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Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for the defeat of Germany. Here the "Big Three" sit on the patio together, Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Premier Josef Stalin. February 1945. (Army)

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Madman, thou errest. I say, there is no darkness but ignorance

– William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night)

There is a very real attempt to rewrite history as we speak. A history that is at the root of what organises our world today, for it is understood that who controls the past, will have control over our present and our future.

This attempt to rewrite history is of the most paramount significance because it is what is used today to shape who we regard as a “friend” and who we regard as a “foe.” Thus who controls the “narrative” of history, will also control who we see ourselves “aligned” with.

There is a consequence to this which can only lead to further disunity, to further conflict, to further war. It can only be remedied when the past is finally acknowledged.

There is still time to change this dreadful course.

A Meeting of Minds

The Tehran conference (Nov 28 – Dec 1, 1943) was the first time that Roosevelt and Stalin met in person. It was a historic meeting of the two most important leaders of the Allies that would shape the outcome of WWII.

Roosevelt had been trying to set up a meeting for more than a year, the meeting was of utmost importance because it would allow the two leaders to begin a basis for a solid “trust” to be formed, essential to not only winning the war but for maintaining a stable peace afterwards.

Over four years into WII had passed, and the level of distrust, fear and hatred for the Soviets was still prevalent in the political and military circles within the United States.

This was especially the case within the State Department career officers who were against FDR’s recognition of the Soviet Union in 1933, and thus antagonism to him and his policies were pervasive (1). When Harry Hopkins, FDR’s closest advisor on foreign policy during WWII, was sent to Europe to check in on the foreign service, he had found many U.S. embassies and legations still displaying the portrait of Herbert Hoover on their walls instead of FDR.

George Keenan, best known as the author of the Cold War strategy of “containment,” was among many of similar fibre, who opposed FDR’s recognition of the Soviet Union, stating: “We should have no relationship at all with them…Never- neither then nor at any later date- did I consider the Soviet Union a fit ally or associate, actual or potential, for this country.”

The Foreign Services’ anti-Soviet attitude ran so deep that most were against aid to Russia even after Hitler had invaded, despite the Soviets losing more lives against the Nazis in the first few months than all of Europe combined.

Churchill himself made it no secret that he wanted to make sure Germany would emerge from the war strong enough to counterbalance Russia in Europe (strong… but as he sought to soothingly explain not dangerous).

However, Roosevelt would be the first to recognize that the ever growing barbarism of Hitler was much more dangerous than these foreign intelligence circles were estimating, and that Russia was an imperative ally, in fact the only ally, that could ensure its defeat.

The Tehran conference was a great success in collaborative strategy to win the war, but more importantly, it was a great diplomatic success that would begin one of the most important alliances to have ever occurred in modern history.

The Truth Behind the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

In 1936, Stalin had predicted how German aggression would break out upon the world:

History shows that when any state intends to make war against another state…it begins to seek frontiers across which it can reach the frontiers of the state it wants to attack…I do not know precisely what frontiers Germany may adapt to her aims, but I think she will find people willing to ‘lend’ her a frontier.

These statements were made before the Munich Agreement which was just that, a “lending of a frontier.”

On March 18th 1939 at Stalin’s direction Litvinov, Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs, proposed that France, Britain, Poland, Russia, Romania and Turkey join together at a conference to draw up a treaty to stop Hitler. Chamberlain was strongly against the idea, writing to a friend: “I must confess to the most profound distrust of Russia. I have no belief whatever in her ability to maintain an effective offensive, even if she wanted to. And I distrust her motives.” (2)

On April 14th 1939, Lord Halifax, British Foreign Minister said that Britain would not extend an alliance to Russia in case Germany were to attack. Russia was clearly being told to go at it alone.

On April 16th 1939, Stalin had Litvinov propose to Sir William Seeds the British ambassador, that Russia, France and Britain make a pact that would bind their three countries to declare war on Germany if they or any nation between the Baltic and the Mediterranean were attacked.

Great Britain and France refused.

