have happened if Hitler had been killed earlier. No question he was responsible for the deaths of millions, but he wasn't alone. If he had been killed, would one of his top generals or aides have stepped up to the plate and continued the war and killing, or would it have stopped? Or... would it have gotten even worse?

The Allies won in part because Hitler was going insane by the end; would they have won if someone more competent had replaced Hitler? Answering those kinds of what-ifs is impossible, of course, but it makes you think. Everyone assumes that killing Hitler would have benefited the world, and I think it would have, if done early enough, but once he got enough support, someone even worse might have taken over on his assassination. Compare it with terrorism today; even when we kill their leaders, the terror continues, as we've seen all too well in more recent years.



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 07:02 PM
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Originally posted by DragonsDemesne
Yeah, it really makes you wonder what would have happened if Hitler had been killed earlier. No question he was responsible for the deaths of millions, but he wasn't alone. If he had been killed, would one of his top generals or aides have stepped up to the plate and continued the war and killing, or would it have stopped? Or... would it have gotten even worse?


This a very good point of reflection, but I am leaning towards the top brass that was affiliated with Hitler would've been thwarted by the implications of the enemy being able to get Hitler and that they were mere pawns in the over-all scheme of things.


The Allies won in part because Hitler was going insane by the end; would they have won if someone more competent had replaced Hitler?


I personally believe that Hitler was well aware of his appetite for destruction and absolute control. He was mentally ill before the true advent of WWII and acted on his mentally ill thoughts as a leader and a dictator with the proper place of office to act on them.


Karl Bonhoeffer, (the father of Dietrich Bonhoeffer who was an Evangelical pastor and part of the Confessional Church that preached against Nazism, and would later be tried and executed for his complicity in the July 1944 assassination plot against Adolf Hitler), was chairman of the German Psychiatric Association and Chair for Psychiatry and Neurology at the Berlin University.
From the beginning, Mr. Bohnhoeffer was suspicious of Hitler and eventually saw through to the power-hungry demagogue. Not only did Karl Bonhoeffer protest several of the Nazi laws that introduced banning Jews and Gypsies from the Civil Service, but in 1938 he prepared a paper in an attempt to demonstrate that the dictator, Adolf Hitler, was clinically insane.


Though this particular statement is from the accusations of George Bush was mentally insane for his actions, and doesn't go into to much depth about Adolf other than an example of Bush's actions in the political realms ...(Chuckle...)

dapolitica.blogspot.com...

And this is the man that dare to defile Hitler as a mentally ill person.


Dietrich Bonhoeffer
en.wikipedia.org...




Answering those kinds of what-ifs is impossible, of course, but it makes you think. Everyone assumes that killing Hitler would have benefited the world, and I think it would have, if done early enough, but once he got enough support, someone even worse might have taken over on his assassination. Compare it with terrorism today; even when we kill their leaders, the terror continues, as we've seen all too well in more recent years.


I agree thoroughly with this statement. When Hitler came to his power, he had managed to brainwash a lot of individuals that , in the, were nothing more than puppets for this self proclaimed puppet master.
There were very many people that wanted to see Hitler dead, and most of them paid with their lives, which in turn allows me to believe if he was taken out of the big picture, the war wouldn't have been so severe and inhumane.



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