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The key to establishing any police state is to get control of the children. If we can remove them from the influence of their parents, we can set up a system akin to a political re-education camp. I recall a Hitler speech that went like this: I don't care about you. You will grow old, wither and die; but I've got your children and they are in my schools. So you see that the greatest battle for the hearts and minds is over the education of your children.



In Winston Churchill's wartime address to Parliament which coined the we shall fight on the beaches speech, we see language at its best; but in the greater, long term struggle he left out several of the most important battle locations. They are of course the school room, the board room, the congresses and parliaments and the churches. If enemies foreign or domestic access dominion over these areas a nation is doomed.

I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once more able to defend our island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty's Government — every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation. The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength.

Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.

Adolf Hitler

My education was interrupted only by my schooling

Winston Churchill

I've never let my school interfere with my education.

Mark Twain

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

Robert M. Hutchins



You see it is your sovereign duty to educate yourself and your family and teach yourself to learn not to be programmed. Here in Ontario the next step entails not teaching children hand writing anymore. If there is any clue we are being enslaved, this is it. The ultimate freedom was to pen your thoughts on paper and leave them as a legacy. I used to tell my children, "How to you speak to dead people? Read their books. It's a one way conversation, but the answers to many questions we face are contained therein." 

We come across many videos that are quite educational. Many miss the questions of the ages answered therein. The first will solve the global warming conundrum in a quick observation. See if you notice it.


The pen is mightier than the sword or gun or in my case the highlighter pen. I go through many outlining the news and seeing through the lies to bring you this humble little show. The ones who read prepared scripts lead you astray and are well paid for it. Hopefully you learn to think for yourself as God intended you to.

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  • Northeast Passage on Icebreaker 'Kapitan...
    by George Freund on February 16, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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    A marvelous journey through Russia North East passage. The top of the world you may never have thought much about though beautiful and vibrant.

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    The Northeast Passage (abbreviated as NEP) is, from the European and northern Atlantic point of view, the shipping route to the Pacific Ocean, along the Arctic Ocean coasts of Norway and Russia. The western route through the islands of Canada is accordingly called Northwest Passage (NWP).

    The NEP traverses (from West to East) the Barents SeaKara SeaLaptev SeaEast Siberian Sea, and Chukchi Sea, and it includes the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The Northern Sea Route is a portion of the NEP; it is defined in Russian law and does not include the Barents sea and therefore does not reach the Atlantic Ocean. However, since the NSR has a significant overlap over the majority of the NEP, sometimes the NSR term has been used to refer to the entirety of the Northeast Passage.

    The Northeast Passage is one of several Arctic maritime routes, the others being the Northwest Passage (going along Canada's and Alaska's coasts) and the Transpolar Route (going through the North Pole).

    The Portuguese navigator David Melgueiro – according to some sources – would have made the first Northeast Passage complete crossing, from east to west, in 1660. The first confirmed complete passage, from west to east, was made by the Finnish-Swedish explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, in 1878.


    Epic Northeast Passage

    Exclusive and unparalleled. As a polar pioneer, the mighty Kapitan Khlebnikov icebreaker has taken adventurers to some of the most inaccessible corners of the globe since 1992, and was the first ship in the world to circumnavigate Antarctica with passengers in 1997. On this expedition, Khlebnikov (pronounced KLEB-nik-off ) will take you to some of the most remote and remarkable regions of the world.

    On the fabled Northeast Passage, travelers will encounter thick pack ice, unique geological formations and the fascinating cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Russian Arctic. On-board helicopters and the Khlebnikov’s sheer icebreaking force combine to take you to some of the most magnificent regions of the world others dare not sail.

  • Burma Campaign | The Stilwell Road
    by George Freund on February 9, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    The Stilwell Road was a propaganda film produced by the American Office of War Information and the British and Indian film units in 1945 detailing the creation of the Ledo Road, also known as the Stilwell Road after the U.S. General Joseph Stilwell. The movie was narrated by Ronald Reagan.


    I object to the term propaganda. The road and the Burma campaign were built and fought with the blood and sweat of the men there. It was a underreported campaign in my opinion. General Stilwell was a master strategist given the most limited of resources. He was sent to observe atomic bomb tests and died from the effects shortly afterwards. Barbara Tuchman's book on Stilwell is a masterpiece. 


