By Ernest Hemingway
Within the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway made his first prolonged stopover at to Italy in thirty years. His reacquaintance with Venice, a urban he enjoyed, supplied the foundation for Across the River and into the Trees, the tale of Richard Cantwell, a war-ravaged American colonel stationed in Italy on the shut of the second one international warfare, and his love for a tender Italian countess. A poignant, bittersweet homage to like that overpowers cause, to the resilience of the human spirit, and to the worldweary attractiveness and majesty of Venice, Across the River and into the Trees stands as Hemingway's assertion of defiance in keeping with the nice dehumanizing atrocities of the second one global battle. Hemingway's final full-length novel released in his lifetime, it moved John O'Hara in The manhattan instances e-book Review to name him "the most vital writer given that Shakespeare."
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In conversation with Senior General Strauss. The Führer in conversation with Generalfeldmarschall von Kluge and Major-General Rommel, the Commander of the 7th Panzer division. Behind them, Generalfeldmarschall von Reichenau and Lieutenant-General Bodenschatz. On the morning of 1 June 1940 Hitler’s entourage drive through Brussels passing the Tervurenlaan, the structure erected in the memory of King Leopold II in 1880. At the time this photograph was taken the nearest British unit was only 20 km distant.
Another photograph of Hitler as he dismounts from his Mercedes in Kauwekijnstraat. As the entourage look on Hitler takes the first step towards the Menin Gate. A dark day for the allies, Hitler and Jodl outside the Menin Gate. The monument was erected to the British soldiers with no known grave who fell in defence of Ypres. The figure with his back to the camera is General Jodl. The battle damaged scroll of honour to the British dead can be seen behind his right shoulder. Hitler emerging from the Menin Gate, the battle damage suffered by town can be observed in the buildings behind him.
He eschewed elaborate or ostentatious meals and felt that the officers should share the hardships of the men. Still with Küchler and his staff, the military business now attended to, Hitler enjoys his customary light mid-day meal. on 1 June 1940, Hitler is greeted in customary fashion by the hastily assembled German soldiery. In this photograph, the Gravensteen castle is skirted by the fast moving entourage. Himmler is seen here hurrying towards Hitler’s car as it draws to a halt. Hitler’s procession through Flanders is constantly recorded in stills by Hoffmann and on film by the men of the Propaganda Company (PK).