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27 Jan 1938
  • Werner von Blomberg returned to his honeymoon in Capri, Italy. On the same day, he forced to resign and sent into exile by an infuriated Adolf Hitler following the revelation that his new wife had previously posed for pornographic photographs. ww2dbase [Werner von Blomberg | CPC, AC]
  • Adolf Hitler directed that a high priority was to be given to the "Z" plan proposal for the reconstruction of the Kriegsmarine. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | AC]

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