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..."the existence or non-existence of the German nation."  Mein Kampf, Reynal &  
       Hitchcock 210
...comrades became the most comforting things in the world. See Remarque 236-238
...we'd had no link with the outside world." Hitler Secret Conversations 180
"I passionately loved soldiering."  Ibid 43
...he was somewhat "aloof and different from themselves," Flood 17
..."he had earned the respect of his comrades and officers."  Toland 65
Hans Mend, described him as a "born soldier." Maser 86
...worried that "the everlasting artillery fire" would ruin his nerves,   Maser Notes 92
...sharing them with his friends. Flood 17
...his favorite snacks was bread heaped with jam. Payne 114
..."nothing could get him away from it, shells or no shells." Hanser 91
...We simple fellows were very much impressed, and liked it." Flood 17
...concerned only with serious matters. Payne 114
...The List Regiment's student and intellectual volunteers  Heiden 77
...considered him an "intellectual." Toland 66-67
..."there were others whose attention he caught and held." Hanser 93
...his opinions were accepted by most of us." Flood 17-18, see also Dietrich 227-8
...laughter are qualities that are indispensable to a unit." Hitler Secret Con...s 180
...considered him a "levelheaded" companion and his "comradely" manner... Maser 83 ...earned him the nickname his mother had given him, "Adi." Toland 65
...he felt that the "Flemish girls were most attractive," Hitler Secret Conversations 645
...always "surrounded, of course, by a horde of soldiery." Ibid 568
...his constant "lectures on the evils of smoking and drinking." Toland 65
...Hitler would deliver their messages. Hanser 89
...he would lecture them on the value and importance of doing their duty. Waite 233
...Hitler never applied for a leave, Cross 51
..."always had a book spread out in front of him," Toland 67
... "I hated nothing more than trash literature," Ibid 72
..."have it as a keepsake if the Lord should spare my life." Maser Notes 57
..."war forces one to think deeply about human nature," Toland 72
...with the civilians who were within the battle area." Flood 18
...lectured another messenger, "than for personal ambition...." Toland 67

...the experiences of his own personal life."** Hitler Secret Conversations 662.  At first, this may seem like a
        mundane statement; but, it shows clearly Hitler's thinking about discarding "unessential" material in any given
        book or article--A commendable practice for any discerning reader. However, such statements by Hitler
        have roused the err of more than one historian. Yet, there have always been books (especially
        school-books), where much of their content can be described as unessential.

