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San Celini Island:[]

Stupid British, Stupid Lancasters

5th March 1943

Dear Poldi

Are you okay? Schulau was bombed last night. It was terrifying. Papa thinks they were aiming for Hamburg but that something went wrong.

Stupid British, stupid Lancasters.

Have you killed many people yet? Papa says what you're up to is ultra-secret and no-one even knows you're there. What is it? Can you tell me?

Papa says I should stop now and do my homework. The League of Young Girls is having a parade tomorrow. I'm so excited.

Take care, big brother.

Ulrike xx

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The Sissy

2nd January 1943

Dear Oswald

Italy! Why have they sent you to Italy? You're an ox of a man, why aren't you on the Eastern Front with the rest of them.

Do they think you're a sissy? No son of mine is going to be called a sissy.

Its's very cold here and your father had another one of his turns.

You must write soon.

Your loving Mother.

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Silly Subversive Beliefs

1st March 1943

Dear Max

How are you brother of mine? Surprised to get a letter from me?

Not as surprised as I am that the prison authorities let me write you. I guess maybe they think you might be able to talk me out of my silly subversive beliefs.

So then, Italy. What are you doing there, little brother? Of course, you can't tell me.

If I can, I'll write again.

Or you can write me.

Dieter

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Nameless

1st January 1943

Dear Günther

Happy New Year, my darling! I have such wonderful news for you. On Christmas Day your darling Tanje gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. But the poor lamb doesn't have a name. Tanje says you can't agree! He's a week old and has no name. Write soon and put us out of our misery.

As you can imagine, I'm thrilled to be a grandmother. Your father worries that it means we're getting old. Of course we are!

Anyway, you're a papa now. You must come back safe.

Your loving

Mother

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Cologne

23rd January 1943

Dear Bruno

I hope you are well. Haven't heard from you in a while. I suppose you might have written to me and that the mail might have passed in the post. Or maybe you haven't been able to post your letter yet. Or don't feel like writing. I don't know.

To be honest, I'm all of a jitter. The bombing started again last night. Five people dead, I think, but a lot more injured. Hasn't Cologne suffered enough?

Do write to me, darling. Anything to know you're still okay.

I love you.

Helma xx

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Bitanti Villiage:[]

She Did Not Suffer

Dear Willy

How are you, my boy? Truth be told, things are not so good here in Cologne.

The British have rained bombs upon us for months. There were many, many victims. Including, sadly, your own mother.

I know this is a terrible shock for you.

All I can say is she did not suffer.

Your Father

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That Monster Churchill

Dear Walter

I write with the most terrible news.

That monster Churchill killed our beloved Mila. A direct hit on the house. What little consolation there is lies in the fact that she didn't suffer.

Walter, you must make them pay for what they did to our daughter and to Dortmund. Make those Partisans suffer the way we have.

Your loving wife,

Ottilie

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The Factory

June 3rd 1943

Dear Viktor

Exciting news! The new assembly line is operational.

I tell you, when you return you will not believe the difference.

Once we have beaten the British and Americans into submission and wiped the Reds from the face of the planet, we will stop constructing tanks and return to making the best automobiles in the world.

And when you return, my son, it will be as factory overseer!

Your loving Father

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The Bosses Won't Care

Dear Hildebrand

I trust all is well with you.

I wanted to let you know I no longer work at the armaments factory.

Frieda and myself and several others decided enough was enough.

The bosses won't care. They'll replace us easy enough.

Take care my sweet,

Pia

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BANG!

(letter is included here with all spelling errors intact)

Dear Papa

I am writting this letr to tell you our Mummy is deaded. A big bomb came and hit her right on the head.

BANG!

A policeman came and dug us out.

We live with Herr Lieder now.

But I hope u r ok.

Lots of love and kissy-kisses,

Alfred

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Regilino Viaduct:[]

Kyros

My Dear Wilhelm

I write with sad news of your brother Jan.

You'll remember we last had word that he'd been stationed on the Greek island of Kyros and assigned to Admiral Ostler.

Well, it would seem there was an incident with enemy insurgents. Jan fought bravely by all accounts, but courage alone was not enough to win the day.

Your father is bereft with this news.

Our only consolation is that you are safe and will be returned to us alive and well when this war is won for the Fatherland.

Your loving Mumma

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Hugging One Another

Dear Viktor

I hope this letter finds you well though I must be the bearer of bad news.

The bombing has been terrible over the past week. Last night they hit a gas main. Took out the whole street.

Your Mum and Dad were in the shelter but in the end it wasn't much protection. Fire, debris. It was awful.

They found their bodies in the morning. They were hugging one another.

Viktor, I'm so sorry. There was nothing anyone could have done.

Lyssa

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Bread

Dear Philipp

Are you well, my darling?

Everything is okay here. The twins are doing very well at school and with their League of Young Girls activities. Your father's gout is no worse than usual.

We don't have much to eat - half a loaf of bread and 1,200 grams of meat isn't a lot for a family of four. But we do our best.

I hope you come home to us soon, Philipp. We miss you so very much.

Yours,

Arabelle

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Jonas

Dear Lothar

Terrible news - Jonas is dead.

I know this will come as a shock to you. Dr Bernat said it was his heart.

Comfort yourself that it wasn't a bomb that killed him, though the strain of constant bombing runs might have contributed.

I buried him with his chew toy and basket.

Your loving wife,

Erika

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The RAF

Dear Ingemar

I have something to tell you, my love.

The RAF attacked Krefeld. We headed for the shelter but Lulu wasn't fast enough and a section of the wall collapsed on her.

We dug her out but they couldn't save her leg. She bares her injury bravely but I feel so guilty. I should have been faster but the bomb just came out of nowhere.

I am so sorry, my love.

Your wife,

Beate

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Lorino Dockyard:[]

Watch

Dear Tobias

I hope you're staying out of harm's way.

I should say that watch belonged to my father.

I'm not happy.

Your ever loving

Mother

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Burgstein

Dear Tils

We hope things are good with you.

Everything in Burgstein is good.

Your darling Frieda is fine but misses her Papa.

She says to kill as many British and Americans as you can!

Your wife Pauline

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Concerned Karin

My darling Ignaz

How are you?

Are they feeding you well?

Is it dangerous?

We hear reports of resistance fighters and can't help but worry.

Hope you're sleeping well.

Karin xxx

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Bend

June 2nd 1943

To my dearest Fritz

We are all fine and well and hope you are too.

Please write when you are next able.

Remember to bend at the knees, my darling.

Alheid xxx

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My Dearest Boy

Dear Axel

Happy twenty-second birthday to my beautiful son.

I hope beyond hope to see you again.

Stay safe my dearest boy.

Your loving Mumma

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Abrunza Monastery:[]

Food Stamps

2nd June 1943

Dear Enzo

I hope you're well, my dear. Seems like an age since your last letter.

We don't have much to eat but otherwise we're all well.

You won't believe what happened last week, though. Took my food stamps to the grocer's and he said they were counterfeit! The wretched Allies are causing havoc.

All my love,

Mother

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Please Console Yourself

15th July 1943

Dear Private Volk

I trust you are well. It grieves me to have to convey this via letter but sadly there is no other way to reach you.

Your mother and father were both killed in the bombing action which fell on 9th July on the city of Cologne.

Please console yourself with the knowledge that their deaths were likely immediate and that they would not have suffered.

Your father designated me as the family solicitor to inform you of their deaths in the absence of any other living relatives. I am sorry to be the bearer of such terrible news.

Yours sincerely

RH Baumann

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The Kick

15th July 1943

Dear Oskar

I hope you are well.

The baby kicked this morning, really hard. I think he will be a footballer like you. And it's definitely a 'he', before you say anything. A mother can tell.

The hospital was destroyed in the last attack. Surely the British will run out of bombs at some point?

Take care, my dear. I want you to know your son and to be a father to him all his life. Don't get killed.

Forever yours,

Ornella

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Poor Cows

Dear Eduardo

When will you come home, Papa?

The cows are poorly. Mama says she needs you here to help with the milking.

I don't like that you shoot people, Papa.

Come home.

Bella xx

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German Young People

Dear Big Brother

I have some exciting news! I have joined the German Young People!

We do lots of amazing things like learning how to march, how to dig trenches, how to throw grenades and how to sneak under barbed wire.

When I am 13 I will join the Hitler Youth and after that I will come fight with you!

I hope you are having a nice time.

Love Fedor

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Magazzeno Facility:[]

A Sailor

August 2nd 1943

Dear Helmut

I hope you're well. This isn't an easy letter to write.

I'm afraid I have fallen in love with another. You don't know him. His name is Hanno and he is a sailor.

He was just visiting Gemünden.

Please don't be sad.

Bruna

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Betrayal

20th June 1943

Dear Egon

You told me you would look after him. I believed you. He was your brother, I thought I could trust you.

How could you let this happen? Who am I to marry now? You?

You betrayed Arno. You betrayed me.

I hope a bullet finds you.

Ricarda

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A Fierce Man

August 4th 1943

Dear Jörg

I know your present posting makes it difficult to write back but just some indication you're okay would be wonderful.

I know you didn't mean what you said. Your father is a fierce man but he would never have done what you claim - to you or to your sister.

Write back when you can.

Your loving Mother

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Resistance Fighters

24th July 1943

Dear Carsten

I hear you have been moved to Magazzeno. With all the code-breakers, eh? Guess you can't tell us anything about it.

As for me, well, I'm still stuck in Marseille. You think you have problems with resistance fighters.

I haven't heard from Mother and Father. The Ruhr's taken a hammering from the British. I hope they're okay.

See you soon little brother,

Joseph

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U-Boats

5th July 1943

Dear Berti

I hope you are well. We have heard from Klaus. He says Admiral Donitz has recalled them from the Atlantic.

Apparently the plan is to re-deploy the U-boats in smaller groups. More efficient. He couldn't tell us anything else.

What about you? Did you get the cigarettes?

Write soon.

Your loving parents

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Giovi Fiorini Mansion:[]

Dr Goebbels

25th August 1943

Dear Torsten

I can barely write this I'm so excited! You'll never guess who we saw this morning. Only Dr Goebbels himself!

He was touring a bomb site. Recently I've felt like the war might be turning against us, but seeing the good doctor in the flesh has changed my mind.

We can - we must - win through.

Your Father

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Rations

19th August 1943

Dear Alfred

Nothing much to report but I thought I would write you anyway.

I've lost lots of weight - you wouldn't recognise me. I guess that's one of the benefits of living off rations, eh? The downside is I often feel light-headed and tired.

I bet you get more to eat than we do! But then an army marches on its stomach, isn't that what they say?

Your loving wife

Edeltraud

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The Obermünster

21st August 1943

My darling Gottfried -

I suppose you must have heard what happened.

None of us were very surprised - the Messerschmitt plants were obvious targets. But to attack during daylight - my God. The Obermünster survived, though if they attack us again I'm not sure it will.

As you may guess, I'm fine.

I hope you are too, my love.

Otka

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Litter

August 17th 1943

My Dearest Timm,

Tiberius has had a litter! They are so cute I can't bear to give them all away.

What should I do?

Write soon!

All my love,

Lenore

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Mr Fuchs the Green Grocer

August 20th 1943

Dear Wolfram

I haven't heard from you for so long. The children are well but missing their father. Letta is walking!

Mr Fuchs the green grocer says the Führer has pulled troops out of Russia so that they can come and help you.

Is it true?

Your wife,

Anneliese

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Allagra Fortress:[]

Tomorrow

4th August 1943

Dear Wilhelm

Just to say we're so proud of you and what you're fighting for. The Führer isn't simply some gesticulating monomaniac, Wilhelm.

I know his speeches and his writings might seem at face value moronic nonsense, but in that lies his great genius. He makes the idiotic somehow engaging.

If, God forbid, something should happen to him, others will rise to take his place, of that I am sure.

Tomorrow truly belongs to us.

I have to stop writing now as the cat's been sick.

Your Father

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Cabbages

2nd August 1943

Dear Lutz

Here's hoping you're okay. It's been three months since your last letter. I know you spoke about a new posting and that it was terribly secret. Hopefully this letter reaches you.

Everything is fine here. Your mother and sister are both well. Little Annette's birthday was good fun.

Haven't managed to plant the cabbages yet, though.

You know how it is. Nothing much happens here.

Write soon.

Papa

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Peenemünde

18th August 1943

Dear Heiner

I hope this finds you well. The RAF bombed Peenemünde yesterday.

Lots of damage ot the facility. Thiel and Walther were both killed, along with lots of prisoners. I've heard the Allies used some clever sleight of hand to distract us.

Lord only knows how they found out what we're up to. Maybe through captured Germans, maybe Polish resistance. They might even have killed some of the people who gave them the intelligence.

Not sure how long it'll delay us. Maybe two months. Could be crucial.

Your brother

Gernot

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Back Into the Sea

18th August 1943

Dear Detlev

I hope this letter reaches you. We're not even sure where you are now.

The address we were given was Rome but we know you're not there. Presumably this will be forwarded on to you.

It looks like the Allies are going to move up through Italy. I'm sure the Führer will commit more troops - you might be one of them, eh?

That'll push 'em back into the sea.

Take care my dearest boy,

Father

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A Cunning Trap

12th August 1943

Dearest Conrad

Haven't heard from you in ages. The children miss you so terribly. Please write when you can.

Hans thinks the Führer is luring the Allies into a cunning trap.

I hope he's right.

Your loving wife

Anja

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Compound:[]

Railyard:[]

Deathstorm: Inception (DLC):[]

Playing

15th January 1944

Dear Santino

When will you come home? I can't run the farm on my own. Mother is too elderly, Gino too lazy. The cows need milking.

Stop playing with guns and come home.

Your wife,

Renata

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Season's Greetings

17th December 1943

Dear Robert

Thought I'd take this opportunity to wish you season's greetings and say how much the staff and student body are thinking of you.

Suffice to say decent History teachers are worth their weight in gold so don't go getting yourself grievously injured - or worse!

Your friend

Professor Gustav Schäfer

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Janus

27th January 1944

Dear Julius

News has reached us of the destruction of the British ship the Janus off of Anzio. I understand she was destroyed by one of our missiles. Proof once again of the superiority of German technology, eh?

This year will be critical in deciding the fate of the war and the German people, mark my words.

With best wishes,

Your Father

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The Reinhardts

18th January 1944

Dear Gregor

I hope you are well. I am afraid your Mother has hurt her back.

She was helping the Reinhardts search through the rubble of their house for Mrs Reinhardt's false teeth.

War is cruel.

Your Father

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Father Leone Says

3rd January 1944

Dear Fausto

We saw the American planes yesterday.

They dropped bomb after bomb on a Nazi convoy. Father Leone says they're trying to disrupt the Germans' supply routes.

Father Leone says they're succeeding.

Stay safe, my son.

Your Father

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Deathstorm 2: Infiltration (DLC):[]

What Happens?

15th January 1944

Dear Sigmund

I hope you're well, big brother, and that this letter finds you. We're all good here. Hungry, tired of the bombing, but otherwise well.

I worry about you a lot. And I worry about Mother and Father a lot. I know we're not meant to say it, but what happens if we lose, Sigmund? What happens if the British and Americans roll into Berlin?

My God, what happens if the Russians roll in?

Write as soon as you can.

Little Elly xx

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Horrible Things

15th January 1944

Dear Papa

Why did you not come home for Christmas?

Will you ever come home?

Momma says you are fighting to keep Italy safe and that the Germans are helping you.

But I saw the Germans doing horrible things.

You're not doing horrible things, are you, Papa?

Lots of love,

Ricarda xx

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Are You There?

19th January 1944

Dearest Martin

How are you?

What's all this we hear about Monte Cassino? Are you there? Is the fighting fierce?

Write as soon as you can.

Your ever loving

Mother and Father xx

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With Heavy Heart

5th January 1944

Dear Private Kremer

It is with a heavy heart that I must confirm the statement of your commanding officer Senior Lieutenant Klehr. Your wife and child did indeed die in the Allied bombing raid on Kassel of 28th January 1944.

My understanding is that Mrs Sarah Kremer and Therese Kremer died when the hospital they were recuperating in suffered a direct hit from an Allied incendiary device. It should be some small comfort to you that given the scale of the devastation your relatives are unlikely to have suffered adversely.

I realise this is terrible news and extend my heartfelt sympathies at this difficult time. Please know that their sacrifice for the Reich will never be forgotten.

Your sincerely

Mr Ernst-Robert Strughold

Volunteer Member, Frankfurt Selbstschultz

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Worrying News

27th January 1944

Dear Benedetto

I hope you are well, my love. I write with worrying news. Arsenio is missing. He said he was going to the village to talk with Father Del Prete but that was four days ago. The miller's wife said she saw him heading into the mountains.

