goose, on 25 March 2014 - 10:12 PM, said:
BasqueNYC, on 25 March 2014 - 10:05 PM, said:
goose, on 25 March 2014 - 09:55 PM, said:
BasqueNYC, on 25 March 2014 - 09:27 PM, said:
goose, on 25 March 2014 - 08:45 PM, said:
That is a moving painting I love it as well
and as for Franco well even though he remained neutral (not really) he actually sent his "Blue Division" to help the Germans on the Russian front.But the BD really had no impact,but I always wondered if he sided with Hitler in WW2 what ramifications it would had.he had a army that had combat experience,excellent location for the Germans could have sped up the North Africa campaigns.Its very scary how close that madman almost came to making Europe one big Nazi flag
My grandfather Marcos and uncle Ramon were not that far from the bombing but saw the after effects and were just disgusted and horrified and he knew Franco would win and the Republic would fall very sad when I read his diaries which we still have
It's crazy that it was almost 6 months to the day that when the Spanish civil war ended WW2 began
That's very cool that you have those diaries.
We actually had to laminate most of the pages some had water damage,time wear and tear,etc but it's a glimpse into such a crazy time,I kinda miss that people don't keep diaries but than again I guess all these network sites are diaries in some way.but to hold history in your hands is just something else
there's something magical about the printed word on aged pages.
Not really the same as old paper and written word but I did get to see something quite fascinating once.My ex GF from a few years back who spoke fluent German and noticed her last name was "Himmler" but figured it was a coincidence.One night her father (killer musician btw) he noticed my love of history and WW2 and showed me something that still has me astounded to this day,he reavled that they were indeed descendants of Himmler (Himmler had a brother who served in the Luftwatte but like many Germans he was disgusted by National socialism of Nazism) and proceeded to show me his uniforms a silver plated Luger given to him by Hitler and one pair of his moon spectacle glasses.I was in awe but also very terrified to know that this was the man leader of the SS 2nd to Hitler and here I am holding his SS skull insignia hat,long leather jackets,and also documents,letters he wrote to his children.But I tell you this I could feel the evil on these items and although interested was just taken aback.They still have the items and decline interviews and documentaries even turned down one recently that was about the children of nazi officials.Sadly they also once in awhile get nuts coming to their house wanting to know if there descendants of him and they lie,she has since added a 2nd last name like hyphenated.But it's crazy to know she was a descendant of that man who she called a "monster" and that he was and like many took the easy way out