An Instructive History Lesson
(HT: BlackFive) V-E Day was May 8, 1945. It is the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler‘s Third Reich. Greyhawk over at Mudville Gazette provides us an interesting and instructive lesson in “how national leaders used words to inspire their people during the second world war.” He compares and contrasts quotations from three of the prominent leaders in that conflict, and then asks a very critical question at the end (emphasis added):
The swastika, mustache, and shouted delivery are dead giveaways, but would we recognize Hitler’s words if we heard them repeated today?
A must-read. Go, NOW!