An Analysis of Adolf Hitler’s Directive no. 18 - fact or fiction?

Winston

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Fred,

Hitler could do nothing in the Mediterranean without the approval of Mussolini. We have to stop thinking in a German-concentric way. Franco wanted nothing to do with Hitler anyway. Invading Gibraltar and meddling in the Mediterranean was all pie-in-the-sky nonsense. The Italians would have put their foot down on it.
Fred, you are thinking of Hitler's directives as facts; they were not. They were simply a series of wishes and projected fantasies on the part of Hitler and his inner circle.

Without the full approval of the Italians, the Germans could do nothing in the Med. To think otherwise is to indulge in Hitlerite myths.
 

Winston

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Yes, that's right. I am referring to that particular article. I wanted to leave a comment below it but it seems that I need to have a Facebook account, which I don't have , so I am posting my comment here.

Anyway, I thought this site was meant to be about the Italians and THEIR war; why does it always have to come back to the Germans and in particular, Hitler?
 
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