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Monday, October 17th 2011, 9:22pm

Yup, it gave me a giggle or two. :)

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Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:36pm

Possibly, or not.

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Although I'm sure my Russian ally would probably fair better in Wesworld if the news was the same as OTL...


The WesWorld Russian economy is more balanced between consumer consumption, investment, and military consumption than the OTL Soviet, with about half the military production capacity. That's still a lot, as people can see from the WW Russian Army and Air Force, but under no stretch of the imagination will the WW Russia be cranking out 105,000 tanks and SP arty pieces, half a million towed artillery pieces, and 157,000 combat aircraft over four years.

The WesWorld is a much more stable, peaceful place than our dear world 1931-1945, and Russia's policy reflects that.

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Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:46pm

RE: Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Sunday, 22 June 1941

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Originally posted by BruceDuncan

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Originally posted by AdmKuznetsov
This report is much better news than OTL.


Quite so. Germany has no dispute with Russia and seeks peaceful co-existence. I think we both seek friendship with our Polish neighbor - whose presence is probably a very good thing.


Russian government have concluded from their experience of ruling Poles that Russian governance fits Poles like a saddle fits a cow. Nobody is happy about what comes of it.

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Besides, FHO is still attempting to digest the latest information on the state of the Russian Army, and their Magic 8-Ball keeps saying, "Situation is fuzzy - check again later". :D


Prince Metternich mentioned two things to keep in mind:

1) Russia is never as strong as she looks.
2) Russia is never as weak as she looks.

Mid-level leadership is spotty, though the best tends to quickly rise to the top. Fuel and spare parts occasionally go missing. Soldiers tend to be a bit lazy about training and matters of routine maintenance, unless closely supervised and what officer has time for that.

OTOH, once they grasp that Rodina-Mat' is truly threatened...

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Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 6:28pm

German News - June 1941 - Seventh Tranche

Lübecker Nachrichten, Thursday, 26 June 1941

The Kriegsmarine sail training ship, Seeadler, completed her programme of trials and working up, and has embarked her first crew of sea cadets. For the time being she is operating in the Baltic awaiting the completion of trials for her sister training ship, the Nautilus. Later this summer both ships will sail to the Mediterranean to participate in the 1941 Tall Ships Challenge, and hopes are high that they will prove worthy competitors.


Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Friday, 27 June 1941

Chancellor Adenauer, Minister of Transport Gottfried Treviranus and other government officials formally opened the section of the National Motorway linking Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern, including the border crossing station where the motorway system will, at a future date, make junction with the French national auto route system. Representatives of the French Government participated in the formal motorcade that drove from Saarbrücken to Kaiserslautern, after which the road was opened to commercial traffic. Despite the fact that the French road system has yet to be completed, a number of French commercial vehicles had assembled at the border crossing to avail themselves of the opportunity to speedily market the produce of French farms and vineyards to appreciative German customers.



Berliner Morgenpost, Saturday, 28 June 1941

Representative of the Bulgarian Government, the German Embassy and the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft presided at a special ceremony in Sofia to mark the establishment of the German-Bulgarian Institute for Agricultural Science. The latter is affiliated with the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute and will engage in plant research and breeding to improve the output of Bulgarian agriculture and the betterment of agricultural sector of the Bulgarian economy. Bulgaria is one of Germany’s major trading partners and is an important source for cereals and other agricultural products, and the establishment of the joint institute marks a continuing commitment by Germany to improvement in economic conditions in the entire Balkan region.

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Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 8:43pm

RE: German News - June 1941 - Seventh Tranche

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Originally posted by BruceDuncan
Lübecker Nachrichten, Thursday, 26 June 1941

The Kriegsmarine sail training ship, Seeadler, completed her programme of trials and working up, and has embarked her first crew of sea cadets. For the time being she is operating in the Baltic awaiting the completion of trials for her sister training ship, the Nautilus. Later this summer both ships will sail to the Mediterranean to participate in the 1941 Tall Ships Challenge, and hopes are high that they will prove worthy competitors.

Huzzah! More sailing ships! Long life to them!

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Originally posted by BruceDuncan
Berliner Morgenpost, Saturday, 28 June 1941

Representative of the Bulgarian Government, the German Embassy and the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft presided at a special ceremony in Sofia to mark the establishment of the German-Bulgarian Institute for Agricultural Science. The latter is affiliated with the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute and will engage in plant research and breeding to improve the output of Bulgarian agriculture and the betterment of agricultural sector of the Bulgarian economy. Bulgaria is one of Germany’s major trading partners and is an important source for cereals and other agricultural products, and the establishment of the joint institute marks a continuing commitment by Germany to improvement in economic conditions in the entire Balkan region.

Bulgaria is grateful for the peaceful assistance of the German nation.

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Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 8:58pm

German Aircraft Acceptances and Inventory, June 1941


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Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 9:33pm

German News - June 1941 - Eighth Tranche

Emder Zeitung, Sunday, 29 June 1941

Several merchant ships under charter to the Kriegsmarine departed the harbour yesterday for undisclosed locations. The vessels in question comprised the tankers Eberstein and Ilsenstein and the freighters Schwaneck and Soneck.


Bremer Nachrichten, Monday, 30 June 1941


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Thursday, October 27th 2011, 8:08pm

Deutschland - June 1941


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Thursday, October 27th 2011, 8:53pm

Neat images. Though I'm not sure how playing golf in Germany helps you stay young any more than playing golf in, say... Scotland...

What does "light metals industry" mean? Metalworking with lightweight materials?

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Thursday, October 27th 2011, 9:19pm

Thanks.

Light metals would be aluminium, magnesium and their alloys - the light metals industry is a key part of sustaining the air force and is vital to other portions of the economy.

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Thursday, October 27th 2011, 9:21pm

Aha. That's what I suspected.