By Kari Stenman
Continually outnumbered via their Soviet opposite numbers, the small band of Finnish fighter pilots who defended their Scandinavian place of birth from the 'communist hordes' in 3 separate wars among 1939 and 1945 accumulated ratings merely bettered by way of the Luftwaffe's Jagdflieger. first and foremost built with a motley number of biplane and monoplane opponents garnered from resources around the globe, the Finnish Air strength used to be thrust into strive against in November 1939. Given little likelihood opposed to the big Soviet strength, the Finnish fighter pilots confounded the sceptics and decimated the attacking fighter and bomber formations, prompting the Russians to name a halt in March 1940. This situation used to be repeated in 1941, and through 1943 the Finns had develop into uneasy allies with the Germans. entire with first-hand bills and distinctive color illustrations, this ebook profiles aces like Juutilainen and Wind, who proved unbeatable within the ultimate months of clash.
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There must have been very serious reasons which led you to this step. But according to my conviction, such a throwing away of one’s own life would only make sense if man really found rest in his grave from all his sorrowful thoughts, anxieties and concerns ... ¹⁰¹ Rather ironically in the light of his statement on movies causing suicides, F¨ullkrug designed a slide show in 1928 to be used during his lecture tours across Germany. ¹⁰² In the slide show, F¨ullkrug drew an alarmist picture of suicide in Germany, which he described as a ‘national disease’ (Volkskrankheit) that had hit Germany particularly hard after the defeat of 1918.
The working class who ... ³⁵ Although this view was widely shared among the middle classes at the time, there is no evidence that proportionally more middle-class people than workers committed suicide. A study of ﬁles held by the Berlin First Aid Ofﬁce (Rettungsamt) on suicide and attempted suicide between April 1923 and March 1927 noted that suicides among the working class were much more likely to be registered by the police or the Rettungsamt than suicides among the middle or upper classes. ³⁶ Working-class pensioners with no assets or extra income other than their pension found themselves in total poverty.
The policeman managed to seize the weapon and arrest Broll. According to a report in the Vossische Zeitung, Broll had not planned to shoot Hindenburg, but had rather wanted to speak to him, since he had been unable to ﬁnd a job in Berlin. The communist Berlin am Morgen, emphasized Broll’s misery, which almost inevitably drove him into suicide. The article declared: The investigation revealed circumstances typical of a man unemployed for years ... Since 1923 he has had no steady work. He has compensation claims against the Reich.