42 ways

Last night I happened to watch a National Geographic Channel documentary ” 42 ways to kill Hitler”. Aparently, National Geographic has gathered some evidence that from 1930s right up the 1945 , there were 42 attempts at HItler ‘s life.

These are attempts at his life and exclude those who fought politically to limit him during th initially phase, including the last President of Germany before Hitler took power.

Most of the 42 attempts were from the German resistance and a few attempts were from allied including Britain and Soviet Union.

Resistance from within forced him to withdraw to a solitary lifestyle, and after the July 1944 assasination, he was to be seen only in the company of those he trusted. So while the internal resistance in fact helped the external powers , especiall afther the JUly 1944 atmept, Hitler was mentally affected by it and this affected to certain extent his conduct of the war.

National Geography, History and Discovery are great channels to watch. get your children to watch too if you want to broaden their minds. In the globalised world, a broad mindset is important and ability to accept other people’s views and other people’s ways of doing things are important too.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. meng
    Jan 05, 2010 @ 22:06:50

    Only 42 ways…In this country we have 101 ways to kill off the opposition and hundreds of attempt.


  2. andante89
    Jan 05, 2010 @ 22:18:36

    It was once the world capital of the car industry.

    Talk about failed state!


  3. disgusted
    Jan 05, 2010 @ 22:43:52

    National Geographic Society should do a 42-part documentary how hundreds billions squandered from government coffers in this Bolehland.


  4. Meng
    Jan 06, 2010 @ 09:45:38

    Interesting documentary will be on how cyber troopers attack bloggers.!!!


  5. disgusted
    Jan 06, 2010 @ 11:59:03

    Meng, I agree and we start from the Many Crises Alligators


  6. Phua Kai Lit
    Jan 06, 2010 @ 14:42:18

    Dear Dr Hsu

    At the turn of the century, Germany was a world leader in science and technology. (Just think of all the Germanic-sounding names in physics and the other sciences e.g. Heisenberg, Roentgen, Einstein etc.)

    But with the mad persecution of the Jews by Adolf Hitler (incidentally, born in a town which is located in modern day Austria), many of the intellectuals and scientists fled to the UK and to the USA.
    One major contributing factor to the rise of the American universities and to American science after World War Two.

    I can’t help thinking about the misrule and discriminatory policies of the current regime here pushing our talented individuals overseas to the various English-speaking countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK.


  7. Dr Hsu
    Jan 06, 2010 @ 15:19:42

    Dear Prof Phua,
    Yes, one single person can destroy a whole country..Nazi Germany caused so much of death and destruction that it is really unimaginable.If Hitler had his way, the scotched earth policy would certainly killed even more Germans by starving them and denying them of clean water and sewage.

    After the Red army moved in, so many innocent German were killed and were raped in East Prussia (now part of Poland), in Solesia ( also part of Poland) and East Germany itself. It numbered in the millions.

    This was another tyrant Stalin.. He was no better than Hitler, he had no qualms about people dying. The only things he did right was he was on the winning side. He used millions of Poles and Germans as slaves in Russian Factory.

    The evil that men did lives after them. How true!


  8. Atila
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 10:16:28

    Pls understand New World Order.


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