I know he has often argued with you about your Fascist beliefs but I always thought that was the arrogance of youth. He is only nineteen years old. Surely he wouldn't betray the family by joining the Communists? Surely?

Your loving wife,

Gianna

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Deathstorm 3: Obliteration (DLC):[]

Broken

17th February 1944

Dear Otto

Something terrible happened.

My best vase got broken. You know the one - I inherited it from my grandmother when she died. Bloody bombs.

I tried to glue it back together but I couldn't.

It's like the whole world is broken now.

Your

Mother xx

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Franz

18th February 1944

Dearest Manfred

Have you heard anything from Olaf? We heard on the wireless that the wretched RAF had bombed Stettin. It's just cowardly. Do the Reds really need help from the British? are they that desperate?

Olaf is so young, such a gentle soul. We worry about him so much.

Still, at least we know you're safe on German soil. Or at least as safe as any of us are!

Don't worry, one day you'll get to see the Front Line.

With much love,

Your mother and Father

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I Will Never Forget

14th February 1944

Hans Axmann -

You are the devil.

I hope you rot in hell for what you did to me.

I will never forget Prora.

Fanny

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Like You Used To Do

17th February 1944

Dear Papa

I hope you are well and having fun. The naughty British keep dropping big bombs on us.

Some of my friends have been deaded but I have a gas mask that I must wear in case the nasty gas gets us.

I hope you will not be deaded and can put me on your shoulders like you used to do.

I love you, Papa.

Bärbel (aged four) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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You Should Be Proud

22nd February 1944

Dear Adolf

I was so sorry to read your most recent letter.

I don't know why the other soldiers tease you so, Adolf.

You should be proud to bear the Hinkler name.

Your loving

Mother xxx

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Target Führer (DLC):[]

We Are Very Proud of You

17th January 1944

Dear Wulf

After several months searching, I managed to track you down. Why did you not tell us you'd been given your papers? Your mother thought you'd run away to avoid the draft.

Did you run aqway because of Isobel? I heard she turned down your marriage proposal. Me and your mother were sorry to hear that. But we are very proud of you.

Know that, my dear son.

Your loving

Mother and Father xx

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Our Blood

3rd January 1944

Dear Tobias

I'm worried about the Americans and the British. They're out for our blood.

Be careful, my love.

Erica xx

Time on My Hands!

3rd January 1944

Dear Niels

I have a theory. About the Americans and the British. I think they knew about Pearl Harbor before it happened. I think their Governments let it happen so the Yanks would join the war against us and the Japanese. What do you think about that, huh?

Write back soon - I have a lot of time on my hands!

Enormous love,

Your Father

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The Exciting Death

2nd January 1944

My Dearerst Johann

How's army life treating you? Sendari sounds like a safe place, if somewhat dull. What is it I always said to you? Better the boring life than the exciting death. Eh?

Look after yourself, son!

Your loving

Father

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The Train Station

27th December 1944

Dear Artur

How are you this day? I am afraid I write with bad news. Frida had another of her fits of depression, perhaps brought on by the bombing, I don't know. It was worse than usual. Far worse.

It happened at the train station. The policeman said she just threw herself in front of it. I'm so sorry.

I remember your wedding, how much in love you were. I am sorry to have to bring this news to you this way.

Thinking of you,

Helga

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San Celini Island:[]

The Reds

12th May 1943

Dear Jost

I hope you're taking care of Mother and Father. You asked me to write just to you, so here you are. Your own special letter.

To answer your question - yes, I think I'll make it home. They tell us we should consider writing 'last letters' to tell our family and friends we love them in case we get killed, but I haven't bothered. Seems like giving up, somehow.

To answer your other question - yes, I think the war will soon end. I can't tell you much but we have something up our sleeves that will make the Yanks and Brits surrender as quick as you like. Then we can join up and take on the Reds together. How's that for a plan?

Anyway, stay out of trouble little brother.

I'll see you soon.

Viktor

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Crosswords

13th May 1943

Dear Uschi

Thank you for the cigarettes. If you could possibly lay your hands on some crosswords that would be good too. Sometimes it gets very boring here.

At least it's generally pretty warm. I heard the troops in Russia have to piss on their chilblain-swollen hands.

I can't tell you what's going on or even where I am. It's all very secretive. People say it might win us the war. I just want to come home and have a nice bath.

Your loving husband,

Knut

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My Sister Josepha

12th May 1943

Herr Ehman

I trust this letter finds you well. I write to ask a favor of you.

My sister Josepha is only eighteen and it's fallen to her to look after our two younger siblings aged seven and nine. As you can imagine money is very tight. You have always been good to our family, Herr Ehman, and I wondered whether you could find it in your heart to give Josepha a job. She is a good worker and would be a real asset in your factory.

I'm sorry to ask you this via letter and all the way from Italy but such a task is currently beyond my father. If you have time, please give my request some consideration.

With greatest respect,

Private Franz Sorg

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The Mountain Air

9th May 1943

Dear Father

Hope things are good with you. I was so sorry to hear about Herr Binger and his family. They were good people and didn't deserve to die that way. I guess at least it was quick and they wouldn't have known much about it. Damn the British and their bombs.

How I miss the mountain air.

Anyway, I best go. We have a bigwig coming here and we all need to prepare.

Your loving son,

Erhard

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Secret War

8th May 1943

Dear Roswitha

I find myself with twenty minutes to myself so thought I should take this opportunity to write you.

How are you, my love? I'm well though I miss you and I miss Marisfeld. I can't tell you much of what I am doing, unfortunately. It's very secret but it will help bring this war to an end that much quicker. Of that I'm sure.

I can hear my commanding officer coming so I'd better stop. I'll post this when I can.

All my love,

Christian

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Bitanti Villiage:[]

Papa

Dear Brother

I am sorry to hear about the death of Papa

As you know, we had not spoken in a number of years. I always knew his political beliefs would get him in to mischief. In the final reckoning it is a shame his great intellect could not see the genius of the Führer. The authorities could hardly be blamed for sending him there.

Hopefully my achievements in the Wehrmacht will go some small way to redeeming our family name.

Yours

Elmar

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Kaspar

Dear Klara

I was so happy to read your letter!

I haven't seen you in a year so I'm thrilled but not a little surprised at your news. I think if the baby is a boy we should name it after Kaspar.

He's been a good friend to me over the years and I know he's been very supportive of you.

Mama even said she saw the two of you holding hands outside the cinema.

Your loving husband,

Otto

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Civil War

Dear Astrid

Opposition to us is growing.

These people don't know what's good for them. It'll be civil war, you wait and see.

Still, I'll happily root out the Reds and make them pay.

Scum.

Kiss the children for me,

Bernd xx

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The Scarf

Dear Helga

Thank you for the scarf. I'm sure it'll be useful when the winter comes.

How is Peter? I bet he has grown much taller since I last saw him.

Be sure to mark his height on the door frame.

Much love,

Helmut

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A Fine Corporal

Dear Torsten

Congratulations on your promotion, dear brother!

You'll make a fine Corporal!

I hope you make Britain pay for what they did to Munich.

Yours

Berthold

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Regilino Viaduct:[]

Beyond Words

14th June 1943

Dear Meinhard

How are you, brother? Sorry I didn't reply quickly.

You asked me what combat was like. It's beyond words. Imagine all the fear, horror, thirst, exhaustion you've ever felt, all wrapped up together. Even then you wouldn't really know what it's like.

I hope I will see you again one day.

Look after Mother and Father, Meinhard.

Yours Johann

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Aatu

19th June 1943

Dear Aunt

I write to enquire as to your well-being.

Mother told me you were upset over the death of your beloved Aatu. I know you loved that cat more than anything.

I hope she didn't suffer.

Your nephew,

Max

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Payback

23rd June 1943

Dear Illka

I hope you do not receive this letter for I hope you have left Mannheim and gone elsewhere.

The British won't stop bombing until they have destroyed our beautiful city in its entirety. It's payback for what we did to Coventry and Southampton and it will only get worse.

If you have decided to stay, then please take care of yourself and the children. I could not bear to lose you or them.

Your darling

Detlev

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The Locals

23rd June 1943

Dear Aliki

Are you still in Leipzig? After Gohlis I wonder whether you should even stay in the city.

Things are okay here. The locals give us trouble but not as much as they might.

Perhaps that is to come.

Your loving

Bruno

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This War

19th June 1943

Dear Father

I killed a Partisan today. There were a group of them, trying some half-arsed attempt to destroy the Railway Gun.

Couldn't believe it when I turned over the body. He was younger than me, maybe 18. Looked a bit like Helmut. He was still alive for a while, crying for his mother. I thought I should shoot him in the head - put him out of his misery - but the others wouldn't let me. They wanted him to suffer. One of them even kicked him.

Shouldn't bother me, I know. I'm a soldier, and he was attacking. It's just... I don't know what. I hope this war is over soon.

Your loving son,

Arnulf

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Lorino Dockyard:[]

Order

July 15th 1943

Dear Gisella

My dear sister. I know you cannot understand my actions but you will in time.

The Partisans are riven by differences: political, religious, you name it.

The Fascists have brought order to Italy since 1922.

We must be allowed to continue to do so.

Orlando xx

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Capo

July 15th 1943

Dear Brother

I trust things are well in Allagra. Capo plans on looting the Monastery of its treasures to stop the Allies - and their new friends the Mafia - from grabbing them.

Meanwhile the Partisans run rings around us.

Serini

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Stand Firm

July 17th 1943

Dear Antonia

I hope you are well. These are difficult times.

The Allies made us think they weren't interested in Italy. Next thing we know they've taken Sicily.

Il Duce needs to stand firm - and the Germans need to help us.

Your loving husband,

Mario

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Hercules

June 19th 1943

Dear Father

I was sorry to read about Hercules. He was a fine horse.

How will you plough the field now? Shire horses are expensive. I know this is difficult for you to consider but perhaps you should think again about Mr Schröder's offer? He'll give you a good price for the field. We still have the cow and the pigs. I will send what money I can. Please think about my suggestion.

Your loving son,

Helmut

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Happiness

June 5th 1943

Dear Torsten

Tremendous news about your promotion, dear brother.

I am very happy for you.

Dolf

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Abrunza Monastery:[]

Congratulations

August 7th 1943

Dear Grandma

I am writing to tell you I am very well. It is very exciting news about Dagmar. Tell her congratulations on her Hitler Youth Shooting Award! We might yet have need for her on the frontline!

All my love,

Lutz

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Misery

August 1st 1943

Dear Papa

I heard they bombed Hamburg.

Please reply and tell me you, mother and Inga are safe. I fear the worst.

I will send this when I can.

If you are lost... then I hope a sniper's bullet puts me out of my misery.

Johann

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Mothers and Sons

July 16th 1943

Dear Mother

I miss you.

Your loving son,

Hans

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Mussolini

August 1st 1943

Dear Carlotta

You must have heard the news by now.

Mussolini has been deposed and placed under house arrest.

What will happen to our Empire now?

Alessandro

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Smoke and Hatred

July 16th 1943

Dear Mother

They tell us the war is going our way. Constantly. I try my best to believe them but first Stalingrad and now Sicily.

Can't they see what the Führer is trying to do? Can't they see we're trying to make it a better place for our children and their children? Why do they hate us so?

I will write again when I can.

Your loving son,

Albrecht

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Magazzeno Facility:[]

Difference

17th June 1943

Dear Max

Forgive me, I'm not sure who else to write to. You're my oldest friend.

The thing is, I'm not sure I'm going to make it through this. My fellows are so confident we're going to win. They believe all the films we're shown. But you know me: I've always been different.

Anyway, perhaps I will send this to you, perhaps I won't.

Either way I hope you remember our friendship.

Wolfgang

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Hard Times

19th June 1943

Dear Mr Kuppinger

Please forgive the nature of this letter which I write to you from Italy where I serve the Reich.

My wife Maxine tells me you intend to evict her and our children by the end of this month, June 1943. I implore you not to.

We have always been good tenants and have fallen on hard times only because of circumstance. If there is anything Maxine can do for you that would delay this sad prospect please tell her.

Anything.

Yours sincerely,

Private Rolf Kappis

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Grandchildren

20th June 1943

Dear Papa

I think my time is short so I should write you something. I know since Mama died that I've been your sole consolation and that you hoped I might one day give you grandchildren.

I'm so sorry that won't happen. It's just things are so uncertain here these days.

I know it's hard, Papa, but please go on without me.

Your loving son,

Lorenz

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My One and Only

August 2nd 1943

Dear Bruna

I can't wait to get back to Gemünden to be with you.

I love you so very much.

You are my one and only.

All my love forever,

Helmut

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Vicious

4th June 1943

Dear Dagmar

I hope you are okay. I'm well, but things have been tense here lately.

We were told by our superiors to wipe out the resistance but it isn't as easy as it sounds. I think it'll come to a head shortly.

Don't worry about me, though - I'll be as vicious as I need to be when the time comes.

Kiss the children for me,

Albrecht

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Giovi Fiorini Mansion:[]

Child Birth

August 19th 1943

Dear Beatrix

I was alarmed to read your letter, my dear. I know the Allied bombing is severe but we must all undergo privations if the Reich is to fulfil its potential.

You have been through child birth - you understand birthing pains.

This war, the trials the German people continues to go through, are all to be expected and embraced.

Have faith my love and kiss our children,

Reinhold

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TS

August 21st 1943

Dear Theda

Thank you for the chocolate and cigarettes.

As you know, I don't like chocolate or cigarettes but I was able to swap them for a really lovely watch.

It's embossed with 'TS', but that doesn't matter.

Your loving

Leopold

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A Cold Wind

August 22st 1943

Dear Father

A cold wind blew in today. It made me want to write a letter to you, to let you know how much you mean to me.

Trouble is, I'm not sure how to get this letter to you.

Perhaps the wind will blow it to you?

Your loving son,

Heiner

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The Flower

August 21st 1943

Dear Anja

I was sorry to miss your birthday. Did you get the flower I sent you? I found it when I first arrived and pressed it straight away. Each time you look at it you could think of me.

Your loving

Gerhard

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Her Only Son

August 20th 1943

Dear Felix

Will you tell my mother I'm safe?

If she thought anything had happened to her only son it would kill her.

Reassure her I'm okay.

Your friend,

Friedhelm

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Allagra Fortress:[]

The War Effort

7th August 1943

Dear Lysa

I can't say much about what I'm doing but just to say I'm in good health. We get special treats in my new posting that we didn't get elsewhere. Cigarettes, mints, that kind of thing. I guess what we're doing is so important to the war effort.

Sorry to hear little Arabella is unwell. Tell her Daddy sends her all his love. The war will be over by Christmas and we will be triumphant. I'm sure of it.

All my love,

Wolfgang

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It Spreads So Quickly

28th August 1943

Dear Father

I am so sorry to read of your illness. When I was last with you I had no idea the cancer had so completely gripped your body.

It spreads so quickly.

I will make you proud of me, Father. We will make Italy part of our empire.

Yours

Oswald.

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Don't Lose Heart

9th August 1943

Dear Mummy

I'm sorry I haven't written in so long. What I am doing is very important and there isn't much time to write, I'm afraid.

Don't lose heart. The Führer knows what he's doing. Yes, Stalingrad was a set back. And yes, what happened to the Ruhr wasn't good. And it's bad news about Sweden stopping us transporting men and materials through their territory.

But we have something up our sleeve. Trust me.

All my love,

Kurt

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Cool, Clean Air

21st August 1943

Dear Kaethe

To answer your question, yes I'm fine. We dont' get much chance to write letters here and then they get vetted so that's why it takes so long to reply.

So don't fret - I miss you very much. One day I'll hold you in my arms again and we'll go for a picnic in the Bavarian mountains.

And you know what? We'll take our children with us - two boys and two girls - who'll laugh and giggle and run and chase. And we'll breathe the cool, clean air and look out over a world made pure and safe by the Führer.

Until our time comes - all my love,

Ernst

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Growing Up Fast

16th August 1943

Dear Matthias

Thanks for your letter, little brother. Sorry it's taken so long to reply.

Letters and packages take an age to reach us here as they have to be re-routed.

So, you're in the Hitler Youth now, eh? You're growing up fast.

Before you know it we'll have your bayoneting Tommies!

Claus

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Compound:[]

Railyard:[]

Deathstorm: Inception (DLC):[]

Little to Report

January 23rd 1944

My Dearest Siegfried

I trust France is still treating you well? Judging from your last letter it sounds like you're having a whale of a time. I've never known anyone so adept at avoiding actual combat!

