Note 026
by Joachim C. Fest

The Goebbels Diaries, entry for 2nd February 1942. The extraordinary overestimation of rhetoric also finds vivid expression in an entry two days earlier covering Hitler's same speech:

'The address made a tremendous impression . .. we may now rest assured that the main psychological difficulties have been overcome ... The Führer has charged the entire nation as though it were a storage battery.'
From Chapter 5 ,Victor and Vanquished , Part 1 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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