Rise & Fall of the Wehrmacht

World War II (European division) is already more distinct than it was while it was going on. It fell into three stages, each distinguished by the sensations in men's viscera.

Three Stages of Emotion. For the democratic world, Stage I was characterized first by the numb, sinking feeling of shock when a new Nazi invasion began; then by a few days of false hope that the campaign would go well, then by the despairing finality of another decisive defeat, finally by the return to a fool's paradise (e.g., the Phony War) until another...

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