That said, there is little to report here. I understand that further south our Wehrmacht comrades and our Allied foes are locked in fearsome combat.

That's many miles from here, though. The most action we ever see comes courtesy of the occasional stray dog or one of the town derelicts who doesn't seem to understand that the Reich own this place now.

Anyhow, take care of yourself my good friend.

Yours, Walter

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Privations

19th January 1943

Dear Mother and Father

I'm sorry things are so difficult for you.

I suppose we must all undergo privations if we are to achieve the Führer's ambitions. We cannot give up now.

Kiss Grandpa and Grandma and little Heidi for me.

Your loving son

Viktor

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From Beneath

27th January 1944

To my dearest sister Charlotte,

So here I am, still in Italy. We seem to have stopped the Allies in their tracks. For the time being at least Mussolini's new state is safe. The 'Italian Social Republic' is the official title, though most people just call it 'the Republic of Salo'.

I feel sorry for the Führer that he has to prop up that windbag Mussolinii. I guess needs must, if we are to stop the Allies stabbing at Germany from beneath.

Write soon, my dear.

Otto xx

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Sneaky

17th January 1944

Dear Paula

Sneaky, that's what it is. The British made it look like they were headed for Sardinia and Greece, not Sicily. So they caught us on the hop. I mean the Führer made sure to pour troops in as soon as he realized.

All it takes is the Allies to make a strategic mistake... and who knows what might happen!

Anyhow, hope everything is okay with you and the twins. Write soon.

Your husband

Felix

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As Good As His Word

12th January 1944

Dear Father

I hope things are well with you. I find myself with five minutes and thought I would write you a brief missive.

My commander says I mustn't write about operational matters. I'm allowed to say we've fought the Allies to a standstill. Say what you like about the Germans but they're good fighters. Hitler is as good as his word and is standing by Mussolini.

So the north of our country is safe for the time being. Try not to fret. Watch out for bombs and Partisans.

Your loving son,

Fabrizio

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Deathstorm 2: Infiltration (DLC):[]

The Answer You Need

5th January 1944

Dear Karen

I can't tell you where I am except that I'm in the north of the country.

Please thank my mother for the scarf - the winters here can be surprisingly cold.

Do I think we'll win? Those on the side of righteousness and justice will win.

That's all the answer you need.

Your loving fiance,

Walter xx

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Rubber Tubing

3rd February 1944

Dear Uncle Eugenio

Mother said I should write you.

I was very sorry to hear about your accident. Once you've removed the rubber tubing I would imagine you'd be able to put some ointment on the injury.

In all honesty I think it's unlikely that you'll be able to ride a bicycle again, and you should probably steer clear of the milking parlour for the foreseeable future.

Your favorite nephew,

Ventura

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Renewed Vigour

27th February 1944

Dear Father

I am so relieved to hear you and mother survived the attacks on Berlin.

Perhaps we should see the renewed vigour with which the Allies are dropping bombs as as sign of weakness?

Perhaps they know the Führer is about to deliver the killer blow?

Stay safe.

Your son,

Horst

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Lots of Us

2nd February 1944

Dear Wendelin

I hope you and the children are well.

Sadly I cannot tell you much of what I am doing at the moment, let alone where I am. I think I can say that I am guarding an Italian scientist.

In fact, there are lots of us guarding him, so I guess he must be very important to the Reich.

I suppose we will find out why he's so important in due course.

Lots of love for now,

Your Erich

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Ashamed

15th February 1944

Dear Nonna

Thank you for your letter. No, I will not join the Partisans. I am ashamed for you and for our family that you should advocate such a thing.

How can you suggest that Il Duce and his followers have been bad for our country, that they have brought a calamity upon Italy?

If you write such a thing to me again I will have no alternative but to inform OVRA.

Your loving grandson,

Celso

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Deathstorm 3: Obliteration (DLC):[]

Flora

23rd February 1944

Dear Alice

Thank you for the photograph of little Flora. She looks so happy in that bonnet. Nice to see her without that pacifier for once!

Looking forward to seeing you and Flora when my next period of leave comes.

Can't believe I've only seen her twice since she was born.

All my love,

Manfred xxx

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Rust

14th February 1944

Dear Hertha

I hope you are well, all things considered. I am still serving, but I cannot tell you where. Fortunately I have yet to be injured (or worse).

We have known each other a long time, Hertha. Since we were small children. And I have always cared deeply for you.

This is unorthodox, I know, but war is unpredictable and we never quite know what will happen next. I also thought the date might make it appropriate to ask. I wondered whether you would perhaps consent to becoming my wife?

Whatever the answer, if you could possibly write back as quickly as possible, that would be tremendous.

Just in case something happens to me.

Yours in nervous anticipation!

Oswald Rust

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Something Weird

20th February 1944

Dear Kurt

Thank you for the chocolate - much appreciated.

I can't tell you anything about the place where I'm stationed. Except that it used to be full of people and it isn't anymore.

And there's something weird going on at the church.

I mean really weird.

Send more chocolate soon!

Max

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Finally A Man

16th March 1944

Dear Mother

We hope your long journey across the ocean was comfortable.

We have been making preparations, and with the help of our new friends will be joining you soon. We only wish father could be with us. God rest his soul.

Please, do not send any more letters. This one will be reaching you via different means than usual. We can take no risks at this stage.

Be safe,

Your loving sons

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Our Beloved Reich

19th February 1944

Dear Mother

I have some downtime at the moment so thought I'd take the opportunity to write you a letter. I was very sorry to hear about what happened to the Köhlers - they were a lovely family. Damn the RAF.

There is unfortunately little I can tell you about where I'm currently stationed, suffice to say that I am indeed in Germany. You can be assured that the work we're doing is of vital national importance and will hasten the end of this wretched war - and make sure our beloved Reich does indeed last one thousand years.

Your loving son,

Alfred

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Target Führer (DLC):[]

Cold in Russia

17th December 1943

Dear Ludwig

I envy you. I know it's cold in Russia but at least you're actually engaging the enemy.

All we do is sit around guarding this wretched U-boat base.

Take care, brother.

Sebastian

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Something

January 14th 1944

Dear Sara

Hope things are well with you.

Can't be any worse than here. This is a Godforsaken place. Nothing but rocks and seabirds. We watch submarines leave, we watch submarines come back.

Something has to happen soon, surely.

Your loving husband,

Oskar xx

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He Always Does

1st February 1944

Dear Mother

You must remain strong. The Fatherland is being tested. Don't think about your empty stomach or the people you have lost or the bombs raining down.

The Führer has a plan - he always does.

Your son,

Heinz

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Aunt Klaudia

January 27th 1944

Dear Agartha

So relieved to hear you're okay but so sorry to hear about your Aunt Klaudia. I know how much she meant to you. You'll remember how much I enjoyed entertaining your Aunt during her many, many visits to our house.

I do hope the copious amounts of food and drink she consumed while in our care didn't contribute to her being unable to enter the bomb shelter during the raid.

Your loving husband,

Hans xx

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Liquorice

26th January 1944

Dear Mother and Father

Thank you for the liquorice - it was delicious.

Yours

Franz

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San Celini Island:[]

Do Not Grieve

27th May 1943

Dear Nina and Isolde

Even though you cannot see me I will always be watching over you. Obey your mother and do not trouble her.

When you grow up marry fine, upstanding young men who will care for you and give you beautiful children.

Remember me when you can but do not grieve.

Your loving Father

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A Willing Sacrifice

19th March 1943

Dear Mother and Father

Funny thing, but this is the second 'last' letter I've written. I was convinced I was going to die in Tunisia. Thought I'd better write a 'new' one. Perhaps it will keep me safe, eh?

If anything does happen to me, you might give my watch to Kurt. Not sure it'll make him any more punctual!

Don't grieve for me. If the Führer tells me to sacrifice my life then I must do so, and willingly.

Your son

Gerd

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The Meaning of Life

14th April 1943

Dear Mumma

I hope you won't get to read this but there's always a chance I won't come back.

Try not to cry too much. Life hadn't so much to offer me anyway.

In dying like this maybe it'll suddenly have some meaning, eh?

So don't upset yourself and think that perhaps it was better this way after all.

Your loving son

Fedor

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Family Concerns

1st June 1943

To be handed directly to Frau Haas in the event of my death or if reported missing.

Dearest Karolin

If you're reading this it means I have perished. I am sorry for that - sorry that I won't see the boys grow or hold you in my arms ever again.

Now listen to me. You are a very good business woman really, though I have always pretended otherwise. But you must be economical with what you have. I won't be there to bring in an income any longer.

I would like Norbert to be a lawyer and Otto to be an academic. They will both grow into fine fellows, I am sure.

Well, darling, that's all I have time for.

Perhaps sometimes you will light a candle and think of me.

Ambros xxxx

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Paradise Regained

2nd February 1943

Dear Helma

If you've received this letter it means I didn't make it. Sorry you have to hear this way but at least it's me talking, not some official notification of death.

This island is a beautiful place, a bit like how I imagine paradise. So at least if I die here I'm surrounded by flowers and plants and colorful birds.

You were the only girl I ever loved.

Alfred

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Bitanti Villiage:[]

Fishy Berta

27th May 1943

Dear Ludwiga

This is my last letter. I write to tell you I love you and to ask forgiveness. I cheated on you. Just once. With Berta from the fishmongers. She'll tell you the child looks like me, but I disagree.

Well, maybe a little.

Clemens

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From Afar

23rd May 1943

Dear Karin

Before I die, I need to tell you I love you.

I am sorry we never met. I used to watch you from afar as you worked in your father's bakery in Rothenhuasen. I could never muster the confidence to ask you on a date.

But now I've said it. I hope your life is happy and someone else will love you as much I.

Your secret admirer,

Norbert Hoch

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A Letter of Forgiveness

2nd June 1943

Dear Father

This is the last letter I will ever write. I hope you and Mother are well.

I feel I should tell you I forgive you all you did to me. I know you couldn't help yourself.

Your son

Carsten

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The Poetry of Death

My darling Dorle --

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Farewell, my love.

Emil

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Saving for the Future

1st June 1943

Dear Fieke

This will be the last letter you ever receive from me. They encourage us all to write them. I just wanted to tell you how much I love you. Kiss the children for me.

I buried my share form the Heugrumbach bank job under the ornamental pond in Marbach town center. You're going to need it.

Take care,

Anselm xxx

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Regilino Viaduct:[]

Temper Tantrums

3rd May 1943

Dear Ottilie

I don't think I'm going to die but they told me to write this. Hopefully you'll never have to read it, eh?

Anyway, I wanted to tell you how much I love you and the kids.

Sorry my tempter got out of hand sometimes. Guess you and the kids won't miss that, eh?

Your loving husband,

Karlheinz

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Freedom?

20th May 1943

Dear Resi

I guess you expected this. I didn't make it. I'm sorry for that. Thought we'd have years together. Thought we'd have children. Sorry for that too.

You'll see. I'm gone but it'll all but worth it. The Führer will liberate the world from Want, from Suffering, from Pain. He'll set the world free, truly he will.

And you'll find someone else. A strong-armed, blue-eyed man who will give you the children you deserve and who will make you happy.

Farewell my love,

Herbert

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Eighteen With a Bullet

23 April 1943

To my beloved,

They told me to write a letter. A last letter. To my beloved. I don't have a beloved. I have to pretend. I'm only eighteen. I never got the chance to find one.

Whisper it. I never wanted to fight this war. I don't believe in it. I don't believe in the Führer or Goebbel's propaganda. And if a bullet strikes me stone dead, then so be it.

At least I wouldn't have to watch the suffering my brethren have caused these people one moment longer.

At least I wouldn't have to watch the suffering my brethren have caused these people one moment longer.

My name is Gerhard Grass.

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For the Reich

27th February 1943

To my darling Elke,

If you're reading this I guess I must be dead. Don't cry, my dear. We had some good times, didn't we?

And you should be pleased - I die for the greatest cause of the twentieth century. I die for Hitler and the Thousand Year Reich.

Kiss Bertha and Siegfried for me.

Your loving husband,

Christian xxx

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Heaven Sent?

5th April 1943

Mamma,

They told me to write you this letter. If you receive it, it means I've died. I'm sorry. We're not meant to believe in Heaven but I hope there is one for someone like me. Especially after the things I've done.

Perhaps I'll meet my Papa again, huh? Up there? What do you think?

Goodbye, Mamma.

Your son,

Fritz

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Lorino Dockyard:[]

Bullet or Blade

August 1st 1943

Dear Papa

This is my last letter. They told me I should write it.

It is a good idea.

I know an enemy's bullet or blade will find me sooner or later.

I will see you in the next life, my Papa.

Johann

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To A Wonderful Mother

July 16th 1943

Dear Mother

If you have received this letter then I have been killed. Please know you were a wonderful mother. Don't be sad - I go to be with Pappa and little Alfred.

When your time comes know that we will be reunited.

Your loving son,

Hans

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Say A Little Prayer

July 27th 1943

Dear Heidi

I have thought about these words for a long time. For years. Somehow I know I will never get to tell you if I don't tell you now.

I love you. There, I said it.

If by some miracle this reaches you and if by some miracle you feel the same, then perhaps you might say a prayer for me.

Gregor

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Warhorse

21st July 1943

Dear Margit

So that's it. I came through the Kaiser's war unscathed, now most of the Führer's war. But I'm an old warhorse. I'm not like the nippers. I'm slow and clumsy. The battlefield's no place for an old timer like me.

I wonder how I died.

We had some good times, though, didn't we? I'm sorry I didn't tell you I love you enough. If there's a God then perhaps you'll receive this letter, eh?

Then you'll see it written down and you can keep it forever.

Goodbye my love,

Timo

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A Favor

July 17th 1943

Dear Walther

If you have received this letter then I am dead. My beloved Petra will be left on her own. I know you and Rosalinde have your own children, but my children will need a father.

I'm not asking you to raise them: merely to watch out for them, advise them when you are able. Perhaps you will one day walk my daughter down the aisle for me.

It is a lot to ask, I know. But I trust you will think about my request.

Your brother,

Franz

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Abrunza Monastery:[]

The Fascist Flame

12th April 1943

Dear Marzio

This is my last letter. My son, we live in dangerous times. The anti-fascist scum are growing in power. They will take our country back to a time before the Leader, back to a time of corruption and darkness.

You were always my favorite, Marzio. Now I am gone, you are the head of the family. Take care of your mother and your sisters.

Keep the Fascist flame alive.

Your Father

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The Same As Me

12th April 1943

Dear Papa

They told me to write this last letter in case I'm killed. The thing is, I worry what will happen to me after I die. I killed a Partisan. When I found his body he looked just the same as me: same age, same height.

I had to kill him, Papa, otherwise he would have killed me.

I had to.

Kristof

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She Is Dear To Me

8th March 1943

Dear Rahel

This is my final letter. If you've received it means I've left this Earthly realm. I don't know if there's anything beyond this. I hope so.

At my memorial service I'd like the hymn 'She is dear to me, the precious maid'.

Always liked that one.

Herbert

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Fire in the Belly

16th February 1943

Dear Roswitha

This is my last letter. I'm not sure what to write. I know things weren't always great between us. Sometimes I get this fire in this belly which makes me lash out.

So I'm sorry for all those silly arguments. And for raising my hand to you.

I doubt the kids will remember me. Except maybe as a shouty, angry man.

I love you,

Dagobert

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A Last Promise

5th May 1943

My darling Vittoria

I will not see you again. I know it in my bones - my time is almost up. You were the best wife a man could possibly ask for, and I know you will raise our children to be good Christians.

I promise i will take as many Partisans with me as I can.

Your loving husband

Carlo

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Magazzeno Facility:[]

Quick and Over

16th June 1943

Dear Mother, Father and Lora

My time for writing is very short.

I am afraid if you have received this it must mean I died. I don't care if I had a brave death or an honorable death.

I just want it to be quick and over.

Pray that's what happened.

Raimund

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I Did My Duty

19th June 1943

Dear Mother

If you've received this letter, don't cry. You just have to think that I have fulfilled my duty to the very last.

Was the Reich a cause worth fighting for? Worth dying for? That is not for me to answer.

But I did my duty.

Your loving son,

Manfred

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Death Is Better

17th May 1943

Dear Katrine

Do not grieve too much. Death is better than lots of things. Death is better than blindness, paralysis, mutilation.

Sure, there are lots of things I would have liked to have said, seen and done.

But better a whole, short life than a partial, painful life, eh?

All my love,

Harald

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My Primary Target

9th April 1943

Dear Hanne

You're my only objective, my darling. If I were with you, I'd use a pincer movement to envelop you in my arms and then capture my primary target, your lips.