The Munich Betrayal had already been signed Sept 30th 1938, where Britain had “allowed” Hitler’s annexation of the German speaking territory of Czechoslovakia, as if it were a British colony that it could do with as it wished.

In addition, the Bank of England and the Bank of International Settlements, through BoE Governor Montague Norman, allowed for the direct transfer of 5.6 million pounds worth of gold to Hitler that was owned by the Bank of Czechoslovakia.

And lastly, that Prescott Bush on behalf of Union Banking was caught funding Hitler before and during WWII and on Oct 20th, 1942 had its bank assets seized under the “U.S. Trading with the Enemy Act.”

Despite all of this, it is the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that has been selected by “historians” to go down in history as a deep stain on the moral character and true “face” of the Soviet Union. Confirmation that the Russians should never be trusted, for they would side with whoever wielded the greatest power, no matter the ideologies held.

This could not be further from the truth, and is in fact a gross disregard of the responsibility that Great Britain and France held in creating such a desperate situation for the Soviet Union. They had left her destitute because they wanted to see her destroyed.

Stalin was under no illusion. He knew that it was an impossibility for the USSR to coexist with a Nazi Germany, specifically because the existence of the Slavic people was considered unacceptable to the latter. Hitler, who described this belief in detail in his Mein Kampf, made no secret that he thought the Slavic people an inferior race and that after his conquest he planned to turn Russia and Poland into slave nations. Hitler would boast “The conflict [in the east] will be different from the conflict in the west.” The people of the west were to be subdued, the people of the east were to be annihilated.

Poland’s foreign minister Josef Beck who controlled foreign policy was strongly pro-German, and was adamant that Germany would never invade Poland. Some say Beck was a Nazi agent. It is curious that his son Anthony would in fact find after his father’s death, among his possessions an entire album filled with photos of Beck posing with Nazi generals and various officials of the Nazi government elite. (3)

Poland’s refusal to strategise a defense put the Soviet Union in an understandably difficult situation, since Poland shared a border with them. If Poland were to be invaded it would be used as a launching pad to attack the USSR, which had happened numerous times in the recent past, including during WWI.

Despite the fact that Poland would have absolutely no ability to defend itself in the case of a German invasion, Lord Halifax used as his excuse for putting off serious negotiations with the USSR that it was due to Josef Beck’s refusal to allow Russian soldiers to enter Poland, even if it were to drive back a Nazi army…who wanted to exterminate the Polish race as Hitler explicitly stated repeatedly.

Lord Halifax is on record after a meeting with Hitler having said of the führer “By destroying communism in his [Hitler’s] country, he had barred its road to Western Europe…Germany therefore could rightly be regarded as a bulwark of the West against communism.” (4)

Nine days after the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was signed on Sept 1, 1939 the Wehrmacht invaded Poland. After 18 days of fighting not a single Polish division was left. On Sept 17th, the Red Army entered eastern Poland and Poland ceased to exist.

This situation could have been avoided. Poland did not have to suffer the fate it did during WWII, which had the only concentration camp outside of Germany, near their shared border with the Soviet Union, meant to extinguish their race (and everyone knew that the Russians were next on the list).

Poland suffered this fate because Great Britain and France had decided that they were “expendable” for the destruction of the Russian people. Hitler would have to consume Poland before consuming the Soviet Union. By failing to organise an alliance as Stalin requested months beforehand, Germany was allowed to wreak havoc on numerous countries, each country left to attempt meekly to defend itself, and one by one they fell.

What was it all for?

Stalin was aware that Hitler would never leave Russia alone, and the pact was a desperate manoeuvre to attempt to buy time, it was his hope that Hitler would attack France and Great Britain and only then turn his attention towards Russia. We cannot judge this harshly, since it had already been decided by Britain and France to play those very cards. Since alliance was off the table, it was left to a matter of avoiding being first on the chopping block.

Churchill was convinced throughout the war and afterwards, that Stalin was no different from Hitler, and that no alliance could be trusted. Churchill feared that Stalin’s greatest wish was to conquer and subdue western Europe. This fear and delay in forming a second front, by rejecting Eisenhower’s Operation Sledgehammer and delaying Operation OVERLORD for months would cost many millions of innocent lives.

