“The forty-eight hours after the march into the Rhineland were the most nerve-racking in my life. If the French had marched into the Rhineland, we would have had to withdraw with our tail between our legs, for the military resources at our disposal would have been wholly inadequate for even a moderate resistance.”
— Adolf Hitler
Not gonna be a long post. If you’re not familiar, this History Place article provides a fantastic overview of the Nazis’ march into the Rhineland that began on March 7th, 1936.
It talks about both Hitler’s motivations and also the outcome. The quote above comes from the piece.
In a nutshell, Adolf Hitler’s first act of aggression was a bluff.
He was bullshitting.
The Nazi war machine did not have the capability to wage war. Those in charge knew it.
But they rolled into the Rhineland anyway.
And then the Holocaust happened.
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The Nazis’ first act of aggression was a total gamble. And they knew it.