A matter of taste by Mike Carlton; Richard Walker; Mark Hamlyn; Gail Jarvis;

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Finally, he concludes by remarking that Goering had 22 Jennifer Taylor only adopted the ‘elastischeren Prokuktionsmethoden’ of the British and American manufacturers the previous spring. The wealth of detail and analysis of the manufacturing process contained in this scene would imply that the argument was addressed to the German Air Ministry and the political authorities rather than the civilian population which normally formed the target audience of these scenes. Indeed, it is possible to see the broadcast as a terrible warning to the German authorities, for the raids which destroyed the Ruhr Dams on 16 and 17 May and devastated Hamburg on 24 July and 2 August were carried out by the type of heavy bomber referred to in this scene.

In early October his commissioning editor Christina Gibson, head of German talks,9 reported on the steps she had taken in this regard: As requested by the Planning Committee, I sounded Dr. Adler to find out what his reactions would be if he were invited by E. H. to live near them in the Country and co-operate in their work. ] I have today given particulars concerning him and his wife to […] the Political Intelligence Department of the Foreign Office. 10 Adler’s work for the PID is even now shrouded in the secrecy which, despite the Freedom of Information Act, still attends such matters.

Es ist unmöglich, in diesem Milieu des Hasses zu leben, zwei Schritte von der deutschen Grenze entfernt. Ich weiß nur noch nicht, wie ich mich einrichten soll. Ich hätte Rom vorgezogen, aber leider – die Politik! Ich würde mich nicht gerne in der Schweiz einrichten, vor allem nicht in der deutschen Schweiz. Und in der Nähe von Paris fürchte ich, zu sehr in das Marktgeschrei gezogen zu werden. ’7 Indeed, four months later he chose London to work on his biography of Erasmus; his rather unpleasant memories of the reserved Englishmen assured him that London would afford him the privacy and anonymity he so longed for in order to concentrate on his work.

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