...One must have faith in life." Hitler Secret Conversations 180
...a marked improvement over his earlier works. Payne 108
..."remarkable artistic productions" by later observers. Maser 55
...menace of the landscape with a minimum of means." Payne 119
...showed his friends at the front eating the rabbit. Toland 65
...as he was known by his fellow soldiers." Payne 120
... "didn't understand a word of German. " Hitler Secret Conversations 236
...and slept beside him at night. Toland 66
... 'And what about me, am I not here at all?'" Hitler Secret Conversations 235
...in Hitler's sector around Le Bassee, Maser 323
...to inform the other detachments what was coming. Toland 67
50,000 British soldiers lay dead and maimed along with 20,000 Germans. Taylor 61
...was dotted with "scars ... shell-holes and all." Hitler Secret Conversations 568
...120,000 Germans were added to the casualty list. Taylor 61
... killing or wounding the rest of the staff."  Maser Notes 89
...where I had been sitting, everyone was killed." See Toland trans. 67-68
...if they stayed around Hitler, "nothing will happen." Fest 72
"Man, there's no bullet made with your name on it!" Waite 233
...could give the regiment important information about everything." Flood 16
Half of the French males...in 1914 were killed during the war. Roth 5
Hitler's regiment "achieved a mournful immortality." Heiden 77
...3754 killed before the war ended. Maser 84
...until the grave held over 100 bodies. Hanser 94
...the romance of battle had been replaced by horror." Mein Kampf, Manheim 165
....more frequent, more varied, more terrible. Always present however, was the
       terror of dying, but most overcame their fear of death.  See Remarque 92-93,
      125,163, 235.
...without my nerves shattering or my reasons failing. Mein Kampf, Manheim 165
...civilians understood nothing of the agony of trench warfare. Cross 52
...and heaven knows where she is by this time." Payne 114
...but insisting that he send no more packages. Waite 232
...did not awaken pleasure so much as sorrow. See Remarque 109, Heinz 188
...a serious person who obviously had been through quite a lot in life." Toland 64
...and took on "extra duty--particularly at Christmastime." Waite 232
...'The poor devil is going through plenty....'" Hanser 89
...stating he could not repay the favor. Toland 65
...but he refused to except it. Gun 70
...smiled about comments on his silence during the holiday. Toland 68
...over 6300 shells were fired by the two sides every hour. See Gilbert 53
...750 German civilians,... Roth 12
...over 500 English,... Gilbert 64
...and over 250 Parisians alone...  Ibid 66
...Fromelles, southwest of Lille, to take part in the battle. Maser 323, Toland 68
...we laughed and made jokes all night," Hitler, Secret Conversations 180
...there was always someone that would make us laugh." Ibid 322
...the German lines, from Ypres to the Somme, for five days. Halsey Vol III 201
...in hopes of pulverizing the Germans and their defenses. Halsey Vol III 206
... already in their graves, waiting only to be closed in. See Remarque 96-106, 185
...40,000 seriously wounded and 20,000 dead. Taylor 84, Stokesbury 154
...they became hunters, thugs, murderers. See Remarque 103
"The overpowering desire to kill gave me wings." Waite 355
...not only to save themselves but to be revenged. See Remarque 103
... "a soldiers' battle, where rules and text-books were forgotten." Halsey Vol 2 308
...only to kill men who had already surrendered." Taylor 83
..."The wonder was that any came back alive."  Halsey Vol 3 p223
...gas clouds were felt over seven miles behind the front lines. Lefebure 53
..."in the face of almost certain death." Toland 68
...the other man who "collapsed from exhaustion." Ibid 69
...a dispatch runner was "measured in hours rather than days." Payne 115
...assuming "five would probably be wounded or killed." Ibid
...in "the fight of man against man," Mein Kampf Reynal & Hitchcock 214
...the midst of the heaviest fighting south of Bapaume. Maser 323
..."we felt we were the rawest of recruits." Hitler Secret Conversations 584
...even the grass had been burnt. It was a variable wilderness." Ibid 568
...800 bodies, 'horribly mangled by the incessant shell-fire.'" Halsey Vol 3, 224
...provided there are other men to replace him."  Hitler Secret Conversations 69-7O
...flesh became the same color as their gray-green uniforms. March 408
...lifted the rotting corpses back onto the earth. Ibid 272
...and scattered among the fresher dead... Ibid 272
...Hitler was appalled by the senseless losses. See Maser 89,  Hitler Secret Conversations  80, Mein Kampf Reynal & Hitchcock 767
...make the leaders responsible for these men who have fallen." Fest 72
...went through about five minutes of the Battle of the Somme..." Hanfstaengl 126
...Battle of the Somme as "more like hell than war." Mein Kampf Manheim 191
"Verdun and the Somme opened the way to Auschwitz and Hiroshima." J Roth 6
...a minor shell splinter to the face. Payne 115
...The pain begins only when one is being carried away." Hitler Secret Con...s 181
...attempted to convince his superior to keep him at the front.  Toland 69

"I nearly jerked in alarm."** Mein Kampf, 1937 German Edition p209.  Mein Kampf  Reynal & Hitchcock  p247 uses: "I almost jumped from the shock." Mein Kampf, Murphy trans p113 uses: "I was startled."  The Manheim version p191 uses: "I almost collapsed from fright."

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