History of World War II: Adolf Hitler Was Not Planning to Go to War against Britain and France?

Adolf Hitler in vanquished Paris, June 23 1940

Image: Adolf Hitler in vanquished Paris, June 23 1940

Nothing must be done between England and Germany which would in any way violate the prestige of Great Britain. Adolf Hitler[1]

When Hitler realized that his original idea, the creation of a powerful Reich of all Germans allied to Britain, could not be realized, he tried to build and secure
this Reich with his own military resources. In this way he created for himself a world of enemies. 
Joachim von Ribbentrop[2]

…On June 22, 1940, France surrendered. The French naval fleet was disarmed. However, no documents were signed ordering French warships to be transferred or handed over to the Germans. France promised only to suspend her war against Germany. Nevertheless, was Hitler perhaps planning to seize France’s ships in some underhanded way? No, he definitely was not. Germany’s demands in victory were quite modest and did not even remotely resemble the outright mugging inflicted by the Allies at Versailles.

And why was that?

That was because Adolf Hitler was never planning to go to war against Britain and France.

And even now, after defeating the French, he was not really interested in looting as much as convincing those countries to join his cause, which eventually should have led to the long-awaited peace with Great Britain. Hitler had not planned any further war with the West. On the contrary, the Führer was prepared to sign a peace treaty with London. And the English would find the terms of that future peace deal to be quite acceptable. Hitler had no desire to strip the British bare or to deprive them of their position as the rulers of the world. The Führer wanted to lay the foundation for an eternal German alliance with Britain. “So certain was he that the British would agree to this that even after the fall of France he made no plans for continuing the war against Britain,[3] writes William Shirer, an American journalist who worked inside the Third Reich.

The idea that the German leader wanted to conquer Britain after his seizure of France is nothing but the product of the overexcited imagination of Western historians. Neither Hitler nor any of the highest commanders of the German armed forces were preparing to fight the British. On June 20, 1940, Admiral Raeder asked his Führer, “And now how about the British?” But he got no answer. Ten days later, the chief of the Wehrmacht Operations Staff, General Jodl, submitted a memorandum to Hitler, which declared that the war against England must be waged politically.[4] Incidentally, Alfred Jodl, who was later hanged at Nuremberg, was responsible for strategic planning for the German army.

However, the idea of a peaceful end to the war against their protégé Adolf Hitler had no place in the British plans. In the summer of 1940, the tenets of the British policy were unchanged: billions of pounds had not been spent so that Nazi Germany could become an equal partner to the gentlemen in London. After all, the war with Russia/USSR had not yet been launched.

“Making peace” with the Führer meant that Britain would lose her position of global hegemony in the most offensive and stupid way possible: by creating a geopolitical rival with their own hands and then sharing world dominion with him. The British wanted nothing to do with that sort of peace. They would fight, and fight hard. There is no place for sentimentality when faced with the prospect of losing control over the world. Britain’s determination was manifest in the resolute words of her prime minister, “if necessary for years, if necessary alone.”[5]

Operation Catapult was drafted by the British in an unprecedentedly short period of time and launched only 11 days after the surrender of France. The irony of that situation lay in the fact that this time the British were attacking an ally, not an enemy. An ugly scene played out on the decks of the French warships docked in the English ports of Portsmouth, Plymouth, and Devonport.

Naturally the French sailors did not expect to be ambushed by their comrades-in-arms. “The action was sudden and necessarily a surprise,” Churchill would later write.[6] All the French ships: two battleships, four cruisers, eight destroyers, 12 submarines, and about 200 minesweepers and submarine chasers – were captured by the British early on the morning of July 3, 1940. The attack was so unexpected that only the crew of the submarine Surcouf managed to put up any sort of armed fight. The French crews were forcibly put ashore and interned “not without violent incidents.[7] Acting like pirates, the Brits seized vessels that were then added to the English Navy …

But the real tragedy did not unfold in British ports, but rather where the French fleet was moored in Oran, Mers-el-Kébir, and Dakar. On that same morning of July 3,[8] a British squadron commanded by Admiral James Somerville approached Oran. French Admiral Marcel Gensoul, the commander of the French fleet, was given a final ultimatum by the British. He could:

  • continue to fight against Germany and Italy as part of the British fleet
  • move the ships to British ports while returning the French crews to France, and the ships would remain in British hands until the end of the war
  • move the ships to the French West Indies or flood them within 6 hours.[9]

If Gensoul found none of these options acceptable, he could “disarm” right where his ships were moored, but only if he did so “effectively.” This meant that the French were being asked to wreck their own ships under British supervision. As the commander of a formation of the newest and most powerful ships in the French navy, and sitting in a home port, how would you have responded to such proposals, coming from yesterday’s “comrades-in-arms” no less?

