Exactly one month after Britain’s declaration of war on the German Reich (September 3, 1939) a U-boot skipper’s audacious opportunism sent the first of five of Britain’s battleships and battlecruisers to the bottom of Scapa Flow. Situated on Scotland’s stormy west coast this fortress harbour served as an English lair from which Royal Navy ships ambushed German shipping navigating the North Sea.
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.’
Europe lost access to up to 110 billion cubic meters worth of natural gas on September 26, when a series of explosions rocked the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines carrying Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea.
Little happened between the British and French declarations of war against Germany on September 3 1939 and Germany’s pre-emptive strike on France on 10 May 1940. The Reich occupied northern France to thwart the aims of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to open up a new Western Front.
Thousands of protesters marched through central London yesterday. Its participants, who came to the capital from different parts of the country, demanded that the UK return to the European Union.
Michael Walsh-McLaughlin when British Movement Party leader made international headlines when with comrades of various nationalities, he chained himself to the railings of the American Embassy in Madrid.
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.’
No names no pack drill but an acquaintance volunteered to transport pro-National Socialist literature into Allied-Occupied Germany. My friend either had too much backbone or too little awareness of the penalties for such ‘crimes against the state’.
Britain’s new leader even managed to surpass her predecessor’s worst records, a poll has found. UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’ approval rating sank to a new low of – 47 in an Observer poll published on Sunday. Her popularity is lower than Boris Johnson’s was at the nadir of his political career, and is the worst ever recorded by the British news outlet.
Ex-soldiers say: ‘McDonald’s staff earn more than us’ as they join migrants in the lengthening queues for charity and benefit handouts. The government’s own figures show almost 3,000 serving troops are now on benefits while thousands more veterans each month are applying for Universal Credit.