‘A long line of such incidents parades before my mind: the story of our Marines firing on unarmed Japanese survivors who swam ashore on the beach at Midway. The accounts of our machine-gunning prisoners on a Hollandia airstrip; of the Australians pushing captured Japanese soldiers out of transport planes which were taking them south over the New Guinea mountains (the Aussies reported them as committing hara-kiri or ‘resisting’‘).
It was a day in November 1971, Brigadier Richard Mansfield Bremner, the commandant of the British Army’s Intelligence Corps, took his seat at his desk at Templer Barracks in Ashford situated to the southeast of London.
In 1917 Senator Hiram Johnson reminded the Senate that the first casualty when war comes is truth. War, as a U.S. general pointed out is ‘nothing personal, it is just business.’
War is a horrendous thing. The worst atrocities often occur in it, but even there there is sometimes a place for humane and honorable treatment of the enemy.
Raising their hands in the raised arm open hand peace salute, up to 10,000 Italians sang in praise of Benito Mussolini to mark 100 years since the beginning of his leadership of renaissance 1922-1945 Italy.
You asked for someone who had lived in Hitler’s Germany to tell you what it was like. Permit me, someone, who lived under the Swastika flag from 1935, when the Saar was reunited with Germany, to 1945, to give a short answer.
Of the hundreds of epic escape stories that occurred during World War II, it is the banalest like The Great Escape that is turned into movies. It appears that only two, As Far as my Feet will Carry me and The One That Got Away (there were many) were made into movies.
On its release, Stevie Spielberg’s Band of Brothers movie came under fire and received numerous direct hits fired by credible critics. Still living British World War Two veterans and military historians supported the objections. Many of the lurid claims made in the movie were denounced as ‘a fantasy, a total travesty from beginning to end, a pack of lies and a vainglorious re-writing of history.’
The media’s combine harvester of lies has little trouble in reaping a yield of dupes despite the Western Press constantly being exposed as being responsible for all western wars of regime change and control.
Murmansk was completely destroyed during World War II. In terms of the number of German bombs dropped per square meter, it is second only to Stalingrad. Located on the coast of the cold Barents Sea, Murmansk serves today as the main northern gateway of Russia. One of the country’s largest ports, through which it conducts regular trade with the rest of the world, is located here.