Admiral Gensoul rejected the British ultimatum. This was reported to Churchill, and at 18:25 (on the eve of the expiration of the ultimatum) the commander of the British squadron was given the final order from his prime minister: “French ships must comply with our terms or sink themselves or be sunk by you before dark.[10]

However, with surprise as his goal, British Admiral Somerville suddenly opened fire, without waiting for the ultimatum to expire! At 18:00, he radioed that he was already engaged in battle.The French sailors never expected the British ships to actually begin shooting at them, but that was what was happening! It was neither a fight nor a real naval battle. The French sailors, who were completely unprepared to repel the attack, were executed. “… The ships in Oran were not able to fight. They were anchored, with no room to maneuver or scatter. The position of our ships meant that the British vessels could fire the first shots, which as we know is crucial at such distance at sea. The French ships were not destroyed in a fair fight.”[11]

The battleship Bretagne, which was moored in Oran, took a direct hit in her magazine, exploded, and sank into the depths of the sea within minutes. The battleship Provence was severely damaged and beached herself; the battleship Dunkerque had little room to maneuver and ran aground. Although damaged by British torpedo bombers, the battle cruiser Strasbourg still managed to break through the English squadron, along with five destroyers and several submarines, to reach her native shores under fire.

The British Admiralty could feel at ease: all the newest French battleships were now out of commission. The last of these, the Richelieu, moored in Dakar, was attacked by British torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and badly damaged. Altogether about 1,300 Frenchmen were killed during Operation Catapult.[12] In response to this betrayal, the French government severed diplomatic relations with England, without declaring war.

But could the Germans have captured the French fleet? There was no chance. It was not until Nov. 26, 1942, two years after Operation Catapult, that German troops first tried to do this as they entered Toulon.[13] The French fleet stationed there was scuttled at the order of the Vichy government. Three battleships, 8 cruisers, 17 destroyers, 16 torpedo-boats, 16 submarines, 7 sloops, 3 patrol boats, and 60 transports, trawlers, and tugboats sank into the sea.[14] As you can see, the French never flinched. Why? Because they were never German puppets and were never prepared to surrender their fleet – not to the Germans and not to the British. Although on the eve of the traitorous British Operation Catapult, France had given Churchill a promise that under no circumstances would her warships fall into German hands …

To be continued 

 

 

ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes exclusive translations of the chapters from Nikolay Starikov’s documentary research ““Who Made Hitler Attack Stalin” (St.Petersburg, 2008). Mr. Starikov is Russian historian and civil activist. The original text was adapted and translated by ORIENTAL REVIEW.

Notes

[1] F. H. Hinsley. Hitler’s Strategy. Pg. 81.

[2] Joachim Ribbentrop. The Ribbentrop Memoirs. Pg. 141.

[3] William Shirer. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Pg. 747.

[4] MacGregor KnoxMussolini Unleashed, 1939-1941: Politics and Strategy in Fascist Italy’s Last War. Pg. 183.

[5] Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Their Finest Hour. Pg. 197.

[6] Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Their Finest Hour. Pg. 207.

[7] Charles de Gaulle. Mémoires de guerre. Pg. 110.

[8] The British had to hit the French fleet simultaneously in all ports, in order not to lose the element of surprise inherent in their vow to destroy the ships.

[9] David Thomas. Battles and Honours of the Royal Navy. Pg. 278.

[10] Brooke C. Stoddard. World in the Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October 1940. Pg. 74.

[11] Charles de Gaulle. Mémoires de guerre. Pg. 321.

[12] John Grehan. Churchill’s Secret Invasion : Britain’s First Large Scale Combined Operations Offensive 1942. Pg. 7.

[13] Shortly before this, the British and Americans had landed in Algiers, i.e., a French colony in Africa. Fiercely resisting the Anglo-Saxons at first, the French Admiral François Darlan later began cooperating with them. Thus Germany was forced to occupy the remainder of “free” France, in order to prevent a potential invasion by the British and Americans.

[14] Charles de Gaulle. Mémoires de guerre. Pg. 59.

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World War II started in 1933!

We have all been taught, or programmed to believe that World War II began on September 1, 1939 with an allegedly unprovoked attack upon Poland. That myth, which has been passed off as truth for over 70 years is very easily debunked. I have posted numerous items previously here and have provided many permanent links to this information, which prove that we have been lied to, and which also prove that Germany was acting legally, ethically and responsibly in retaliating against Polish acts of aggression, which led to war.

