There is one good saying that perfectly characterises the attitude of Britain towards its allies: ‘Britain has no permanent enemies and permanent friends, it has only constant interests.’
Trivial incidents of wars are often more important than the unfolding chain of events. For example:
“This raid on the night of May 11 1940, although in itself trivial, was an epoch-marking event since it was the first deliberate breach of the fundamental rule of civilised warfare that hostilities must only be waged against the enemy combatant forces.”
An open letter initially signed by 120 retired high-ranking United States military officers warning of an imminent threat to democracy and the Constitution has now grown to 160 signatories. The signatures collected by the Flag Officers 4 America group include retired generals and admirals who have broken their silence over what they see as a ‘conflict’ between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty’ engulfing the United States. The letter mirrors an earlier one released before the 2020 elections and signed by 317 retired generals and admirals.
The short video featured at the tail end of this article says it all. An Irish MP makes a rousing speech in the Irish parliament in defence of the Palestinian people. He calls attention to Israel’s flagrant war crimes, apartheid policies, and double standards. Note that this is an unprecedented public denunciation of Zionism by a national government representative. It has never happened before.
The fiercest battles of World War Two took place along the Eastern Front. The Front reached back to Germany through Russia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the Balkans, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and the Baltic States. Throughout these sombre landscapes, where Europe’s best gave their lives to free Europe from the scourge of the Bolshevik-Washington DC alliance, grave robbers thrive. Known as black archaeologists these scavengers are constantly engaged in searching for military artefacts. These macabre souvenirs are then sold throughout Europe and U.S. There seems to be an inexhaustible appetite for such ghoulish objects.
Three years after the end of World War II tens of thousands of German prisoners of war were still being detained in post-war Britain. In March 1946, angry that the government had not announced when they could be repatriated, the Labour MP Richard Stokes said the Germans were entitled to know their expected date of release.
Unique archival photographs of Soviet commanders during a meeting with the Allies are published today on the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense in the section ‘Meeting on the Elbe: Unknown Pages’, the press service of the military department.
‘If our two countries on that account should be destined to meet again on the field of battle, there would nevertheless be a difference in the motives. I, Herr Daladier, shall be leading my people in a fight to rectify a wrong, whereas the others would be fighting to preserve that wrong.’ ~ Adolf Hitler President-Chancellor.
Julius Caesar got himself captured by pirates and held for ransom when he was twenty-five. Before you feel sorry for him, this was a fairly common practice at the time (75 BCE). His captors required a ransom of 20 talents of silver (about $600,000 in today’s value).
The British Merchant Navy freighter Fiscus, 4,815 tonnes and built by W. H. Seager & Co. loaded a cargo of steel ingots, lumber and a deck cargo of crated aircraft parts in Canada and sailed from Three Rivers to Sydney, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. There she joined up with the 35 ships making up Convoy SC-7, which left Sydney, Canada on October 5, 1940.