It seems that the Iraq war wasn't the only conflict that
was fought for the wrong reasons Winston Churchill, stood before parliament
(November 2nd 1946) and told those assembled, 'we've killed the wrong pig.'
Get you uniform on again, Tommy Atkins. Perhaps this political schizophrenic
had a flashback to something he had written long before Adolf Hitler became
chancellor of Germany. In the his book The Aftermath he writes: "It is
the duty of the civilised world to re-conquer Russia. The Soviets do not
represent Russia; they represent an international concept entirely foreign and
even hostile to what we call civilisation.
To win against (Communist) Russia militarily and morally, would be too heavy a
task for the victors (W.W. I) alone, and we must do it, we will do it with
Germany. Germany knows Russia better than anyone else. That will be for her
the great opportunity. It will be this opportunity that will permit a proud
and faithful nation to avoid defeat and humiliation. She will pass thereby,
almost without transition, from a cruel fight against us to co-operation with
us. Germany knows Russia better than anyone else – that will be for her the
great opportunity . . . . Nothing is possible in Europe without Germany;
everything is possible with her." – The Aftermath, Winston Churchill.
GERMAN POWs IN THE UNITED STATES
More than 350,000 German prisoners of war were held in American POW camps from
1942-1946. Many were civilians such a seamen, American citizens of German
extraction who had never threatened American interests*, and German nationals
brought by force from various Latin American countries.
These 350,000 unfortunates were spread out across hundreds of camps across the
American gulags. They were used as slave labour, mostly for the military and
forestry industry. According to the International Red Cross a further 475,000
were handed over to France by the U.S. for use as slave labour.
These POWs were hired out to French employers at 150 Francs (£15) per day, for
which the prisoner received just 10 francs a day. The American Government,
through its military branch in the German zone, was exacting forced labour
from 284,000 captives. Moral of the story; never allow yourself to be taken
alive by the Americans, the French – or the British.
* You will notice that the illiberal media hacks often whine about some,
certainly not all, German Jews being arrested and detained in wartime Germany.
No mention of course that the allies also rounded up those whom they
considered to be 'enemy aliens.'
THE PRICE OF VICTORY IS DEFEAT
On May 9, 1945 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill strutted and offered
toasts at the Soviet Embassy in London. At this point of the war a billion
pounds of British overseas investments had been sold off and domestic capital
was down by £3 billion, which was equal to Great Britain's external debt. Two
thirds of 1939's gold reserves had been squandered. The toll of human
suffering was equally dire. Those Britons who had died numbered no less than
Britain was bankrupt, her possessions sold or leased off, and her vaults empty
except for IOUs. Such was the country's parsimonious state that food would be
rationed to the hungry population for another ten years.