Month: April 2021

French Queen of the Seas

The French Line’s Normandie is one of few contenders for the title Greatest Liner Ever. She was a ship of superlatives: the largest ship in the world for five years, the first liner to exceed 1,000 feet in length; to exceed 80,000 tons; the largest turbo-electric powered liner; and the first to make a 30 knot Atlantic crossing.

Turmoil as France braces for the Collapse of the French Republic

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: (Translated from the French language): At the initiative of Jean-Pierre Fabre-Bernadac, a career officer and head of the Place Armes website [ https://www.place-armes.fr/ ], some twenty French generals, a hundred or so senior officers and more than a thousand other military personnel have signed an appeal for a return to honour and duty within the political class of France. Valeurs actuelles publishes their letter the words of which describe the deep anguish felt by the military heads for their nation’s darkest hours.

The Bloodsuckers Ball

The business of war is profitable. In 2011, the 100 largest contractors sold $410 billion in arms and military services. Just 10 of those companies sold over $208 billion. Based on a list of the top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in 2011 compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 companies with the most military sales worldwide.

Death of a City

The Allied bombing of Dresden cast 300,000 tormented souls into a holocaust. Such was its horror and magnitude that a fake holocaust was created to justify it. Yet Dresden was only one of hundreds of European cities and towns to be cremated by the Allies. By comparison many cities fared worse: When on April 4, 1945, the City of Kassel surrendered, of a population of 250,000, just 15,000 were left alive.