Here I would like for all of our members to answer the poll question & make a post stating which answer they chose (& further expanding on their selection, if they choose to). This way we are all aware of which side of the war each member was from & there is no confusion.
Oh...& I was a Nazi in my last lifetime.
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Post by kapitanprien on Nov 16, 2010 15:45:22 GMT -5
I was neither a Nazi or Nazi supporter - I probably would have had a job in the Handelsmarine (German Merchant Marine) if it weren't for the economy of the time. I joined the Reichsmarine (it wasn't the Kriegsmarine until 1935) in mid-January 1933 because they opened up to HSO's (Handelschiffoffizer - merchant ship officer) due to the Niobe disaster.
The Niobe disaster was about a training ship that sank during a storm taking many officer candidates with it.
reply to sskarma - You strike me as a candidate for one of the books I recommended under the topic "recommended reading" on page 2 of reincarnation discussions. It's Jonathan Littell's "The Kindly Ones". Now I admit, I have not read it, instead read the French original "Les Bienveillantes"; but from what I've seen on comments, the translation is good. A fictional SS officer starts the war as a 1st Lt; ends up as Lt/Col. You would undoubtedly find much in there that gives you a sense of deja vu; helps you to recall information about yourself. Plan on needing lots of free time though, the hardcover English version is 975 pages. I'm not sure what the paperback is, probably about the same, it's out now. Plan also on not sleeping all that well during and for a bit after, maybe something only really undertaken while lazing back on vacation or such. Still, give the devil his due, it is tedious and pendantic in lots of places, but it's worth any other dozen books combined in content. As a cheerful thought, there are places where the cultural dialogues get soooo well ah deadly boring, there is potential for skimming through that. Best wishes.
Oh, one further comment: don't under any circumstances read the ending prematurely, it will so spoil the story. It was four years ago I read it, and the ending still haunts me whenever I think of it.
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