Tag: Nazi Germany

U-Boat Commander Extraordinary

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.

SCULPTURES OF THE THIRD REICH VOLUMES I, II and III

THE THIRD REICH’S architectural triumphs, Olympic events and trade exhibitions, were extravagantly adorned by the most stunning sculptures. These splendours have since been destroyed and their records airbrushed out of the history books by the victors of World War II. For this reason, the names and works of the greatest sculptors in history may be better known and appreciated in 2,000 years than they are today.

The Fate of a Passenger liner seized as a prize of war by the Soviets

After the defeat of the Workers Reich on May 8, 1945, the armies of the British, Soviet and American empires plundered everything they could lay their hands on. Soviet plunder of the defeated Reich included the seizing of the German-built transatlantic liner SS Berlin III. This super liner, after providing German workers with affordable Mediterranean cruises, in July 1939 was converted into a hospital ship and later evacuated thousands of troops and civilians fleeing the rapacious Red Army.

Mussolini is Back

A descendant of Italy’s Benito Mussolini is back in the European Parliament after ostensibly retiring from politics. Alessandra Mussolini, the granddaughter of Italian statesman and social reformer dubbed ‘the father of fascism’ Benito Mussolini, is once again a member of the European Parliament (MEP). Alessandra was one of the eight replacements for Italian MEPs who have taken up seats in the national parliament, the Chamber of Deputies.