Winston Churchill approved millions of taxpayers’ pounds in bribes to prevent Spain’s General Franco from supporting Germany in Second World War, according to a new book. Churchill apparently convinced Spanish banker Juan March to act as a secret agent, organising payments of millions of dollars to Franco’s generals in return for Franco agreeing not to side with Hitler.
FEBRUARY 14 marks the day when the City of Dresden and up to one million residents and refugees was in just two days fed into the Allied RAF and USAF incinerators. Inconvenient History, this internationally recognised war crime will stain the escutcheon of Britain, the United States and their sadistic air armies.
Historian-journalist Kevin Myers writing for the Irish Independent declared back in 2012 that ‘Everything people believed about Hitler’s intentions toward Britain was a myth created by Churchill.’
The total destruction of the German city of Dresden in February 1944 has never been justified. There are squalid attempts to downplay the numbers of martyred civilians. Over three days of infamy, 1,249 USAAF and RAF bombers removed from the face of the earth a once-great city. The holocaust, to give the inferno its proper term, is falsely claimed to have led to the loss of 22,000 to 25,000 lives.
Twenty-five years in the making Witness to History is the size of two large paperbacks. Heavily illustrated, this remarkable chronicle did the job it was intended to do.
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 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.
A full list of suspected British wartime anti-war activists, including the 12th Duke of Bedford, the British Union of Fascists (BUF) leader Sir Oswald Mosley and many others of the upper classes who would have been arrested or were arrested and imprisoned in the event of British war against the German Reich, has been released for the first time at the National Archives.
The French surrendered to the Germans on June 22, 1940. The terms of the capitulation were unusual. The Germans permitted the new French administration, under Marshall Petain, to establish itself in the city of Vichy in the south and central France. From there, unoccupied independent Vichy France governed over half of the French landmass in the south of France whilst retaining their overseas colonies and their navy.