Alas, it cannot be.

Don't grieve. If you want to pay tribute, live a long and happy life and think of me, just once, on your death bed.

Your loving husband

Erhard xxx

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A Broken Promise

14th July 1943

Dear Claramond

If you've received this it means I must be dead. I'm sorry for that. I know I promised I'd come back and I hate breaking my promises. Makes me sad to think of all the things we could have done together. I'll see you again one day, though, in the hereafter.

Always remember I love you.

Christian

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Giovi Fiorini Mansion:[]

The Führer's Bidding

2nd July 1943

Dear Mother, Father, Adette and Landra

If you receive this then I must be dead. Don't grieve for me, beloved family.

Instead, you must rejoice. I was in Italy doing the Führer's bidding.

Know that my death will make Germany's eventual victory all the more definitive.

All my love,

Eugen xxx

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A Good Friend

3rd May 1943

Dieter -

This is my last letter. Not got anyone else to write to so thought I'd write to you.

You were a good friend to me, Dieter.

I hope you survive this miserable war and live a happy and fun life.

See you, Dieter.

Your friend Knut Steen

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An Apology

15th April 1943

Dear Mother

I was told to write this to you in case I died.

I love you very much, Mother. I am very sorry I went away to war and got killed.

Look after the puppies for me.

Your son

Augustus

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Cuxhaven

22nd July 1943

Dear Agatha

I guess that's me done for, then.

Shame.

We never did get that trip to Cuxhaven I promised you.

Keep that photograph of me by the bed, my love, so you don't forget.

Your Richard xxx

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The Chestnut Tree

8th July 1943

Dear Kirsten

If you're reading this then my time must be up.

I would have liked to have kissed you once more, just once, underneath the chestnut tree.

I will see you again, my love. One day.

Torsten xxx

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Allagra Fortress:[]

Who Dares Nothing

19th August 1943

My darling Jana

This is the last letter I will ever write. I don't have time to tell you how much you and the children mean to me.

Kiss them for me.

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

I love you.

Sebastian

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A Bad War

21st August 1943

Dear Pappy

This is a queer letter to write. If you get it then it means I must be dead.

But as I write it I'm cheerful and optimistic and this death business doesn't worry me in the least.

It'll be hard on you, I know. First Momma, then Hans and now me. Our family has had a bad war. In the end I have to believe it was all worth it.

I hope you do too.

Your loving son,

Marius

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Too Young

12th August 1943

Dear Mummy and Daddy

Time to say farewell.

This letter means I didn't make it.

I'm too young to die.

God knows, we all are.

Johann

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In My Heart

25th August 1943

Dear Gisela

How does the song go again? In my heart, sweeetheart, there's lot of space for you.

Well, there always was.

I should have married you or something, made an honorable woman of you. But if you're reading this I guess it's too late. I'm dead and gone, if not buried.

Raise a glass to me, my love.

Erich

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The Logical Choice

8th August 1943

Dear Benjamin

This is my last letter and I wasn't sure who to write to. You're my oldest friend so you seemed the logical choice. We've shared a lot of happy times.

If you receive this could you go to my mother and tell her I am gone. No matter the manner of my demise, just tell her I didn't suffer.

Don't make me a hero. Just tell her I died quickly and didn't cry.

Thank you, my friend.

Clemens

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Compound:[]

Railyard:[]

Deathstorm: Inception (DLC):[]

Tell the Children

27th January 1944

Dear Berenice

This is goodbye, my darling. The Allies are closing in on us, I can feel it. All the Nazis do is goose-step and pontificate. I just pray that my end is quick, that the Partisans don't get hold of me.

I did the things I did because I had to. You know that. Tell the children. Make them proud of me.

Lie if you must.

Your

Vito xx

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Harsh Things

22nd January 1944

Dear Milena

My commanding officer said I should write this in case the worse happens. I don't plan on dying, but there you go.

I said a lot of harsh things before I left. I'm sorry. Your father did what he thought was right. He didn't deserve to die like that.

Your loving husband

Palmiro

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Zero Intention

25th January 1944

To My Family,

So here I am, newly conscripted and just arrived in northern Italy. What's the first thing they tell me to do? Write a 'last letter' in case I get killed.

I can't take it seriously. How could I? I have zero intention of dying here. It's much too pretty for that.

So anyway, I will see you soon, of that I am sure. But in the unlikely event I don't, here's a letter to remember me by.

Your loving son and brother,

Magnus xx

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Bet You Any Money

15th January 1944

To Mum, Dad and the rest of the Family

I've been told to write this last letter to you. No idea why. I have no intention of dying in this silly country.

When I do finally shuffle off this mortal coil, I'll be an elderly, rich man in a big comfortable bed and I'll be surrounded by loving children and grand-children.

Bet you any money.

Yours

Herbert xxx

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Your Loving Sons

2nd January 1944

Dear Mother

You may have heard of 'last letters'. These are missives our superiors tell us to write tin the event that we are killed in action. I wish Johann and Peter had written their own last letters for you. As the youngest - and last - of your three sons you could perhaps treat this as a last letter from all three of us.

Our message is a plain and simple one: we love you, we always shall. The things I have seen in this war make a belief in Heaven difficult to sustain, but in the end it is all we have. It is my profound hope you never have to read this.

Your loving sons,

Johann, Peter and Alexander

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Deathstorm 2: Infiltration (DLC):[]

The Other Realm

3rd February 1944

Dear Mother, Father, Silvestro, Emilio, Maura and Zaira

If you have received this it means I must have passed over beyond the veil of shadows into the other realm.

Don't weep for me. Know that I fought for Italy to remain strong and pure. I fought for Il Duce.

And I'll take as many Partisan scum with me as I can!

Your loving son and brother,

Prospero xx

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A Poor Orphan Boy

1st February 1944

Dear Father Magnani

My commander told me to write this. It's a kind of 'last letter', in case the Parisans or Allies kill me with their bullets and bombs. Now that Caterina has passed over, I have no-one else to write to. So I hope you don't mind if I address this to you.

The biggest thing I worry about is being forgotten. Who's going to remember a porr orphan boy from the streets of Florence? Perhaps - and I know this is a lot to ask of a man as busy as yourself - you would do me the honor of just once mentioning my name in your prayers?

If that is not possible, I fully understand.

Thank you, Father

Luciano Infascelli, aged 23

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The Midst of Battle

12th February 1944

Dear Mother and Father

If you've received this letter I am afraid I did not survive.

It is my fervent hope that I died heroically in the midst of battle, and not as a result of a sniper's bullet or blade to the throat.

Your son,

Herman

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A Silhouette

9th February 1944

Dear Hannelore

I saw you last night.

A silhouette at first, then that familiar scent of honeysuckle.

You stepped from out of the darkness and placed a tender, lingering kiss on my lips.

Then you took my hand and faded away.

Friedrich

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

31st January 1944

Dear Mother

You remember we talked about this letter?

You told me not to write it, as if that would somehow prevent the worst from happening. You said if I wrote it that it would become a 'self-fulfilling prophecy'.

I'm so sorry, Mummy. I should have listened to you.

Your son

Eugen xxx

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Deathstorm 3: Obliteration (DLC):[]

Up His Sleeve

12th February 1944

My Dear Love

The Führer has something up his sleeve, I'm sure of it. He always does. A shame I won't get to see it.

Though I have died don't stop believing in the Führer, or the Reich. We were meant to rule the world, of that I am certain.

Dead certain.

With love,

Heinz

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That Night

14th February 1944

Dearest Fanny

Do you remember Prora? Do you remember that night? When our bodies entwined, when you let me dominate you completely. When we became as one. How I long for another night like that.

If you've received this letter, though, that cannot be. Prora will be frozen forever in time, for you to remember when I cannot.

Your darling

Hans xx

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Once A Year

17th February 1944

Dear Sophia

I'm afraid if you have received this missive then it can only be bad news. It means I must have fallen to the enemy's bullet or bomb, or some other calamity.

I am sorry. I know I promised you and the little ones that I would return, but it is not to be.

Once a year - perhaps on my birthday - you might care to light a candle and remember the happy times we spent together?

Your loving husband

Emil

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Mustn't Complain

20th February 1944

Dear Dagmar

The war is over. For me at least. Think I did quite well to survive this long. I expected to get a bullet back in 1939.

So, I mustn't complain. What's that English cricketing expression? I've had a good 'innings'. Kiss the children for me.

Your

Bernhard

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German Soil

19th February 1944

My Dear Family

This is a strange place to die. I can't even tell you where I am, it's so secret. I'm in the Fatherland, I can say that at least. We've pushed all the people out of this town and taken it over. Don't ask me why. I couldn't tell you if i even knew.

Odd to write a 'last letter' on German soil. But then my superiors obviously think anything can happen now - that none of us are safe.

Until we met again, dear family.

Anton xx

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Target Führer (DLC):[]

An Explozzion

8th January 1944

Dear Kirsten

You know I have problams with my writting. But I have to writt you this in case I am killed by a bullet or in an explozzion. I am very sorry if that has hapened as I love you so much.

Please rememmbar me to the childrens.

I love you,

Tilman x

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I Will Try So Hard

12th January 1944

Dear Father

My CO instructed me to write this letter to you. It's in case something happens to me.

I pray it doesn't . Not for my sake, but for yours - I know you'd never recover having so recently lost Mother.

I will try so hard not to die.

Your loving son,

Ruprecht

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Something Nasty

15th December 1943

Dear Liesel

I really hope to God you're not reading this.

Our Senior Lieutenant told us we have to write a 'last letter' in case something nasty happens to us. Guess that's war for you, eh?

Anyway, I'm not planning on dying. Not yet. I'm planning on marrying you and having a whole load of children.

Blonde, blue-eyed children - just like Goebbels told us.

With all my love,

Max

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The New Year

January 2nd 1944

Dear Henny

Quite a way to begin the New Year - writing a Death Note to my beloved.

Anyway, if you're received this it must mean I've dropped dead of a heart attack or fallen off a cliff or something.

Because there's nothing else on this stupid, boring island that could possibly kill me - God, if only!

Yours

Jonathan xxx

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They Told Everyone

January 17th 1944

Dear Mother, Father, Grandma and Little Gerda

This is my last letter. They told everyone to write one. Hard to know what to say. I wasn't planning on dying here, on this Godforsaken island. But then if you're reading it I guess the worst must have happened.

I was only twenty-years-old. It's so unfair.

Yours

Eduard

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San Celini Island:[]

Letter addressed to General Tobias Schmidt

Dear General Schmidt,

General Böhm has asked me to thank you for your recent visit and to express his regret he was unable to meet you in person. We understand the Propaganda Office has made the necessary arrangements for the filming of Kessler's missile.

General Böhm very much hopes the Führer enjoys seeing the new weapon in action. The General believes the resulting film will be of use in continuing to present the achievements of the German military to the German people and wider world.

Yours sincerely,

Major Hans Dorfmann

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Shipping Manifest

Shipping Manifest

3 x Paintings from Monastery at Abrunza (2 x Lorenzetti, 1 x Raphael)

10 x Crates of Monte Nasca

15 x Accordions

7 x Crates Assorted Jewels

4 x Crates of Film Rushes 'The Super Missile Finds Its Target' working title

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Telegram for Senior Lieutenant Franz Drexler

SEND OUTCOME OF DEMONSTRATION TO MAGAZZENO STOP

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Memo to Senior Lieutenant Oskar Pletcher

MEMORANDUM

To:Senior Lieutenant Oskar Pletcher

From: Major Klaus Rothbauer

Once you've finished babysitting Schmidt, General Böhm has requested you report to me in Giovi Fiorini for a new assignment.

As yet our scientist friend hasn't quite fulfilled his usefulness to the Reich. Kessler's drunken behavior is hardly conducive to secrecy, as we know. General Böhm wants you to oversee Kessler's transfer to somewhere more secure.

I'll explain exactly where when you arrive.

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Letter addressed to Lieutenant Hans Aegerter

Dear Hans

My old friend, how are you? You asked me to update you on development of the missile. 'Fits and starts' is how I would describe it. Kessler is clearly a genius but he's also a nightmare. When he's sober he works like the clappers but once he's had a drink or two he becomes boorish and an imbecile. Unfortunately, the latter state of affairs is all too common. Which means he's not a well man. Not by a long chalk.

Despite all that we're on track. The radio control problems and the fuel issues are, by and large, solved. Anyway, if the demonstration goes as planned you'll see exactly what I mean. Schmidt will certainly have an intriguing film to take back to Berlin and show the Führer.

Hope to see you soon,

Ernst

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Memo to Senior Lieutenant Rudolf Hayler

MEMORANDUM

To: Senior Lieutenant Rudolf Hayler, Central Party Propaganda Office

From: Major Klaus Rothbauer, Giovi Fiorini

Date 15th May 1943

SUBJECT: Propaganda Film

General Böhm has asked me to convey to yourself and General Schmidt his huge appreciation of your involvement with our little propaganda film (tentatively entitled 'The Super Missile Finds Its Target').

We hope the editing process goes well and that the Führer enjoys seeing our modest project in action!

Wishing yourself and General Schmidt a safe journey back to Berlin.

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Fragment of an Unknown Civilian's Diary Entry

14th April 1943

Dear Diary

Our last day on San Celini. The Nazis have 'invited' us to leave. It would seem they have plans for our dear, precious island. They've behaved like an occupying force from the beginning, as far back as 1941. I read Mussolini even complained to Hitler about their behavior (that and stealing our Italian workers for German's war effort).

And what of Il Duce now? There are rumors he's ill, that he's cracking up. Not that the official propaganda says as much. They treat our defeats as victories, and the Allied bombing as nothing more than gnats attacking the great Capitoline Wolf.

We'll see.

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Unknown Civilian's Diary Entry

12th April 1943

Dear Diary

The Germans are here in force. They want us all to leave. Heaven knows what they need San Celini for. What with the food shortage, the damned typhus... and of course the resistance.

It's been squashed so long, but now it's growing here and there, like so many wild flowers. I swear it'll erupt most forcefully in the north.

Communists sure, but Christians, monarchists and democrats too. We're just waiting for our moment. Allagra, Bitanti, Volturnia, that whole area... It's a premonition of what will happen. War is coming to Italy.

There's no point being afraid.

It's our fate.

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Bitanti Villiage:[]

Diary of Velia Oneto

28th May 1943

Dear Diary

It's done. Flavio told me all I need to know and I told the authorities. With this information they'll rid our town once and for all of resistance scum.

The thing is... I wouldn't be human if I didn't feel something for Flavio. He can be silly, I know, especially when it comes to his poetry. But he doesn't deserve what's coming to him.

What have I done?

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Report by Lieutenant Konrad Winther

REPORT

Date: June 2nd 1943

Subject: Flavio Costanzo

As per my instructions, the informant has been romancing the individual in question for three weeks. Costanzo is a fisherman who we believe to have strong connections with the resistance movement in the Bitanti region. The pair regularly meet in one of the stone towers in Bitanti town.

On the night of May 27th, Costanzo revealed to our informant a number of key residential locations for local resistance members in the town of Bitanti. I suggest this information be used to inform the route of the planned Rastrellamento. I further suggest Costanzo himself be removed for further interrogation by the Italian authorities at the earliest opportunity.

Lieutenant Konrad Winther

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Note from Warden to Sam

19th April 1943

My dear Sam

I've taken this opportunity to send you a personal letter. I can absolutely vouch for the chap carrying it.

Regarding Husky, we're close to completing our plans. The target remains Greece and the troops will come from Egypt and Libya. Maitland Wilson will command, as agreed. He's a good cove, if overly fond of sardines.

See you in Washington.

Warden

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Memo from Senior Lieutenant Raimund Straub

MEMORANDUM

To: All Troops

From: Senior Lieutenant Raimund Straub, Bitanti

Date: 18th May 1943

SUBJECT: Body Sighted

A body has been sighted in the sea off the eastern shoreline. Witnesses suggest it's wearing the uniform of a British Royal Marine.

If this is correct, the body may be carrying useful intelligence. We need to watch to see if it's washed up.

A ration of chocolate to whoever finds it.

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Note to Fedor from Paul

Fedor -

There's a body on the beach. Must be the one Straub wants recovered.

Find a wheel-barrow and meet me by the shore. (Straub has promised an additional ration of chocolate to whoever finds him!)

- Paul

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Note to Lucio from Salvatore

To Lucio

Forgive the unorthodox location of this missive. I find the dead give up secrets less easily than those they leave behind.

I can confirm your wife and child are well. I am certain they appreciate our continuing friendship. Make sure your fellow Partisan Giancarlo understands the significance of that friendship and keeps his mouth firmly shut.

