Month: February 2021

Valentine’s Day: unusual facts about this holiday

Traditions, records and extraordinary ‘valentines.’
The oldest valentine in the world.
There is a legend that the very first Valentine card in the world was written by Saint Valentine before his execution. But the officially registered love note, dated February 14, 1415, belongs to the Charles, Duke of Orléans, who wrote love letters to his wife while he was in the Tower of London. This Valentine is now kept in the British Museum.

Slaughter of the Innocents

Abortion on-demand up until nine months into a pregnancy came dangerously close to becoming a reality in France last week. There remains a slim chance that the ‘bioethics’ law containing the provision sponsored by French President ‘Herod’ Macron could become law in France.

A BOMBER PILOT’S REGRET

FEBRUARY 14 marks the day when the City of Dresden and up to one million residents and refugees was in just two days fed into the Allied RAF and USAF incinerators. Inconvenient History, this internationally recognised war crime will stain the escutcheon of Britain, the United States and their sadistic air armies.

The Tsar’s Gold

One of the 20th Century’s great mysteries is what happened to Imperial Russia’s gold reserves following the Wall Street-financed coup in 1917 that overthrew the Tsarist government. This coup is known wrongly as the Russian Revolution. At the outbreak of World War One the gold reserves of Imperial Russia were by far the largest in the world. Leaving aside Russia’s priceless arts likewise looted and sent abroad the gold in Russia’s vaults weighed 1,311 tonnes. At today’s value the stolen bullion’s value is $60 billion. Gold reserves that fell into the hands of the Bolsheviks totalled considerably more at 1.101 million rubles. After signing the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, German bankers asked Lenin to hand over part of Russian gold. Such is the sensitivity surrounding the Russian gold reserve’s eventual destination that there is virtually no mention of its fate in the English language.

ORIGINS OF THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST GREETING

‘I made it the salute of the Party after the Duce (Benito Mussolini) had adopted it. I had read the description of the sitting of the Diet of (the city of) Worms, in the course of which Luther was greeted with the German salute. It was to show him that he was not being confronted by arms, but with peaceful intentions.