Otto Braun (Li De)
Otto Braun (28 September 1900, Ismaning, Upper Bavaria – 15 August 1974, Varna) was a German Communist with a long and varied career.
His most significant role was as a Comintern agent sent to China in 1934, to advise the Communist Party of China (CPC) on military strategy during the Chinese Civil War. At the time Braun adopted a Chinese name, Li De (Chinese: 李德; pinyin: Lǐ Dé, Li the German); it was only many years later that Otto Braun and "Li De" came to be known as the one and the same person.
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“Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world we are seated on nothing but our own arse.”
—Wendell Mayes, U.S. screenwriter. Otto Preminger. CINCPAC II (Henry Fonda)