Friday, September 10, 2010

Total War

On 18 February 1943, the same day members of The White Rose were arrested in Munich, Joseph Goebbels gave the most infamous speech of his career, the legendary “Total War” speech.

Presented to an audience of regime admirers at Berlin’s Sportpalast, Goebbels’s “Total War” speech remains one of the most remarkable public addresses of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Undeniably well-written, the “Total War” speech is compelling and repulsive in equal measure.

The invited audience erupted into thunderous applause throughout Goebbels’s address.

The banner reads: "Total War = Shortest War".

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