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ON THE SURFACE, the 1970 film Kelly’s Heroes seems like a fairly routine Hollywood “war” movie with many standard tropes of the Allies’ court history. There are funny, relatable and colorfully characterized US Army soldiers; there’s a load of action and pyrotechnics, which were top-level stuff…
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George Patton by Douglas Mercer FOR GERMANY in 1945 international terror blew in from the East and it blew in from the West. No one who then saw the grim visage of the Beast would ever again be mollified by the platitudes of the years ahead: liberty, equality, democracy, the brotherhood of man, human rights.…
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A Jewish supremacist American congresswoman called on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to replace three headstones in military cemeteries bearing swastikas and invoking Hitler. “IT IS deeply troubling and terribly offensive that swastika-adorned headstones that include messages…
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by Frederick Dixon WHEN I STARTED work, most of my male colleagues, if they were beyond their mid-thirties, had been in the forces during the Second World War, and I fondly remember one old boy who had fought in the First! More than one of them had decorations for bravery, and there were a few empty sleeves…
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Despite its obvious anti-German bias, this contemporary piece gives us insight and makes us think about what might have been had Britain been led by patriots in 1941. Introduction by Mark Weber: On May 10, 1941, Rudolf Hess made his daring flight from Germany to Britain in a vain bid to stop the tragic…
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by Mark Weber IN May 1927, a shy, handsome 25-year-old suddenly sprang from obscurity to instant world fame when he flew a small single-seat, single-engine airplane, called the “Spirit of St. Louis,” from Long Island, New York, to an airfield in Paris. In a grueling 33-hour flight that covered 3,600…
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Alfred de Zayas The Wehrmacht War Crimes Bureau, 1939-1945, by Alfred M. de Zayas. Nebraska University Press, 1989. Softcover, 364 pages. Bibliography, index, photographs. ISBN: 0-8032-9908-7 reviewed by Robert Clive WHEN THE topic of atrocities committed during the Second World War is discussed,…
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THE STUDY of history by truth-seekers (sometimes called revisionists) has may aspects besides going back to check the “official” version of events presented by the victors in a war to see if they are accurate. Another form of revisionist history is counterfactual historical analysis
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President Roosvelt, Prime Minister Churchill and premier Stalin, at the historic “Big Three” conference in Yalta, February 1945 by Mark Weber WE’VE HEARD a lot recently about alleged secret and illegal collaboration by prominent Americans with foreign governments. Collusion is widely…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver IT IS THE habit of our domestic enemies to deny that they are engaged in a conspiracy against us, and to pretend that the consequences of their actions just happened somehow and could not have been foreseen. Unthinking Americans believe that, although our great War Criminal once indiscreetly…
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