In terms of quality, the 1950s was a poor period for West German cinema, still recovering from World War II it was also the time when a number of German actors became known internationally; among them Curt Jürgens, Romy Schneider, Horst Buchholz, Maria Schell, and Hardy Krüger, who has died aged 93.
Prolific writer, editor and ghost-writer of over 60 book titles, Michael Walsh never authored a fictional novel ~ until now. The ‘until now’ is flexible. It was during the 1990s when, down to his last brass cent, he wondered if salvation might come via a blockbuster novel. Michael began work on Retribution, later re-titled The Leopard in Liverpool.
A common fallacy is that post-colonial Africa has been a failure and its natural resources are squandered by incompetent or corrupt African despots. In fact, Africa in shackles and fetters attached not by villainous European colonists but by the Wall Street bankers who already have much of the world in their usurious tentacles.
Long before England’s declaration of war on the Workers Reich false allegations of racism were levelled at National Socialist Germany. Friedrich Nietzsche had much earlier wisely perceived England accurately to be ‘the land of consummate cant.
When on February 8, 1961, the MV King Arthur steamed out of Liverpool the sailors on-board the freighter couldn’t have known that one of their ports of call would be the scene of The British Empire’s Last Battle.
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During the 1960s – a period marked by Europe’s surrender of its 500-year-old colonies to Wall Street banks and American corporation conglomerates, the Dark Continent was riven by conflicts in which European mercenaries were recruited to settle scores and frontiers.
Michael Walsh, historian, and journalist, never found enough time to be a novelist until during the 1990s when, down to his last brass cent, he wondered if salvation might come via a novel. The dissident journalist put pen to paper and began work on Retribution which later was re-titled A Leopard in Liverpool. The novel was finally published a year or so ago and was accompanied by a low-key promotion.
The descent of Wall Street controlled Africa foretells a darker future for the Dark Continent with Europe also being caught in the crosshairs of history by the collateral damage.
Siegfried Müller was a highly decorated soldier with Germany’s Wehrmacht during World War II who made a name for himself as a mercenary in Africa during the 1960s.