One of the most successful instances of victors spin are to be found in accounts relating to the dam-busters raid of May 16/17 1943. The claimed daring incursion brought international acclaim to Royal Air Force (RAF) Wing Commander Guy Gibson and pilots of 617 Squadron.
In his own words former German President-Chancellor Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) places on record the blueprint from which he and the German Workers National Socialist Party created the Third Reich (1933-1945).
My old friends at KGB despise the GRU. But it was GRU that got 2-3 high level agents into Franklin Roosevelt’s White House and shaped America’s wartime foreign policy.
The founder of the Telegram channel NEXTA, Roman Protasevich, who was detained in Belarus, has agreed that the Western-back hit-squad, who supervised anti-government protests, prepared to assassinate President Alexander Lukashenko, pled guilty to organising the riots and warned about the sleeping radical cells in Belarus.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that because of its imperial ambitions the United States will repeat the fate of the USSR. ‘The United States acts like an empire as did the USSR. Some countries are threatened, others are bribed’, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with the heads of international news agencies at the SPIEF.
Magawa the “hero rat,” whose work sniffing out landmines in Cambodia won him a medal for life-saving bravery, is retiring after a distinguished five-year career.The African giant pouched rat has found 71 landmines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance during his service, according to APOPO, the mine-clearing non-governmental organization that trained him. His work saw him win a gold medal from the British veterinary charity the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) last year.
RAF Air Vice-Marshal ‘Johnnie’ Johnson who died in January 2001 was no doubt an exceptional gallant and skilful fighter pilot having been credited with shooting down 38 enemy fighters.
On December 8 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked, Republican Congressman (R-N.Y.) Hamilton Fish made his maiden speech to the U.S. Congress. In it, he asked for the United States Declaration of War against Japan. Of the speech, he was later to say: ‘I am ashamed of that speech today, as I know now about President Roosevelt’s infamous war ultimatum that forced Japan’s leaders to fight.’
In a recent interview for the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Ukrainia’s Jewish President Volodymyr Zelensky has reaffirmed his country’s intention to purchase military equipment from Germany.
Two active-duty soldiers with the Queen’s elite Coldstream Guards have been charged with conspiracy to sell ammunition. One of the accused is the first-ever black man to reach the top enlisted soldier rank in the force.