Alongside this note you should find some small tokens of our appreciation. My nephew Rafaele helped liberate them from the Dockyard at Lorino. There is a delicious irony in using the Germans' own weapons against them!

Yours,

Salvatore

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Note addressed to 'Sniper'

Sniper -

The Nazis have made their move. I have gone to the castle to liberate those they have taken.

Once we're in, we'll need to barricade the doors to stop any more of the Nazi scum getting inside.

If you've really come to help us, you will need these.

- The Angel

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Diary of Flavio Costanzo

28th May 1943

Dear Diary

Am I fool? Difficult not to think so. Yet my passion is such I cannot help myself. Velia is the woman of my dreams. Hardly a moment goes by when I don't think of her porcelain skin, her dark eyes, those ruby red lips.

And yet I ask myself time and time again what such a beauty would see in someone like me, a humble fisherman, and my silly poems. Love cannot - should not - be understood.

It can only be felt.

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Note to Flavio

Dear Flavio

They're coming for you. I betrayed you, my love.

I am so sorry.

Run, my love! Run for your life!

Vxx

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A Poem by Flavio Costanzo

A Scarlet Flower

by Flavio Costanzo

On a churned battlefield

A scarlet flower buds.

In your eyes

Upon your lips

I feel a passion

Undimmed by

Gray menace.

On a churned battlefield

A scarlet flower blooms.

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Regilino Viaduct:[]

Memorandum to Senior Lieutenant Otto Brandt

MEMORANDUM

To: Senior Lieutenant Otto Brandt, Regilino

From: Major Klaus Rothbauer, Giovi Fiorini

SUBJECT: 'The Angel'

We now know the identity of the so-called Angel. She's Sofia di Rocco, daughter of Leandro. The family travelled a lot before settling in Bitanti.

Fitting that the OSS agent Jack Weaver should have renewed contact with her.

The man's been all over Europe, fanning the flames of Resistance, no matter what the cost. Whether the Angel will trust him after what happened is another question.

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Memo to Colonel Johan Loris

MEMORANDUM

To: Colonel Johan Loris, Regilino

From: Senior Lieutenant Ernst Buhr, Magazzeno Facility

Subject: Enemy Activity in San Celini and Bitanti

Despite reports to the contrary, we now have reason to suspect that the enemy agent we have come to call 'Shadow' was not killed and is at large in the wider area of Allagra. The assassination of General Schmidt and the incursion into the town of Bitanti alongside resistance fighters both bear Shadow's hallmarks.

Given the history of thwarted guerrilla attacks against the Railway Gun, we urge you to exercise caution at the present time.

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Report by Dr Ciano Gentile

REPORT

Subject: Propaganda

In this report I shall outline a suggested propaganda strategy for Allagra and the surrounding region in the light of the tumultuous political and military events to befall Italy in the last few months.

It is my firm belief that our ongoing propaganda strategy in the local region should continue to reflect the approach nationally. we should encompass traditional communication methods but also contemporary forms of mass media.

We foresee that Radio, in particular, will continue to be a key component in communicating with the population. As you know, we have used it to broadcast many of The Leader's open-air speeches and will continue to do so as appropriate. This medium has proven particularly beneficial in terms of communication with our nation's youth, assisted by The Leader's decision to encourage production of cheap radio sets and promote 'group listening'.

Dr Ciano Gentile

University of Niroli, 1943

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Telegram

TELEGRAM

CRASHED US PLANE TO BE PLACED UNDER CONSTANT ARMED GUARD. STOP.FOOTAGE TO BE LEFT ON BODY OF DEAD PILOT. STOP.UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD CANISTER CONTAINING FOOTAGE BE TAMPERED WITH. STOP.

AUTHORITY: WERWOLF

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Observation report

Date: 30th June 1943

SUBJECT: Enemy Aircraft

An enemy observation aircraft of unknown design has been shot down. In an attempt at evading capture and interrogation, the injured American pilot shot and killed three of our men before he was himself killed. We believe he was trying to escape with a canister of footage. The pilot's body has been left at the Church untouched, awaiting further instructions (we understand that the canister might destruct if improperly handled, so have left it near the body and are awaiting an expert from Berlin). The plane itself is of prototype design and though the wreckage is badly damaged it will invariably offer important clues as to the Allies' progress in designing such 'spy' aircraft. Communication with our colleagues suggests the craft had formerly taken a course over Lorino Dockyard.

Report completed by:

Private Siegfried Äschelmann

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A partisan News-Sheet

Allagran Liberator

The Fascists starve us, torture us, hunt us down.

Even the Allies accidentally drop bombs on us. We will not be beaten. There will come a time when we will push our oppressors back, when we will make them pay for what they have done.

And when we have dealt with them, we will build a new Italy, where poverty and persecution become distant memories, where man, woman and child, irrespective of class, creed and religion, will be treated equally.

Remember past victories! Remember the Risorgimento!

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Lorino Dockyard:[]

Memo To Colonel Emmerich Groß from General Heinz Böhm

To: Colonel Emmerich Groß

From: Major Hans Dorfmann on behalf of General Heinz Böhm

STATUS: Top Secret

General Böhm wants the remaining shipments brought to Allagra, no matter what it takes. Take them via the location we previously discussed so our mutual friend can attend to them.

On a related point we need to tighten security. These shipments are far too important to fall into the Mafia's hands. Troops will be redeployed from elsewhere in the region.

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Note from Laterza

Serrini -

I couldn't find you. I've gone to the southern warehouse district to inspect the latest shipment.

If you encounter my errant daughter Maria tell her I want to speak with her.

Laterza

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Army Coroner's Report

Deceased: Private Kaspar Breslauer

Date of Report: 27th March 1943

Entry wound: A foreign object travelling at extremely high velocity embedded itself in the cranium of the deceased subject, entering the brain cavity area and curtailing brain functions almost immediately. Foreign object confirmed as a spanner during the autopsy process, measuring 15cm length and 4.5cm width. Notes: It seems likely that the destruction of a nearby canister of highly explosive fuel accounts for the extreme force with which the spanner was projected.

Given the surprisingly high number of accidents of this kind, I would advise protocols regarding the placing of (1) highly explosive canisters and (2) toolboxes in close proximity need to be revisited with a view to their urgent and immediate revision.

Lt Dr Benedict Ganz

Army Coroner

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Memo to Colonel Emmerich Groß

To: Colonel Emmerich Groß, Lorino Dockyard

From: Major Klaus Rothbauer, Giovi Fiorini

Date: 25th June 1943

SUBJECT: Dockyard Security

I have previously raised with you my ongoing concerns regarding security at Lorion Dockyard. As you know, very soon you will be taking receipt of specific components integral to the war effort.

It is imperative that none of these items fall into enemy hands. As a result, we will be significantly increasing troop presence at your facility from 1st July onwards.

Note that this increased presence will include Jäger troops specially requisitioned by General Böhm himself. We do not expect any further security breaches.

Regards,

major Klaus Rothbauer

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Letter from Maria Laterza addressed to 'Raffy'

My Dearest Raffy,

I cannot bear to write this.

My father has discovered our love affair and demands I be send away. I fear he means to dismiss you from your job at the Dockyard - or worse.

We must run away. It is the only thing to do. I will wait for you at the usual place.

All my love,

Your Maria

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Letter from Salvatore

20th June 1943

My Dearest Sister,

Word reaches me of the death of your son Rafaele. I am so sorry for your loss. He as a fine and hearty young man, and loyal to the family.

We know who killed him and we will take measures. We have contact within the Partisans over whom we can exert pressure.

Your loving brother,

Salvatore

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Letter to Rafaele

11th May 1943

My Dearest Rafaele

I hope you are well. It's been too long. Your father's arthritis has got much worse. I think it's the stress: the Germans, the Black Brigade, the Partisans. All of it is too much. When will you visit your Papa?

Your Uncle Salvatore asked me to speak with you. He says he needs an 'inside man', someone to help get the things our people need from the Dockyard. You're young and clever, Raffy. Salvatore thinks you'd be ideal.

I know you have feelings for that girl Maria but don't let them cloud your judgement.

Family comes first, Raffy.

Your loving Mother

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Letter addressed to Piero Capo (unsent)

13th June 1943

Dear Mr Capo

I have previously mentioned my suspicions concerning Rafaele Maraschin. I have now discovered Maraschin is the nephew of known criminal Salvatore Dinelli.

I think we now know beyond reasonable doubt who has been stealing from the Dockyard. I will take appropriate measures.

With best felicitations,

Harbor Master Gino Laterza

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Abrunza Monastery:[]

A Piece of Scripture

Luke 10:27:

"Love your neighbour as yourself"

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Radio Codes

Radio Codes

SNAKEROOT

Remove all Italian research scientists associated with Uranprojekt from University of Allagra.

CASTOR

No action required.

WOLFSBANE

Eliminate all Italian research scientists associated with Uranprojekt from University of Allagra.

HEMLOCK

Eliminate specific scientists: Aranzi, Cerletti, Damasio, Mingazzini, Rizzolatti.

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Note to Friar Giovannino from the Abbot

Dear Friar Giovannino,

I write this in haste as Piero Capo and his cronies will soon be upon me. Even when our superior told us otherwise, we did not turn the other cheek.

Now, though, we must go our separate ways. Do not fear for me: the Lord will light my way.

Your friend Father Abbot

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A List of Names

Save others, snatching them out of the fire (Jude 1:23).

Beatrice Baptiste

Marisa Baptiste

Lia Alguades

Abele Alguades

Giosuè Alguades

Mattia Caserma

Mario Caserma

Giuditta Caserma

Rachele Finazzi

Rita Finazzi

Adamo Finazzi

Elia Joffe

Gioacchino Martino

Vanda Martino

Silvio Pinto

Dela Santoro

Raffaello Santoro

Emanuele Valenzi

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Letter to Piero Capo from Major Klaus Rothbauer

23rd January 1943

Dear Commander Capo

Thank you for your thoughts regarding the Abbot. You clearly believe he is of good character (forgive my countrymen if they are more suspicious - it's just their nature).

We will do our best to protect the Monastery's valuable works of art. This arrangement is entirely to our satisfaction.

Reichsmarschall Goering, in particular, is noted for his love of art - as, I know, are you.

Your best health,

Major Klaus Rothbauer

Giovi Fiorini

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Diary of Senior Lieutenant Gotthard Baldoff

DIARY

14th June 1943

For the third month in a row, quantities of meat, bread and cheese are still unaccounted for. Though it pains me to write this, the problem seems to be with the ledger, which is the direct responsibility of the Abbot.

I do not know what additional mouths he has to feed, but the irregularities are too pronounced to be anything other than deceit.

I will raise my suspicions with my superior in Giovi Fiorini, Major Rothbauer. The Abbot may have fooled Piero Capo and our Italian allies - but the Third Reich is altogether harder to swindle.

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Memo to Piero Capo from Major Klaus Rothbauer

MEMORANDUM

To: Piero Capo

From: Major Klaus Rothbauer

Date: 12th June 1943

Thank you for your missive of 2nd July. I have spoken extensively with General Böhm about the increasing problem of Allied and Partisan propaganda. He agreed that this particular fire should be fought with fire.

When I next meet with him in Giovi Fiorini, he will bring with him a truck full of leaflets restating the Führer's support of Mussolini and the rightful Fascist Government of Italy. These leaflets will then be taken from Giovi Fiorini by truck and distributed by air across the wider Allagra region.

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Fragment of an Unknown Civilian's Diary

June 14th 1943

Dear Diary

Most people are too frightened to leave their house. Except sometimes you have to - if you want food or fresh water.

Not that there is any. I guess maybe the Nazis think they can starve us out.

Maybe they're right.

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Memo to Senior Lieutenant Gotthard Baldoff

MEMORANDUM

To: Senior Lieutenant Gotthard Baldoff

From: Senior Lieutenant Ernst Buhr

SUBJECT: OSS Operative

Following your request, I believe we've moved closer to identifying the name of the OSS operative at large in the Allagran area. We believe the individual in question is Colonel Jack Weaver. He is an extremely experienced, ruthless operative with strong connections to both SOE, SIM and the local resistance fighters.

Intercepts suggest Weaver is the shadow's point of contact in the region. Should you encounter Weaver, we therefore suggest capture and interrogation rather than immediate liquidation. The man will be a treasure trove of information.

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Partisan News-Sheet

Allagran Liberator

The Royalists have removed Mussolini and placed him under house arrest. But we must be wary - the Fascists and their Nazi supporters will do anything to put him back into power.

When the moment comes, the Partisans will rise up and take back their country.

Remember past victories! Remember the Risorgimento!

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Intelligence Update addressed to Senior Lieutenant Gotthard Baldoff

INTELLIGENCE UPDATE

To: Senior Lieutenant Gotthard Baldoff

From: Senior Lieutenant Ernst Buhr

Status: TOP SECRET

Date: 22nd August 1943

This update deals specifically with the Alsos Mission. It is based on interceptions of Allied radio and telephone broadcasts by B-Dienst code-breakers based at the Magazzeno Facility. You will no doubt be aware the the Alsos Mission has grown out of the American Manhattan Project and seeks to discover the Reich's plans concerning nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

Following the Allied invasion of Sicily, the Führer now believes the Allies will attempt an invasion of mainland Italy. Intercepted communications suggest that the Alsos Mission will follow behind the Allied front, interviewing key individuals and acquiring evidence as they proceed.

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Magazzeno Facility:[]

Note from Johann to Konrad

Konrad -

Leon knows about Morlock, about what happened in Halfaya. About what we did. You know he won't keep quiet. No matter what it'll mean for the rest of the squad.

It's as simple as this. Do something about him, or one of us will.

Johann

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Unsent Letter from Dieter Portner

Dear Father Perau

I hope you do not mind me writing to you. It concerns the subject we discussed in Confession when I was last in Berlin. As you can imagine it plays heavily on my mind.

Morlock was a bad man, it's true. But he was also a Major. And as you observed, it was not for us to punish him. Only the Lord can judge.

Leon knows. He wasn't with us in Halfaya but somehow he's found out. We can't count on him keeping quiet. I know what the right thing to do is, the holy thing. But the others won't see it that way. If Konrad doesn't act - well, then, the others will.

Pray for our mortal souls, Father.

Dieter Portner

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Leon's Diary

Dear Diary

God, I wish I could sleep. Can't stop thinking about him. Dieter said he was a bastard. A monster. The things he did...

But he was a Major. He was their commanding officer. They should have reported him. What they did...

So now I'm stuck. Do i grass them up? Or forget about it? Which is it? I need some air. Maybe the view will help me make up my mind.

Maybe it'll help me sleep.

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Konrad's Diary

Dear Diary

Leon knows. Somehow he's pieced it together.

The boy's fresh out of the Hitler Youth. He doesn't understand loyalty to your comrades, the realities of the battlefield. He just sees his beloved Führer. He'll rat us out, I'm sure of it.

If I don't do it, Erich will. Or Johann.

But I'm squad Leader.

Oh God.

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Journal of Erich Schreck (Sniper)

Dear Journal

I watched him do it. Watched him sneak up behind, give a good push. Kid wouldn't have known a thing.

Afterwards he went down to the body. Guess he was checking. Took something, then came back up. That was when I lost interest.

Probably headed for his little secret hideout. The collapsed storage room. Thinks I don't know about it. It's behind the crates and bushes in the cave. Fool.

So that's that. Much neater this way.

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Kessler notes

(no picture available)

B-Dienst Intercept Digest

B-Dienst Intercept Digest

Shadow identified as Lieutenant Karl Fairburne.

Incomplete records suggest Fairburne was born to a British diplomat based in Berlin and subsequently educated in Washington.

SOE operative but may be undertaking missions for OSS.

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B-Dienst Intercept Digest

B-Dienst Intercept Digest

Intelligence regarding 'Avalanche' has been sent to General Böhm. Intercepted Allied communications suggest mainland invasion imminent.

Clearly the Allies still haven't realized the scope of our intelligence gathering operation, and the extent to which we have been able to manipulate events. Not even the destruction of the Orchidea was sufficient to give the game away.

More specific details to be transmitted to general Böhm in due course.

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Giovi Fiorini Mansion:[]

Document marked 'Top Secret'

TOP SECRET ++ TOP SECRET++ TOP SECRET ++ TOP SECRET

Subject:

'HALTING THE AVALANCHE'

For the eyes of Major Klaus Rothbauer only

Signed by: Major Hans Dorfmann

On behalf of General Heinz Böhm

TOP SECRET ++ TOP SECRET++ TOP SECRET ++ TOP SECRET

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Telegram for Lieutenant Wolfgang Meinhardt

TELEGRAM

TRAP SPRUNG STOP TOWN HALL WILL GIVE YOU BEST VANTAGE POINT STOP TROOPS WILL PUSH THEM TOWARD YOU STOP LIKELY ENTIRE PARTISAN FORCE STOP

ENJOY THE TARGET PRACTICE STOP

BÖHM STOP

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Letter to Lucio

My Dearest Lucio,

I had to make a choice.

