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30 April 2012

26 April 1942: heard Hitler's speech

26 Sun. Weather just the same as yesterday. Preferred to stay in. Heard Hitler's speech direct from Germany on the short waves: I think he realises he is fighting a hopeless cause.

On this day: Hitler spoke in the Reichstag predicting victories for Germany in coming months. The 'parliament' approved Hitler's total power. On the same day, Winston Churchill was speaking in  the House of Commons: "What can  we do to help Russia? There is nothing that we would not do. If the sacrifice of thousands of British lives would turn the scale, our fellow countrymen would not flinch."

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