By Leo Kessler
Attack Regiment Wotan, the elite band of guys whom Kuno von Dodenburg had led so usually to victory, were mercilessly cut back within the forests of the Ardennes. in simple terms Sergeant-Major Schulze remained to steer the battered, conflict weary survivors of Hitler's famed SS in the course of the mystery omit the snow-locked Vertes Mountains, within the Fuhrer's determined plan to avoid wasting Budapest from the Soviet armies. each certainly one of them knew that it used to be the plan of a madman, and each guy knew that regardless of the expense it needed to be successful.
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War had come. 1 In Luxembourg during the afternoon there was some purchasing of essential luxuries such as coffee, tea, and sugar. There was no panic or anything else than an infinite apprehension, coupled with a faint feeling of relief that the inevitable had now descended from the realm of the hypothetical. An agricultural exposition was to be opened at Diekirch Saturday afternoon. I had planned to go with my Belgian colleague, but as the hour of our departure approached and as I had no word from him, I drove out in my own car.
A state of war went into effect when Germany did not reply. DGFP, ser. D, vol. 7, nos. 560–61, 563–64, 529–35. 3. Radio Luxembourg came on the air in 1933 and became one of the most powerful stations in Europe, symbolized by the three 600-foot masts on the Junglinster plain, and as a potential for propaganda broadcasting was a prize to be coveted. See James Wood, History of International Broadcasting (London: Peter Peregrinus, 1992), 43–46. 4. See Denis Maréchal, Radio Luxembourg, 1933–1993: un média au coeur de l’Europe (Nancy: Presses universitaires de Nancy, 1994), 108–10.
What I may suffer thereby I will cheerfully undergo, and will offer it as a sacrifice on the altar of intellectual integrity and as a sweet savor before the Eternal Verities. indb xxxii 3/19/12 8:30 AM • 1 • Ante-Chamber to Paradise When, after some eighteen years in the Foreign Service, I was assigned to Luxembourg as chargé d’affaires, secretary of legation, and consul of the United States of America, I knew probably not as much about the Grand Duchy and its people as do you who read this. It is necessary to know something of what Luxembourg is, where Luxembourg is, and why Luxembourg is, to have any real comprehension of the tremendous role that the Sovereign, statesmen, and people of the Grand Duchy are playing at this moment, and will play in the future development of Europe.