Just like you made a choice to join the resistance. Just like you made a choice when Dinelli's people threatened us. Just like you made a choice to influence the Partisans, to bend them to Dinelli's will when he decreed it. (The boy Giancarlo knows something - don't deny it).

The Abbot will see that we're safe. Marisa doesn't want to go and cries for her Daddy. I tell her Fate might choose to spare you. Who is to say?

Farewell, my love.

Beatrice xx

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Memo to Major Klaus Rothbauer

MEMORANDUM

To: Major Klaus Rothbauer

From: Senior Lieutenant Jürgen Bernat

Following our recent conversation, you wanted me to indicate the situation regarding the propaganda leaflets delivered to us by General Böhm himself during his last visit to Giovi Fiorini.

I can report that the leaflets have been bundled and that we will drop them by air this coming Tuesday across the wider region of Allagra, Bitanti, Magazzeno and Volturnia.

The leaflets will be transported from Giovi Fiorini, as discussed.

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Rothbauer's Memoirs

Chapter One

It is my fervent hope, once the war has reached a conclusion and the Führer is triumphant, that this slim volume of memoirs be taken as some small contribution to the world's understanding of the historical events in Italy as they played out in 1943. These are events which I fear might otherwise be shrouded in the considerable 'fog' associated with war. With the assistance of my memoirs, I am convinced that my role and that of my friend and mentor, the genius General Heinz Böhm, will be understood as integral to the successful outcome of the German war effort.

General Böhm and myself have been in Italy since November 1941, and I have assisted the good General in his efforts at rooting out the seeds of resistance form the area of Allagra and the surrounding environs of Volturnia. Much of the work the General has undertaken has been covert, and I have been fortunate and honored to have been cast in the role of the General's confidant throughout this period.

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Informant Report

To: Major Klaus Rothbauer

From: Mrs Brunilda Amello

This is my fifth report concerning Beatrice Baptiste. As you will recall, I believe there is strong evidence to suggest that Mrs Baptiste's husband Lucio - who is seldom seen in these parts these days - has become a key figure in the Allagran resistance.

I have to report that Mrs Baptiste and the Baptistes' young daughter (three years of age) have not been seen in some weeks.

What's more, a number of seedy individuals have been making enquiries as to her location. I have heard it said these men are - whisper it - Mafia. It is most perplexing - what could they want with Mrs Baptiste? Unless they want some leverage with the Partisans, perhaps? It wouldn't be the first time Lucio Baptiste got mixed up with bad men.

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Allagra Fortress:[]

Letter to Heinz Böhm

Dear Heinz

I read your report with interest.

Kessler's progress sounds impressive. Show me what his new toy can do and prove to me it can be mass-produced. Given your love of propaganda, a film would be ideal. If I like what I see, we'll deploy the missile against the Arctic Convoys. Schmidt is in your region. He'd love to see it in action.

I have begun to rethink my initially sceptical attitude to the new V-2 weapons. I now think targeting the V-2 against civilians and the Razor against military shipping would prove a fine combination.

Yours,

Adolf

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Missile Strategy Report

This report will outline future strategy for the 'Razor' missile designed by Professor Andreas Kessler as part of a wider missile strategy. It will explore a series of scenarios in which the new missile can be deployed.

In conjunction with V-2 weapons. The Führer believes the Razor has potential to form part of a renewed 'Total War' strategy incorporating the new V-3 rockets (aimed at civilian targets such as London).

Though we currently exist in a formal treaty of non-aggression with the Japanese Empire under the Tripartite Pact of 1940, following our success over the Allied Forces we anticipate a future scenario in which Japan threatens the interests and/or ongoing security of the Reich. The Razor missile will provide a useful conventional military deterrent alongside other weapons (See Report 3BB/92/433, Subject: 'Uranverein').

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Missile Technical Data

(Blueprints of missile)

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Tech Specs for XXII 'Ceto" Submarine

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

XXII 'Ceto' Submarine

Figure 8 interior allows for much larger electrical battery

Will only occasionally need to surface

Can run silent for 60 hours at five knots and keep pace with convoys

Active radar

Active sonar

Passive sonar.

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Memo to General Heinz Böhm from Reichsführer Julius Krüger

MEMORANDUM

To: General Heinz Böhm

Authorization: Reichsführer Julius Krüger

Shadow must fall.

Werwolf is watching.

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Memo to General Heinz Böhm from Admiral Erich Ostler

MEMORANDUM

To: General Heinz Böhm

From: Admiral Erich Ostler

SUBJECT: Ceto

You requested an update on Ceto. I am pleased to confirm the project is continuing as intended.

We will shortly commence operations against Allied shipping routes.

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Letter to Kessler

15th April 1942

Dear Professor Kessler

I trust this communication finds you well. You might recall we met two years ago during your visit to Berlin. Suffice to say, I found our conversation about the related problems of guidance control and jet propulsion systems very stimulating. We also, I think, share the view that science and politics should not mingle - ultimately, experimentation and new knowledge is all that matters!

Regarding radio control problems I have no easy answer, but this is something that I feel could be worked through using suitable testing. Of course, you won't need to consider equipping an anti-ship missile with a nerve agent, a proposition I'm actively pursuing at the moment (imagine what such a thing would do to London - war over!).

Kindest wishes

Your friend Dr Herman Wolff

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Letter to General Heinz Böhm from Major Klaus Rothbauer

Dear General Böhm

I just wanted to express how wonderful it was to see you at Giovi Fiorini the other day. I very much enjoyed the meeting.

I will admit to some concern over being left wit the plans. If an enemy agent were to find them then he might walk directly into your lair and attempt to thwart your scheme - unless, of course, that was your intention all the time! (Not to mention he'd probably put a bullet in me or snap my neck).

You wouldn't make me unwitting bait for such a trap, would you, General? That would be very manipulative.

Anyway, I'll make sure the plans are suitably safe so that you don't get any unwarranted visits.

Yours in lasting admiration,

Major Klaus Rothbauer

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Compound:[]

Railyard:[]

Deathstorm: Inception (DLC):[]

Memorandum to Major Volker Grün

SUBJECT:American bombing campaign

We should consider ourselves lucky to have avoided more wide-scale destruction following the recent American bombing raid. If it wasn't for the heroic efforts of the troops manning the AA emplacements things could have been a lot worse. Reinforcements are now on permanent standby.

I would hope that you're cognizant of the reason why the Yanks hose to bomb Rocca sul Mare in the first place. In my assessment the reason lies entirely with the intelligence leak we identified several wees ago. Lieutenant Adolar Hackl knows all about this and will be happy to answer any questions you have on the subject.

I do not for one moment believe the Abwehr's contention that the intelligence leak originates with a prominent, long-suspected informant in Niroli. In my opinion, there is little to no evidence to corroborate such a theory, though admittedly I am not privy to the Abwehr's files on the subject

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Letter of Introduction

14th January 1944

My Dear Antonello

I trust this finds you well. Let me introduce a colleague of mine, Dr Ludwig Kellerman. He has been entrusted with overseeing the transportation of the package to you in Niroli. Once there, he will assist in your dispersal experiments. I promise you will find the samples in question entirely appropriate to such a task.

Please remember your assistance to the Reich is much valued. I hope the situation regarding Veriana resolves itself to everyone's satisfaction.

Yours faithfully

Wilhelm

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Soldbuch

Paybook

together with

Personal Identity Document

No.2022/7

for

the................................................................................................Major Volker Grün

Inscription and number on

Identity disc......................................754-3/H-Pe.F .AN

Blood group.....................................O Negative

Gas mask size.................................1

Military Number...............................12/6/7/12/8

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Log Book

Priority Notes:

Admiral Dönitz's instructions remain as outlined in Communique 788/D/493. Sendari is compromised and is no longer considered operationally viable. Lemnos and Salonika are back on the table as potential alternatives, through transportation bottlenecks remain an issue. The Admiral is adamant that Lemnos in particular would prove the greatest value as a means of safeguarding the Dardanelles. Admiral Ostler concurs.

We have identified eight British, Dutch and Greek submarines in the Aegean. Deployment of the Ceto will continue as outlined in 788/D/493. However, Ostler's personal attachment to the project may have influenced his views on the capability of Ceto to navigate such a narrow sea. Though ageing, the 9th Torpedo Boat Flotilla is nevertheless still considered our most flexible asset in the region.

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TELEGRAM

NEW ORDERS STOP INTERCEPTED ALLIED COMMS SUGGEST POTENTIAL ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON HABERMANN STOP RELOCATE SQUAD TO NIROLI AS MATTER OF URGENCY STOP

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Deathstorm 2: Infiltration (DLC):[]

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT

Two members of Valkyrie Squad have been assigned as Minister Habermann's bodyguards. The rest of the unit will conduct patrols in the wider Niroli region. Use 'Iron Scorpion' call sign until further notice. Valkyrie insist on bringing their own munitions - the supply ship will dock in the customary location.

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A Cipher

My Dearest Veriana

Don't cry, my love. We knew this moment would come. Your actions, your constancy, got us through an impossible situation. Now it's my turn.

The library contains my notes. In addition I found this, the melody I wrote for you when we first met. i think I called it 'Always in Your Heart', or some such romantic nonsense.

It's true, though.

Antonello xx

(musical notes enclosed in letter)

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Note from Veriana

My Dearest Antonello

I pray you receive this in time. I am sending it via our usual method.

I spoke to an old friend the other day. She lives near the sea and feels the cold very badly. I thought it best to warn her about the squall blowing in from the north. She thanked me profusely and said she would take the necessary precautions. I think a young man of her acquaintance made sure nothing went awry.

Time is against us now. Just know that my heart will sing your song, my love - and that I promise to make sure the right people listen.

Forever yours,

Veriana x

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Letter to Osswald

February 13th 1944

Dear Senior Lieutenant Osswald

I trust this letter finds you well. In the accompanying crate you will find the experimental weapon we discussed. I cannot claim any great knowledge of the device - the specifics were worked on my Dr Kehrer when he was still in Berlin. I would, however, urge you to conceal the weapon to prevent untrained usage by the common infantry.

Dr Kehrer would greatly appreciate any insights you can give us as to the weapon's efficacy in the field of battle. Such reports can prove invaluable in perfecting the device, but also help us sustain the financial backing required for such important experimental work.

With warmest wishes

Professor Wilhelm Bosch

Steigerloch

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Telegram to Colonel Arling

ROCCA SUL MARE PACKAGE INTERCEPTED BY ENEMY AGENT STOP DANGER OF FURTHER INFILTRATION STOP ENSURE GALVANI RESEARCH IS IN OUR POSSESSION STOP DEATHSTORM SCHEDULE ACCELERATED STOP WERWOLF IS WATCHING STOP

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A Poem

My Heroic End

by Private Frank Klopstock

On a day such as this

My mind turns to mist.

I think of my heroic end

Of killing a brute

And fighting for the truth.

I think of saving the blonde infant

Of stabbing the Tommy and GI

Of the Führer's noble face

Gazing from the sky.

I think of my grieving widow

My distraught friends

And - not for the first time -

I wonder how I will meet

My heroic end.

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Deathstorm 3: Obliteration (DLC):[]

Operation False Flag

8th March 1944

To: Klaus Billing, Erich Pernass, Hans Vonhof

From: General Otto Meindhart

Subject: Operation False Flag

Each of your locations is now in possession of enough Allied equipment and vehicles to carry out the second phase of Operation False Flag. Disguised as American troops your men are to seize vital bridges that offer key supply routes. Think of the confusion you could cause!

All men should be supplied with a cyanide pill. Being captured will undoubtedly result in execution as a spy.

Precise timings and locations will be supplied in the coming weeks. Until then ensure that all your men are well versed in the use of the Allied equipment and vehicles.

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MEMORANDUM

13th March 1944

To: All Commanding Officers

From: Colonel Alwin Glöckner

Professor Bosch has asked me to reiterate the rules regarding the reactor control panels as some of the infantry seem to be struggling to understand them.

This is extremely delicate machinery, critical to the operation of the reactor. It is not somewhere for soldiers to place their coffee coups during breaks nor is it somewhere troops can rough-house. A substantial knock could cause all manner of damage. If I see any such tomfoolery in the future, you will be held responsible as their commanding officer. Take note.

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Academic Paper

Atomic Particle Delivery Systems -

A Design for the Future

by Siegfried Kehrer, January 1944

Few in the scientific and military communities would disagree with the contention that, whatever its other merits, the 'Deathstorm' project relies on an unambiguously crude method of delivery. Releasing canisters of atomic material over advancing Allied troops from low-flying aircraft presents logistical problems that can be anticipated but not easily overcome. Antonello Galvani's research on dispersal is crucial in this regard.

Wind, most obviously, might blow the particles away from our intended targets. It is only the urgency of neutralising the Allied advance through Western Europe that has prevented the Steigerloch team from putting together a more sophisticated delivery system liable to bring about more efficacious results. While the overall success of Deathstorm cannot be doubted, in this paper I seek to outline a set of alternate delivery systems which are likely to be more accurate and more effective, against both military and civilian targets, as we move forward with this particular atomic project.

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Academic Paper

The Energetic Potential of Atomic Fission by Edmund Hänel

The potential military benefits involved in splitting the atom are understood by many in the upper echelons of the Reich. Use of atomic particles against enemy combatants would slow and probably stop any putative land grab by the Allies in the European theatre (the so-called 'Deathstorm' project); use of atomic particles against civilian targets in Washington, New York or London would likely lead to America and Great Britain's immediate and unconditional surrender.

But beyond the military significance of the atomic weapon, splitting the atom offers other profound benefits to our nation and it's reborn Empire. Once the Reich has triumphed, we will be able to turn our attention to the use of nuclear fission as a clean and efficient source of power. Carefully handled, it is my belief that we will be able to power entire cities using such power sources, from street lighting through to transport systems and hospitals.

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Academic Paper

Cellular Degradation in Organic Subjects Exposed to Fissile Material - A Longitudinal Study

by Joseph Wernicke, Reich Atomic Institute, Januaary 1944

As others have observed, the long-term effects of exposing organic subjects to fissile material have yet to be explored in sufficient depth (Hertzfeld 1937:38; Rosengart and Gerstaecker 1938:17-43). In this article, I draw on my continuing research into this topic using both plant and animal subjects.

As I will demonstrate, the impact of on plant and animal subjects of sustained exposure to fissile material - even relatively small quantities - causes profound degradation at a cellular level. Sustained in this context means one to two hours.

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Draft Speech

My Dear Wilhelm

My draft address to the Reichstag for your perusal. Please advise on any factual inaccuracies before passing on to my secretary Gerda for emendation.

"Two days ago I authorised the launch of a top secret programme entitled 'Deathstorm'. A fleet of Dornier aircraft launched from various locations around Europe before dropping radioactive poisons on the massed Allied forces. The advancing enemy troops will likely have suffered serious burns because of this initial action. Over the coming days they will develop severe radiation sickness and ultimately die thoroughly unpleasant deaths.

Know that I did not take this step lightly. We are an honorable people and we fight honourably. Yet I considered the threat to all we have thus far achieved sufficient to warrant the use of such an unorthodox weapon. I have no doubt that our opponents would do the same if they had access to similar scientific insights and resources. We will not be beaten."

Yours,

AH

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Diary of Joseph Wernicke

Dear Diary

How I hate Steigerloch. Bosch treats Kehrer like some long lost son while Hänel keeps himself to himself the whole time. Bosch and Kehrere care passionately about what we're doing here, arguing it's for the good of humanity, that ultimately it'll shorten the war.

Hänel is simply interested in the science - he doesn't seem to care what we're going to unleash. And me? I was there when they 'burst' the uranium nucleus in '38. I knew then the world was about to change - forever.

I heard they locked up Galvani's family, forced him to work for them. I have no such excuse. I could have run, but I was too much of a coward. What have I done?

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Letter to Siegfried Kehrer

23rd March 1944

My Dear Siegried

I trust you have enjoyed your time with Professor Bosch. Wilhelm is an affable, thoroughly decent chap - unless he's riled. You'll have realised by now that crossing him is not advisable. As Deathstorm nears completion, I would ask you to give my offer some more consideration. Regarding my own project, I had hoped Andreas Kessler would be able to assist me in fine-tuning issues around telemetry, but obviously that is no longer possible.

