WWII Mythology Tour: Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain

Fake History Fuels Bojo’s Blitzed Battle of Britain Brexit

Lester Golden
Dec 23, 2020 · 43 min read
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From Blitz to Brexit, Churchill to BoJo’s Cake Mix: have it and eat it too!

The Common Thread in All Nations’ Mythologized War Stories

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Mythological History Rerun as Farce

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The EU a tougher opponent than the Luftwaffe? (https://www.private-eye.co.uk/covers/cover-1449)
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All Behind You Winston (https://winstonchurchill.hillsdale.edu/behind-winston-roger-hermiston/)

Myth #1: Britain the Mighty Global Empire

versus reality:

Empire as Over-leveraged Subprime Real Estate

Myth 2: From Chamberlain to Churchill = From Appeasement to “We Shall Never Surrender”

vs reality

Phony War Peace Feelers & the 3 Day Wobble in May

Myth 3: Germany, the Inevitable Invincible Blitzkrieg

Pilot Hoenmann Makes a Random Wrong Turn

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechelen_incident The plans Major Reinberger failed to burn after the crash

Myth 4.1: Small Boats Rescue vs the Real Rescuers

Myth 4.2: Britain Let Down by the French Collapse

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http://poisonpage.blogspot.com/2011/03/world-war-in-cartoons-by-illingworth.html

Myth 5: “We Shall Never Surrender”

vs reality:

Churchill’s Back Door Deal Exploration

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https://winstonchurchill.org/publications/churchill-bulletin/bulletin-041-nov-2011/qthree-days-in-mayq-reviewed-for-finest-hour-by-allen-packwood/

Myth 6: Plucky Britain Fights On Alone to Stop An Imminent German Invasion

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https://imgur.com/gallery/Dmzm2 RAF stops a German invasion
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http://poisonpage.blogspot.com/2011/03/world-war-in-cartoons-by-illingworth.html British lion foils German invasion whose planning was always ambivalent and never more than theoretical

Reality: Germany, a Reluctant, Ambivalent Enemy

Myth 7: A United People “All Behind You Winston”

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http://poisonpage.blogspot.com/2011/03/world-war-in-cartoons-by-illingworth.html

Myth 8: The Blitz and the Battle of Britain

vs reality

Luftwaffe’s Errant London Bombing

The myth of Luftwaffe superiority

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Germany’s missing strategic bomber (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ural_bomber)
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https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/these-ww2-polish-pilots-were-either-certifiably-insane-downright-courageous-or-a-bit-of-both/ The ladies loved them, Allied pilots respected them and German pilots feared them.

Myth 9: UK-US “Identity of Interest”, Franklin and Winston Friendship

vs

Reality: The Ponzi Finance of Fighting Alone

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Lend Lease: bailing out bankrupt empire (https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/churchill/wc-hour.html)

Myth 10: Britain, the Independent Great Power

Reality: Germany and Britain, Parallels in Ponzi War Finance

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Conclusion: Fake History Fuels Phony Populism

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Lester Golden

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From Latvia I write to share learning from life in 6 languages in 5 countries & seeing fascism die in Portugal & Spain in 1974 and 1976.

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From Latvia I write to share learning from life in 6 languages in 5 countries & seeing fascism die in Portugal & Spain in 1974 and 1976.

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