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James More of Cambridge writes Monday, February 19, 2001
Hitler's War and Churchillıs War
WITH reference to some readers' asking why should you write a study of Hitler's conduct of the Second World War, I think its very important that a book like "Hitler's War" and the various editions it has gone through, which many leading academics from the best universities welcomed, was written and written so well. Your monograph contributed significantly to the studies of the Second World War from the perspective of Adolf Hitler and Germany. Hence my surprise that a recent letter to your web site criticized your study and its scholarship on this particular aspect of your expertise. Nobody knows the German sources as well as you do. As no thorough study had been done before, and no significant one since, your study was all the more needed to redress the serious imbalance and distorted picture of the causes and courses of the war following the French and English declaration of war against a Germany still seeking peace, even if in a unprofessional way (i.e. not through the German Foreign Minister but rather the Reichsmarshall Goring's business friends).
Many unknown and untapped sources revealed a new plethora of knowledge to understand Germany's, and, of course, Hitler's decisions. The excellent reviews you received testify to the dearth of knowledge about certain aspects of Hitler's war policy, or lack of it. Likewise with Churchill. He did a great job in keeping British morale high and in helping to defeat nazi Germany. However, coming at the cost of Britain's then extensive overseas empire, which fell into the lap of America's economic expansionist policy, was a rather high price to pay; quite apart from the atomic secrets inter alia that the US kept from their brave staunch ally the British armed forces. Again, the salient aspect of Churchill's policy and his need for private funding by Zionist groups to keep his political hopes alive before he got to number 10 Downing Street, help explain his preoccupation with their "agenda" before and most importantly after he attained power. Alas, Churchill's admirers gloss quickly over such issues. And the issues of Churchill redrawing the map of Europe with Joe Stalin, and forcing the mass deportation of millions of Germans and Poles -- contrary to the IMT declaration of such acts as horrors and war crimes! The use of slave labour and state theft conducted by the Allies reveals the hypocrisy of the Judges at Nuremberg. I would recommend as many people as possible to read you study of the IMT and ask themselves why this any less immoral than what Hitler had done? The volume on Churchill does remark on the man's great strengths but also his weaknesses.