Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nov

17

1943

Luftwaffe fighter ace Knoke meets Reich-Marshal Göring

Herman Goring, Adolf Hitler and the Armaments Minister Albert Speer in August 1943.

Göring makes a most peculiar impression. He wears a unique kind of fancy grey uniform. His cap and epaulettes are covered with gold braid. Bulging legs emerge from scarlet boots of doeskin. The bloated, puffy face makes him look to me like a sick man. Close up, I am forced to the conclusion that he uses cosmetics. He has a pleasant voice, however, and is extremely cordial to me. I know that he takes genuine interest in the welfare of his aircrews.