At present funds for my project are limited. But I have found that such restrictions are a positive spur to creativity. Do let me know as soon as you are able.

Kindest wishes

Your friend Dr Herman Wolff

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Letter from Edmund Hänel

April 4th 1944

My Dearest Judith

We're almost ready. I wish I could explain what we're doing here but it's inevitable I'd be censored. Let's just say the weather is about to change for the Allies - for the world, indeed.

I hope the children are well and that Wolfgang in particular is keeping up with his studies. When this war is over and when our many enemies have been dealt with, it will fall to science - German science - to solve all the world's ills. And when this world's fixed perhaps we might set forth into the solar system and find other worlds, eh?

Wolfgang and his generation must be ready. I am not an old man and yet I feel so very tired. My joints ache and I am constantly nauseous. Keep finding hair on my pillow too. Probably I should consult the garrison's physician, but we so profoundly busy with final preparations.

Kiss the children for me. I will see you soon.

Your loving husband

Edmund

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Research Paper

Plutonium and Fission By-Products: The Case for Weaponisation

Dr Antonello Galvani, University of Niroli

In this paper I will outline the potential uses of plutonium and fission particles for deployment in a variety of combat situations. The paper will concern itself primarily with the generation, isolation and capture of such particles, before moving on to a brief discussion (Pages 66-74) of potential methods for the transportation and dissemination of such material in the theatre of war.

The Americans first produced and isolated Plutonium-238 in late 1940 using a large cyclotron at the University of California, chemically identifying the material in early 1941. While the Reich could potentially make use of the Juliott-Curie cyclotron captured in France in 1940, it is my contention that a reactor of the Fermi-Szilard design would be capable of mass producing plutonium and that such a reaction would not require a process of uranium enrichment.

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Target Führer (DLC):[]

Itinerary

The following document outlines the inspection routine for the VIP's visit. Please note, the VIP is apparently slightly under the weather and that this may affect his normally sunny disposition.

  • Kitchen Area
  • Ceremony (we will announce his approach via the Public Address System)
  • U-boat Pens
  • Workshop Tour
  • Main Office (Upper Level)

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Diary

13th January 1944

I knew Nielsen was the informant. Why didn't I act sooner? Was I blinded by my loyalty to the man?

No matter. Nielsen is being interrogated as I write this. It's only a matter of time before the Führer realises my mistake. That rat Hönigmann will make sure my dithering is construed as disloyalty, of that you can be sure.

I have no choice now - I will have to take my own life before it's taken from me.

My God, there's knocking on my door. I'm too late. They've

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Memorandum

To: All Senior Staff

From: Admiral Herman Richter

Date: 12th January 1944

STATUS: TOP SECRET

Subsequent to yesterday's meeting, I can confirm that we do indeed have a traitor in our midst. The Allied informant has been identified and the individual taken to Cell 39.

However, on the basis of the interrogation so far undertaken, I am confident that the informant did not have time to communicate the presence of the Führer on Sendari to his accomplices. Assuming the informant survives, we will shortly recommence our cross-examination.

Under no circumstances is the Führer to be told about the informant.

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Letter to Berlin

27th December 1943

COPY FOR FILE

Herr Führer -

I cannot begin to convey the enormous honor you bestow upon my troops and myself by choosing to visit Sendari Base at this time. Though it will be some weeks before we are fully operational, it will be my pleasure - and that of my men - to show the base to you.

Rest assured that your safety will be of paramount importance to myself and my troops throughout the duration of your stay. The most recent intercepted enemy communications confirm that our location remains unknown to Allied forces. In the highly unlikely event the island was to be discovered, our subterranean base is designed to withstand any aerial attack.

We will begin preparations for your arrival immediately.

Yours sincerely

Admiral Herman Richter

Sendari Base

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Letter from the Führer

23rd December 1943

My Dear Herman

I read your report with great interest. I concur with your belief that Sendari Base will play a critical role in breaking Allied supply lines in the Mediterranean.

To that end, I greatly look forward to visiting Sendari and seeing your progress for myself.

Please communicate with my secretary Gerda to make the necessary arrangements. You will of course pay special attention to my personal safety throughout the duration of my visit.

AH

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A Note

Attention -

The body of Admiral Richter will be left here indefinitely, so that every soldier on this island can see what happens to those guilty of disloyalty to the Reich.

Pay heed.

Your Führer

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San Celini Island:[]

Operational Overview #4

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Rudolf Hayler

Area: Small encampments around harbor location

Absences: Nothing to report.

Officer Instructions: A patrol of three at the small encampments around the harbor, an Officer at the harbor end of the checkpoint and two at the tower outpost overlooking the harbor.

Officer Comments; In the unlikely event any of the survivors from the missile test make their way to the shore they should be processed in the usual fashion.

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Operational Overview #3

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Franz Drexler

Location: General Schmidt's Villa and Large Farm

Absences: None to report.

Officer Instructions: A patrol of four will be located at the large farm; a further two dedicated to guarding General Schmidt at the Villa.

Officer Comments: Filming will be taking place at the Villa. Patrols should ignore the camera and concentrate on the task at hand - guarding General Schmidt.

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Operational Overview #2

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Oskar Pletcher

Location: Farm and Harbor Area

Absences: None to report.

Officer Instructions: Patrols should be distributed as follows: we need men on the far side of the farm by the vehicle sheds; patrols on the beach by the harbor; and troops in the actual harbor area.

Officer Comments: The boat collecting the film footage will arrive in due course. Until that point, patrols in the harbor area will need to be observant and attentive to any problems (not that we envisage any).

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Operational Overview #1

DUTY ROSTER

Location: Checkpoint and surrounding area

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Hans Aegerter

Absences: None.

Officer Instructions: Troops needed to guard the checkpoint and patrol the nearby beach. We also need patrols on the outskirts of the town close to the checkpoint.

Officer Comments: Must remain vigilant - not that we expect any problems.

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Bitanti Villiage:[]

Operational Overview #8

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Konrad Wither

Location: Beaches

Absences: None

Officer Instructions: The local Italian battalion has lent us a squad of troops. These are experienced soldiers and should provide an effective perimeter to prevent resistance fighters from escaping. They should keep away from the tower on the beach for obvious reasons.

Officer Comments: It is important that we be seen to work with the Italians troops in a collegiate and professional fashion.

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Operational Overview #7

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Wilhelm Rudel

Location: Castle Road

Absences: None to report.

Officer Instructions: Guard the road leading up to the ruined castle. Lieutenant Schwenke will return with supplies and Officer men in due course.

Officer Comments: Prisoners from the sweep will be held in the ruined castle for processing, making your defensive position crucial.

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Operational Overview #6

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Arnold Schwenke

Location: Orchard

Absences: All present and correct.

Officer Instructions: The Italian squad is made up of experienced troops. We have a Radio Operator stationed in the tower who'll call in reinforcements if anything goes awry.

Officer Comments: Don't underestimate the local resistance.

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Operational Overview #5

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Raimund Straub

Location: Lower/Old Part of the Village

Absences: Neumann and Eichinger have suspected food poisoning

Officer Instructions: Rastrellamento will begin at dawn. As usual, move methodically through the village picking up suspects. Where you meet resistance, deal with it forcefully. Klein will assist.

Officer Comments: Please note, you may need to dispatch Rademacher elsewhere if any difficult situations arise- his experience could prove invaluable.

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Regilino Viaduct:[]

Operational Overview #9

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Erhard Hausser

Location: 'Trendelburg' Outpost

Absences: None.

Officer Instructions: Böttcher will be in his usual perch keeping watch. Outpost side of the Viaduct needs to be heavily guarded, with troops patrolling the hut.

Officer Comments: During Major Dorfmann's recent surprise visit he seemed particularly interested in the contents of the bunker. That's why I've allocated one of Böhm's Jäger troops to stand guard. Make him feel welcome.

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Operational Overview #10

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Joseph Hanke

Location: Lake Checkpoint

Absences: None.

Officer Instructions: Patrols needed at checkpoint and encampment. The Pantherturm to remain guarded at all times. Also suggest a patrol on the jetty.

Officer Comments: Recent events mean we've been allocated a Jäger trooper. As a result, all protocols should be followed to the letter. We don't want our guest telling tales on us.

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Operational Overview #11

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Colonel Johann Loris

Location: Vicinity of plane crash

Absences: Private Oskar Strasser has complained of stomach problems and has been excused

Officer Instructions: Remain near the wreck, possibly use upper rocky path for observation. Forest area constitutes the absolute limit of this route.

Officer Comments: This plane wreck is a prototype and extremely important to German High Command. Experts from Berlin are on their way to inspect it.

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Operational Overview #12

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Colonel Johann Loris

Location: Train Yard by Viaduct

Absences: All present and correct

Officer Instructions: Squad to patrol in the vicinity of the pile of coal. Best station someone in the office too.

Officer Comments: The Railway Gun has been moved into place and will be firing shells intermittently, until such time as the CO decides the locals have got the message.

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Lorino Dockyard:[]

Operational Overview #16

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Harbor Master Laterza

Location: Northern AA Gun Pier

Absences: None

Officer Instructions: Patrols to guard our Anti-Aircraft emplacement and watch over the harbor.

Officer Comments: Allied spy planes have made a number of passes over Lorino Dockyard. General Böhm has decreed that any such aircraft should be downed (our colleagues in Regilino managed just such a task).

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Operational Overview #15

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Josef Clauberg

Location: Secure Warehouse

Absences: None.

Officer Instructions: The warehouse contains extremely high-value objects. Patrols need to be attentive at all times. Conversations should be kept to a minimum.

Officer Comments: We're clear who's been stealing from the Dockyard - we've put up multiples notices reminding troops to keep an eye out for the culprits. Dinellii and his cronies are a scourge and will be dealt with in due course.

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Operational Overview #14

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Lieutenant Umberto Strinati

Location: Main Warehouse

Absences: None specified

Officer Instructions: General Böhm and his people have decreed that Italian guards should be replaced with Wehrmacht. The importance the Germans' attach to this operation is illustrated by their deployment of a Jäger squad in the main warehouse.

Officer Comments: General Böhm's people are particularly jumpy because of the frequency and extent of thefts from the Dockyard in recent weeks.

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Operational Overview #13

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Herbert Amann

Location:Underground Station

Absences: None.

Officer Instructions: The Underground Station constitutes a potential access point into the Dockyard. Important paperwork is also located here. Maintain constant patrols within the station, with particular emphasis on the train wagons.

Officer Comments: Make sure squad briefed about the Allied reconnaissance planes making sweeps over Lorino.

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Abrunza Monastery:[]

Operational Overview #20

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Lieutenant Franco Bellagamba

Location: Monastery entrance

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Though it may seem obvious, the entrance at the front of the building is a security risk. Patrols must be maintained until further notice.

Officer Comments: Additional areas of the Monastery keep being discovered.

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Operational Overview #19

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Lieutenant Silvano Denaro

Location: Monastery interior

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Commander Capo needs protection while the removal of the artworks is carried out. The Monastery is a large place but patrols will nevertheless need to be thorough.

Officer Comments: The local gangs are familiar with the layout of the Monastery- be watchful!

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Operational Overview #18

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Gotthard Baldoff

Location: Vineyard

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Patrols are required around outlying areas, including beyond the road and the small vineyard opposite the last farmhouse on the road to the Monastery.

Officer Comments: The criminal Dinelli has sworn to deal with Piero Capo. We will do what we can to protect our Fascist brethren.

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Operational Overview #17

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Konstantin Prützmann

Location: Castle Entrances

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Guard all castle entrances. Ramparts will provide good observation points.

Officer Comments: The Monastery remains a strategically vital asset and must be protected.

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Magazzeno Facility:[]

Operational Overview #24

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Anton Gruber

Location: Encryption/Decryption Center and Naval Gun 2

Absences: Hühnlein diagnosed with sprained ankle.

Officer Instructions: Troops' priority should be the protection of the bunker area, including access to Naval Gun 2 and the Encryption/Decryption Center. Insurgent attacks across the region have increased significantly ever since the San Celini incident.

Officer Comments: Test-firing of the Naval Guns will continue until further notice.

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Operational Overview #23

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Eugen Lammers

Location: Würzburg Radar Dish

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Proximity to the Würzburg makes this an important area to secure. Patrols should have good sightlines toward the cliff-face and up the road.

Officer Comments:This squad lacks discipline. We have found impromptu drill practice a useful way of focussing the minds of such lackadaisical soldiers. They may respond to sarcasm.

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Operational Overview #22

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Julian Keitel

Location: Assembly Line

Absences: None.

Officer Instructions: Kessler has finished installing the components from Lorino. The devices will shortly be shipped to our base in Allagra. Until that happens we need regular, vigilant patrols throughout this section.

Officer Comments: A man in a black flat cap and brown leather jacket was spotted near the assembly area. He escaped before he could be challenged. Keep a look out for intruders.

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Operational Overview #21

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Albert Gernstein

Location: Ruined Fort

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Guard the ruined fort. This is a particularly important strategic position and needs to be well-protected. Don't take anything for granted.

Officer Comments: The Allies are clearly gearing up for something big. They may attempt to infiltrate this Facility to ascertain how much we know of their plans. If so, the Ruined Fort would be a logical target for the Allies to neutralize.

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Giovi Fiorini Mansion:[]

Operational Overview #28

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Holger Knopf

Location: Clock Tower Plaza

Absences: None.

Officer Instructions: Large number of troops needed to patrol the plaza beneath the clock tower.

Officer Comments: Make sure no-one intercepts the truck carrying the leaflets. Also, I don't want to hear anything more about sentries sleeping while on duty.

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Operational Overview #27

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Franz Unterbrink

Location: Plaza closest to the lake

Absences: Winkler confined to Infirmary due to high fever.

Officer Instructions: Allocate a patrol of seven to cover both sides of the road surrounding the plaza closest to the lake.

Officer Comments: Meinhardt will no doubt deal with most of the Partisans but the patrol will need to monitor for any that escape.

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Operational Overview #26

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Waldemar Gabler

Location: Farm over bridge from Mansion

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: We need three soldiers positioned at the farm. It would also be advisable to place a Radio Operator at this location in the event we require reinforcements. Two more troopers to be placed at the AA gun on the hill.

Officer Comments: The resistance are cunning - patrols to remain extra vigilant at this crucial time.

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Operational Overview #25

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Harald Trumbauer

Location: Chapel Island

Absences: Lehmann and Becker got into a fight. Both now in Infirmary.

Officer Instructions: Patrol to be situated on the island with the small church; a further sentry to be posted on the Mansion side by the bridge.

Officer Comments: Even if the General's plan has been successful there's a chance that enemy combatants will be at large in Giovi Fiorini - patrols need to be ready to act at all times.

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Allagra Fortress:[]

Operational Overview #32

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Günther Essert

Location: Plant Control Room

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Take no chances - a focussed patrol limited just to this room.

Officer Comments: General Böhm has suggested this would be a prime candidate for sabotage should the Fortress be infiltrated. Remain vigilant at all times - nothing can stop the launch.

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Operational Overview #31

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Nils Abbing

Location: Razor Assembly Area

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Concentrated patrols around this highly sensitive area, including the nearby office. Remember the Commando Order.

Officer Comments: Final assembly is now complete, and most - but not all - missiles loaded aboard our squadron.

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Operational Overview #30

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Waldemar Brose

Location: Vehicle repair tunnel

Absences: Munder and Pleiger (Krause has the details).

Officer Instructions: We want a concentrated patrol within the tunnel itself and the walkways above. Nothing gets through!

Officer Comments: Major Dorfmann says General Böhm is reasonably confident the Allies will attempt to disrupt the launch, so we must be on a high level of alert.

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Operational Overview #29

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Dieter Hahn

Location: Radio Bunker, north bank of river

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: You should be aware we're at maximum security until the launch. Patrol should have good sightlines in the unlikely event someone has managed to access the base using anything other than the (heavily guarded) road.

Officer Comments: Low temperatures mean the river has frozen over again.

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Compound:[]

Railyard:[]

Deathstorm: Inception (DLC):[]

Operational Overview #B4

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Rainer Jonke

Location: Guard Tower

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: The Kriegsmarine guys aren't used to protocols. Keep an eye on them.

Officer Comments: Gulla has asked to borrow one of the trucks, which I've consented to. The one with the dodgy alternator should be fine (I think it's in the warehouse near to you).

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Operational Overview #B3

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Lieutenant Eric Uthmann

Location: Main Warehouse

Absences: Hettich, Eugster and Berkhoff

Officer Instructions: There's a lot of materials moving in and out of the port. Remain vigilant.

Officer Comments: I am aware that you have three of your team down. Remaining troops will need to be on their guard.

