World War 1

Nick Kollerstrom talks about his new book: "How Britain Initiated Both World Wars"

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2016-06-23 21:06
 
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Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom talks with Carolyn about his latest book titled “How Britain Initiated Both World Wars.” The book began as a talk he gave, on two different nights, to a monthly meet group he belongs to in London, and it retains something of the conversational style. But the ideas it contains about who wanted war have been in Kollerstrom's mind for a much longer time. He said he was quite nervous about stating his ideas, especially  on World War II, to British people, and the fact that it was well-accepted by his group gave him the courage to publish it as a book.

The illustrated book is only 99 pages and the price only 4 quid (four English pounds) or $5 U.S. It's a bargain both in price and in the fact you get a good understanding of behind-the-scenes shennaigans without having to read 300 to 500 pages, or more. These wars were both tragedies that robbed Europe of it's self-confidence, as Nick explains in this podcast.

The book is available at Amazon. Nick's author page is here, where you can see the other books he's written. I did a previous show with Nick on his book Breaking the Spell. Visit his website at Terror on the Tube.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 7

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-04-24 11:44
 
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Above: Despatch dog brings hot rations and bullets to WWI soldiers holding on to an outlying German position. How sweet is this? Click to enlarge.


April 24, 2014

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the Sept.  25 to early October, 1941 dinner table monologues by the German Führer, as taken down by an adjutant and checked for accuracy by Martin Bormann. Main topics in this episode:

  • Life is a cruel struggle
  • Soldiering makes a man
  • Vienna's art treasures
  • National types of Christians, and more.

The edition being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.