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Ernst Hanfstaengl
Ernst Franz Sedgwick Hanfstaengl (2 February 1887 – 6 November 1975) was a German-American businessman and intimate friend of Adolf Hitler. He eventually fell out of favour with Hitler, however, and defected from Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
to the United States. He later worked for Franklin D. Roosevelt and was once engaged to the author Djuna Barnes.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Hitler's confidant 3 Fall from power 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Ernst Hanfstaengl, nicknamed "Putzi",[1] was born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, the son of a German art publisher, Edgar Hanfstaengl, and an American mother. He spent most of his early years in Germany and later moved to the United States. His mother was Katharine Wilhelmina Heine, daughter of Wilhelm Heine, a cousin of American Civil War
American Civil War
Union Army general John Sedgwick
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English Language
English is a West Germanic language
West Germanic language
that was first spoken in early medieval England
England
and is now a global lingua franca.[4][5] Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic
North Germanic
language), as well as by Latin
Latin
and Romance languages, especially French.[6] English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 5th century, are called Old English
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Diana Mitford
Diana, Lady Mosley (17 June 1910 – 11 August 2003), born Diana Freeman-Mitford and usually known as Diana Mitford, was one of Britain's noted Mitford sisters. She was first married to Bryan Walter Guinness, heir to the barony of Moyne, and upon her divorce from him married Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet of Ancoats, leader of the British Union of Fascists. Her second marriage, in 1936, took place at the home of Joseph Goebbels, with Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
as guest of honour. Subsequently, her involvement with Fascist political causes resulted in three years' internment during the Second World War. She later moved to Paris and enjoyed some success as a writer
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Harvard Club Of New York
The Harvard Club of New York City, commonly called The Harvard Club, is a private social club located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, USA. The club is the sole club in New York City whose membership is restricted almost entirely to alumni and faculty of one university, Harvard University (unlike other university-related clubs in New York City, which allow alumni from multiple schools to join). Incorporated in 1887, it is housed in adjoining lots at 27 West 44th Street and 35 West 44th Street. The original wing, built in 1894, was designed in red brick neo-Georgian style by Charles Follen McKim of McKim, Mead & White.Contents1 History 2 Membership 3 Notable members 4 Philanthropy 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Founded without a location in 1865, by a group of Harvard University alumni, the club first rented a townhouse on 22nd Street.[3] In 1888, the members acquired land on 44th Street
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Munich
Munich
Munich
(/ˈmjuːnɪk/; German: München, pronounced [ˈmʏnçn̩] ( listen),[2] Austro-Bavarian: Minga [ˈmɪŋ(ː)ɐ]) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar
Isar
north of the Bavarian Alps
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William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst
Sr. (/hɜːrst/;[1] April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American businessman, politician, and newspaper publisher who built the nation's largest newspaper chain and media company Hearst Communications
Hearst Communications
and whose flamboyant methods of yellow journalism influenced the nation's popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories. Hearst entered the publishing business in 1887 after being given control of The San Francisco Examiner by his wealthy father. Moving to New York City, he acquired The New York Journal
New York Journal
and fought a bitter circulation war with Joseph Pulitzer's New York World
New York World
that sold papers by giant headlines over lurid stories featuring crime, corruption, graphics, sex, and innuendo
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Charlie Chaplin
Sir
Sir
Charles Spencer Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry.[1] His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era
Victorian era
until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy. Chaplin's childhood in London
London
was one of poverty and hardship. As his father was absent and his mother struggled financially, he was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine. When he was 14, his mother was committed to a mental asylum. Chaplin began performing at an early age, touring music halls and later working as a stage actor and comedian
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Franz Von Papen
Franz von Papen
Franz von Papen
(German: [ˈfʁants fɔn ˈpaːpən] ( listen); 29 October 1879 – 2 May 1969) was a German nobleman, General Staff
General Staff
officer and politician. He served as Chancellor of Germany
Chancellor of Germany
in 1932 and as Vice-Chancellor under Adolf Hitler
Hitler
in 1933–34. He belonged to the group of close advisers to President Paul von Hindenburg
Paul von Hindenburg
in the late Weimar Republic. It was largely Papen, believing that Hitler
Hitler
could be controlled once he was in the government, who persuaded Hindenburg to appoint Hitler
Hitler
as Chancellor in a cabinet not under Nazi Party
Nazi Party
domination
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Long Island
Coordinates: 40°48′N 73°18′W / 40.8°N 73.3°W / 40.8; -73.3Long IslandNative name: Paumanok[1]Location of Long Island
Long Island
