World: Inward Call

In one of the weirdest proclamations in his extended career of weird utterances, Adolf Hitler last week fired Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch and himself took over the job of Commander in Chief of the German Army: "When the Führer on Feb. 4, 1938 assumed commanding power over the whole armed forces, this was done out of concern for the then threatening military struggle for the freedom of the German people. "In addition, the realization of an inward call and his own will to take upon himself the responsibility weighed with the statesman Adolf Hitler when he resolved to be his...

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