TIL the US invited Nazi General Friederich von Boetticher to watch war games in Redford, N.Y. bak in 1939 by whatilearned January 24, 2022, 2:15 pm Read more: https://www.loc.gov/item/2012647132/ What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote bakBoetticherFriederichGamesgeneralinvitedNaziRedfordTILToday I learnedvonWarwatch See more Previous article If you lost the emotion of fear for twenty four hours, what would you do? Next article A big, burly dude walks into a bar… 9 Comments Leave a Reply It’s common practice for outside observers to be at war games. Log in to Reply This was before the Nazis became the enemy that history knows them as. Log in to Reply From his Wikipedia page, Friedrich von Boetticher (14 October 1881 – 28 September 1967) was a German military officer who served as the military attaché of Germany to Washington DC from 1933 to 1941. Log in to Reply https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_von_Boetticher Log in to Reply We were trying to show them how we’d fuck them up if they did dumb shit. That’s all. And they didn’t listen. Log in to Reply Friendly reminder that when the US Army was processing Holocaust survivors, they singled out the ones labeled as homosexual and sent them to prisons. Log in to Reply FDR wasn’t sure which side he wanted to support for a while Log in to Reply Nazis (and more specifically, the ideology) may have lost the battle, but they are still fighting the war. Log in to Reply That’s what military attachés do. They host and attend diplomatic functions, meet with the army of the host country, monitor the makeup and capabilities of the host country’s army, and serve as a military advisor to the Ambassador. The US also had a military attaché in Berlin and every other major country doing the exact same thing. I suspect von Boetticher had an intimate knowledge of US military capabilities having lived in the states for eight years prior to the war and was undoubtedly unimpressed. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.