That said, one could argue that World War II was merely a continuation of the first war, and that it was planned for, hoped for and prepared for, by the allies, and that it was virtually assured by the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles,  with Germany forced to disarm, and to take full responsibility, as well as, to made to pay for it all, followed by the abdication by Kaiser Wilhelm II, and the sudden advent of the Weimar Republic as the coup de gras.  Weimar proved in short order to be an abject failure, turning Germany into a political, social, cultural and economic basket case, rife with internal divisions, and subject to foreign influence, with no means to defend herself.  This was further fuelled by mass employment, massive debts, hyper-inflation, homelessness and starvation, which was then followed by the Great Depression.

All the while, brutal atrocities were being committed against the ethnic Germans in the formerly German territories which had been given to the newly created Poland and Czechoslovakia. The allied nations and the League of Nations knew this and, in spite of all of their chatter about “human rights” and “democracy”,  none of this seemed to apply to the Germans,  and especially not those Germans who found themselves as ‘persona non grata’ on their own ancestral soil, amongst hostile new, foreign hosts. This then developed into a refugee crisis which the German nation had to address on her own, without international aid, and having so little as it was domestically already.  There was the French occupation of the German industrial region along the Rhine with French-African troops, and last but not least, the issue of the Free City of Danzig, which was overwhelmingly German and wished to return to the Reich.  I must  add, however, that German speaking Austria, and a historical sister nation going back 1,000 years, also found herself in the same boat following World War I  and with the dismantling of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  Both nations were in absolute dire straights in every sense of the word.  All of these circumstances combined were entirely untenable and intolerable. It was completely inhumane and insane!

Only the National Socialists, under Adolf Hitler,  correctly addressed the causes and provided concrete solutions with which the German people could begin to pull themselves back up out the mud to prosperity, to national and individual freedom, and to a social-cultural rebirth of their once great and proud nation.  Most falsely believe that Hitler illegally seized power and overthrew the Weimar Republic against the will of the people, and that he was brutal dictator.  In fact, Germany was ALREADY an oppressed nation, as was Austria! Hitler’s rise to power was the culmination of 13 years of a hard fought, legal, democratic  struggle, in which he and the NSDAP fought very hard, with their own resources, as a truly “grass roots” movement, to bring about liberty, new hope and real, lasting change, and not empty promises, which the people had had enough of from other leaders and parties.  Hitler’s NSDAP government was truly “government of the people, by the people and for the people”!

Even as the leader the opposition in leader, however, and leader of a coalition government, his proposed economic plan and social agenda were setting off alarm bells in the centres of high finance around the world, and in the offices of those who had a vested interest in keeping Germany down and internally divided,  internationally isolated, and economically and politically enslaved.  Thus, in spite of all of the public and well publicized statements by the Hitler and NSDAP regarding their peaceful intentions (which are a well documented  and still matter of public record),  a program of completely immoral and baseless international Anti-German agitation was once again fomented, as was also the case before and during World War I.  Only this time, it would be a fight to the death, fought with every dirty trick and every means at their disposal.

And so it was, that World War II, for all intents and purposes, really started in 1933, just as Hitler came to power, and was legally and duly appointed as German Chancellor, after the NSDAP had legally won the majority of votes in a national election.

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“Judea Declares War on Germany! Jews of all the World Unite! Boycott of German Goods! Mass Demonstrations!” – These were all headlines in the Daily Express on March 24, 1933.

“The Israeli people around the world declare economic and financial war against Germany. Fourteen million Jews stand together as one man, to declare war against Germany. The Jewish wholesaler will forsake his firm, the banker his stock exchange, the merchant his commerce and the pauper his pitiful shed in order to join together in a holy war against Hitler’s people.” – Daily Express, March 24, 1933.

“Each of you, Jew and Gentile alike, who has not already enlisted in this sacred war should do so now and here. It is not sufficient that you should buy no goods made in Germany. You must refuse to deal with any merchant or shopkeeper who sells any German-made goods or who patronises German ships or shipping…. we will undermine the Hitler regime and bring the German people to their senses by destroying their export trade on which their very existence depends.” – Samuel Undermeyer, in a Radio Broadcast on WABC, New York, August 6, 1933. Reported in the New York Times, August 7, 1933.

Joining with Samuel Untermeyer in calling for a war against Germany, Bernard Baruch, at the same time, was promoting preparations for war against Germany. “I emphasised that the defeat of Germany and Japan and their elimination from world trade would give Britain a tremendous opportunity to swell her foreign commerce in both volume and profit.” – Baruch, The Public Years, by Bernard M. Baruch, p.347 (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960).

