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Hans-Ulrich Rudel: The Man Who Might Have Been Next German

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Hans-Ulrich Rudel: The Man Who Might Have Been Next German

PostWed Jun 14, 2017 2:25 pm

Stuka pilot Hans-Ulrich Rudel,
on duty, wearing the decoration
Adolf Hitler designed especially
for him. Below, official photo of
Rudel - click to enlarge.

http://carolynyeager.net/images/Rudel001.jpg

By Carolyn Yeager and Wilhelm Mann

"You are the greatest and most
courageous soldier the German
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Re: Hans-Ulrich Rudel: The Man Who Might Have Been Next Germ

PostThu Jun 15, 2017 2:04 am

Ahh, very good lessons here about character.
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Re: Hans-Ulrich Rudel: The Man Who Might Have Been Next Germ

PostSun Jun 18, 2017 6:15 pm

I agree that Hitler envisioned a new leadership cohort emerging from the War. These men would not have been the existing senior leadership (although the seniors may have served as a transitional class between old and new), but rather the younger, mid-level operational commanders, including war heroes such as Rudel and Otto Skorzeny, administrators such as Arthur Axmann and Werner Naumann, and Leon Degrelle among the non-Germans.

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