World War Two veterans welcome the respect that comes with their once having been a member of the armed forces. This is a normal human trait, but chances are they were hardly volunteers. The then young conscripts were press ganged into the armed forces against their will. If there was genuine enthusiasm for war then conscription would be neither necessary nor desirable.
Britain in 1939 was the hub of a world empire with powerful commonwealth allies. It is strange that, throughout World War II (1939-1945) which Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) enthusiastically pursued, never consulted or collaborated with his Australian, South African, New Zealand, Indian or Canadian counterparts?
The Victorian Workhouse was an institution that was intended to provide work and shelter for poverty stricken people who had no means to support themselves. With the advent of the Poor Law system, Victorian workhouses, designed to deal with the issue of pauperism, in fact became prison systems detaining the most vulnerable in society.
There are many stories and myths associated with the significance and evolution of Parade Grounds, the truth can often be the simpler.
On the 18 January 1919 the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War began at Versailles. It resulted in five controversial treaties that rearranged the map of Europe and imposed onerous financial penalties on Germany and the other losing nations. These reparations gave rise to political resentments that lasted for decades.
The works of art which were confiscated, stolen, or burnt on Polish territory between 1939 and 1945 number hundreds of thousands. Here, we haven’t written about those which were destroyed and lost forever, but instead focus on the ones which still exist somewhere, and remain to be found.
The World War Two lull that preceded the Reich retaliation against belligerent France was known as the Phony War (or Bore War). UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill desperately sought an excuse to round up thousands of citizens he considered to be enemy aliens or of dubious loyalty. Many thousands of unfortunates were merely critics of Churchill’s war aims. Homes were raided and thousands of innocent people were incarcerated because they were of German or Italian extraction. In some cases these unfortunates were second or third generation Britons. Many had served in the British armed forces.
Born on the morning of 24 April 1906 at 1377 Herkimer Street in New York, the intellectually gifted William Joyce had an Irish family tree to be proud of. Theirs was a family whose merits had given an entire region of Galway its name, ‘Joyce’s Country’. The Joyce family roots could be traced back to William the Conqueror’s colonisation of medieval England and the later crusades. Among Joyce’s ancestors were three archbishops, three founders of the Dominican College at Louvain, several mayors of Galway, an historian, a nineteenth century poet-physician, an American revivalist preacher, and the noted author and poet James Joyce.
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF as throughout much of the European Union (EU) Christmas and New Year, under the guise of Covid-19 lockdowns Christmas and New Year 2020 are banned. People may not gather to celebrate Christmas mass, attend Church services in numbers, celebrate the New Year. Sections of stores given over to selling children’s toys, tinsel and garlands, tableware for Christmas festivities. Even Christmas-related food stuffs are declared illegal. Nothing makes sense unless one understands the nature of Bolshevism, which is now called Globalism and ‘diversity’.
Before you opt for a ‘vaccine’ against the mild effects of the Coronavirus, it might be best to learn from history. Throughout history, Western and Soviet governments have managed to keep secrets hidden from the public. When they release these secrets, many are quite surprised and astonished at everything they’ve managed to get away with.