    The Burma Road was a road linking Burma with the southwest of China. Its terminals were Kunming, Yunnan, and Lashio, Burma. It was built while Burma was a British colony in order to convey supplies to China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Preventing the flow of supplies on the road helped motivate the occupation of Burma by the Empire of Japan in 1942. Use of the road was restored to the Allies in 1945 after the completion of the Ledo Road. Some parts of the old road are still visible today.


    The road is 717 miles (1,154 km) long and runs through rough mountain country.[2] The sections from Kunming to the Burmese border were built by 200,000 Burmese and Chinese laborers during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937 and completed by 1938. It had a role in World War II, when the British used the Burma Road to transport materiel to China before Japan was at war with the British. Supplies would be landed at Rangoon (now Yangon) and moved by rail to Lashio, where the road started in Burma.


    In July 1940, the British government yielded, for a period of three months, to Japanese diplomatic pressure to close down the Burma Road to supplies to China. After the Japanese overran Burma in 1942, the Allies were forced to supply Chiang Kai-shek and the nationalist Chinese by air. United States Army Air Force cargo planes, mainly Curtiss C-46s, flew these supplies from airfields in Assam, India, over "the hump", the eastern end of the Himalayas. Under British command Indian, British, Chinese, and American forces, the latter led by General Joseph Stilwell, defeated a Japanese attempt to capture Assam and recaptured northern Burma. In this area they built a new road, the Ledo Road which ran from Ledo Assam, through Myitkyina and connected to the old Burma Road at Wandingzhen, Yunnan, China. The first trucks reached the Chinese frontier by this route on January 28, 1945.


  • "Space" is the Spiritual Realm - Flat Ea...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on February 8, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    Links:

    Age of Deceit 2: Alchemy & the Rise of the Beast Image https://youtu.be/gfRzUI8hkwo

    FOREVER YOUNG: Posthumanism, Mind Uploading, Singularity & Cyborgs (Truth Happens) https://youtu.be/bxtw2qX5vYM

    AI Will Watch Your Every Move in the Grocery Store (Lively Locksmith) https://youtu.be/NkdgkBGT7GM

    Forbidden Gates: How Genetics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Biology, Nanotechnology, & Human Enhancement Herald The Dawn Of Techno-Dimensional Spiritual Warfare

    While Forbidden Gates includes fresh insights for traditional, tried and true methods of overcoming darkness, it also unveils for the first time how breakthrough advances in science, technology, and philosophy—including cybernetics, bio-engineering, nanotechnology, machine intelligence, synthetic biology, and transhumanism—will combine to create mind-boggling game-changes to everything you have ever known about spiritual warfare.

    How so?

    In recent years, astonishing technological developments have pushed the frontiers of humanity toward far-reaching morphological transformation that promises in the very near future to redefine what it means to be human. An international, intellectual and fast-growing cultural movement known as transhumanism intends the use of genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology (GRIN technologies) as tools that will radically redesign our minds, our memories, our physiology, our offspring, and even perhaps, as Joel Garreau in his bestselling book Radical Evolution claims, our very souls. The technological, cultural, and metaphysical shift now under way unapologetically forecasts a future dominated by this new species of unrecognizably superior humans, and applications under study now to make this dream reality are being funded by thousands of government and private research facilities around the world. As the reader will learn, this includes among other things rewriting human DNA and combining men with beasts, a fact that some university studies and transhumanists believe will not only alter our bodies and souls but could ultimately open a door to contact with unseen intelligence.

    As a result, new modes of perception between things visible and invisible are expected to challenge the Church in ways that are historically and theologically unprecedented. Without comprehending what is quickly approaching in related disciplines of research and development, vast numbers of believers could be paralyzed by the most fantastic—and most far reaching—supernatural implications. The destiny of each individual—as well as the future of their family—will depend on their knowledge of the new paradigm and their preparedness to face it head on.


  • The Untold History of the United States ...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on February 7, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    The Untold History of the United States (also known as Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States) is a 2012 documentary series directed, produced, and narrated by Oliver Stone.

    Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham cowrote the script. The documentary miniseries for Showtime had a working title Oliver Stone's Secret History of America. It covers "the reasons behind the Cold War with the Soviet Union, U.S. President Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America's global role since the fall of Communism." Stone is the director and narrator of all ten episodes. The series is a reexamination of some of the underreported and darkest parts of American modern history, using little-known documents and newly uncovered archival material. The series looks beyond official versions of events to the deeper causes and implications and explores how events from the past still have resonant themes for the present day. Stone said, "From the outset I've looked at this project as a legacy to my children and a way to understand the times I've lived through. I hope it can contribute to a more global insight into our American history."


    Companion book

    The ten-part series is supplemented by a 750-page companion book, The Untold History of the United States, also written by Stone and Kuznick, released on Oct 30, 2012 by Simon & Schuster.

    Kuznick objected to the working title "Secret History", claiming that "the truth is that many of our 'secrets' have been hidden on the front page of the New York Times. If people think the secrets will be deep, dark conspiracies, they'll be disappointed. We'll be drawing on the best recent scholarship". It was subsequently retitled The Untold History of the United States.

    The Untold History of the United States examines World War II. It offers special attention to the Spanish Civil War, Roosevelt's desire to enter the war on the side of the allies, the strategic Japanese decisions that lead up to Pearl Harbor Attack, and the often overlooked role that the Soviet Union had in winning the war.


    Strategic bombing during World War II was the sustained aerial attack on railways, harbours, cities, workers' housing, and industrial districts in enemy territory during World War II. Strategic bombing is a military strategy which is distinct from both close air support of ground forces and tactical air power.

    An elderly woman in front of the bodies of school children in Cologne, Germany, after a bombing raid

    During World War II, it was believed by many military strategists of air power that major victories could be won by attacking industrial and political infrastructure, rather than purely military targets. Strategic bombing often involved bombing areas inhabited by civilians and some campaigns were deliberately designed to target civilian populations in order to terrorize and disrupt their usual activities. International law at the outset of World War II did not specifically forbid aerial bombardment of cities despite the prior occurrence of such bombing during World War I, the Spanish Civil War, and the Second Sino-Japanese War.

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


    During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. The United States dropped the bombs after obtaining the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement. The two bombings killed at least 129,000 people, most of whom were civilians. They remain the only use of nuclear weapons in the history of warfare.

    Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was the 33rd Vice President of the United States (1941–1945), the 11th Secretary of Agriculture (1933–1940), and the 10th Secretary of Commerce (1945–1946). He founded the Progressive Party and served as its presidential nominee in the 1948 presidential election. He was a strong supporter of New Deal liberalism and sought conciliation with the Soviet Union.


  • BBC Natural World - Paradise Islands Ar...
    by George Freund on February 6, 2018 at 9:19 PM
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    Iceland is a Nordic island country of Europe located in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population.

    Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.


    Ingólfr Arnarson (modern Icelandic: Ingólfur Arnarson), the first permanent Scandinavian settler in Iceland

    According to the ancient manuscript Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in 874 AD when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island. In the following centuries, Norwegians, and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, emigrated to Iceland, bringing with them thralls (i.e. slaves or serfs) of Gaelic origin. The island was governed as an independent commonwealth under the Althing, one of the world's oldest functioning legislative assemblies. Following a period of civil strife, Iceland acceded to Norwegian rule in the 13th century. The establishment of the Kalmar Union in 1397 united the kingdoms of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Iceland thus followed Norway's integration to that Union, and came under Danish rule after Sweden's secession from that union in 1523. Although the Danish kingdom introduced Lutheranism forcefully in 1550, Iceland remained a distant semi-colonial territory in which Danish institutions and infrastructures were conspicuous by their absence. In the wake of the French revolution and the Napoleonic wars, Iceland's struggle for independence took form and culminated in independence in 1918 and the founding of a republic in 1944. Until the 20th century, Iceland relied largely on subsistence fishing and agriculture, and was among the poorest in Europe. Industrialisation of the fisheries and Marshall Plan aid following World War II brought prosperity, and Iceland became one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. In 1994, it became a part of the European Economic Area, which further diversified the economy into sectors such as finance, biotechnology, and manufacturing.


    Iceland has a market economy with relatively low taxes, compared to other OECD countries. It maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. Iceland ranks high in economic, political, and social stability and equality. In 2016, it was ranked as the 9th most developed country in the world by the United Nations' Human Development Index, and ranks first on the Global Peace Index. Iceland runs almost completely on renewable energy. Affected by the ongoing worldwide financial crisis, the nation's entire banking system systemically failed in October 2008, leading to a severe depression, substantial political unrest, the Icesave dispute, and the institution of capital controls. Some bankers were jailed. Since then, the economy has made a significant recovery, in large part due to a surge in tourism.