The United States chose to see the situation differently, as Cordell Hull, U.S. Secretary of State from 1933-1944, wrote in his Memoirs that the signing of the pact was Stalin’s way “to keep Hitler’s legions from approaching too close to Russia…We [FDR and Hull] did not wish to place her on the same belligerent footing as Germany…Hitler had not abandoned his ambition with regard to Russia.” And thus, it was regarded as a defensive manoeuvre.

It is interesting to note that Stalin received messages that summer of 1939 from both Hitler and Roosevelt but he received no messages from either Chamberlain or Daladier.

On Oct 31, 1939 Hans Frank, the German governor-general of occupied Poland announced:

The Poles do not need universities or secondary schools; the Polish lands are to be turned into an intellectual desert…The only educational opportunities that are to be made available are those that demonstrate to them their hopelessness or their ethnic fate.

And indeed, that is exactly what happened.

When the Red Army liberated Poland, it found no buildings usable as schools, no school equipment, no scientific material, no laboratories. What the Germans did not destroy they shipped back to the fatherland.

The Fight for a U.S.-Russia Alliance

On June 22, 1941 Operation Barbarossa was launched. Within a week the Germans had captured 400,000 soldiers, damaged more than 4,000 planes beyond repair and penetrated 300 miles into Russia, capturing Minsk. Another 200,000 soldiers were captured the second week.

Stalin, recollecting himself from the shock of such levels of destruction, gave a speech July 3, 1941 stirring the spirit of Russia and reassuring its people that victory was possible against such a formidable foe, that the Russian struggle “will merge with the struggle of the peoples of Europe and America for their independence, for democratic liberties. It will be a united front of the peoples who stand for freedom and against enslavement.”

However, the Soviet Union was still going to need support if they were to win against Hitler’s armies. There was strong opposition in America to aiding Russia for various reasons, but the most disruptive one was the thought that the Russians did not deserve American support, that they were no different from the Nazis.

Senate opposition to the very idea of aid to Russia was especially forceful. The Missouri senators were the worst. “It’s a case of dog eat dog,” barked Senator Bennett Clark from Missouri. Senator Harry Truman, yapped in accord: “If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany and that way let them kill as many as possible.”

Bone chilling words to come from a future American President, words that no Russian would ever forget.

It was thought by many that the Soviets would not last long in a war with Hitler. British intelligence estimated that the Wehrmacht would reach Moscow “in three weeks or less.”

Roosevelt felt differently. He would set up a Lend-Lease in March 1941 which allowed the U.S. to supply anti-Hitler collation allies with material. Despite this aid being delayed for months in the case of the Soviet Union, it nevertheless did come, and not a minute too soon.

On Sept 8, 1941 the siege of Leningrad began and would only end in Jan 1944. Hitler intended to starve the 2.2 million Russian inhabitants declaring “Requests to be allowed to surrender will be rejected…We have no interest in preserving any part of the population of that large city.”

General Zhukov was sent to the city’s defense and saved Leningrad from such a fate. Later Eisenhower would say of Zhukov “In Europe the war has been won and to no man do the United Nations owe a greater debt than to Marshal Zhukov.”

Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease program was a major factor in Russia’s salvation. The list of goods that Roosevelt committed to send to the Soviet Union was astounding. It included shipments every month of 400 planes, 500 tanks, 5,000 cars, 10,000 trucks and huge quantities of anti-tank guns, anti-aircraft guns, diesel generators, field telephones, radios, motorcycles, wheat, flour, sugar, 200,000 pairs of boots, 500,000 pairs of surgical gloves and 15,000 amputation saws. By the end of October 1941, ships were carrying 100 bombers, 100 fighter planes, 166 tanks all with spare parts and ammunition, plus 5,500 trucks. (5)

The siege of Moscow lasted from Oct 1941 to Jan 1942, it would claim 926,000 Soviet lives before it ended.

The Soviet Union was receiving supplies from the U.S., but it was taking the full brunt of the Wehrmacht army on their own.

