During the summer of 1940, 18 months before the United States trade sanctions provoked the Japanese into punching their way out of the trade headlock by attacking Pearl Harbor, Congress appropriated $23 billion for the War 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.
That the British succeeded in turning the Dunkirk defeat and retreat – the most humiliating in history, into a victory was bettered by the propagandists spin that transformed a top American commander into a folk hero.
The claim that Prime Minister Chamberlain capitulated to German President-Chancellor Adolf Hitler by signing the Munich Agreement is constantly spun as a cowardly act. William Joyce provides the best backdrop to those pivotal events. His honesty was the real reason behind the Irish-American illegally to the hangman in Wandsworth Prison.
There is a very interesting book written by a Mexican journalist called Salvador Borrego about WWII, whose title would translate: World Defeat (Derrota Mundial). In it, he explains how the Americans and the British won a war against themselves.
The European Tragedy is described as The War of the Dictators. It was, of the four main protagonists the German leader alone was democratically elected. Neither Winston Churchill nor Josef Stalin was ever elected to lead their countries. The duplicitous U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt was narrowly elected on what was later proven to be a lie.
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?
During World War II, between 1941 and 1945, 78 Allied Arctic convoys brought more than 4 million tons of provisions and munitions to the U.S.S.R. These deliveries played a crucial role in the Soviet war effort. More than 1,400 merchant ships and naval vessels participated in the convoys to the ports of Arkhangelsk and Murmansk in Arctic Russia, which Winston Churchill once described as “the worst journey in the world.”