Monday, October 17, 2016

Vive le Christ Roi!

"Some French Catholics saw Hitler as a bulwark against atheist Bolshevism:  The last line of defense as the Red Army advanced on the bunker beneath the Chancellery in Berlin was manned by Frenchmen from the Charlemagne Division of the Waffen SS, who rose from their trenches to meet the Russian tanks with the cry of 'Long live Christ the King!'"

     Piers Paul Read, "What the novelist knows," First things no. 267 (November 2016):  36 (33-38).  I have not independently verified this claim.

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