William Shakespear – Saudi Arabian Pilgrim

This article was first published in New View magazine No.75 April-June 2015 Canterbury -  the capital of the English shire of Kent, the shire closest to the European Continent. It was an ancient Celtic and then Roman settlement, where St Augustine arrived from Rome in 597 to convert the Anglo-saxons, beginning with King Aethelbert of Kent, whose Christian wife Bertha was a Frank (another...
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The Poppies of 2014 – Goodbye to All That?

A slightly shorter version of this article first appeared in New View Magazine  #74 Jan – Mar 2015 And so we came to the end of 2014, the centenary  year since the outbreak of the First World War, the catastrophic conflict  which can be said to have opened the actual 20th century, which was a very short century and ended in 1989/90 with the termination of ‘the Soviet...
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A Seasonal Blog – The Christmas Truth, 1914 [External Link]

This is an interesting piece written by Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor on the Christmas Truce of 1914 and the current attempt by a British supermarket chain to cash in on the memory of the Truce, from Docherty and MacGregor's blog "Hidden History". Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor are the authors of the book Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War (2013), which investigates the activities of the Rhodes-Milner Group in the period 1890-1914 and their influence on British war-planning.
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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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