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A BAND OF BULLSHIT

Steven Spielberg’s Band of Brothers movie upon its release came under withering fire and received numerous direct hits fired by credible critics.  Still living WWII veterans and military historians supported the disapproval. Many of the lurid claims made in the movie were denounced as ‘a fantasy. Other critics warned, “a total travesty from beginning to end, a pack of lies and a vainglorious re-writing of history.”

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THE PHOENIX OF BENITO MUSSOLINI RISES

Perhaps Italian leader Benito Mussolini (1883 – 1945) was modern Europe’s first populist politician. Ushering in a social revolution, the ex-infantryman, wounded in WWI, was a journalist and revolutionary. His party and its Blackshirts anti-Communist activists fought for revolutionary nationalism. In 1922, Mussolini became the youngest Italian prime minister in history.

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THE COVER-UP OF ALLIED ART LOOTED FROM THE DEFEATED REICH

By late 1944, the leadership of the Reich, soon to be overwhelmed by the combined armies of the Soviet, British and American Empires realised that from as early as February 1943 the Soviets established the Trophy Brigades rubber-stamped by both Washington DC and Downing Street.  The purpose of the Trophy Brigades was to join in the ransacking of defeated Germany and share with the Allies the spoils of war.

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