The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - Part 4: Touching the Divine, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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At the same time in Germany, Hitler and his Nazi party rolled tanks into the demilitarized Rhineland “in open defiance of both the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact to which Germany was a signatory” (Page 251). It was a brazen, military act. Hitler and his party sat back waiting to see how the world would react. While many countries like England and France released statements that they “deeply regretted” Germany’s actions, no one took action against the Nazi Party. Hitler now knew that the West would remain passive to his military pursuits, at least long enough for him to strengthen his allies and army. Furthermore, he knew that the upcoming Olympic Games would provide the perfect opportunity for him to present Germany as a clean, efficient, and peaceful country to the world.

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