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Adolf Hitler Quotes

"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed." "As lunatics like that drunkard Churchill and Maccabeans and numskulls like that brilliantined dandy Eden are at the helm we’ve to be prepared for just about anything!" "The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence" "When diplomacy ends, War begins." At one point, Hitler managed to joke about the help he was receiving from intercepted American messages with his heavy Germanic humour: “Let’s hope that the American legation in Cairo continues to keep us so excellently informed of British military plans with its badly enciphered cables.” “If Churchill were suddenly to disappear, everything could change in a flash. The British aristocracy might perhaps become conscious of the abyss opening before them— and might well experience a serious shock! These British, for whom, indirectly, we have been fighting and who would enjoy the fruits of our victory…” Hitler remarked to von Brauchitsch, the commander in chief of the German Army, that “the British will be ready to talk only after a beating.”

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Winston Churchill Quotes

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." At a dinner with Churchill, Ribbentrop had said that, in a future war with Britain, Germany would have the Italians on its side.  Churchill, referring to Italy’s poor record in the First World War, responded with one of his devastating verbal flashes:  “That’s only fair – we had them last time.” "Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." "Eating Words has never given me indigestion" Churchill, following an operation to remove his appendix, and facing a bleak political future commented that he was about to find himself:“...without an office, without a seat, without a party and without an appendix.” “… Napoleon’s armies had a theme … But Hitler, Hitler has no theme, naught but mania, appetite and exploitation” "History is written by the Victors."

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Hitler’s views on the British Empire to 1924

Hitler never visited Britain or any part of the British Empire[*].       He knew essentially no English, though this did not stop him holding the opinions that “the English language lacks the ability to express thoughts that surpass the order of concrete things”, and that English spelling was hopelessly unphonetic[1].       According to a Swedish businessman, Birger Dahlerus, who worked with Göring in an effort to prevent the Second World War, Hitler was “a man whose real knowledge of Britain was nil”[2].       In Mein Kampf, he says that, as a young boy, he thought that, in the international world of the future, “the English could supply the merchants, the Germans the administrative officials, and the Jews would [be] the owners”. As mentioned above, he followed the Boer War, which took place from his tenth to his thirteenth years, and played games with his friends based on the exploits of the Boers. The first time that that he felt he had to decide whether to support the British Empire or not, he supported its enemies, though this is hardly surprising, as most of the German-speaking press and public were viciously Anglophobic throughout the conflict[†],[3]. When the First World War broke out, Hitler volunteered to serve in the Bavarian army.       From the start, he seems to have regarded Britain as Germany’s main enemy, though this could have been because his regiment spent most of the war facing British and Imperial troops, rather…