Today the emphasis is on the riches in parliamentarians bank accounts. Not so long ago the ruling class were notorious for the richness of their language. Newspapers owners who really did challenge could also hold their own in any bout of verbal jousting.
PLUNDER OF THE SOVIET HIGH COMMAND. PLUNDERING DEFEATED GERMANY a series of four investigations into the Soviet pillage of defeated Germany. Follow us to make sure you don’t miss this or other breaking stories. Read Part I, Part II and Part III.
TROPHIES TAKEN BY THE RED ARMY. At first, on their own land, the soldiers’ trophies were military property: German boots, a lighter, a cigarette case, a folding knife, a straight razor, a flask, a flashlight, a pistol.
On November 7th, 1920, in strictest secrecy, four unidentified British bodies were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Asine and the Somme. None of the soldiers who did the digging was told why.
The Norwegian author Knut Hamsun (1859 – 1952) was thoroughly deserving of the Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to him in 1920. A handsome and debonair gentleman, Hamsun was described as the Soul of Norway by the venerable King Haakon XII of Norway.
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As the saying goes, ‘history is the propaganda of the victors’ and is best seen in Wikipedia’s notorious spin. It is also recognisable in books deemed politically correct enough to be published. Palace publishers have a knee-jerk negative reaction to any submitted manuscript that departs from war victors’ speak.
The coastlines of nations bordering the Mediterranean have stayed pretty much as they always were. However, one man’s vision might have radically altered the map of Europe for the better had World War Two not intervened.