Tag: World War Two

Whispering Hope

Whispering Hope is one of Western civilisation’s most engaging and enduring ballads. I was told by my Liverpool-Irish mother that at the onset of World War II, the suicide rate went through the roof, such was the anti-war sentiment.

The Incineration of Hamburg: A War Crime so horrific that even the Soviets disassociated themselves from it

‘The entire metropolis of this once-great European city presented a vision of what the inner earth must appear to be. The sounds of the howling winds feeding the flames competed with the deafening crackle of thousands of fires. Explosions filled the air. Tar on the roads changed into liquid form and in ripples moved in whatever direction the incline directed it to do so….’

Allied War, Betrayal and Savagery in South-East Asia

‘A long line of such incidents parades before my mind: the story of our Marines firing on unarmed Japanese survivors who swam ashore on the beach at Midway. The accounts of our machine-gunning prisoners on a Hollandia airstrip; of the Australians pushing captured Japanese soldiers out of transport planes which were taking them south over the New Guinea mountains (the Aussies reported them as committing hara-kiri or ‘resisting’‘).

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.