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The Wagnerian Assignment – Georgi Lischinsky Bio

Good Evening readers, little bit of a late one, been working away and looking forward to whats to come! See below for our next Bio.

Bombastic and arrogant, General-Polkovnik Georgi Lischinsky is the cliché of the western world’s interpretation of a Red Army Staff officer. He shows little concern for the men he commands, who have in their thousands been mown down and killed in order that ground may be taken and the enemy beaten. Hated by his men, who see him as a monster and butcher, his rapid rise through the rankings is due to the courage and spilling of the blood of the men of the Red Army who had no choice but to follow his every order as it is better to take their chance against the Germans than the execution squads of the NKVD, who follow their advance and would kill them without trial or concern for desertion and cowardice in the face of the enemy in order to set an example to any other would be deserters.

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The Wagnerian Assignment – Fernando De Sancha Bio

Good Evening, sorry of the lack of Bio releases. We have been focussing on the Competition currently live on Facebook.

However I have another release for you now which I do hope you enjoy.

A rotund, heavily moustached, dishevelled jovial man, Capitan General Fernando De Sancha is a veteran of many battlefields, spanning the Spanish civil war to the cold Steppes of Russia. Born in Cueta, on the coast of the straits of Gibraltar in the Spanish protectorate of Morocco in 1900, his family history stretches back to the days of the Conquistadors and had always been a one of the ruling classes. His late father, also a General, had been commander of a prison camp in Morocco that detained Arab insurgents who were against the Spanish occupation of their homeland. He joined the Spanish army in 1917 as a private soldier, gaining a commission by 1923; he excelled through the ranks to become one of General Franco’s commanders during the Spanish civil war. He entered Spain by the side of his commander, in a Junkers 52 flown by Pilots of the Luftwaffe Condor legion, supplied in Operation Fire Magic, the German military aid to the Spanish Nationalists, which came into force five days after the rebellion began on the 17th July 1936. Throughout the Spanish civil war, he fought at the front, gaining General status in late 1936 but he never left the front line or his soldiers, gaining a reputation of a fighting General. After the aid Germany gave during the civil war, Spain sent the blue brigade of Spanish volunteers to help fight the Red Army on the eastern front, with him being handpicked by General Franco himself to command a small force that acquitted itself with great honour.

On the 10th October 1943, General Franco ordered him and his men home but nearly three thousand stayed to fight on against the Red Army, joining elite regiments like the Brandenburgers, who also fought Tito’s partisans in Yugoslavia. After initially ignoring the Generalissimos orders and staying with his command, he was ordered at the insistence of his premier home early in 1944, leaving his men to die on the cold Russian Steppes.

Well aware of Germany’s immanent collapse, General Franco didn’t want his old comrade going down with the rest of the National Socialists and in reality, saved his life.

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The Wagnerian Assignment – Michael Williams Bio

Good Evening, well the weekend is finally upon us! Another bio this time of Lieutenant General Michael Williams, hope you enjoy.

Lieutenant General Michael Williams was born into a deeply religious Jewish family from Sacramento California in 1897. He had never truly believed in God or understood the Tanakh and had allowed his religious beliefs to waver into extinction until after the Allies had stumbled across the concentration camps and what the Germans had done to the Jewish race, and he found himself turning back to his god and asking forgiveness for his abstention.

Originally joining the American army in 1912 as a private soldier to escape his home life and have the opportunity to travel, Williams gained a field commission in the bloody trenches of Europe in 1918, reaching the rank of Captain when he resigned his commission in 1932.

Prior to World War Two, he worked as an accountant for a large oil company in Texas but on the 7th December 1941, the day of Japans infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, he was carried away with an overzealous sense of patriotic duty and like many hundreds of thousands of his fellow countrymen enlisted at the first opportunity where he regained the pre-war rank of Captain. Operation Torch and the American invasion of Morocco saw him land in North Africa to fight all the way through Sicily and Italy, where he excelled as a commander in the field, rising rapidly through the ranks. He returned to the United Kingdom in 1943 to assist in the training of troops for Operation Dragoon, the invasion of Southern France, and was given his command and rise in rank to that of Major General.

