It is safe to say that the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was a standard treaty in the style of Realpolitik prevalent in every state at that time. Every single one of Germany’s future opponents feared war, they all tried to come up with ways to avoid it, even at the expense of others, they were prepared to betray their closest allies, as has been shown.
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When Rudolf Hess said that he had come to England to save humanity, might he have been talking about the lesser evil domination the British Empire and Germany would’ve kept over the world, compared to the totalitarian American Big Brother that is now our reality?
In the history of the world, there were many actors who deserved a title of “Butcher”. During the 1945 Dresden Massacre more people were killed than in Hiroshima.
To those who rewrite the history, fight the monuments and insult the memory of the perished, we have a simple answer: yes, we can re-show it!
Part I, part II Never during this time did Great Britain agree to peace negotiations. She steadily continued her shelling of German cities. She showed her resolve to fight until the end. The United Kingdom could be fought, and even defeated, but after examining his options, Adolf Hitler asked himself […]
Part I Two weeks after Britain’s treacherous attack on the French navy, the world was already discussing a very different event. On July 19, 1940, Adolf Hitler stepped up to the podium of the German Reichstag. In that hall sat not only the members of the German parliament, but also […]
Part I When analyzing the causes of the improbably rapid downfall of France in 1940, it would be amiss not to mention the wonderful plan developed by German General Erich von Manstein. But the Brits made an equally important contribution to France’s defeat. The English gave no thought to rescuing […]
This is something you ought to know: each time we must choose between Europe and the open sea, we shall always choose the open sea. Winston Churchill A reverse on the Continent had been enough to make Great Britain desire to absorb herself in her own defence. Charles de Gaulle […]
Foreword to the Translation With the onset of the Ukrainian crisis, I realized that I often looked forward to the work of certain journalists, who were both eloquent and informative. Oles Buzina was one of them. In addition to reading his columns, I, like millions of other Russians, watched his frequent appearances […]
Part I, part II, part III, part IV, part V … Poland suffered a crushing defeat at the speed of light. Columns of German tanks easily broke through the defenses of the Polish divisions and stormed into the breach. By Sept. 8, 1939, the eighth day of the war, armored […]
Part I, part II, part III, part IV What problems were keeping the leaders and diplomats of the world’s great powers busy during the spring and summer of 1939? Hitler’s primary task was to neutralize the threat of the Soviet Union entering the war. Hoping that England and France would […]
Part I, part II In the previous chapters we have examined the cordial relations between Nazi Germany and Second Polish Republic in the 1930s which were disturbed only by a minor territorial dispute, insignificant comparing to the ambitions of both countries in the East… The Germans offered a peaceful and […]