What did Germany think of Canada

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What did Germany think of Canada

Post by divebomber » 20 Oct 2003 02:24

What did Germany think of Canada during WWII? :)

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Post by hauptmannn » 20 Oct 2003 12:58

To me Hitler did not think much about Canada other than it was part of the allies. Canada did not pose much of a threat so Hitler did not think much of it.

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Post by Alexander » 20 Oct 2003 13:09

I don't think he ever mensioned it.

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Post by ToddGreer » 20 Oct 2003 20:28

I agree. Some countries are just downright irrelevant. Like, what did Hitler think of Afgahnistan? I don't recall him ever talking about that. Or Iraq. Or a lot of other countries for that matter.

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Post by Owain Glyndwr » 21 Oct 2003 16:18

Hitler asked if the americans would be interested in Lebensraum by annexing Canada. He never actually asked them but it was mentioned at a meeting.

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Post by divebomber » 21 Oct 2003 23:40

I know that Goebbels talked about Canada i can not remember where.Lawrence i noticed you edited a sentence do not apologize for somebodys ignorance.

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Post by Lawrence Tandy » 21 Oct 2003 23:55

divebomber wrote:I know that Goebbels talked about Canada i can not remember where.Lawrence i noticed you edited a sentence do not apologize for somebodys ignorance.
I know, I used to really let it fly but it's not worth it sometimes. Plus, some of the guys here from the U.S are pretty good guys and I edited my post in respect to them.

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Post by Blistex » 22 Oct 2003 02:03

The Canadian Prime Minister King was warmly recieved by hitler in the 1930's as a guest and supposedly the two of them got along famously for their brief visit. Hitler even gave King an autographed portrait of himself as a gift of friendship.

King was very impressed with Hitler, and spoke highly of him until Hitler began his more aggressive policies regarding Czechoslovakia and Poland.

p.s. were were in the thick of things from day one!

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Arcand's Fascist party in the early days

Post by AddyYarbrough » 24 Oct 2003 02:31

Hello,

Adrien (don't get any ideas!!!!) Arcand's National Social Christian Party was a fascist organization in Quebec in the 1930s. It was rumored alot of his organization was funded by the Germans. Apparentely this Arcand fellow was quite the speaker and considered the Canadian "Sir Oswald Mosely"

I strongly suggest for anyone interested

"The Swastika and the Maple Leaf" by Lita Rose Bechtermann

It is a most excellent book.

- Adrien "Addy"

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Post by ToddGreer » 25 Oct 2003 19:49

Look, I apologize if this offends any Canadian members, but I really don't think Canada was one of Hitler's major concerns. I've never heard of him even mentioning Canada.

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Post by Lawrence Tandy » 26 Oct 2003 00:27

ToddGreer wrote:Look, I apologize if this offends any Canadian members, but I really don't think Canada was one of Hitler's major concerns. I've never heard of him even mentioning Canada.
This may be so, I said that the contribution was not irrelevent, it was just too big. I never said that the war would have been lost without Canada, but we definately helped. The comparison with Iraq or Afghanistan in WW2 was just downright insulting. Again, the question was what did Germany think of Canada. Not Hitler. German soldiers often faced Canadians one on one and could make the distinction from the larger picture, just as they knew if they were fighting Poles, Aussies or Frenchmen.
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Post by Marcus » 26 Oct 2003 09:44

Several posts dealing with the Canadian military effort was split off into a new thread entitled "Canada did make a relevant contribution to the war".

/Marcus

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Post by ToddGreer » 27 Oct 2003 22:45

Go back and read my post. I wasn't comparing Canada with Afgahnistan or Iraq, I was merely giving some other examples of countries Hitler didn't really think a lot about.

Sorry to offend.

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Post by Lawrence Tandy » 27 Oct 2003 22:53

ToddGreer wrote:Go back and read my post. I wasn't comparing Canada with Afgahnistan or Iraq, I was merely giving some other examples of countries Hitler didn't really think a lot about.

Sorry to offend.
Thanks for the apology, and I owe you one as well. Normally not such an ass but this topic got me hot under the collar. The Topic has been split and continued under the thread Marcus mentioned at
http://www.thirdreichforum.com/viewtopi ... highlight=
if you are interested.

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Post by ToddGreer » 27 Oct 2003 22:58

Ok, let me take back the "irrelevant" comment. I guess what I mean to say is that Hitler never said anything about them as far as I know.

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