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The Wagnerian Assignment – Hanna Reitsch Bio

Hey guys and girls, tonight I am releasing a small bio. Still hope you all enjoy and keep coming back!

An aviator extraordinaire, Hanna Reitsch was born on the 29th March 1912 in Hirschberg, Silesia and is the only German woman to win the Iron Cross First class. A fervent National Socialist with unswerving loyalty to Fuhrer and Fatherland, yet she never joined the Nazi party. Blessed with superlative flying skills, she set numerous aviation and endurance records, which made her a favourite of Adolf Hitler and a constant within his circle. She test piloted numerous Luftwaffe and captured Allied aeroplanes and due to her photogenic qualities became a star of the National Socialist propaganda machine.

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The Wagnerian Assignment – Adolf Hitler Bio

Good Evening Readers, tonight I am going to release the Bio for Adolf Hitler from my book The Wagnerian Assignment.

Again, I hope you enjoy the read.

Born on the 20th April 1889 in Braunau am Inn on the Austrian German border, Adolf Hitler left school at 16 and moved to Vienna then Linz, where his radical racial and political views intensified by what he believed he had witnessed in his short life. Living in hostels and on the streets, the rich and powerful, all of whom he believed were of Jewish origin, were not prepared to help the vulnerable and weak as he was at the time and passed uncaring of his misfortune. At the onset of World War One, to avoid being conscripted into the Austrian army, he crossed into Germany to enlist in the 1st company of the List regiment of the Bavarian reserve infantry, which he felt more akin to. Decorated for bravery in the field, he was awarded the Iron Cross first class and served throughout the four years of war, in and around the trenches of the western front, mainly acting as a despatch rider conveying orders given by others. After being injured and temporarily blinded in 1918, he was hospitalised prior to the armistice being signed and was furious in the belief the military had been stabbed in the back by the politicians and bankers, once again mistakenly believing it to be a Jewish conspiracy.

After the war, Germany was in turmoil and he was sent by the army to spy on the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei, which translates into English as the National Socialist German Workers Party. He was so taken by their politics, he began to speak at their meetings, joined in 1919, and by 1921 was their leader. In 1923, the National Socialists attempted a putsch to overthrow the Bavarian government, which was unsuccessful and resulted in the deaths of several party members who were killed by the army, whom Hitler had mistakenly thought would stand aside but instead chose to obey the orders of the Bavarian government and oppose the putsch. After running from the scene, he was captured and put on trial, which proved to be his first propaganda victory in the cause of National Socialism and he was sentenced to five years imprisonment in Landsburg, where with the help of his deputy Rudolf Hess, he wrote the book Mein Kampf, my struggle, which became a best seller and showed the world his intentions on war and his hatred of the Jewish people, which in 1939 took him and the German people on the road to war and mass genocide. The royalties from Mein Kampf made him a millionaire in his own right and he bought with the proceeds a chalet named Haus Wachenfeld, situated just outside Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, which was later renamed the Berghof, along with a large residence in Munich, which was used as the National Socialists headquarters and became known as the Brown house.

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The Wagnerian Assignment – Alexei Vasteroff Bio

Hey all, sorry for missing last night out, check out below for our Bio of the night. Hope you enjoy.

A robust, dark, devious man, Kapitan Alexei Vasteroff, was born in 1894 in the Tsarist state of Georgia, like his beloved ruler, Joseph Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, lovingly known to some of the Russian people as the man of steel, Joseph Stalin. He joined the Tsarist secret Police before the October revolution of 1917 but soon changed sides to fight against the White Tsarist Russians in the civil war. He became a member of the peoples Militsiya in 1925, and in 1934, he was transferred to the NKVD, then in June 1944 he was assigned to the 3rd Ukrainian front as an intelligence officer.

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The Wagnerian Assignment – Robert Leslie Waverley and Rutger Shint Bio’s

Good Evening all, I hope you all have had an amazing weekend, a little sad to see it coming to an end again, but then again its one weekend closer to releasing The Wagnerian Assignment.

However I have something here that will make the end of the weekend all that better. Two Chacter Bio’s as promised.

