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...hurriedly took off down the street.  Toland 62
..."roast pork and potato salad." Ibid
..."Germanic, as opposed to Slavic units." Stokesbury 70
...Slavs fought with great reluctance" Palmer 677
..."none of us got any sleep." Maser, Letters & Notes 45
...They were the first French I ever saw." Ibid
..."most tiring of my whole life." Ibid
...The people are almost stuffing us with food." Ibid 47
..."I hope we shall get to England." Ibid 47
...greed of the old enemy." Mein Kampf, Manheim 164
...his "heart would burst." Ibid
...feted us in a most touching manner." Hitler, Secret Conversations 659
...children would gather up any manure that had fallen. Ibid 575
...more and more horrors--graves." Payne 577

"All of us felt the blood quickening in our veins."** This moment of mixed excitement, fear, and uncertainty may
        have been what Hitler had in mind when years later he would compare a first sexual experience with what "a
        soldier feels when he faces war for the first time."

...greetings to the night every quarter of an hour." Payne 578, Maser 79-80
...So we went forward again...."  See Payne 579-80; Maser 80-82; Maser Notes
     76-87; Heiden 78-82.
...we advance a fifth time and occupied the farm." Ibid
...launched another two assaults. Maser Notes 53
Hitler's regiment of 3600 suffered 722 dead... Ibid & Maser 84
...our regiment fought like heroes." Maser Notes 53
..."an exceedingly brave, effective, and conscientious soldier." Hanser 88
...shielded him with their bodies. Toland 64, Hanser 87
...dragged the officer out of danger while under heavy fire. Toland 64, Flood 15
...three officers recommended Hitler, Maser 83-84
..."gallant conduct during the fighting." Ibid 88
...For that reason alone, Toland 65
..."are mostly all dead." Ibid
...Engelhardt, whose life Hitler had previously saved, Maser Notes fn: 89
...All of us worshipped Lt-Col Engelhardt." Maser Notes 89
...towers, so near that I could all but touch them." Hitler, Secret Conversations 568
...has a very small field of vision." Ibid
...and, what is more, under heavy [artillery] fire." Maser Notes 58
...and hear the constant roar of heavy naval guns. Ibid 64
...is bound to ruin even the strongest of nerves." Ibid 89
...each man taking cover against enemy airplanes." Payne 110
...walking around restlessly, buckling on his equipment." Flood 16
..."runners" were chosen from the more educated, Payne 114
...required a high degree of resourcefulness and devotion to duty." Hanser 86
...as a symbol of international comradeship," Mein Kamph, Murphy trans102

...That would be worth much more than any territorial gains.**  Much has been made out of this group of
        statements over the years--even that it showed "race hatred" in the young Hitler at the time. Therefore I have
        cited various sources, including the original copy of Hitler's letter, for comparison: See Maser Notes 90-9l;
        see also Maser 83, Heiden 82, Cross 50, Toland 66.

...fulfillment of their national aspirations," Roth 4
...once and for all. The race war appears." Lasswell 69
...consisting of about 12,000 "Saxons and Bavarians," March 265
...regiments making up the division at Neuve Chapelle was Hitler's. Maser 323
..."the first really massive artillery barrage of the war" began. Stokesbury 94
...an artillery concentration absolutely unprecedented. March 266
...the horror of those five and thirty minutes." Ibid 270
..."bombing airplanes" added their high explosives to the fray. Ibid 266
...howitzer shells screaming overhead and bursting in the village." Ibid 271
...They must go through, slaying as they go...." Ibid
...only time during the war broke the German lines. Taylor 49
...gas cylinders were carried to the front line by the infantry. Lefebure 36-7
...small gas clouds would combine to form a large cloud. Ibid
Others tried burying their mouths and nostrils in dirt. Ibid 32
...saffron-yellow which after a time changed to purplish blue." Halsey Vol 2 314
In some sections the gas killed 25% of the men exposed to it.**  Lefebure 239-240   Mortality rates dropped
        sharply after the initial cylinder attacks but over 100,000 died of gas during the war and over 1,000,000,
        among them Hitler, suffered aftereffects. 
...the third produced unconsciousness and the fourth, death. March 226

...produce blindness as an alternative if death didn't occur.**  Victor Lefebure's 1923 book (with a preface by France's Marshal F. Foch) titled The Riddle of the Rhine, describes the development of chemical ("gas") warfare in a most readable fashion. In addition, the propaganda is humorous. The Germans, when their technology is more advanced, are portrayed as murderous fiends, while the Allies are always portrayed as reluctant participants. The Allies' excuse as to why they dropped "gas and war chemicals from aircraft," (p229-30) and why the Germans didn't (p230-31) is extremely amusing. Furthermore, the whole idea of the book, was to dissuade the League of Nations from banning chemical weapons since, at the time, the Allies had the ascendancy (see pages 237-241 for some convoluted arguments).

...defending the area between Neuve Chapelle and Arras was Hitler's. Maser 323
..."120,000"  French soldiers had fallen. Taylor 50
...Neuve Chapelle at La Bassee and against the French at Arras. Maser 323

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