According to WWII historian and authority on Nazi Germany Gerhard Weinberg, the German military’s own figures show that ten thousand Russian prisoners of war were shot or killed by hunger and disease EVERY SINGLE DAY for the first seven months of the war. This amounts to two million, adding one million Soviet citizens who died during this period, 3 million Russians died in the first seven months of the war.

Eisenhower had drafted a plan code name Sledgehammer to organise a second front to support Russia, but it would rely on the complete backing of Great Britain from where the operation would be launched, for housing and aircraft support.

Major General Ismay head of the British Office of the Minister of Defense was among those who thought it a great mistake to have misled General George Marshall and Hopkins on British support for the operation, stating:

Our American friends went happily under the mistaken impression that we had committed ourselves to both Roundup and Sledgehammer…When he had to tell them, after the most thorough study of Sledgehammer, that we were absolutely opposed to it, they felt that we had broken faith with them…I think we should have come clean, much cleaner than we did, and said, “We are frankly horrified because of what we have been through in our lifetime.’ “(6)

The second front was postponed yet again, the invasion of French North Africa by a joint U.S.-British operation occurred instead.

It is interesting to note that Churchill is on record for his frustration at the Soviets destroying German weapons upon capturing German soldiers, he was furious because he wanted these weapons kept in case they would be needed against the Russians in a future war…

FDR’s Vision for a Postwar World

The Atlantic Charter was to be the death knell for colonial empires. Western Europe and America thought of it in terms of safety within borders, but the Third World heard the true spirit; national sovereignty. It would take years to make its way around the globe but the fiery spirit had been lit among colonial peoples. Churchill only went along with it because he had to. The continued existence of the British Empire was at stake and only America could save it.

As recounted in, Elliot Roosevelt’s As He Saw It, FDR made his thoughts clear on the matter: “I think I speak as America’s president when I say that America won’t help England in the war simply so that she will be able to continue to ride roughshod over colonial peoples.”

Churchill never understood FDR’s idea that independence, not dependence, was the best economic solution to the world’s problems, nor did he understand that FDR believed the pursuit and maintenance of colonial empires was a root cause of WWII (as did Stalin), and that before independence of these countries could be accomplished it would need in the meantime a strong and balanced leadership of the four powers; U.S., Russia, China and Great Britain to defend nations’ right to sovereignty.

On February 23 1944, FDR stated at a press conference his thoughts on the United Nations:

Q: Do you conscientiously believe that the Conference can be the foundation of world peace for more than the generation of the men who are building that peace?

FDR: I can answer that question if you can tell me who your descendants will be in the year 2057.

Q: Can we look forward?

FDR: We can look as far ahead as humanity believes in this sort of thing. The United Nations will evolve into the best method ever devised for stopping war, and it will also be the beginning of something else to go with it.

On March 1st, 1944 FDR spoke to a packed joint session of Congress stating:

“The Crimea [Yalta] Conference was a successful effort by the three [U.S., USSR and Britain] leading Nations to find a common ground for peace. It ought to spell the end of the system of unilateral action, the exclusive alliances, the spheres of influence, the balance of power, and all the other expedients that have been tried for centuries – and have always failed. We propose to substitute for all these, a universal organization in which all peace-loving Nations will finally have a chance to join.”

Let us not allow so many millions to have died for this vision, be for naught.

An upcoming paper will focus on the relations between Truman and Stalin, the dropping of the Atomic Bomb and Churchill’s announcement of the Iron Curtain.

The author can be reached at [email protected]

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Rahan says:

    Thanks, a very useful reminder.

  2. Chung re-vomits the standard Victors’ Version of the 20th Century World War, part 2. A Judeo-communist/Judeo-Zionist instigated mostly white-on-white slaughter that – as current events indicate – mortally wounded Western Civilization and its genetic race…just as its (((instigators))) intended. A few caveats:

    *Tehran and “trust the Soviet Union”. Roosevelt and his Soviet dupe advisor Hopkins “trusted”….while the Judeo-communist SU grabbed and variously massacred/deported/enslaved half of Europe.

