We all know the official line. On 11 November 1918 at exactly 11 AM the First World War ended in Europe with a cease fire or armistice. The guns fell silent for the first time in four bloody years. The German Army left France, marching back to Germany where they would simply leave with the country descending into chaos soon after. The Allies celebrated their victory. It was indeed a great moment in human history which is celebrated every year. You will see endless images of the Royal Parasites (British Royals to you) wearing parade uniforms packed with decorations and a red poppy, above all, laying wreaths at monuments doing their public duty whilst wiping a crocodile tear for the cameras. Keep in mind please that the last British Royal that had the decency to die in war, not aircraft accidents, was Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Therefore, you may dismiss their “service” as just so much crap. They face no real danger and are always well protected. Prince Harry even had to run for home from Afghanistan because he was “targeted.” The other waster, Prince William, never served besides being a glorified search and rescue helicopter pilot. Their uncle, Prince Andrew, now accused of being part of the Jeffrey Epstein paedophile ring (and denying it), served as a Royal Navy helicopter pilot during the Falkland War but so what? So did many others and not one died. His brother could not even make the standard Royal Marine Selection course. Military heroes, they are not and never will be. Only good manners prevent me from describing them properly.
Regarding the famous poppies, the story goes that when the slaughter fields of the Western Front were visited after the war it was covered with red poppies. From that came the idea of honouring the dead by wearing a red poppy on the day. In South Africa, the famous Comrades Marathon came into being for the same reason, to honour the dead. Vic Clapham, a World War 1 veteran, recalled walking 2,700-kilometers (1,677 miles) on a route march through German East Africa searching for Germans and decided to create the marathon to honour those that died. And there was a lot of dead right across the world, the best estimates are between 15 to 19 million deaths and about 23 million wounded military personnel. Imperial Russia lost the most men, France, Germany and Austria-Hungary, Britain is behind them (including the British Empire) with the USA way behind. In fact, the First World War was never seen as important in the US with almost no memorials for it. Most soldiers died by way of artillery shells and not gas although gas warfare became notorious, rightly so, banned by the Geneva Conventions. It is reckoned that no less than 58.3 percent of German deaths were caused by artillery and about 41.7 percent by small arms. Bayonet deaths were extremely uncommon and relatively few died because of gas warfare – it is a simple weapon to overcome. Disease got a great many too. Just after the war came the Spanish Flu (though it was not Spanish as such, millions more would die, 5% of the world’s population was infected, another story – see Code Name Celery 50 if interested).
Every Nation had its horror stories. The Brits shudder at the word “Passchendaele “and with good reason, they lost more men than any other time in their history. Historians say about 275,000 British and Commonwealth and maybe more than 200,000 Germans died. It was needless slaughter that took place when generals ran out of ideas. They simply were too stupid to come up with ideas to break the trench war stalemate. The bad tactics would lead to the French Army mutiny a year later but that too is another story which is of vast importance to what happened in 1940. The Australians and New Zealanders talk of Gallipoli and rightly so. What most don’t know and will not even acknowledge though is that many more French died at Gallipoli than the ANZACS. Nevertheless, this led to ANZAC Day as well as a strict rule in the Australian Army that no staff officer will ever command them in battle and so it is. For the Union of South Africa, four things happened. We think of the 1915 rebellion against British Rule, viciously suppressed. An attack on German West Africa (later South West Africa, today Namibia) where anti-aircraft cannon was used for the first time. Then the rise of the greatest irregular warfare leader since the American Civil War, German General von Lettow-Vorbeck, running amok with his (black) Askaris in what became Tanzania, known then as German East Africa. That part of the war only ended weeks after the European one when they finally got the word. Von Lettow-Vorbeck would later call one Adolf Hitler a very accurate, descriptive and most insulting word and got away with it too. It was from the East German Front where the “Brown Shirts” of the Nazi Party (SA) got their distinctive uniforms. The Union of South Africa supported General von Lettow-Vorbeck with a pension and food parcels after both wars, a magnificent act towards a former yet highly respected enemy officer. The official record for the black men that served and died with the Brits in East Africa is about 100,000, but many historians estimate it at up to three times that. You will search in vain for their graves, there are none. The reason? “Unlike memorials to those who died in Europe or were white, the commission (Commonwealth War Graves Commission or CWGC) would not erect individual headstones but a central memorial in some suitable locality to be selected by the British colonial government concerned.” Yep, that was the decision of one Winston S Churchill, at times described as “the greatest Briton that ever lived” and “the saviour of Western civilisation…” LOL! Churchill was then the colonial secretary to the governors of the British protectorates. He also was the former secretary of state for war and chairman of the Imperial War Graves Commission. Racism? Of course. Only whites were allowed a funeral with a headstone. That was official policy, don’t even try to deny what is obvious or make excuses. By the way, Churchill’s own record as a soldier at the Western Front is rather pathetic. He got a battalion command based not on any experience (he left the Army as a lieutenant years before) but political connections alone. Even the way he left his battalion to get back into politics is not well-known but anyway, another story, one of disgrace. He never saw combat at the Western Front either. The fourth thing for South Africa was Delville Wood, 1916. There the 1st South African Infantry Brigade was almost wiped out when they lost 76% of their men but held the line. Was it worth it? Well, I will say this to you. You are expected to shut up and take your damn cap off your head when walking around the Longueval – Delville Wood Memorial erected in France for those that died during Delville Wood and other battles. Failure to comply will lead to much violence until you understand the word “respect.” There was also the SS Mendi Affair which I describe in other books, Code Name Ndebele 14 comes to mind but that too is another story and one of extreme bravery which was forgotten in Apartheid South Africa. What cannot be in doubt is that World War Two started on 11 November 1918. The Germans expected the Allies to honour US President, Dr Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points as the basis for the peace treaty and got screwed. The points were as follows:
I. Open covenants of peace, openly arrived at, after which there shall be no private international understandings of any kind but diplomacy shall proceed always frankly and in the public view.
