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  • proper n. Germany under the Nazi regime, beginning in January 1933 and ending in May 1945. Literally “third empire” or “third realm”.

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  • n. the Nazi dictatorship under Hitler (1933-1945)

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Examples

  • This phenomenon was also noted by Karl Doenitz, a U-boat commander who became the commander of German submarines, the Commander-in-Chief of the German navy, and the last führer of the Third Reich in World War II.

    Castles of Steel

  • In the first months of the Third Reich we can see this group — generals like Guderian, Model,

    Barbarossa

  • The month of August 1944 saw the munitions output of the Third Reich attain a peak figure, with a production of 869 tanks and 744 assault guns — enough to re-equip ten new Panzer divisions, and by the end of September the factories had produced enough not only to make up for the losses in Normandy but also to overtake the "wastage" rate in the East.

    Barbarossa

  • So now we come to the fateful month of July 1944, when the waters were rising along the whole periphery of the Nazi empire, where everywhere, in Speidel's words, "... the floodgates are creaking," to the day, the 20th, of the attentat; a climacteric in the history of the Third Reich of Hitler's relations with the Army, and of the rational direction of the German war effort.

    Barbarossa

  • All the quasi-inde - pendent empires of the Third Reich — the SS, the Gauleiters, the Labour Front, the civil police, the Armaments Commission, the Propaganda Ministry, the Hitler Youth — all had wavered momentarily as the tremor ran across their foundations, yet in the shrill chorus of recrimination came to realise that their very existence, even their prerogatives of internecine quarrelling, depended on the life of the Führer.

    Barbarossa

  • Kieling, who had fought for the Third Reich on the Russian front, was in Los Angeles at the time of the Watts race riots for the shooting of Torn Curtain and said he had been appalled by the United States.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

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