    *George Kennan and the “Soviet Union”, i.e. Red Empire. Subsequent history proved Kennan’s hostile attitude amply correct.

    *”ever-growing barbarism of Hitler”. Which, however, bears no comparison to the far greater barbarism of the Judeo-communist Soviet Union from 1917 onward.

    *”Stalin had predicted…”. Actually, Stalin here describes the Red Empire’s perpetual push to extend its frontiers by promoting revolution and war from 1918 onward, including the 1920-21 invasion of Poland…an invasion renewed in 1939. During 1936-39 the Judeo-communist Red Empire attempted to seize Spain via internal coup/revolution, but failed. During 1939-40 the Red Empire also attacked Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Rumania. And it’s postwar aggressions as per above.

    *the “Betrayal” at Munich. There are Court Historian lies….and brazen Court Historian lies. This is one of the latter: “Czechoslovakia”, i.e. the Bohemian Empire, was an artifact of the rape of Europe Central perpetrated at Versailles in 1919 by 3 liberals: Wilson, Lloyd-George, Clemenceau; the other principal artifact-abomination was, of course, the Serb Empire alias “Yugoslavia” (Serbia’s reward for sparking off the war with the Sarajevo hit)….also no longer on the map since the Red Imperialists packed their bags and went home. As to Munich: Hitler took the Sudetanland because more than 90% of its population consisted of ethnic Germans kidnapped @ Versailles (via Brother Woodrow’s little Jewish mapmaker, Walter Lippman) and handed over to the tender mercies of the Bohemian Czechs. No surprise that, when German troops entered the Sudetanland, they were greeted as liberators….because that’s exactly what they were. Ditto, incidentally, with the Austrians and the Anschluss: just look at the newsreel footage. A few months later the Slovaks, who also wanted no part of the Bohemian Empire, seceded and set up their own state. Just as they have done again in our own time. So history has proven Hitler – not the Judeo-communists – right about both the Bohemian Empire and the Serb Empire and, with the 1990’s collapse of the Soviet Union, the Judeo-communist Red Empire as well. To proceed:

    *Col. Beck “pro-German”. That’s a laugh. In 1939 Germany offered the Poles an excellent deal: the Danzig Corridor in return for Poland getting back territory stolen by the Czechs @ Versailles, plus economic ties, plus renewal of the anti-communist military alliance signed by Pilsudski in 1934. Instead, the stupid, corrupt Polish Colonels – egged on behind the scenes by Roosevelt and the Brits – began a large-scale massacre of ethnic Germans living in Poland and chose war with Germany. The results we know: partition between Germany and Red Russia and the eventual death of 20% of the population. A mass death begun with the Soviet seizure of eastern Poland/west Ukraine in September 1939 and a murderous Judeo-communist Terror Regime continuing thru 1941: cf. Helena Sikorska, ed. The Dark Side of the Moon (NY, 1947); Jan T. Gross, Revolution from Abroad (Princeton, 1988); and Ksenya Kiebuzinski and Alex Motyl, eds., The Great Western Ukraine Prison Massacre of 1941 (Amsterdam, 2020).

    *”delay in second front”. Another brazen (Soviet Union + Hollywood) Judeo-communist lie: during 1941-44 there were bloody “fronts” all over the planet. A massive air war over Germany/Europe that consumed a vast amount of Axis military wherewithall; a massive convoy vs. U-boat war in the Atlantic that did the same, including the misbegottan convoys to North Russia that so unfortunately aided the Red Empire’s wartime expansion over half of Europe. The Mediterranean theatre, a savage 3-year-long air-sea-land war that further over-extended and drained the Axis. And the Pacific war between America and Japan. Basically, Stalin supped with the devil in his attempt to use Germany as an anti-Western icebreaker….but forgot to use a long spoon.

    *Stalin and the Atlantic Charter, “4 freedoms” and etc. In fact the Charter and its fond postwar aspirations were entirely vitiated by the Anglo-American alliance with the Judeo-communist empire.

