Tag: Nazi Germany

Poleaxed

In addition to the 1922 illegal annexation of West Prussia, Silesia and Poznan, and Danzig blockade, Poland, until the outbreak of war, was guilty of repeated anti-German pogroms, provocations, pillage and border violations. Germany’s response to Poland’s attacks on their frontiers on September 1939 was known as the Defensive War in Germany.

This Is Rocket Science

Commemorations to German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun (1912 ~ 1977) are on-going. Britain’s mainstream media ignores such pleasantries. This is reasonable since the space scientist’s pioneering V1 and V2 rockets once caused panic in wartime London.

Inglorious End for a Mass Killer

There was an ominous feeling in the air as the old German passenger liner Steuben slipped her moorings under dark clouds and set off across a slate-grey Baltic Sea. Crowded onto the ship were 5,200 German refugees and wounded soldiers. Everyone on board was attempting to escape the fast-approaching American-armed Red Army that threatened destruction, rape and death.

THE REICH DECLARATION OF WAR ON THE SOVIET UNION

Invited to list the ten most important books of the 20th Century I certainly include The Fuhrer’s Proclamation to the German People. It is commonly thought that the Reich made a fatal blunder in attacking an unprepared defenceless Russia. If this is your view it is perfectly understandable; it is what you have been told to think.

Doomed the most advanced aircraft ever devised

Huge, lighter than air and luxurious, these are the words that describe the famous airships or zeppelin Hindenburg. The futuristic aircraft exploded on its last flight, killing 36 people. Today, scientists are still debating the real cause of the airship’s death. It is widely believed that the airship was sabotaged to damage the growing reputation of Germany’s trade advantages.

THE GOLDEN OLYMPICS OF 1936

August 1, 2021, marks the 85thanniversary of the opening day of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The Berlin event was unique in that it boasted the largest number of foreign athletes in the history of the Olympics. The Berlin Olympic Village was so beautifully designed that every Olympic village since has been modelled on it. The Berlin stadium boasted seating for 100,000 spectators. Attending were four million fans and journalists from 41 nations. The Berlin Olympics was the first to be televised.  Competing in the 1936 Games were a record number of participants: 4066 athletes including 331 women from 49 countries.