The forgotten Spanish special operations group that nearly assassinated Hitler in WWII

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A Adolf Hitler there were endless things that managed to stir him up. Among them, that his companions eat meat in his presence. In a report, the US secret services even said of him that “if he gets frustrated, he can easily explode into hysterical anger.” They were right. There were some men who managed to unhinge him in the extreme: the commandos and their way of facing the troops of the Third Reich in the rear. “They will be mercilessly executed by the Germans in the fighting wherever they are found […] for their methods of war contrary to International Conventions ”, he explained in a directive sent in 1942 to his generals. Failure to comply with the order could land the officer in a military court.

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