Countless stories of World War II will be told today, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. They will be tales of American heroism and sacrifice on the beaches of Normandy. But there are just as many inconvenient stories about the war with Germany and the Axis nations that have been hidden away.
Documenting and sharing hidden history is one of the main missions of this website — but please know that we in no way do we mean to diminish the contributions of those who bravely and gallantly served during WWII. We are simply adding color to the black-and-white picture of the war. We are doing this because of the war we are fighting today: the war on truth.
Fundamentally, WWII was a devastating example of kakistocracy and rule by psychopaths on all sides. The Nazi psychopathy is available to such a degree that the History Channel is nicknamed the “Hitler Channel.” The Allied-victor psychopathy aspect of the history, on the other hand, is deflected and hidden away. After 75 years, the rest of the story is long overdue.
Before the War
The lengthy, decades-old, but must-see documentary “The Money Masters: The Rise of the Bankers” illustrates the history of the dubious role of bankers in financing and furthering wars.
During the War
After 75 years is it finally Ok to acknowledge the valor and fighting skills of German soldiers in the same manner say of Soviet Russian soldiers? We think so.
After the War
“After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation” by Giles MacDonogh (2007, Basic Books) is a must-read and available free in .pdf. As Max Hastings for London’s Sunday Times describes in his book review, millions of Germans died in post-war captivity from hunger and violence and, above all, during the expulsions of ethnic Germans from the East.
“MacDonogh’s book tells the saga from the liberation of Vienna to the 1948 Berlin airlift and 1949 formation of Konrad Adenauer’s government in Bonn. It makes grimmer reading than most war stories, because there is little redemptive courage or virtue. Here is a catalog of pillage, rape, starvation, inhumanity, and suffering on a titanic scale,” Hastings writes. “The book brings together many stories that deserve to be much better known in the West.”