II. Absolute freedom of navigation upon the seas, outside territorial waters, alike in peace and in war, except as the seas may be closed in whole or in part by international action for the enforcement of international covenants.
III. The removal, so far as possible, of all economic barriers and the establishment of an equality of trade conditions among all the nations consenting to the peace and associating themselves for its maintenance.
IV. Adequate guarantees given and taken that national armaments will be reduced to the lowest point consistent with domestic safety.
V. A free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims, based upon a strict observance of the principle that in determining all such questions of sovereignty the interests of the populations concerned must have equal weight with the equitable government whose title is to be determined.
VI. The evacuation of all Russian territory and such a settlement of all questions affecting Russia as will secure the best and freest cooperation of the other nations of the world in obtaining for her an unhampered and unembarrassed opportunity for the independent determination of her own political development and national policy and assure her of a sincere welcome into the society of free nations under institutions of her own choosing; and, more than a welcome, assistance also of every kind that she may need and may herself desire. The treatment accorded Russia by her sister nations in the months to come will be the acid test of their good will, of their comprehension of her needs as distinguished from their own interests, and of their intelligent and unselfish sympathy.
VII. Belgium, the whole world will agree, must be evacuated and restored, without any attempt to limit the sovereignty which she enjoys in common with all other free nations. No other single act will serve as this will serve to restore confidence among the nations in the laws which they have themselves set and determined for the government of their relations with one another. Without this healing act the whole structure and validity of international law is forever impaired.
VIII. All French territory should be freed and the invaded portions restored, and the wrong done to France by Prussia in 1871 in the matter of Alsace-Lorraine, which has unsettled the peace of the world for nearly fifty years, should be righted, in order that peace may once more be made secure in the interest of all.
IX. A readjustment of the frontiers of Italy should be effected along clearly recognizable lines of nationality.
X. The people of Austria-Hungary, whose place among the nations we wish to see safeguarded and assured, should be accorded the freest opportunity to autonomous development.
XI. Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro should be evacuated; occupied territories restored; Serbia accorded free and secure access to the sea; and the relations of the several Balkan states to one another determined by friendly counsel along historically established lines of allegiance and nationality; and international guarantees of the political and economic independence and territorial integrity of the several Balkan states should be entered into.
XII. The Turkish portion of the present Ottoman Empire should be assured a secure sovereignty, but the other nationalities which are now under Turkish rule should be assured an undoubted security of life and an absolutely unmolested opportunity of autonomous development, and the Dardanelles should be permanently opened as a free passage to the ships and commerce of all nations under international guarantees.
XIII. An independent Polish state should be erected which should include the territories inhabited by indisputably Polish populations, which should be assured a free and secure access to the sea, and whose political and economic independence and territorial integrity should be guaranteed by international covenant.
XIV. A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike.
The French statesman, the atheist Georges Eugène Benjamin Clemenceau, replied drily: “Le bon Dieu n'en avait que dix!” ("The good Lord had only ten!"). In Britain, David Lloyd George also had dim views of the US President’s optimism. They were going to take revenge… for the 1870 defeat and perhaps other reasons which has to do with the Reformation – see Code Name Rebecca 65. Germany would be punished. Another 100,000 Germans would be starved to death after the November 11, 1918 Armistice because the Royal Navy did not lift the blockade until 17 January 1919 (partially). That was also due to one Winston S Churchill. The imbecile would go on and in 1919 use chemical weapons against the Bolsheviks at the village of Emtsa, 120 miles south of Archangel. Tons of chemical shells were fired but you can read of his war crimes in Code Name July 27. The man was no hero nor very bright and a devil worshipper/33-degree Freemason. So when the peace treaty was finally signed, the terms were completely different from what was expected by the Germans. It got worse, history is always linked, since 80% of the Allied advisors were Jews, yes, historical fact, one Adolf Hitler decided that they had to pay the price for betraying the “volk.” From that came the World War Two death camps of which only the Jews were ever compensated for their misery. No Gypsy, homosexual or disabled, unless also Jewish, was compensated even though they too were exterminated by the millions. Sadly, they did not have the US Congress and Billy Goat Clinton’s Administration to enforce payments or be sanctioned as was Switzerland and the rest of Eastern Europe to pay up even without any evidence of wrongdoing. Interesting, Billy Goat is also denying his link with the Epstein Paedophile ring. What is almost certain is that Epstein was a Mossad asset blackmailing his victims to be friendly to the cause. What is more is that not one American Bank, unlike the Swiss, was ever forced to pay compensation to the holocaust survivors or for the African slavery survivors before that. Different standards, you know. It is disgusting. There ought not be one law for some and another for others. Africa also had to wait another forty-fifty years to get rid of the colonial masters. Lastly, Dr Woodrow Wilson would be awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize for his peace-making efforts. He would also be crucified for allowing his college friend, Thomas Dixon, to screen DW Griffith’s infamous racist Ku Klux Klan movie The Birth of a Nation in the White House. Dixon wrote the book on which the movie is based. Since Wilson was a professor of American History, he is quoted in the movie but… he is quoted wrongly. From all known scripts Wilson personally rejected the Ku Klux Klan and lynching as un-American. He also never said: “My only regret is that it is all so terribly true.” That is fake news for you. So let us forget the shenanigans and think of those that died for the failures and schemes of their so-called leaders. I miss you all.