    *Lend-Lease. Uh huh…and, thanks to the communist-infested Roosevelt/Truman regime, the looting of American strategic stocks by the Red Empire continued until 1949.

    Yalta: where a drunken Churchill and a dying Roosevelt handed over half of Europe to Stalin….and called it a victory. Actually, the real victors were the Judeo-communists….who also used the war to take China; and that other wing of organized Jewry, Judeo-zionists, who used the war to hijack Palestine. What a monumental debacle it all was….and is.

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    , @Daisy
  3. Despite the fact that Poland would have absolutely no ability to defend itself in the case of a German invasion, Lord Halifax used as his excuse for putting off serious negotiations with the USSR that it was due to Josef Beck’s refusal to allow Russian soldiers to enter Poland, even if it were to drive back a Nazi army…who wanted to exterminate the Polish race as Hitler explicitly stated repeatedly.

    I think you missed one important factor like Polish – Soviet war 1919-1921. Nobody on Polish side expected Soviet army to leave Poland if they once enter even invited as an “ally”. You are right that Hitler and his followers exterminated Polish people and other Eastern Europe nations during the war but…. as for Poles we can not be so sure because that happened after 1939 campaign. Hitler was very disappointed, we may say even furious about the outcome of negotiations with Polish authorities. After GB and France left Czech on Hitler’s mercy probably only “life-saving” option for Poland was to cooperate with Germany. Such option meant ( probably ) that extermination of Polish elites and common people will not be performed.
    Regarding Polish ability to defend itself after “Munich” it was very limited. Germany gained Czech tanks (ca 40% of modern tanks used during invasion in 1939 ) and other valuable war equipment. More over Poland was almost completely encircled by Germany from the north , west and south and after Ribbentrop-Molotov agreement fully encircled and cut off from potential Romania supply line. What’s worse Great Britain insisted to stop mobilization not to provoke Hitler. To sum up – thanks to the first-rate messed up mobilization, the Polish Army was deprived of about 30% of its nominal strength on September 1, 1939.

    After 18 days of fighting not a single Polish division was left. On Sept 17th, the Red Army entered eastern Poland and Poland ceased to exist.

    Not really true. Even during the last battle of Kock ( dated 02-06.10.1939 ) you have two polish infantry divisions and one combined division of cavalry ( app 17000 men ) versus German XIV Motorized corp. It maybe be a little bit strange since we have the same day ( 5.10.1939 ) German victory parade in Warsaw.

  4. fnn says:

    The West was so hostile to Soviets they built the Soviet industrial base in the 1920s and 1930s! It was mainly US capitalists (including Henry Ford). The evidence for this is massive and incontrovertible.

    https://archive.vn/2cdKY

    https://archive.ph/EeG6z

    https://archive.vn/aFZD9

    • LOL: obvious
  5. The Foreign Services’ anti-Soviet attitude ran so deep that most were against aid to Russia even after Hitler had invaded, despite the Soviets losing more lives against the Nazis in the first few months than all of Europe combined.

    The Russians supplied the German war machine that invaded the West and provided the truce that gave them a secure eastern front. They were essentially accomplices of the Germans. Of course anti-Russian sentiment ran deep. That the Germans won easily in the West and turned their attention to the Russians was poetic justice. Too bad they couldn’t both lose.

    • Agree: obvious
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  6. @Haxo Angmark

    WARNING

    Do not take anything this women says at face value. In fact, she may not even have written it herself.
    Cynthia Chung is a lecturer, writer and co-founder and editor of the Rising Tide Foundation (Montreal, Canada).

    The Rising Tide Foundation is a LaRouche Movement front organisation. I’m sure you remember Lyndon LaRouche ( 1922-2019 ), conman, convict and political cult leader.

    Chung is of Chinese origin and the Movement has been interested in currying favour with the Chinese Government for quite some time
    https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/18/lyndon-larouche-is-running-a-pro-china-party-in-germany/
    This may not be the most neutral of sources, but what it says is essentially true.

    What next: a blogger from the Moonies !

  7. good catch.

