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How Hitler's "Long Jump" Failed

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After the crushing defeat of the German troops at Stalingrad and Kursk from the Red Army, the situation in the war changed radically. Hitler understood that he was on the verge of defeat.


However, the success of Operation Oak in the liberation of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, which was carried out by the best German saboteur of the Third Reich Otto Skorzeny 12 of September of the same year, reanimated not only the fading fighting spirit of the German army, but also gave hope to the Fuhrer. He truly believed that such a bold special operation would help him win the Second World War.

It is Skorzeny, the universal German pet, that Hitler will give the task, the further development of the world will depend on the fulfillment or non-fulfillment of which stories. During the special operation called “Long Jump” a German saboteur in Tehran was supposed to kill the leaders of the “big three”: Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. For Hitler and for the whole of Germany this was the last chance to turn the tide of the war with minimal losses. At least, in Germany itself, the situation was perceived that way.

How Hitler's "Long Jump" Failed


Was the "Long Jump" just a diplomatic ploy? Did the Germans really plan to show Stalin in a cage and feed Roosevelt to sharks? Is it possible for the German special operations to be thwarted by cyclists? How and why Hitler's Long Jump was a fiasco.

Answers to these and other questions - in the release of the program "NEFACT" on the TV channel "Star":

Photos used:
Embassy of the USSR, TC "Star"
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  1. Catfish
    Catfish 18 December 2018 14: 20
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    However, the success of Operation Oak to free Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, which was carried out by the best German saboteur of the Third Reich Otto Skorzeny on September 12


    Before the liberation of Mussolini, Skorzeny was neither the best saboteur of the Reich, nor, moreover, Hitler's favorite. He was a simple and unknown SS front-line officer. And "his star rose" only after the operation "Oak".
    In 1942, the Czechs, on the instructions of the British special services, killed Reinhard Heydrich, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner, who, like Skorzeny, graduated from Vienna University, was appointed in his place as chief of the RSHA. Kaltenbrunner - law school, Skorzeny - architectural. Both knew each other well by their student years, and Kaltenbrunner removed Skorzeny from the army at his disposal. Among other officers, the Hauptsturmfuhrer Skorzeny was introduced to Hitler as a possible candidate for the operation. Skorzeny knew Italian, and he also went through the front-line furnace in Russia and Hitler chose it. And so began the rapid and dizzying career of this Austrian.
    This is just a small clarification, and I don’t want to comment on the failure of the assassination attempt on the Big Three, too much has already been written, filmed and said about it.
    Nothing new to add here. hi