Vladimir Putin

Halton, Matthew

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The near-end of the war. How the Germans held on. The Germans educated to be fanatics. Some personal reminiscences and anecdotes. The speaker's visit to the Dachau concentration camp in 1933. Churchill's insights. What the speaker saw in Spain in 1936, including Canadians. Wars that the speaker has covered since The Spanish War in 1936. Watching Canadians in action in Sicily a year and a half ago. D-Day. The speaker's experiences with the Third Canadian Division. Transcripts of Rommel's telephone conversations with Supreme Headquarters between D-Day and the end of July. The Battle of Carpiquet. Detailed descriptions of battle. Stories about Frenchmen saving Canadian lives, and about the French Maquis. The battle road from Caen to Falaise. The British troops. Taking the bridges of Amiens. Onto Germany, Brussels and to Arnheim. Talking to German civilians. What we are going to do with Germany and its young people. The need for education for Germans, if we get the chance. The need for an international police force. The speaker's prediction that within five years we will know whether we are going to have another war. The idea of a super state.