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Taped Hitler / Mannerheim conversation found!

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#1 Stevin



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Posted 18 October 2004 - 09:47 PM

Finnish radiostation YLE announced that a secredly taped conversation between Hitler and Carl Gustav Mannerheim has been found. The conversation was secretly taped by a Finnish soundman of the Finnish radio, when Hitler visited Mannerheim on 4 June 1942, in a trainwagon near the Finnish/Russian border.

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#2 AndyW



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Posted 19 October 2004 - 02:48 PM

Nothing new.

See the transcript of the accidental conversation, posted in 1998:


"Gentlemen! You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!"
(President Merkin Muffley in "Dr. Strangelove")

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 04:22 PM

bugger....So I spent four and a half hours with a Finnish-English dictionary for nothing??? redface.gif

I wonder why Kai never mentioned this!

Just my luck...

Thanks for pointing it out, Andy! ;)
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#4 Carl G. E. von Mannerheim

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 02:23 AM

wow, i love it when you can get a chance to read war-time conversations between leaders.

THanks much for this post Steven and AndyW

now, those arent their actual voices in that recording, right?


With broken heart and bowed in sadness, but not in shame, I report to your Excellency that today I must arrange terms for the surrender of the fortified islands of Manila Bay… With profound regret and the continued pride in my gallant troops I go to meet the Japanese commander. Good-Bye, Mr. President. - Gen. Wainwright, May 5, 1942

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 07:49 AM

Stevin, really? A Finnish dictionary? Wow, that´s incredible!!!


Actually I did mention about this a while back
( a year ago or something ) but cannot find the page now...

Anyway, it´s good to have this topic shown every now and then as it is the only piece of recording showing how Hitler speaks during small talk and several actors have used this recording to learn it.
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#6 Erich Hartmann

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 07:24 AM

The hilarious part is that, despite the relatively small conversation pieces from Hitler, you can STILL pick up the fact that he is egotistically full of himself. I'm not fluent in German, but can tell his dialogue is somehow hate-filled, giving in to the long-standing sterotypes. We were right after all............

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