There are a lot of European history books out there, a mountain of them, but most of them misunderstand, misinterpret or misrepresent the dynamics that drove events.
Fortunately, a diligent student can winkle out the truth with research of readily available documents.
For example, take the Treaty of London 1839 which ended the war between the Netherlands and its rebellious southern province. This treaty, which you can read for yourself, does not bind anyone other than Belgium and the Netherlands. Thus when Britain declared war on Germany in 1914, based on this treaty, it did so on entirely fictitious grounds.
Germany did not threaten, invade, or declare war on Britain in that war or the next. It was Britain, in both cases, that established a trip line and then waited for some pretext to declare war. Killing 867,000 of your own soldiers for no reason should have resulted in British politicians being hanged in the streets. Instead they were lauded, given honours, memorialised in bronze.
Consider the growing awareness today that Antifa and Black Lines Matter are manifestations of the ‘march through the institutions’ instigated by the Marxists of the Frankfurt School of Social Theory. Students marinated in this ‘critical theory’ are the people burning cars, attacking buildings and terrorizing citizens in Portland and elsewhere in the United States today.
Who, do you suppose, what group, was opposed to these radical Communists when they first showed their heads in the 1920’s? That would be the National Socialists who thought the lifestyle advocated by the Jewish proponents of Cultural Marxism was immoral, anti-social and destructive of a nation’s culture and identity.
But, you say, the National Socialists, were the bad guys; the people who killed six million Jews!
British leadership needs to be examined as well, particularly Churchill. Who was paying his bills in the 1930’s when he lived like a king, spent like a millionaire, and drank oceans of champagne, brandy and wine on a splendid country estate on the salary of an Member of Parliament? Who paid his gambling bills, his failed stock market investments, his entertainment expenses?
There’s a book, “No more Champagne, Churchill and his Money,” that explains where the money came from. It’s not something you’ll read in the official biographies of the man most responsible for French, British and Allied deaths in WWII.
This issue here, after you confirm the payments, is what the payments were for. What position taken by Churchill in the mid-1930’s was so valuable, and so unique, he would receive all this money? That’s an easy one as well if you read his speeches against Germany.
You ask, but didn’t Hitler start WWII? Even an afternoon’s reading will show you that the world war was started by Britain. Germany had a war, it is true, with Poland over its occupation of Prussia. What did this have to do with England? Nothing. Or France? The same.
And then there’s the United States, which despite 5,000 miles of ocean, played and continues to play a major role in European affairs. How, exactly, did America acquire all the British assets in North America, and many elsewhere, before even rearming?
The rise of America and the fall of Britain; do you suppose there were people in Washington who had this all played out before a single G.I. boarded a single troop ship? What a concept.
It’s all there; the British attempt to destroy Germany, the way Russian nationalism saved Communism, the successful American occupation of Western Europe, the end of the British Empire. It’s all there but you’re going to have to look for it.
Popular histories say Hitler was the destabilising influence in European affairs in the 20th Century, that he dreamed up WWII all on his own. Imagine, for a moment, if dreaming up a war was someone else’s idea. Imagine if Germany was always the target, a country that had to be destroyed. Imagine if building the Atomic bomb was part of the idea, not to be used on Japan, but on Germany.
Now, there’s something missing in the history books, and it’s all right there in plain sight.