    Aside from all the obvious stuff and nonsense in Chung’s piece, it has an odd smell to it.

  8. @Johann Ricke

    [The Russians supplied the German war machine that invaded the West and provided the truce that gave them a secure eastern front. They were essentially accomplices of the Germans. Of course anti-Russian sentiment ran deep. That the Germans won easily in the West and turned their attention to the Russians was poetic justice. Too bad they couldn’t both lose.]
    .
    WHEN did the Russians do that???

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  9. @Deep Thought

    https://www.feldgrau.com/WW2-German-Military-Soviet-Union/

    In short, German bases operating in the Soviet Union were to be primarily used for R&D efforts, tactical training, personnel evaluation, etc, in those disciplines which were expressly prohibited for Germany by the Versailles treaty. In return for these privileges, Germany would allow the Red Army to conduct military exercises alongside the Reichswehr and it would also agree to share industrial and military technology advances as applicable.The Soviet Union agreed to the above-cited stipulations.

    By 1924, a Moscow Center office had been opened by the Reichswehr in Moscow. In March of 1924, the Russians approached the Germans to see which types of industrial capabilities could be quietly transferred to the Soviet Union. Could the Albatros Werke build airplanes in the Soviet Union; could Blohm and Voss build submarines, could Krupp build ammunition production plants, etc.

    Co-operation was supposed to be a two-way street. As German military units were gaining experiences in the Soviet Union, a number of Soviet military technology experts and military officers were being secretly trained in Germany.However, in reality, the Germans took far more from the Soviets than they were willing to give in return.

  10. Daisy says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    Thank you for posting this – your comment is more enlightening than the article.

  11. Daisy says:
    @Johann Ricke

    The Russians supplied the German war machine that invaded the West and provided the truce that gave them a secure eastern front. They were essentially accomplices of the Germans.

    More Marxist-approved history.

    The Soviets signed the ‘Non-Aggression’ pact to lure Germany into war. And just as the Soviets violated their ‘Non-Aggression Pacts’ with Poland and Finland, they were also aiming to violate their ‘Non-Aggression Pact’ with Germany too.

    Here’s a quote from Stalin that shows his reasons for signing the non-aggression treaty with Germany and his plans for all out domination throughout Europe.

    “The question of war or peace has entered a critical phase for us. If we conclude a mutual assistance pact with France and Great Britain, Germany will back off from Poland and seek a modus vivendi with the Western powers. War would be avoided, but down the road events could become dangerous for the USSR.

    If we accept Germany’s proposal and conclude a non-aggression pact with her, she will of course invade Poland, and the intervention of France and England in that would be unavoidable. Western Europe would be subjected to serious upheavals and disorder. Under those conditions, we would have a great opportunity to stay out of the conflict, and we could plan the opportune time for us to enter the war.

    The experience of the last 20 years has shown that in peacetime the Communist movement is never strong enough to seize power. The dictatorship of such a party will only become possible as the result of a major war.

    Our choice is clear. We must accept the German proposal and politely send the Anglo-French mission home. Our immediate advantage will be to take Poland to the gates of Warsaw, as well as Ukrainian Galicia …

    For the realization of these plans it is essential that the war continue for a long as possible, and all forces, with which we are actively involved, should be directed toward this goal …

    Let us consider a second possibility, that is, a victory by Germany … It is obvious that Germany will be too occupied elsewhere to turn against us. In a conquered France, the French Communist Party will be very strong. The Communist revolution will break out unavoidably, and we will be able to fully exploit this situation to come to the aid of France and make it our ally. In addition, all the nations that fall under the “protection” of a victorious Germany will also become our allies. This presents for us a broad field of action in which to develop the world revolution.

