The Class of 1929 Called Up

Posted: July 26, 2010 in World War 2

“Hundreds of thousands of lads like him…”

A 12-year-old German boy approached a Canadian soldier & begged him for chocolate in broken English. I can just imagine the soldier replying: “Hallo boy, here, chocolate, chocolate.” & according to the Reuter, the foolish Canadian began to rummage in his pockets. At this moment, the boy drew a pistol & shot the Canadian in the stomach. That, they claimed, was all you can expect of Germany’s youth. Demoralized & wild. All I can say is: give us hundreds of thousands of lads like him, and we shall win the war!

From a speech by Secretary of State Werner Naumann on March 23rd, 1945 in Munich, Germany

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