Anglo-America and the Third Reich

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Conjuring Hitler: How the Western Elite Incubated Nazism – 1900-38 Guido Preparata US: University of Michigan Press, 2005; h/b, $90.00; p/b $28.95 UK: Pluto Press, 2005; h/b £60.00; p/b £17.99   I would like to introduce a recently published book that has been overlooked. Guido Preparata’s Conjuring Hitler: How the Western Elite Incubated Nazism-1900-38 […]

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War and peace plots

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[…] information on the complicated diplomacy of the 1930s and 40s as well as some additional information on the activities of the internal resistance within Germany to Adolf Hitler and the supporters of the movement for a united Europe. The best parts of the book cover the major disaster of British foreign policy decision making […]

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The Jew of Linz: Wittgenstein, Hitler and their Secret Battle for the Mind

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[…] even more significant impression earlier in his life, if Cornish is to be believed – one which affected the course of twentieth century history. That Wittgenstein and Hitler, born within a few days of each other, attended the same school in Linz, is dismissed by Wittgenstein’s biographer Ray Monk as a mere curiosity: ‘There […]

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Ribbontrop Blair

[…] was not present at the Hossbach Conference held on November 5, 1937, but on January 2, 1938, while still Ambassador to England, he sent a memorandum to Hitler indicating his opinion that a change in the status quo in the East in the German sense could only be carried out by force and suggesting […]

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Plotting for Peace and War

[…] of any allies outside the Commonwealth and Empire risked a shattering defeat. Rather than follow so suicidal a course, national and imperial interest dictated a deal with Hitler which left Britain and its Empire intact while simultaneously allowing Hitler to proceed on his crusade against the real enemy, the USSR. This defeatism was encouraged […]

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Hess, ‘Hess’ and the ‘peace Party’ (Book review)

[…] flew to Britain? Thomas offers a scenario – it is little more than that – in which Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, was trying to displace Hitler. Himmler, suggests Thomas, heard about the (real) Hess’s plan to go to Britain to seek peace, shot down Hess’s plane and sent the doppelganger ‘Hess’ instead. […]

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Hitler’s Traitor: Martin Bormann and the Defeat of the Reich

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[…] thing and goes to ingenious lengths – via selective quotations – to show that the big bogey figure of 1939/45 was Winston Churchill….duping Roosevelt….duping Stalin…….pointlessly intransigent toward Hitler etc. Kilzer’s theory that Bormann was a Communist agent has actually been around since the early 1950s. (9) No evidence has ever been produced to substantiate […]

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RAF colluded in Hess flight

[…] secret British peace party, Stalin agreed. But Winston Churchill refused to deal with the man called Hess and sent the pilot straight to the Tower of London. Hitler ranted when he was told about the Hess flight, although some historians, noting that Hitler was up at the exceptionally early time for him of 07h […]

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Notes from the Underground, part 4: British Fascism 1983-6 (II)

[…] 1932 or even 1934, but much earlier, in 1926, when the Strasserites accepted the ‘Fuhrer‘ principle, the inviolability of the 1926 programme, and the consequent leadership of Hitler. Once he had outfaced them then, Hitler’s only further need for them was as (useful) demagogues, to be discarded when expedient.(41) Another reason why the NF […]

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