Samuel Untermeyer was a Jewish leader and close friend of presidents Wilson and Roosevelt.

Bernard Baruch was a presidential adviser to Wilson, Roosevelt and Truman…and also, to Winston Churchill!

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“This declaration called the war against Germany, which was now determined on, a ‘holy war’. This war was to be carried out against Germany to its conclusion, to her destruction”(Diese Erklärung nannte den Krieg gegen Deutschland, der nun beschlossen sei, einen heiligen Krieg. Dieser Krieg müsse gegen Deutschland bis zu dessen Ende, bis zu dessen Vernichtung, geführt werden). – Dr. Franz J. Scheidl, Geschichte der Verfemung Deutschlands.

“War in Europe in 1934 was inevitable.” – Henry. Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Hearst Press, September, 1933 (also quoted in “The Palestine Plot” by B. Jenson, p. 11 (printed by John McKinley, 11-15 King Street, Perth, Scotland)).

“For months now the struggle against Germany is waged by each Jewish community, at each conference, in all our syndicates, and by each Jew all over the world. There is reason to believe that our part in this struggle has general value. We will trigger a spiritual and material war of all the world against Germany’s ambitions to become once again a great nation, to recover lost territories and colonies. But our Jewish interests demand the complete destruction of Germany. Collectively and individually, the German nation is a threat to us Jews.” – Vladimir Jabotinsky (founder of the Jewish terrorist group, Irgun Zvai Leumi) in Mascha Rjetsch, January, 1934 (also quoted in “Histoire de l’Armée Allemande” by Jacques Benoist-Mechin, Vol. IV, p. 303).

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“Hitler will have no war (does not want war), but we will force it on him, not this year, but soon.” – Emil Ludwig Cohn in Les Annales, June, 1934 (also quoted in his book “The New Holy Alliance”).

“We Jews are going to bring a war on Germany.” – David A. Brown, National Chairman, United Jewish Campaign, 1934 (quoted in “I Testify Against The Jews” by Robert Edward Edmondson, page 188 and “The Jewish War of Survival” by Arnold Leese, page 52).

“We want to bring about a deep hatred for the Germans, for German soldiers, sailors, and airmen. We must hate until we win.” – Lord Beaverbrook, quoted in Niemals! by Heinrich Goitsch.

“There is only one power which really counts. The power of political pressure. We Jews are the most powerful people on earth, because we have this power, and we know how to apply it.” – Vladimir Jabotinsky, Jewish Daily Bulletin, July 27, 1935.

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“Before the end of the year, an economic bloc of England, Russia, France and the U.S.A will be formed to bring the German and Italian economic systems to their knees.” – Paul Dreyfus, “La Vie de Tanger” May 15, 1938.

On the 3rd of June, 1938, the American Hebrew boasted that they had Jews in the foremost positions of influence in Britain, Russia and France, and that these “three sons of Israel will be sending the Nazi dictator to hell.” – Joseph Trimble, the American Hebrew.

“Germany is our public enemy number one. It is our object to declare war without mercy against her. One may be sure of this: We will lead that war!” – Bernard Lecache, the president of the “International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism,” in its newspaper “Droit de Vivre” (Right to Life), 9 November, 1938.

“The war now proposed is for the purpose of establishing Jewish hegemony throughout the world.” – Brigadier General George Van Horn Mosely, The New York Tribune, March 29, 1939.

“I wish to confirm in the most explicit manner, the declaration which I and my colleagues made during the last months, and especially in the last week: that the Jews “stand by Great Britain and will fight on the side of the democracies.” Our urgent desire is to give effect to these declarations. We wish to do so in a way entirely consonant with the general scheme of British action, and therefore would place ourselves, in matters big and small, under the co-ordinating direction of His Majesty’s Government. The Jewish Agency is ready to enter into immediate arrangements for utilizing Jewish manpower, technical ability, resources, etc.” –Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Jewish Congress, Head of the Jewish Agency and later President of Israel, the London Times, September 5, 1939, and the London Jewish Chronicle, September 8, 1939.

“The millions of Jews who live in America, England and France, North and South Africa, and, not to forget those in Palestine, are determined to bring the war of annihilation against Germany to its final end.” – Central Blad Voor Israeliten in Nederland, September 13, 1939.

“Stop talking about peace conditions! Break Germany in pieces!” – The Daily Herald, No.7426, 9 December, 1939.

