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Gregor Strasser

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We do not want a new war. But we are not afraid of it if mobilisation of German power should prove to be the ultimate means of restoring German freedom.
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Quoted in "Germany from Defeat to Conquest, 1913-1933" - by Władysław Wszebór Kulski - History - 1945

 
Gregor Strasser

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