The Great Tragedy: Germany’s Declaration of War against the United States
By Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler’s Dec. 11, 1941 speech to the Reichstag, delivered just hours after a formal declaration of war had been delivered to the U.S. ambassador in Berlin, marked a decisive turning point in the global tragedy of WWII.
This speech was more than just a declaration of war: it is an 88-minute personal explanation by Hitler of the origin of the war, the background to the outbreak of the war in Poland, its subsequent dramatic developments, why he decided to attack the Soviet Union in June 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt’s hostile policies toward Germany, a short overview of Germany’s place in the struggle for all of Europe, and finally his earnest desire for peace at any cost.
This is the first complete and accurate translation.
Softcover, 41 pages