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Operational Overview #B2

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Dieter Theiner

Location: Mobile Laboratory

Absences: Fittkau and Schild

Officer Instructions: Maximum security, for obvious reasons.

Officer Comments: Kellermann will want to check the package is stable before continuing. Take your lead from him.

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Operational Overview #B1

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Lieutenant Adolar Hackl

Location: AA Gun

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Look out for spotter planes - intercepted comms suggest we're high on the Allies' target list.

Officer Comments: Following our conversation, you should have ample shells. I signed off the requisition myself.

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Deathstorm 2: Infiltration (DLC):[]

Operational Overview #C4

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Carsten Jonke

Location: Galvani's House

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Regular sweeps of the area. The Partisans might attempt a rescue.

Officer Comments: Make sure Veriana Galvani remains 'safe' until we confirm our suspicions about her and until we find the most crucial elements of her husband's research.

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Operational Overview #C3

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Magnus Feigenspan

Location: Inn

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Remain the vicinity of the Inn in the central quarter.

Officer Comments: There's a Fallschirmjäger squad patrolling. Keep out of their way.

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Operational Overview #C2

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Lieutenant Mario Bandini

Location: Town Market Place (near fountain)

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Two-hour patrols, ten minute breaks according to the daily pattern.

Officer Comments: Our German friends think they've identified the Allied informant. There's an outside chance the Partisans may try to spring her so be vigilant.

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Operational Overview #C1

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Lieutenant Germano Forlani

Location: Farmhouse near marshland

Absences: Klopstock is complaining about feeling unwell again. Ignore him.

Officer Instructions: Stay in the broad region of the farmhouse. No straying beyond!

Officer Comments: Use the old church as a base if you need to.

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Deathstorm 3: Obliteration (DLC):[]

Operational Overview D4

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Lieutenant Harald Kempf

Location: Town Centre

Absences: None

Officer Instructions: Maintain regular patrols throughout the centre of Steigerloch.

Officer Comments: This is an important day. Patrols need to be calm and thorough. Mechanized support will be provided as necessary.

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Operational Overview D3

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Adolar Schenk

Location: Depot

Absences: Thiel, Senger and Frenzel

Officer Instructions: Post troops near the fuel tanks.

Officer Comments: The Deathstorm materials are being moved today. Remain vigilant at all times.

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Operational Overview D2

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Hans Vonhof

Location: 'False Flag' area

Absences: Buttmann and Heilbronner

Officer Instructions: Regular patrols. Pay particular attention to the enemy vehicles. Might provide potential cover in the unlikely event we're infiltrated.

Officer Comments: A you're aware, this operation is the brainchild of the Führer himself. It's imperative that it turns smoothly.

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Operational Overview D1

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Hildebrandt Wallmann

Location: Secure Bunker

Absences: None to report

Officer Instructions: Maintain regular patrols. Jäger will guard the reactor.

Officer Comments: Professor Bosch insists that all soldbuchs must be presented upon entry to the facility. No exceptions.

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Target Führer (DLC):[]

Operational Overview #A4

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Lieutenant Theodor Günzburg

Location: Church

Absences: Bierkamp has recovered from his injuries and can join the squad (just keep him away from the wildlife).

Officer Instructions: Given what's happened and who's on the island we need to remain observant at all times.

Officer Comments: Remind Johner not to be so impetuous with his flare too close to the base - we're still carrying out repairs on the bridge following the last false alarm.

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Operational Overview #A3

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Wulf Egner

Location: Medal Ceremony

Absences: None to report.

Officer Instructions: This is a highlight of the Führer's visit to the island - everything must go smoothly.

Officer Comments: Admiral Richter's original intention was to present the M1911 to the VIP himself during the ceremony. Clearly, that is no longer possible so the weapon will remain in the Armory until future notice.

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Operational Overview #A2

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Volker Hönigmann

Location: Safe Rooms

Absences: Gunther Nielsen, for obvious reasons.

Officer Instructions: We are storing a number of highly valuable assets in both safe areas. The utmost care must be taken.

Officer Comments: In the unlikely event anything untoward happens during the tour, these areas have been rendered secure for the VIP. Jäger presence has also been increased.

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Operational Overview #A1

DUTY ROSTER

Officer in Charge: Senior Lieutenant Adelbert Handke

Location: Base Interior

Absences: None reported

Officer Instructions: Monitor the Führer's progress around the complex.

Officer Comments: This is an isolated location but that's no reason to become complacent, as the capture of the Allied informant indicates. The Führer's throat condition will mean he's not especially talkative.

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San Celini Island:[]

Obergefreiter Erich Hosenfeld

Shooting number:14

28th May 1943

Redeployed to Lorino on the mainland.

Civilian pacification over and bodies relocated. An honor to serve General Schmidt.

Be good to get back to civilization.

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Bitanti Villiage:[]

Gefreiter Udo Klein

Shooting Number: 19

Date: June 2nd 1943

Place: Bitanti Town

I hope Gerta's okay. I left her in the usual place but I'm worried someone might find her.

Dammit - I'd feel so blue if that happened.

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Regilino Viaduct:[]

Gefreiter Werner Hinrichsen

Shooting Number: 27

Date: 17th June 1943

Place: Viaduct, Regilino

Rumor has it there's going to be another resistance attempt on the Railway Gun.

Their last few attempts were total bloodbaths - this'll be no different if I have anything to do with it.

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Obersoldat Ewald Böttcher

Shooting Number: 27

Date: 28th June 1943

Place: Viaduct, Regilino

Local resistance attempted yet another attack on the Viaduct - fortunately we were expecting it.

Took out three of their number - one head shot, one neck. The third took a shot to the shoulder requiring a second shot to the head to ensure he was dead.

They'll never take it - not while I'm alive to stop them.

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Lorino Dockyard:[]

Gefreiter Klaus Klehr

Shooting Number: 0

Date: 19th July 1943

Place: Lorino Dockyard

I've been here three months and I've yet to kill a single person.

I did manage to hit a duck last week, though that just made it angry and it attacked me.

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Obergefreiter Erich Hosenfeld

Shooting Number: 2

Date: 20th July 1943

Place: Lorino Dockyard

Killed two suspected Partisans hanging around the perimeter fence. Possible connection to recon planes spotted over the Lorino the last few weeks.

(We managed to down one over Regilino but they're persistent - the Allies must be desperate to know what we're up to here).

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Abrunza Monastery:[]

Obersoldat Stefan Schmitz

Shooting Number: 12

Date: August 1st 1943

Place: Monastery at Abrunza

Spotted a group of three Partisans sniffing around by the artillery dump, probably looking to steal ammo.

Took out two of them but the other one got away - empty-handed.

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Soldat Hanno Weinreb

Shooting Number: 8

Date: August 3rd 1943

Place: Monastery at Abrunza

Schmitz killed a couple of Partisans, or so he reckons. More likely they were just peasants looking for food.

We shouldn't be here. I have a bad feeling about this place.

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Magazzeno Facility:[]

Leutnant Immanuel Lamm

Shooting Number: 14

Date: August 24th 1943

Place: Magazzeno Coastal Facility

Spotted a figure attempting to enter the Facility during the night. I was about to shoot when I recognised the uniform. Turned out to be Major Dorfmann, returning from an assignation (it was secret and he was unable to divulge details).

My challenge had obviously disturbed the Major, as he seemed very nervous. I have reported the matter to my senior officer, who will pass it on to General Böhm for consideration.

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Unteroffizier Peter Hartner

Shooting Number: 12

Date: August 17th 1943

Place: Magazzeno Coastal Facility

Winged a suspected Partisan.

Patrol went to pick him up but no sign - the scoundrel was too quick for them.

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Leutnant Franz Knemeyer

Shooting Number: 12

Date: August 19th 1943

Place: Magazzeno Coastal Facility

Nothing to report. I know Shreck had a nice bit of fun a couple of days ago, but nothing on my side.

If I don't see some action soon I'm going to start taking pot-shots at seagulls.

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Leutnant Erich Shreck

Shooting Number: 17

Date: August 17 1943

Place: Magazzeno Coastal Facility

Spotted a 'fishing boat' carrying four men. Boat failed to identify itself to Senior Leutnant Sturm's satisfaction. We couldn't spare a patrol boat to investigate so it fell to me to deal with them.

To save bullets I aimed for the fuel tank on the back of the vessel. Resulting explosion got me a round of applause from the squad. Even Leon clapped.

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Obergefreiter Theodor Roff

Shooting Number: 14

Date: August 23rd 1943

Place: Magazzeno Coastal Facility

Managed to take down two insurgents with one bullet. One was killed, the other wounded in the thorax.

Made the subsequent interrogation challenging.

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Giovi Fiorini Mansion:[]

Shooting Number: 74

Date: 25th August 1943

Place: Giovi Fiorini

Major Rothbauer promised me some target practice. As I write this, I can see the Partisans approaching - looks like the Major was as good as his word.

Better get to work.

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Allagra Fortress:[]

Gefreiter Volker Lochs

Shooting Number: 70

Date: 2nd August 1943

Place: Allagra Fortress

Had a bet with Wegener that I couldn't hit a distinctive rocky outcrop.

I won.

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Obergefreiter Eberhard Succow

Shooting Number: 72

Date: 8th August 1943

Place: Allagra HQ

Heard a rumour the Desert Ghost is in Italy. Killed two of my squad back in Tobruk.

I'd love to repay him.

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Leutnant Michael Wegener

Shooting Number: 54

Date: 19th August 1943

Place: Allagra Fortress

Watched an eagle circling for a full twenty minutes. Amazing, graceful creature.

One bullet took it down.

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Leutnant Gregor Winkler

Shooting Number: 89

Date: 26th August 1943

Place: Allagra Fortress

Tricky to spot people in the mountains.

Not that there are many people to spot.

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Leutnant Dietrich Strauss

Shooting Number: 112

Date: 27th August 1943

Place: Allagra Fortress

Same old, same old. Nobody knows we're here.

Only a fool would try to get in.

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Compound:[]

Railyard:[]

Deathstorm: Inception (DLC):[]

Gefreiter Wolfgang Blanke

Shooting Number: 18

Date: 22nd January 1944

Place: Rocca sul Mare

Thought Italy was meant to be sunny and pleasant. I'm freezing my arse off here. Still, could be worse. Could be the Eastern Front.

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Soldat Ferdinand Lutz

Shooting Number: 12

Date: 25th January 1944

Place: Rocca sul Mare

The Partisans launched an attack. Hopeless. Shot and killed four.

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Gefreiter Richard Greiser

Shooting Number: 17

Date: 27th January 1944

Place: Rocca sul Mare

The Allies are coming. I can sense it. And when they walk into my crosshairs...

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Soldat Odilo Fiehler

Shooting Number: 14

Date: 28th January 1944

Place: Rocca sul Mare

Greiser scares me. As a sniper he should be calm and collected. He's much too impetuous for my liking. That's when you make mistakes.

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Deathstorm 2: Infiltration (DLC):[]

Soldato Egidio Bonzano

Shooting Number: 11

Date: 19h January 1944

Place: Niroli

So I survived Beda Fomm only to end up here, taking potshots at my own people. War is madness.

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Sergente Medoro Scalise

Shooting Number: 14

Date: 17th January 1944

Place: Niroli

The Partisans launched another operation. I took out two of them but the third escaped. Sammartino couldn't make the shot.

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Soldato Fosco Sammartino

Shooting Number: 6

Date: 12th January 1944

Place: Place is crawling with Nazis. I's like a red rag to the Partisans. Makes them think their country is no longer their own. They have a point.

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Soldato Alberto Visintini

Shooting Number: 7

Date: 22nd January 1944

Place: University of Niroli

Wonder if I could kill two people with one bullet? Is that even possible?

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Soldato Cipriano Scordato

Shooting Number: 15

Date: 7th January 1944

Place: University of Niroli

Bloody Partisans are always one jump ahead of us. Must mean we've got a traitor in our ranks. If you ask me, the Nazis need to be more careful about their civilian workers.

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Caporale Virgilio Torresi

Shooting Number: 8

Date: 13th January 1944

Place: University of Niroli

I'm wasted here. Sure we get the occasional Partisan action but it never amounts to much. Can't wait for some real action.

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Soldato Enrico Leotta

Shooting Number: 8

Date: 15th January 1944

Place: University of Niroli

Rumor has it the Germans have sent an elite squad to protect their big wig. Be good to meet a German sniper, perhaps pick up some tips.

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Soldat Josef Wessel

Shooting Number: 12

Date: 2nd February 1944

Place: University of Niroli

Stark's moaning as usual. Thinks sending us here was overkill, that we should be taking the fight to the Yanks or something. Doesn't bother me. The war will reach us soon enough. Meantime, I'm happy to take potshots at Partisans.

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Gefreiter Gregor Stark

Shooting Number: 17

Date: 11th February 1944

Place: University of Niroli

Weird assignment. Rader lines us up in front of Habermann. The Minister takes one look at us, points at Schrötter and Klauber and promptly dismisses the rest of us. So the rest of the squad spends the following week patrolling the streets of Niroli. Which is fine - there's rich pickings amongst the Partisans, after all. Can't help wondering if we'd be better on the frontline, though.

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Deathstorm 3: Obliteration (DLC):[]

Gefreiter Artur Voigtsberger

Date: 7th March 1944

Place: Steigerloch

Watched Brandstätter and Hölder shooting bottles earlier today. They need all the practise they can get. I could have done better from where I was, 230m further away.

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Gefreiter Eugen Kreipe

Shooting Number: 22

Date: 14th February 1944

Place: Steigerloch

Surely I could be making more of a difference to the Reich somewhere else. The boredom is going to overwhelm me once there are no chickens left. I got two of them with one bullet today.

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Soldat Ludwig Lauterbach

Date: 11th March 1944

Place: Steigerloch

Kott's talking about a shooting match between the Valkyrie snipers. What would the prize be, though? A train ticket back to Berlin and out of this Godforsaken place?

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Soldat Bernahrd Stumpff

Date: 16th March 1944

Place: Steigerloch

How I long to be back on the front line. Told Lauterbach we should have a shooting match - at least that would pass the time.

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Soldat Silvester Kott

Shooting number: 34

Date: 11th February 1944

Place: Steigerloch

After my first confirmed kill I was physically sick. I hoped killing would get easier with time. It hasn't. Got my 34th kill yesterday, and I was sick again.

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Soldat Burkardt Winzer

Date: 12th March 1944

Place: Steigerloch

My fifth day here. Nothing to report. Hardly surprising - this is the very heart of the Fatherland. There must be something very valuable here if they need the Valkyrie.

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Soldat Rüdiger Hölder

Date: 8th March 1944

Place: Steigerloch

Spent yesterday afternoon shooting some bottles off a fence with Brandstätter. My God, that man is a terrible shot. Perhaps if he stopped humming to himself, he might be a little more accurate.

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Soldat Axel Brandstätter

Date: 7th March 1944

Place: Steigerloch

Nothing to report. Why would there be? It'd be a pretty poor show if we couldn't defend the Fatherland.

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Soldat August Grabner

Date: 12th February 1944

Place: Steigerloch

Undertook some target practice with Hölder. Shot some bottles off a fence. Fun while it lasted. We were pretty equally matched, I thought.

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Gefreiter Paul Ludin

Shooting Number: 19

Date: 21st February 1944

Place: Steigerloch

Not sure who Bosch and the otehers are expecting. It's not like we're on the front line. Scheel said they borught him in from France.

Whatever the threat is - and whatever it is they're up to here - they clearly feel they need the best possible snipers defending it.

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Gefreiter Erwin Scheel

Shooting Number: 16

Date: 18th February 1944

Place: Steigerloch

Feels weird to be back on German soil. One minute I'm in France, the next I'm being summoned to this place.

Whatever it is Bosch is up to, it must be important if he wants me guarding it.

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Soldat Gustav Jutzi

Shooting Number: 14

Date: 19th January 1944

Place: Sendari Island

The rivalry between Fanck and Kopkow has hotted up again. Kopkow challenged Fanck to some silly competition - Fanck was fuming when he lost.

You wouldn't think there's a war going on.

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Gefreiter Erik Fanck

Shooting Number: 12

Date: 13th January 1944

Place: Sendari Island

Since deployment here I've had nothing to shoot except seagulls.

Kopkow challenged me to some stupid shooting contest. Hitting cans is one thing... hitting enemy soldiers is another.

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Gefreiter Dietrich Kopkow

Shooting Number: 8

Date: 12th January 1944

Place: Sendari Island

Had a shooting contest with Fanck. We used old tin cans on a stone wall. Won myself a nice wad of cash.

I think being posted here has made Old Fancky rusty.

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