BBC Radio The Christmas Truce 1914 & Syria 2014:

2 mini-masterstrokes of BBC propaganda this morning (9 Dec. 2014) on the BBC Radio 4 flagship programme “Today”connecting Syria and the 1914 Christmas Truce! The context was a recent UN call for rich countries to take more Syrian refugees (Britain has taken 90 so far – after 3 years of the conflict; Germany has undertaken to receive 30,000. But there are 3 million already...
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Rhodes, Russia and the “Islamic State”

This article first appeared in New View  magazine Issue 73 Oct. – Dec. 2014 How do I go about making sense of what is happening in world events? When a scientist observes the natural world, he does so having first studied and familiarised himself with a number of fundamentals in his chosen field, and he seeks to understand the phenomena in the light of those fundamentals. If one is...
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First World War Truth Movement: Recent Books

The Darkest Days – The Truth Behind Britain’s Rush to War, 1914 -   Douglas Newton (2014) Welt im Umbruch  – Nationalitätenfrage, Ordnungspläne und Rudolf Steiners Haltung im Ersten Weltkrieg, (World in Upheaval – The Nationalities Question, World Order Plans, and Rudolf  Steiner’s Stance in the First World War) – Markus Osterrieder (2014) The Karma of Untruthfulness...
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The best book yet on the causes of the First World War

As the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War approached,  a number of new books appeared to explain what happened in 1914. I have read most of the new books published in English, including those by historians Christopher Clark, Margaret Macmillan, Max Hastings, and Sean McMeekin, but in my opinion, the best book on the subject appeared in April this year. It was the product of 14...
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1914, Scottish Independence & the Future of Britain

Thoughts on 1914 in relation to Scottish Independence and the Future of Britain This article first appeared in New View magazine Issue 72 July-Sept 2014 2014, a year rich in historical resonance: D-Day in Normandy 1944, seventy years ago; a hundred years on from the birth of Dylan Thomas in 1914; the deaths of Franz Ferdinand and his dear wife Sophie in Sarajevo that same year; the defeat of King...
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Kaspar Hauser; Erste Weltkrieg; Beziehung England und Deutschland

Terry Boardman, Vortrag: Kaspar Hauser, der Erste Weltkrieg und die Beziehung zwischen England und Deutschland Kaspar-Hauser-Festspiele 2014,   Ansbach, Deutschland  2. August 2014 Guten morgen.  Ich möchte Eckart Böhmer danken, mir die Gelegenheit zu geben nochmal hier bei den Kaspar Hauser Festspielen zu sprechen, zu diesem Thema das nicht nur für unser Verständnis der Vergangenheit so...
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