When The Nazis Realized They Were Losing WWII, Hitler Decided To Unleash Operation Werewolf

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Then, mere weeks after Goebbels’ proclamation, Radio Werwolf was established, its broadcasts introduced by the noise of a howling wolf. Its first transmission, furthermore, chillingly stated that “every Bolshevik, every Englishman, every American on our soil must be a target for our movement… Any German, whatever his profession or class, who puts himself at the service of the enemy and collaborates with him will feel the effect of our avenging hand.”

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The Allies were familiar with Radio Werwolf, however, and the content of the station’s broadcasts was duplicated in both British and American newspapers. Meanwhile, American station Armed Forces Radio attempted to counteract the propaganda from the Germans. In one of its transmissions, it even went so far as to assert that “every friendly German civilian is a disguised soldier of hate… In heart, body and spirit, every German is Hitler.”

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