    Icelandic culture is founded upon the nation's Scandinavian heritage. Most Icelanders are descendants of Norse and Gaelic settlers. Icelandic, a North Germanic language, is descended from Old West Norse and is closely related to Faroese and West Norwegian dialects. The country's cultural heritage includes traditional Icelandic cuisine, Icelandic literature and medieval sagas. Iceland has the smallest population of any NATO member and is the only one with no standing army, with the lightly armed coast guard in charge of defence.

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  • HMS Hood: The Mighty Hood
    by George Freund on February 5, 2018 at 9:51 PM
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    HMS Hood (pennant number 51) was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1920, she was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood. One of four Admiral-class battlecruisers ordered in mid-1916, Hood had design limitations, though her design was revised after the Battle of Jutland and improved while she was under construction. For this reason she was the only ship of her class to be completed. Despite the appearance of new and more modern ship designs over time, Hood remained the largest and most powerful warship in the world for twenty years after her commissioning and her prestige was reflected in her nickname "The Mighty Hood".

    Last photograph of Hood, seen from Prince of Wales.

    Hood was involved in several showing the flag exercises between her commissioning in 1920 and the outbreak of war in 1939, including training exercises in the Mediterranean Sea and a circumnavigation of the globe with the Special Service Squadron in 1923 and 1924. She was attached to the Mediterranean Fleet following the outbreak of the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. When the Spanish Civil War broke out, Hood was officially assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet until she had to return to Britain in 1939 for an overhaul. By this time, advances in naval gunnery had reduced Hood's usefulness. She was scheduled to undergo a major rebuild in 1941 to correct these issues, but the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 forced the ship into service without the upgrades.


    When war with Germany was declared, Hood was operating in the area around Iceland, and she spent the next several months hunting between Iceland and the Norwegian Sea for German commerce raiders and blockade runners. After a brief overhaul of her propulsion system, she sailed as the flagship of Force H, and participated in the destruction of the French Fleet at Mers-el-Kebir. Relieved as flagship of Force H, Hood was dispatched to Scapa Flow, and operated in the area as a convoy escort and later as a defence against a potential German invasion fleet. In May 1941, she and the battleship Prince of Wales were ordered to intercept the German battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, which were en route to the Atlantic where they were to attack convoys. On 24 May 1941, early in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, Hood was struck by several German shells, exploded and sank within three minutes, with the loss of all but three of her crew. Due to her perceived invincibility, the loss affected British morale.


    The Royal Navy conducted two inquiries into the reasons for the ship's quick demise. The first, held soon after the ship's loss, concluded that Hood's aft magazine had exploded after one of Bismarck's shells penetrated the ship's armour. A second inquiry was held after complaints that the first board had failed to consider alternative explanations, such as an explosion of the ship's torpedoes. It was more thorough than the first board and concurred with the first board's conclusion. Despite the official explanation, some historians continued to believe that the torpedoes caused the ship's loss, while others proposed an accidental explosion inside one of the ship's gun turrets that reached down into the magazine. Other historians have concentrated on the cause of the magazine explosion. The discovery of the ship's wreck in 2001 confirmed the conclusion of both boards, although the exact reason the magazines detonated is likely to remain unknown since that area of the ship was destroyed in the explosion.

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    Albert Edward Pryke "Ted" Briggs MBE (1 March 1923 – 4 October 2008 was a British seaman and the last survivor of the destruction of the battlecruiser HMS Hood. He remained in the Royal Navy after the Second World War and was later commissioned.

  • The Civil War S1E05 The.Universe of Batt...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on January 22, 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    http://www.gowatchfreemovies.to/tv-1ad65-The-Civil-War-tv-show-online-free-putlocker.html/season-1-episode-5

    https://openload.co/f/p7d9ik0G6uY/The.Civil.War.by.Ken.Burns.S01E05.The.Universe.of.Battle.DVDRip.x264.AAC..mkv.mp4

    The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1?3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point. Union Maj. Gen. George Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, halting Lee's invasion of the North.

