Category: Book Reviews

Rhodesia’s Death, Europe’s Funeral

On November 11, 1965, Rhodesia, a self-governing British territory since 1923, declared itself a sovereign nation. The last country to declare UDI had been the United States two centuries earlier. Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) was a direct result of British betrayal.

SCULPTURES OF THE THIRD REICH

THE THIRD REICH’S architectural triumphs, Olympic events and trade exhibitions, were extravagantly adorned by the most stunning sculptures. These splendours have since been destroyed and their records airbrushed out of the history books by the victors of World War II.

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.

Never Judge on Appearance

It was Oscar Wilde who said that anyone who doesn’t judge by appearance is a fool. Well, Oscar, I hate to disagree with a fellow Irishman but the latter comment doesn’t necessarily hold water. We do judge on appearance, which is not to our credit. Furthermore, such an attitude doesn’t add credit to one’s bank account.

All That Glitters is Not Gold

Would anyone be inspired to write books, compose music, or paint pictures if there was no one to enjoy them? Yes, I think they would. It is my belief that each of us is given a gift although many go through life without discovering their unknown ability; a great pity.