Note 038
by Joachim C. Fest

In fact Goring represented the peace element among Hitler's associates This did not of course prevent his identifying himself with Hitler's territorial aspirations, though he wanted these to be achieved by 'diplomatic' means, by which he meant dictated terms of settlement. When he recognized that war had become inevitable, he said, 'If we lose this war, then Heaven help us!' (see Paul Schmidt, Hitler's Interpreter).

From Chapter 6, Hermann Göring , Part 2 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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