„Bans are laws for the stupid.“

1942. Henning von Tresckow 10.01.1901 – 21.07.1944 von Dr. Hans-Peter Diller, OTA https://web.archive.org/web/20090408164814/http://www.offizierschule-des-heeres.de/tresckowmonografie.htm.

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