That the British succeeded in turning the Dunkirk defeat and retreat – the most humiliating in history, into a victory was bettered by the propagandists spin that transformed a top American commander into a folk hero.
NOTE: Story translated from the original German by Gerry Frederiks. Frau Paula Hitler, the elder sister of German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, penned the following statement 12 years after the death of her brother.
The claim that Prime Minister Chamberlain capitulated to German President-Chancellor Adolf Hitler by signing the Munich Agreement is constantly spun as a cowardly act. William Joyce provides the best backdrop to those pivotal events. His honesty was the real reason behind the Irish-American illegally to the hangman in Wandsworth Prison.
Few people realise, perhaps because they have never been told, is that Hitler’s Germany never, before or during World War II, declared war on Britain or France or their overseas territories. On September 3, 1939 Britain and France disappointed their citizens by declaring war on Germany.
On May 2, 1945, the German Armed Forces – not the government had capitulated, overwhelmed by the combined forces of the Soviet Union, British Empire and industrial-military might of the United States.
Since the mid-20th century, the world has only ever heard one side of the most horrific war in human history. During the 75 years that have now passed, only a single narrative of the great conflict has been heard.
ROBERT LLOYD WRITES: I have never been a fan of the French people throughout my life. It’s probably because of their unfriendliness that is widely acknowledged by tourists over the many years. Even a sister of mine that used to work for the airlines in the mid-west, said the French-Canadians was rude to English speaking people when they travelled to Montreal.
There is a very interesting book written by a Mexican journalist called Salvador Borrego about WWII, whose title would translate: World Defeat (Derrota Mundial). In it, he explains how the Americans and the British won a war against themselves.
On February 1 1945, Poland’s General Anders reproached Winston Churchill for not adhering to the English guarantees (to defend Poland’s independence). He asked the unelected British Prime Minister. ‘What shall we say to our soldiers? Soviet Russia is now confiscating half of our territory and wants the remaining part of Poland to be managed according to her own fashion. We know from experience where that leads.’
Of many legends woven about World War II one of the most enduring is the ‘Britain at Bay’ fiction. The story goes that in 1940 the warlike Reich invaded unprepared innocent France.