The Soviet system built its reputation on all for one and one for all. This seems to be a euphemism for what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine.
It is Munich, 1919. In the second city of Germany, the corporal lay on the ground, badly beaten and he is bleeding profusely. The irate German soldiers continued to slam their jackboots into his face and body. A flash of steel indicated that bayonets had been drawn. The corporal prepared to die.
Even the most avid war movie fans roll their eyes when the Christmas TV fare is announced. As predictable as sprouts there will be The Great Escape and The Sound of Music. Both movies, as we might expect, are deeply flawed.
ENSLAVEMENT OF PRISONERS OF WAR IS A VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION. – ARTICLE. 75.
The educational mantra would have us believe that slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire in 1833. This is what British students are taught; why would they believe otherwise?
World War Two veterans welcome the respect that comes with their once having been a member of the armed forces. This is a normal human trait, but chances are they were hardly volunteers. The then young conscripts were press ganged into the armed forces against their will. If there was genuine enthusiasm for war then conscription would be neither necessary nor desirable.
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?
The war in the Far East (December 1941-September 1945) was ferocious and being captured by the Japanese was no guarantee of outliving the war. Amazingly, as many Allied servicemen and women were killed by their own forces as lost their lives during Japanese captivity.
There are many stories and myths associated with the significance and evolution of Parade Grounds, the truth can often be the simpler.
On the 18 January 1919 the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War began at Versailles. It resulted in five controversial treaties that rearranged the map of Europe and imposed onerous financial penalties on Germany and the other losing nations. These reparations gave rise to political resentments that lasted for decades.
Just Nuisance, a Great Dane, is the only dog ever to have been officially enlisted in the Royal Navy. During World War II between 1939 and 1944 the donkey-sized hound served with HMS Afrikander at the Royal Navy naval base in Simon’s Town (Simonstown), a once lovely, ordered and prosperous shoreline town in South Africa. The seaside community is located just 38 miles by road from Cape Town.