Robert Leslie Waverley

Lieutenant General Robert Leslie Waverley was born at Fort Stockton Texas in 1890. The son of a Master Sergeant and a sixth generation Scottish immigrant’s daughter, who had escaped the land of his birth after the battle of Culloden in 1746, he had a sometimes harsh but generally comfortable upbringing in the outdoors of the American Wild West.

A career officer, he joined West Point military academy in 1912 and graduated in 1916, finishing in the top half of his class onto the horse. Climbing the promotion ladder, he rode into Mexico in 1916 under the command of General Black Jack Pershing, along with four thousand eight hundred men of the punitive expedition force to capture the Mexican guerrilla commander, Pancho Villa.

During World War One and the killing fields of France and Belgium, he had shown extreme valour on numerous occasions and rose to the lofty rank of Lieutenant Colonel before being demoted to his pre-war rank of Captain after the armistice. Staying in the army, he served in Hawaii and the Philippines but mostly around the hot dusty forts of the American South, where his many experiences were put to training new recruits. Transferred into army intelligence in 1929, and after the entry of America into World War Two, he later played a small part in the setting up of OSS in 1942, rising to the rank of Major General.

Due to his role as an intelligence chief, he travelled with President Roosevelt to Casablanca and Yalta, where his pre-war admiration for the Russians waned with the reality of their intentions for world domination. His warnings ignored, he caused quite a stir with his remarks but still reached the rank of Lieutenant General prior to D Day and the invasion of Normandy on June 6th 1944.

Rutger Shint

To look at him there was nothing to show the horrors he’d witnessed throughout his time on the Eastern and Western fronts, but his mother would still recognise the innocent cherubic face that she knew prior to war but she would never be able to understand the desolation it had done to his soul. Born in Upper Silesia in 1916, SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Rutger Shint joined the Sturmabteilung at the age of 16, in 1932, and fought many battles against the Reds on the streets of Germany. After showing great enthusiasm for the National Socialist cause, he was transferred into the SS, where in 1936 he joined the first SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler as a private soldier. Due to heavy losses, he was commissioned in 1941 and climbed rapidly up the chain of command to his present rank. Late in 1944, a British Hawker Typhoon fighter bomber, attacked his convoy during the retreat through Falaise, taking him out of the war for several months to recuperate and leaving him with a permanent aching limp in his right leg that no matter how painful or incapacitating had never prevented him from carrying out his duty.

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The Wagnerian Assignment – William Angus Robertson Bio

Hey everyone, hope you are all having a great weekend so far.

I have the Character Bio of another main character from the book, I hope you enjoy.

Born in the Highlands of Scotland, a confident, ruggedly handsome privately educated man, Major William Angus Robertson, having believed the recruiting posters that promised travel and excitement for all, enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in 1933 at the age of eighteen as a private soldier, all against his Physicist well to do Fathers wishes. Affluent in several languages, including German, he was soon picked up by SIS, the Secret Intelligence Service, in order to assume the role of a German staff officer in the OKH, the Oberkommando des Heeres, the high command of the German army, to gain intelligence against the long foreseen enemy of the future. Considering all he had achieved in the field of intelligence, he bears no medals on his uniform, which slightly irks him at the sight of others who had them awarded in abundance for a lot less.

Thriving in the role military intelligence had given him in 1936; he infiltrated the OKH and sent information back to London through contacts at the British Embassy in Berlin. Proving proficient in the role he had undertaken for the Germans, he quickly rose through the ranks, putting him closer to more delicate intelligence that his MI6 pay masters hungered for. In 1937, he was attached to Adolf Hitler’s personal staff and promoted Colonel, becoming a close friend to the Fuhrer as they met about intelligence matters on a weekly basis. Betrayed to the Gestapo in early 1944, he was arrested and sent to Prinz Albrecht Strasse in Berlin, where he was tortured before being sent to Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar in Germany, to await execution. Professing his innocence to his SS torturers and jailers, who were unable to confirm the intelligence against him, ultimately kept him alive as they dared not execute a close friend of Hitler’s without concrete evidence against him and without the Fuhrers orders, which he was reluctant to give.

