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To: <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Subject: Staging Soviet-American Clashes in 1945 If I was a desperate SS Commander or Hitler him self in the final stages of WWII, there would be one obvious move to make. I would dress up a band of SS men in American uniform, preferably near Torgau where the Reich was at its thinest, approach the Red Army and open fire. Similarly, I would dress other men up as russians and fire upon the Americans, hoping to trigger an all out war between the future superpowers. After all, a Soviet-American clash was Hitlers last feverish hope, so it would puzzle me if some effort wasn't made to make them happend. Such "dress up parties" had also previously been a prelude to the German invasion of Poland, the Soviets attack on Finland and finally during the Ardenne offensive. Have anyone ever come accross evidence that such a scheme was concieved of in Germany in the final days of the war? Frode Lindgjerdet, Norwegian Home Guard, Archivist, Freelance Historian ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----