Tag: Books

Women And Children Last: The Infamous Sinking of La Bourgogne

The sinking of the French ocean liner SS La Bourgogne on the morning of 4 July 1898 was one of the most disgraceful of disasters in maritime history due to the cowardly and criminal behavior of the crew. Instead of the heroic sacrifice that has often been the shining moment in such a terrible tragedy, the crew of the steamer “fought like demons for the few lifeboats and rafts”, drawing out their knives and threatening passengers with it. Out went for a toss “Women and children first!”, famously established by the soldiers of the sinking Birkenhead, half a century earlier, and by the crew of the Titanic fourteen years later. Only one woman passenger from La Bourgogne was saved, and all children perished.

The Rise of the Sun Wheel

In the late 1970s, the then STAR newspaper described Michael Walsh as ‘Britain’s most dangerous man’. Unless one can identify with the mindset of a far-left journalist it is impossible to figure out why such an extreme expression.

THE DAM BUSTERS EPIC FAIL

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.

The book they can’t put down

Despite nearly 100 years of vitriol, scorn and distortion, Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf (My Struggle) continues to be a worldwide bestseller. In fact, one worldwide survey disclosed that the Holy Bible was running second to the European social reformer’s self-assessment of his struggle to win mankind’s hearts and minds.