Enduring terrible hardship, he awaited his execution which he believed was inevitable, unaware of the protection he was under. When his execution didn’t come, he concocted an audacious escape plan, where dressed as an SS officer and using his knowledge of military procedures, he walked out of the gates without being asked to show any form of identification. Over several weeks living off the land and his wits, he made his way through enemy lines into Normandy and was captured by the advancing American Third Army and placed in an internment camp until he was able to prove his identity and was repatriated back to Scotland to convalesce at his elderly grandmothers house in Ballater, which brought him back to full fitness.

On return to SIS headquarters in Broadway, London, he was assigned to SHAEF to work counter intelligence, using the knowledge he had acquired of the OKH command structure and operating procedures. To his relief he was taken off the active register and put behind a desk as acting intelligence liaison between the British and her Allies but of late the role had become increasingly odious to him.

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The Wagnerian Assignment – Otto Skorzeny Bio

Good Afternoon, I have decided to firstly go with one of the main Characters from the book, Otto Skozeny.

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Born on the 12th June 1908 in Vienna Austria, SS Standartenfuhrer Otto Skorzeny stands six foot four inches in height with broad shoulders and a handsome Germanic demeanour. A large duelling schmiss, received during his Burschenschaft University days in Vienna runs across the left side of his face, from his chin, tipping the left corner of his mouth, across his cheek, almost reaching his ear lobe, only missing it by a mere ten millimetres. His uniform bears a single oak leaf on both collars indicating the rank of Colonel, along with the Iron Cross first and second class and the Knights Cross of the iron cross on his chest. His swift rise to notoriety and the attention of the Allies had come when on the 26th July 1943 Adolf Hitler had given him the task of rescuing his friend and the Italian dictator, Il Duce, the Leader, Benito Mussolini. Codenamed, Unternehmen Eiche, Operation Oak, Mussolini had been overthrown and imprisoned on the orders of the Italian King, Victor Emmanuel III, who had seen the wind of change and had approached the Allies to save himself. This mission was carried out with great finesse on the 12th September 1943 by Skorzeny, the men of Jagdverbande 502, and General Karl Student’s Fallschirmjager, who assaulted the Gran Sasso in Italy, rescuing the Italian dictator with minimal casualties, catapulting the once unknown soldier into worldwide infamy with the help of Josef Goebels’ propaganda machine, which at that time in the war needed a hero desperately. His military career was then catapulted to greater heights when, Unternehmen Panzerfaust, Operation Armoured Fist, was devised and he successfully kidnapped the wayward son of the Hungarian President, Admiral Miklos Horthy, on the 15th October 1944, after he was found to be negotiating the surrender of all Hungarian forces in the east to the Russians. The surrender of the Hungarians would have caused a catastrophic collapse on several of the Russian fronts and would have left the German army vulnerable to encirclement and annihilation. Due to his actions, Hungary carried on fighting to the end of the war, saving the lives of tens of thousands of German soldiers and Airmen. The Russian Premier, Joseph Stalin personally had a bounty placed on his head for his death. In late 1944, Unternehmen Griffin, Operation Grief, was devised as the ultimate task to disrupt the American lines of communications and their ability to fight during the Ardennes offensive.  Known to the Germans as, Unternehmen wacht am Rhein, Operation watch on the Rhine, and to the Allies as, the Ardennes counter offensive, or the battle of the bulge, his English speaking men were hastily trained to infiltrate American lines and cause as much disruption as possible, allowing the German army to push the Americans back, causing panic between the 16th December and 25th January 1945, but after a small set back it was thwarted by overwhelming American forces. Known as Germanys last gamble in the west, their plan although nonsensical, was to separate the British and American armies in order to recapture the Dutch port of Antwerp and disrupt the Allies military expansion into the western European theatre.

Discerning German Generals knew this wouldn’t win the war but had hoped it would bring the Allies to the negotiating table where they could negotiate the cessation of action in the west in order to defeat the Red Army in the east. Skorzeny’s men caused minimal disruption and most were executed after their capture in American uniforms, which is in contravention of the 1907 Hague convention. The biggest disruption caused to the Allies was when word was put about that Skorzeny’s mission was to assassinate high ranking Allied officers, including General Eisenhower, which kept them under maximum security and thus away from their command. The use of German soldiers in American uniforms and the accusation of assassinating the Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, would come back to haunt him when the Allies added him to their most wanted list of war criminals.

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