“The Jews, taken collectively, view this war as a holy war.” – The Daily Herald, No.7450, 1939, quoted in “Reichstagsbrand, Aufklärung einer historischen Legende,” by U. Backes, K.H. Janßen, E. Jesse, H. Köhler, H. Mommsen, E Tobias.

“Even if we Jews are not physically at your side in the trenches, we are morally with you. This war is our war and you fight it with us.” – Schalom Asch, Les Nouvelles Litterairres, February 10, 1940.

“In losing Germany, Jewry lost a territory from which it exerted power. Therefore it was determined to re-conquer it.” – Louis Marschalko, “The World Conquerors : The Real War Criminals.”

“The World Jewish Congress has been at war with Germany for seven years.” – Rabbi M. Perlzweig (head of the British Section of the World Jewish Congress), Toronto Evening Telegram, February 26, 1940.

“The Second World War is being fought for the defense of the fundamentals of Judaism.” –Rabbi Felix Mendlesohn, Chicago Sentinel, October 8, 1942.

“We are not denying and are not afraid to confess that this war is our war and that it is waged for the liberation of Jewry… Stronger than all fronts together is our front, that of Jewry. We are not only giving this war our financial support on which the entire war production is based, we are not only providing our full propaganda power which is the moral energy that keeps this war going. The guarantee of victory is predominantly based on weakening the enemy forces, on destroying them in their own country, within the resistance. And we are the Trojan horses in the enemy’s fortress. Thousands of Jews living in Europe constitute the principal factor in the destruction of our enemy. There, our front is a fact and the most valuable aid for victory.” – Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Jewish Congress, Head of the Jewish Agency and later President of Israel, in a Speech on December 3, 1942, in New York.

“Played golf with Joe Kennedy (U.S. Ambassador to Britain). He says that Chamberlain stated that America and world Jewry forced England into World War II.” – James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy (later Secretary of Defense), Diary, December 27, 1945 entry.

Let’s give the final word to the man whose patriotic economic and social policies, from the beginning, were targeted for destruction and used as the catalyst for a campaign of hate that produced the world wide boycotts and international Anti-Germanic hatred, and ultimately leading to the Second World War.

“It is untrue that I or anyone else in Germany wanted war in 1939. It was wanted and provoked solely by international statesmen either of Jewish origin or working for Jewish interests. Nor had I ever wished that after the appalling first World War, there would ever be a second against either England or America.” – Adolf Hitler, April, 1945.

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If anyone thinks that this is somehow “anti-Semitic” then first off, you do not even know what a “Semite” is and are advised to consult a good dictionary.  Secondly, this is merely a reporting of facts.  Thirdly, these facts show a clear patten of Anti-Germanism (not anti-Semitic, nor anti-Jewish!).  Fourthly, these facts demonstrate that there was indeed a group of powerful and influential individuals, who described themselves as “Jews”, who had  an illegal and yet very public plan,  to wage an “aggressive war” against Germany and ultimately,  to commit genocide in order to achieve their goals. Fifthly, it is evidence of a conspiracy to deceive and to defraud the world, and dupe millions of men to fight and to die in an unnecessary and unprecedented brutal war, leading to the deaths of nearly 60 Million people, and evidence that you can fool most of the people most of time (when you own or control the media, public education and the political leaders.  And finally, it is evidence that there was indeed a BIG LIE told in World War II, and that it wasn’t Hitler who told it, and nor was it him who wanted war in the first place, but rather, he had done all that was in his power to prevent it!

I submit that, for the German people, World War Two has never ended. Nor will it, until the truth, and these lies are widely known and accepted as fact.

If any one still doubts that this conspiracy took place, please be sure to read my next post, in which you will see that German-Jews were also outraged by these lies, and that they DEFENDED Germany AGAINST  New York and London based Jewish contrived atrocity propaganda and Anti-German agitation.

You will also discover that it was NOT  a “world wide Jewish conspiracy” in which ALL Jews took part, and are thus, all to blame. Although many (or most) were probably taken in and took part, just like everyone else.  And those of YOU who call yourself “Jews” need to figure out that there are those amongst you, who use YOU for their benefit, and that they do NOT give a rat’s ass about YOU,  nor the majority of your people either!

I am NOT posting this to foment hate nor any campaign of revenge, but in the interests of truth and justice for the German people, and secondly, for the benefit of all of humanity.

IF we truly want to learn the lessons of history and to not repeat the same mistakes again, then we MUST have ALL of the facts, and hear both sides of the story, and then make up our own minds, instead of relying on the TV, the media, our politicians and so-called “authorities” to tell us the truth.  Because, sadly, we are STILL repeating them today!

J4G

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