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ID required of two men with Hitler...

Post by kobold » 14 Jul 2002 03:42

Could someone tell me who these two gentlemen are please, either side of old adolf?

Thanks.

http://www.walkerboyz.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/military/hitlerinparis.jpg


its a 300k pic incase you are on dialup!

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Post by IronPirate » 14 Jul 2002 04:10

The man on the left looks like Speer.

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Post by kobold » 14 Jul 2002 04:14

IronPirate wrote:The man on the left looks like Speer.



yes i thought he was speer.

not sure of the other one.


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Post by USAF1986 » 14 Jul 2002 05:08

In "Adolf Hitler" by John Toland, the author identifies the man on the right as Arno Breker, a sculptor that Hitler brought along on his sightseeing tour of Paris on 23 June 1940. Toland wrote that Breker's "heroic-classical works were also admired by Stalin." Albert Speer (on left) and Paul Giesler, both architects, also went along on the tour.

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Post by USAF1986 » 14 Jul 2002 05:20

There are numerous web sites dedicated to the art of Arno Breker. Although I didn't find a photo of Breker in his younger years, photos taken in the late 1980s still show his unmistakable ears as seen in the 1940 Paris photo!

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Post by Phaethon » 14 Jul 2002 20:04

The one on the left is indeed Albert Speer, Hitler took him along to Paris to inspect the architecture for ideas and to make sure that anything designed into the Fuhrer's new Germania would be significantly bigger than anything in Paris.

After the German Army had overrun France in June 1940, the victorious Hitler, along with architect Albert Speer, sculptor Arno Breker, architect Hermann Giesler, and others proceeded to Paris,
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By nine in the morning, the sightseeing was finished. “It was the dream of my life to be permitted to see Paris,” Hitler told Speer. “I cannot say how happy I am to have that dream fulfilled today.”

A few hours later, Hitler spoke to Speer in the Führer field headquarters, a small room of a peasant house in Brûly de Pesche. “Draw up a decree in my name ordering full-scale resumption of work on the Berlin buildings...Wasn’t Paris beautiful? But Berlin must be made far more beautiful. In the past I often considered whether we would have to destroy Paris. But when we are finished in Berlin, Paris will only be a shadow. So why should we destroy it?” Hitler spoke with great calm, Speer remembered, as though the monstrous vandalism he contemplated was the most natural thing in the world.


from: http://stevenlehrer.com/paris.htm

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Post by aenobarbo » 15 Jul 2002 12:42

Hello All

Here is an image of both Arno Breker and my colleague Albert Speer.

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Post by Phaethon » 15 Jul 2002 21:28

aenobarbo wrote: Here is an image of both Arno Breker and my colleague Albert Speer.


Interesting picture. What do you mean by colleague? Fellow architect or did you actually work with him?

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Post by aenobarbo » 15 Jul 2002 22:13

Hello Phaethon,

I mean he was architect like I am. As I remember Speer died on 1982 while he was in London for a visit, his son continues the architecture family.

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Post by kobold » 16 Jul 2002 01:16

thansk for the info dudes.


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Post by Phaethon » 16 Jul 2002 09:11

aenobarbo wrote: I mean he was architect like I am. As I remember Speer died on 1982 while he was in London for a visit, his son continues the architecture family.


Claro, gracias.

K.

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