Daily Intelligence Update
(24) Convicted Nazi war criminal Heinrich Doetz was executed in Wiesbaden, West Germany at 0600 GMT. He evaded capture for several years. His promotion to Reich Marshall was just several hours before Hitler’s death. His orders to place children and women on the lines against American and Russian troops caused his conviction of “Crimes against Humanity.” Doetz last words were, “From the rubble of Berlin, the Phoenix Brotherhood will rise. Beware America, for we will consume you!”
Colonel Fitzhugh knocked softly on the door to Major Candace Dare’s room. A curt “Come,” came through the door.
Fitzhugh opened the door to find Dare lowering her Luger. “I thought you were Helga Hotstuff.”
“You were going to shoot her? I thought we talked,” Fitzhugh said.
“About not shooting Von Zorm, if I remember correctly.”
“Perhaps I should take your Luger away from you. I want to be clear that you are not allowed to shoot anyone.”
Fitzhugh closed the door and sat at a small desk in the room. Dare put her pistol in her handbag.
“Well, Major, what did you think about dinner last night?”
Dare sat at the end of her immaculately made bed.
“He certainly feels he’s God’s gift to the planet, doesn’t he, Colonel?”
“Yes, he does. He kept steering the conversation away from what he is doing here. We have to be firm today, we must see what is really going on.”
A knock at the door ended conversation. Major Dare walked to open the door. “Yes?”
Helga “Hotstuff” Haniker stood in the hallway. “Ah, Herr Colonel and Fraulein Major are asked to come to the dining room for breakfast. The Doctor hopes to show you all his progress today.”
“Thank you, Miss Haniker,” Fitzhugh said. “We’ll be right there.”
Helga smiled and nodded, turning to walk away.
Dare closed the door, “Do you think we are really going to get the tour?” she asked.
“Only one way to find out” Fitzhugh pointed to the door.