in New YorkGeographyLocation Atlantic OceanCoordinates 40°48′N 73°18′W / 40.8°N 73.3°W / 40.8; -73.3Area 1,401 sq mi (3,630 km2)AdministrationUnited StatesState New YorkDemographicsDemonym Long IslanderPopulation 7,869,820 (2017)Pop
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US Army Air Corps
The United States
United States
Army Air Corps (USAAC) was the aerial warfare service of the United States
United States
of America between 1926 and 1941. After World War I, as early aviation became an increasingly important part of modern warfare, a philosophical rift developed between more traditional ground-based army personnel and those who felt that aircraft were being underutilized and that air operations were being stifled for political reasons unrelated to their effectiveness. The USAAC was renamed from the earlier United States
United States
Army Air Service on 2 July 1926, and was part of the larger United States
United States
Army. The Air Corps became the United States
United States
Army Air Forces (USAAF) on 20 June 1941, giving it greater autonomy from the Army's middle-level command structure
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Hasty Pudding Club
The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 is a social club for Harvard students.Contents1 Aim 2 History 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksAim[edit] The Hasty Pudding Club was originally established to bring together undergraduates in friendship, conversation, and camaraderie.[citation needed] History[edit] The society was founded on September 1, 1795, by Horace Binney, who was then 15, by calling together a meeting of 21 juniors in the room of Nymphas Hatch. The club is named for the traditional American dish that the founding members ate at their first meeting. Each week two members in alphabetical order had to provide a pot of hasty pudding for the Club to enjoy. It is the oldest collegiate social club in America. Originally, the Club engaged in holding mock trials, which became more elaborate throughout time. This culminated in a member, Lemuel Hayward, secretly planning to stage a musical on the night he was to host the Club's meeting
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Embassy Of The United States In Berlin
The Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin is the diplomatic mission of the United States of America in the Federal Republic of Germany. The U.S. Embassy in Germany has not always been in Berlin, with the current complex opening in July 2008.Contents1 Embassy history1.1 1797–1930 1.2 1930–1941 1.3 Mission Berlin (1945–1990) 1.4 Embassy in East Berlin (1974–1990) 1.5 1990–present1.5.1 Non-German employees2 Pariser Platz site 3 Mission Germany 4 Amerika Haus Berlin 5 Former Ambassadors and significant embassy personnel 6 Controversies 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksEmbassy history[edit] 1797–1930[edit]Future American Chancery building on the far right, on Pariser PlatzEmbassy building on Bendlerstraße, 1928Brandenburg Gate (left) next to the Blücher Palace (far right)The U.S. Embassy in Berlin probably began with the 1797 appointment of John Quincy Adams to the then capital of Prussia, Berlin
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Berlin
Berlin
Berlin
(/bɜːrˈlɪn/, German: [bɛɐ̯ˈliːn] ( listen)) is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states. With a steadily growing population of approximately 3.7 million,[4] Berlin
Berlin
is the second most populous city proper in the European Union
European Union
behind London
London
and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union.[5] Located in northeastern Germany
Germany
on the banks of the rivers Spree
Spree
and Havel, it is the centre of the Berlin- Brandenburg
Brandenburg
Metropolitan Region, which has roughly 6 million residents from more than 180 nations.[6][7][8][9] Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin
Berlin
is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate
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Truman Smith (officer)
Truman Smith (August 25, 1893 – October 3, 1970) was a U.S. Army infantry officer, military attache, and intelligence officer. He collected valuable intelligence on German military capabilities while serving in Berlin before World War II. During the war, he was a personal advisor to General George C. Marshall. He influenced the establishment of the new Bundeswehr to play a role in the Cold War.Contents1 Early life and career 2 U.S. Army 3 Retirement 4 Awards4.1 Distinguished Service Medal citation 4.2 Silver Star citation5 Dates of rank 6 Publications 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEarly life and career[edit] He was brought up and attended schools in Stamford, Connecticut. His father was killed in action at Cebu, Philippine Islands (February 1900). He attended Yale (1912–15) and earned a B.A., 100 years after his namesake grandfather. He was a graduate student at Columbia (1915-1916).[2] He married Katherine Alling Hollister in 1917.[2] U.S
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Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier
The Tomb
Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier
Soldier
refers to a monument (cenotaph) in dedication to the services of an unknown soldier and to the common memories of all soldiers killed in any war. Such tombs can be found in many nations and are usually high-profile national monuments. Throughout history, many soldiers have died in war with their remains being unidentified. Following World War I, a movement arose to commemorate these soldiers with a single tomb, containing the body of one such unidentified soldier.Contents1 History1.1 France
France
and the United Kingdom 1.2 Other countries2 Symbolism 3 Examples 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] France
France
and the United Kingdom[edit] During the First World War, the British and French armies who were allies during the war jointly decided to bury soldiers themselves
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