On September 26, 1942, a reply from King Christian X of Denmark to Adolf Hitler, who wrote a lengthy personal letter congratulating the King on reaching his 72nd birthday, greatly outraged the Fuhrer. It upset Hitler so profoundly he promptly escalated the severity of Nazi occupation in Denmark. What was the content of the message?

“Spreche Meinen besten Dank aus. Chr”, translated to English as, the terse and perfunctory, “Giving my best thanks, King Chr.”

Source: General Historical Texts

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