MAIN LINK: http://jkbrent.hubpages.com/hub/Versaille-to-Munich
This was going to be ‘Versailles to Munich’. But, I decided Austria and the Sudetenland deserve their own piece since they were the first moves beyond Germany’s legal borders. And each was handled quite differently by Hitler and everyone else involved.
That will be the next Hub when I am done with it. ;-)
Here, I try to help the reader understand that a ‘WWII’ in Europe at least, was bound to happen after Versailles regardless of whether there had been a Hitler, or a Nazi Party. And at least in spirit, began in 1919. Not, just when the shooting started in 1939.
Germany’s freely elected and quite democratic Weimar Republic, was just as committed to reversing the Treaty of Versailles as the Nazis & German military elite were.
Posted in Europe, Germany, Military, Politics, Russia, Second World War, Ukraine, United States, World Events
Tagged Austria-Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Britain France, Germany, Hitler, Rhineland, Russia, Soviet Union, Treaty of St. Germain, Treaty of Versailles, Versailles
The Battle of Britain was won by the RAF in no small part, due to a number of prewar factors born of wisdom and foresight unparalleled even by the RAF’s chief enemy, the mighty Luftwaffe.
When Winston Churchill spoke of ‘so many, owing so much, to so few’, the ‘few’ is obviously the pilots of RAF Fighter Command. What’s not so obvious today is that the ‘many’ were not just the people of the British Isles, but those beyond it in the Americas as well.
MAIN LINK: http://jkbrent.hubpages.com/hub/The-Battle-of-Britain-How-it-was-won
Squadron Leader B J E ‘Sandy’ Lane in Sept. 1940 looking beyond his age of 23.
Posted in Europe, Germany, Military, Second World War
Tagged Adler Tag, Adolf Galland, aviation, Battle of Britain, BF-109, BF-110 Me-110, Big Wing, Britain, CH, Chain Home, Churchill, Dornier 17, Eagle Day, Eagle Squadron, Fall of France, GCI, George Baden, Germany, Goering, Ground Controlled Intercept, He-111, Heinkel, Hitler, Hugh Dowding, Hurricane, Ju-87, Ju-88, Junkers, Keith Park, Luftwaffe, Me-109, Messerschmitt, mobilization, Nazi, No. 11 Fighter Group, No. 12 Fighter Group, Operation Sea Lion, radar, Radio Detection and Ranging, Radio Direction Finding, RAF, RAF Fighter Command, RDF, Royal Air Force, scramble, Spitfire, Stuka, The Blitz, Trafford Leigh Mallory, Winston Churchill
This was published yesterday morning on World Review. I meant to post the link here then, and got sidetracked. It’s an explanation of why Eric Cantor’s defeat here in Virginia was not that much of a shock to us. And, also why many constituencies seeking to oust a RINO, (Republican in Name Only) is often finding that their candidate is losing where Dave Brat succeeded enormously.
MAIN LINK: http://www.worldreview.info/content/cantors-humiliation-core-values-swing-it-republican-brat
Professor Dave Brat, victor over Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Posted in Politics, United States
Tagged amnesty, Congress, Dave Brat, David Brat, Democrats, Eric Cantor, GOP, illegal immigration, Obamacare, Professor Dave Brat, Republican Primary Race, Republicans, RINO, Tea Party, Virginia, Virginia Seventh District
Note: apologies for the long delay in writing/posting. My grandmother’s medical situation is as tough as it was unexpected.
This is piece I wanted to do on the subject of D-Day. gpcox, especially will like this one. ;-)
We all know the stories of D-Day and how absolutely vital that operation was to the defeat of the Nazis and what might have happened had it failed. But, as with all such massive endeavors there is more to the story than is ever generally realized, which shape such historical events into what we know them to be.
MAIN LINK: http://jkbrent.hubpages.com/hub/D-Day-The-story-behind-the-story
France between June 1940 and Nov. 1942.
Posted in Eastern Europe, Europe, Germany, Greece, Military, Russia, United States
Tagged Anzio, Badoglio, Barbarossa, Battle of Britain, Belgium, Calais, D-Day, Denmark, Dunkerque, Dunkirk, Dynamo, Erwin Rommel, Europe, Fall of France, First United States Army Group, Fortress Europa, Fortress Europe, France, FUSAG, George S. Patton, Ghost Army, Greece, Hitler, Holland, Italian Campaign, Italy, Joe Stalin, Luftwaffe, Marshall Henri Petain, Military, military deception, Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Mussolini, Nazi Germany, Neptune, Normandie, Normandy, North Africa, Norway, Operation Fortitude, Overlord, Panzers, Paris, Pas de Calais, Rome, Russia, Second World War, Sicily, Solerno, Soviet Union, Spain, Taranto, United States, Vichy France, Wehrmacht, WWII
Had to take a short hiatus due to the unexpected hospitalization of my grandmother. However, I will be getting back to writing this week. In the meantime, here is a little diversion from my usual content. This video is the kind of driving I actually learned from my grandmother, who used to find roads like this to give her Camaro Z28 a workout… yes, my grandmother owned one and drove it the way it was built to be driven. ;-)
MAIN LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX8r7kLh5Lw