    Comrades! It is in the interest of the USSR – the workers’ homeland – that war breaks out between the Reich and the capitalist Anglo-French block. Everything should be done so that this drags out as long as possible with the goal of weakening both sides. For this reason, it is imperative that we agree to conclude the pact proposed by Germany, and then work that this war, which will one day be declared, is carried out after the greatest possible passage of time…”

  12. Cking says:

    Suvorov’s Icebreaker is a good historical reference/resource. There seems to be no end to WWII revisionism. No one can forget the Bolshevik driven, Soviet intention to take over the world as it is depicted on their Hammer and Sickle over the Globe emblem. No one can forget the 1920 Bolshevik Invasion of Poland and then look to the Soviet Red Army as Liberators in 1939 when there are photos of Red Army and Nazi officers and soldiers fraternizing with each other. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact stipulates the division of Poland. The Soviets took half of Eastern Europe before 1939, then took whatever nations were given to Germany in 1945 and promptly put priests and bishops on show-trials, the precursor to the Nuremberg Trials. Soviet expansion went into the 1950’s. So I’m aghast at the Red Army’s ‘Liberators’ applique.

    Suvorov tells us that Hitler smelled something, a plot that could knock out Germany’s military first, the plot to invade Western Europe, seeing the Red Army preparing to organize on Germany’s border. Stalin said as much when Hitler balked that the Red Army was supposed to invade Poland the same day he did. Stalin responds, saying ‘I’m not ready yet, and by the way, you started WWII, you villain’. I’m sure both France and Great Britain saw the same thing. France had to be threatened by the Russians and so allowed for the ‘humiliating defeat’ that protected the French nation. Suvorov contends Germany’s military invasion of Russia saved Western Europe.

    Now for the ‘West’; Great Britain wanted another war with Germany since the Treaty of Versailles. Germany had the superior economy, and Britain wanted her wealth, manufactures, and industrial power. Only the American’s Federal Reserve Bank, organized to wage war, could do it. Franklin D. Roosevelt may have hated the British, suffered the Red Russians, but he too, wanted the United States in WWII as the means of attaining World Supremacy; the spoils of victory eventually brought German scientists in nuclear and rocket propulsion systems to the US. Don’t listen to the monetarists, speculators, usurers and short sellers of Wall St., NASA is the source of America’s strength. The Soviets, the British, and the Anglophile and Zionist Americans also wanted to destroy Catholic founded Western Civilization to make way for modern Liberalism. The US dropped the atomic bomb on two Japanese cities with Catholic populations. Every Catholic head of state in the post WWII era was scheduled for assassination, Charles de Gaulle, Konrad Adenauer, Aldo Muro, including Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, and Ngo Dinh Diem of Vietnam. Zionists may have killed John and Robert Kennedy.

    15 million Germans were killed before, during and after WWII in the post war era. A Holocaust indeed.

    The power of the MSM to demonize Germans and Germany caused two world wars has to be appreciated. In America the MSM is demonizing the White population generally and are calling the President a Nazi, comparing Trump to Hitler. This domestic offensive warfare coup driven by the MSM has to stop. The American Republic and millions of lives are in peril.

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  13. But Churchil was right not to trust Stalin.

    Whatever the words that can be selected later, there were also actions to consider. Stalin launched a war on Finland to regain lost imperial territories. Zhukov was threatening Romania and Hitler’s oil. Those were not the actions of a peace loving government. Occupying Poland and the Baltics (remember them) was all part of recovering lost empire just as much as Hitler. Mein Kampf by this time was a red herring. It was written at a time when the Bolsheviks were killing millions and threatening war on the world. Actual plans drawn up for Lebensraum involved bringing the Germans scattered across Eastern Europe to Western Poland for settlement in continuous German territory.

    Starving millions of Slavs in the process would not, of course, have caused Hitler any grief. The Holocaust did happen. The war in the East was different. And yet the point remains, both Germany and Russia were, in their own eyes, recovering lost lands just like Putin and his more demented follwers today in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.

  14. @Deep Thought

    Battle of France and especially Battle of Britain. The Luftwaffe ran on oil and rubber. The rubber was even more important than the oil. The German army could never fully mechanize because it was short of both. Russia smuggled rubber from India and Malaya through Iran.

  15. obvious says:
    @Cking

    Catholics are the anti founder of Western Civilization, which is Atlantic, not European. The only real white people are Zionists and Protestants.

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