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  1. Alternate-future Novels Where Germany Won the War(s)?

    Does anyone know of any good ones?

    The only one I ever read was Fatherland, which was made into a TV miniseries. It was deeply disappointing, as it basically made the continued Reich feel like the...
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    These are stunning. Thank you.

    These are stunning. Thank you.
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    I'd strongly recommend it. Strongly. Much of...

    I'd strongly recommend it. Strongly. Much of Rosenberg's Myth of the Twentieth Century is based on Chamberlain (and on Spengler), and Chamberlain is a much more powerful writer and thinker than...
  4. Here's a fantastic nationalistic German poem (in...

    Here's a fantastic nationalistic German poem (in English translation) from Ferdinand Freiligrath, called "Hurrah, Germania":

    http://angerburg.blogspot.com/2010/09/germania.html

    Penned in 1870,...
  5. I'm intrigued. Which films do you have in mind?...

    I'm intrigued. Which films do you have in mind? I'd love to know about them.
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    Very nice to see so many paintings; although I...

    Very nice to see so many paintings; although I should have acknowledged that, yes, there are a plethora of paintings of Slavonic artists who depicted the defeat at "Grunwald" (Tannenberg) in 1410.
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    A little searching turned up a WWII-era painting...

    A little searching turned up a WWII-era painting by Walter Peiner, showing the defense of the Marienburg after the (first) battle of Tannenberg in 1410, when a small garrison held out at the great...
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    Branagh's very masculine delivery of this speech,...

    Branagh's very masculine delivery of this speech, in his version of Henry V, is truly inspiring (far better than Olivier's):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDZVxbrW7Ow
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    Important!  I enjoy the Nibelungenlied, but I have to say...

    I enjoy the Nibelungenlied, but I have to say that I find Wagner's other source for the Ring cycle, the Saga of the Volsungs, much more gripping. The Volsunga-saga has the famous encounter with the...
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    Paintings of the Teutonic Knights

    I am forever surprised at how hard it is to find historical paintings of the Teutonic Knights in battle. With all of the epic historicism/romanticism that was prevalent in the 19th century, leading...
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    In 1817, the great German Romantic poet Friedrich...

    In 1817, the great German Romantic poet Friedrich Rückert wrote a famous poem on the theme of Barbarossa's future Arthur-like rebirth. Here's my favourite English translation:
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  12. Here are two excellent English-language...

    Here are two excellent English-language translations from prior to WWI of both of the Arndt poems that you quote.

    http://angerburg.blogspot.com/search/label/Arndt%20Ernst%20Moritz

    One is called...
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    There's a great three-part English-language...

    There's a great three-part English-language documentary about Burg Hohenzollern (the main one -- the one in Hechingen, not Sigmaringen) on YouTube.

    I don't know how to post YouTube videos here,...
  14. Important! Poll! Berlin. It can only be Berlin. Actually, if it...

    Berlin. It can only be Berlin.

    Actually, if it were still Prussian, I might have said Königsberg, since that's where the Prussian kings were crowned. But given that it's gone, it must be, can only...
  15. As a matter of fact, the Third Reich did make a...

    As a matter of fact, the Third Reich did make a movie about Arminius in 1936. I don't know what it was called, but there are several clips from it in this episode about the Battle of the Teutoburger...
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    It's short, but I've always enjoyed the Schiller...

    It's short, but I've always enjoyed the Schiller poem "Columbus":

    http://angerburg.blogspot.com/2010/08/columbus.html

    It presents the great explorer in a heroic light, in contrast to modern...
  17. Important!  In 1801, the English writer M.G. Lewis published...

    In 1801, the English writer M.G. Lewis published a collection of ballads called Tales of Wonder. Most were translations of continental poems, especially from Herder's Volkslieder.

    In one of...
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    There's a great little two-part documentary about...

    There's a great little two-part documentary about the Reichsburg Cochem at the following link:

    http://angerburg.blogspot.com/2010/07/reichsburg-cochem.html

    It was produced in Germany, but the...
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    The author of this magnificent sonnet, a...

    The author of this magnificent sonnet, a Victorian "follow-up" to Paradise Lost, is actually named George Meredith.
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    The name of the scholar you have in mind is Peter...

    The name of the scholar you have in mind is Peter Thorslev, not "Thorburnslev." Your source gives the name correctly.

    Thorslev's book on the Byronic Hero is not only the definitive account of this...
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    The following Web page features a brief video...

    The following Web page features a brief video produced by the Met a few years back which features the most accessible explanation I've ever come across of Wagner's Leitmotifs.
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    Here's a 'blog post with a pretty good...

    Here's a 'blog post with a pretty good translation of Sachs's magnificent final passage, "Honour your German Masters." It also includes a video clip from the Met production, which, while flawed, is...
  23. I love that poem - Des deutschen Vaterland. I...

    I love that poem - Des deutschen Vaterland. I find this translation much more inspiring:

    http://angerburg.blogspot.com/2010/07/germans-fatherland.html
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    The TV series Great Castles of Europe had a nice...

    The TV series Great Castles of Europe had a nice episode about Neuschwanstein. It's been posted online. I can't quite figure out how to make the YouTube link work, but all three sections appear on...
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    Today, Schinkel is best known as an architect,...

    Today, Schinkel is best known as an architect, but he was also a fantastic Romantic painter. The National Gallery in Berlin displays many of his works alongside Caspar David Friedrich's. I remember...
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