History is in the eye of the ignorant

I am getting older and spend my time looking backwards at history. That is true history, not the history proposed by twenty somethings just out of university. As a lad I was able to talk to my Grandad, he told me about the First World War. Not from history books, but from the sights and … [Read the full story]

Would you fancy living in ‘Hitler Towers’?

The house where Hitler was born could be turned into luxury apartments. The building, in the town of Braunau, Austria, is the last place most people would choose to live. The site even attracts sick neo-Nazis paying homage to the man responsible for the Second World War and the death of six million Jews. The … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

What a week for Royals. After Prince Harry’s nude romp at the pool table, it was Kate’s nude pictures beside the pool in France. The result; Harry was sent to Afghanistan. So can we expect Kate to be sent to Tasmania? I expect the French will give a token slap on the wrist to the … [Read the full story]

Whose fault is it?

After years of study and living history of the past hundred years, I have finally worked out why we are in such a bad way. The Second World War was a time of bombing and destruction and terrible loss of human life. Did we learn anything from two world wars? Well, we learned to keep … [Read the full story]

The last known Nazi war criminal is dead

Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk died a free man yesterday aged 91. The monster…who was last year convicted of helping to murder 28,060 Jews  during the Second World War…passed away in an old people’s home. He was appealing a five-year jail term and lived in the sleepy Bavarian town  of Bad Feilnbach, Germany. Ukranian … [Read the full story]

Have Russians found Hitler buried in Antarctica?

Russian scientists have finally drilled down through four kilometres of Antarctic ice to a lake that has been sealed for the last 20 million years. Veteran Antarctic researcher Professor John Priscu says that he expects to see ‘unique organisms’ in the lake. But it was revealed this may not be the only surprise from sub-glacial … [Read the full story]

Hitler would have been nicer as a lady…maybe

This had to be the most ridiculous wartime plan of all time.  It stood as much chance of success as Captain Blackadder’s attempt to avoid battle by sticking two pencils up his nose, putting underpants on his head and claiming to be from the planet Wibble. With no end to the Second World War in … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1941, Hitler to Mussolini, “Fight Harder!”

On this day in 1941, Adolf Hitler scolds his Axis partner, Benito Mussolini, for his troops’ retreat in the face of British advances in Libya, demanding that the Duce command his forces to resist. Since 1912, Italy had occupied Libya because of purely economic “expansion” motives. In 1935, Mussolini began sending tens of thousands of … [Read the full story]

Beware of Russia

I have been looking with interest into the start of the 20th century. Their were three strange events which I found intriguing. At Fatima and at Lourdes, miracles were seen by young children. In 1917 a revolution changed the face of Mother Russia from Christian to Communist. What did these differing events have to link … [Read the full story]