What credible is this story abut Putzi Hanfstaengl

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What credible is this story abut Putzi Hanfstaengl

Post by ihoyos » 02 Jun 2019 13:08

On wilkipedia thre is this
""In 1937, Hanfstaengl received orders to parachute into an area held by the nationalist side of the Spanish Civil War, to assist in negotiations. While on board the plane he feared a plot on his life and learned more details from the pilot about the mission, who eventually admitted he had been ordered to drop Hanfstaengl over republican-held territory, which would have meant almost certain death. The pilot eventually landed on a small airfield nearby Leipzig after claiming an engine malfunction following a brief talk with Hanfstaengl, which allowed him to escape.
This version of the story was related by Albert Speer in his memoirs, who stated that the "mission" to Spain was an elaborate practical joke, concocted by Hitler and Goebbels, designed to punish Hanfstaengl after he'd displeased the Führer by making "adverse comments about the fighting spirit of the German soldiers in combat" in the Spanish Civil War. Hanfstaengl was issued sealed orders from Hitler which were not to be opened until his plane was in flight. These orders detailed that he was to be dropped in "Red Spanish territory" to work as an agent for Francisco Franco. The plane, according to Speer, was merely circling over Germany containing an increasingly disconcerted Hanfstaengl, with false location reports being given to convey the impression that the plane was drawing ever closer to Spain. After the joke had played itself out, the pilot declared he had to make an emergency landing and landed safely at Leipzig Airport.[6] Hanfstaengl was so alarmed by the event that he defected soon afterward""

Is this a credible story just because Alber Speer wrote in his memories.??'
analize these.
-Does look Hitler the guy to perform , mastermind or just agrre with this kind of bad taste events.
-Do you think Putzi agree to jump in parachute from an airplane with zero training and knowledge ? dropped in hostile red territory means jumped
-It is credible the idea of jump from Airplane in Spain, where already the Legion Condor operated and controled several airfield , and many cities were also Franco Hands, including the airports?/
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Re: What credible is this story abut Putzi Hanfstaengl

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 02 Jun 2019 17:49

Several different sources mention the mission and his defection. This source even mentions a film was made of the “joke” event and played for Hitler.
https://www.bostonmagazine.com/2006/05/ ... vard-nazi/

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Re: What credible is this story abut Putzi Hanfstaengl

Post by paulrward » 02 Jun 2019 19:55

Hello All :

Mr. ihoyos asked :
-Do you think Putzi agree to jump in parachute from an airplane with zero training and knowledge ? dropped in hostile red territory means jumped

Perhaps this segment from the film, " The Bridge On the River Kwai " might be illuminating : : )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvSc3bjXcD0


Respectfully :

Paul R. Ward

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Re: What credible is this story abut Putzi Hanfstaengl

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 03 Jun 2019 16:19

:lol: Yes, if only Putzi had asked the same question, he might not have had to take the ride in the first place.
Good one, thanks Paul.

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