    After his success at Chancellorsville in Virginia in May 1863, Lee led his army through the Shenandoah Valley to begin his second invasion of the North—the Gettysburg Campaign. With his army in high spirits, Lee intended to shift the focus of the summer campaign from war-ravaged northern Virginia and hoped to influence Northern politicians to give up their prosecution of the war by penetrating as far as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, or even Philadelphia. Prodded by President Abraham Lincoln, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker moved his army in pursuit, but was relieved of command just three days before the battle and replaced by Meade.


    Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford, and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of the town to the hills just to the south.

    On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, Devil's Den, and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.


    On the third day of battle, fighting resumed on Culp's Hill, and cavalry battles raged to the east and south, but the main event was a dramatic infantry assault by 12,500 Confederates against the center of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge, known as Pickett's Charge. The charge was repulsed by Union rifle and artillery fire, at great loss to the Confederate army.


    Lee led his army on a torturous retreat back to Virginia. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers from both armies were casualties in the three-day battle, the most costly in US history.

    On November 19, President Lincoln used the dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery to honor the fallen Union soldiers and redefine the purpose of the war in his historic Gettysburg Address.

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    The ten commandments are pretty clear. We are not to murder. Our leaders are not exempt either by the way. The Civil War was brutal as they all are really. 

    They started as brothers and finished as brothers years later. We should never get seduced by the evil period in between. 

    The Shakers were exempted from the draft for religious reasons. After the war we were shakers of hands. 

    The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and one of the best-known speeches in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863 – four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

     


  • National Geographic Secrets of Shangri L...
    by George Freund on January 15, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    For years, adventurers from all over the world have searched for the mythic paradise of Shangri-La and have found little...until now. In the legendary kingdom of Mustang, a remote corner of the Himalaya previously off-limits to outsiders, a team of explorers and scientists climbs for the first time into human-carved caves thousands of years old. They find priceless 14th-century wall paintings, ancient human remains and a centuries-old hidden library of sacred texts that may reveal some secrets about the mythic paradise Shangri-la. Explore sacred Buddhist caves and witness as experts look back into time as they uncover centuries-old manuscripts and stunning wall paintings that have remained undisturbed for years. Why do they exist, and what can they reveal about the history of Tibetan Buddhism? Ancient human remains, magnificent wall paintings and a hand-inked library of over 10,000 manuscript pages are among the treasures that await them. Has the real Shangri-La finally been discovered? Will it survive the erosion and visitors that the future is bound to bring? National Geographic journeys deep into Nepal in search of the real Shangri-La. A National Geographic Television production is association with France 5

  • Guge I The Lost Kingdom of Tibet
    by George Freund on January 14, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    Guge (Tibetan) was an ancient kingdom in Western Tibet. The kingdom was centered in present-day Zanda County, Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region. At various points in history after the 10th century AD, the kingdom held sway over a vast area including south-eastern Zanskar, Upper Kinnaur district, and Spiti Valley, either by conquest or as tributaries. The ruins of the former capital of the Guge kingdom are located at Tsaparang in the Sutlej valley, not far from Mount Kailash and 1,200 miles (1,900 km) westwards from Lhasa.

  • Secrets of the Dead S9 EP6 Deadliest Bat...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on January 10, 2018 at 10:35 PM
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    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3i419k

    Secrets of the Dead: Stalingrad, the Deadliest Battle

    BY JAY WERTZ

    5/17/2010

    German troops advance through the debris of the factory district in Stalingrad. National Archives.

    Like two players in a game of chess—one of monumental proportions and deadly results—totalitarian leaders Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin moved pieces on a chessboard of more than one million square miles in World War II. The 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union by the Nazi war machine produced the largest land battle the world had ever seen and led to what many say was the pivotal event in Germany’s downfall, the Battle of Stalingrad. Now Thirteen (WNET) introduces a new documentary about that battle in an episode of its popular series entitled Secrets of the Dead: Deadliest Battle, premiering May 19 on PBS (check local listings for times).

    Though less familiar to American audiences than campaigns and battles in the Pacific and Western Europe, the Eastern Front war between Germany and the Soviet Union has been the subject of documentary and dramatic film treatments for years. Brian J. McDonnell, producer, director and editor of the program, explains the impetus behind the project.

    “I’ve always been interested in World War II because I had so many uncles that fought in it. I started focusing more on the Eastern Front myself and I just felt a lot of people don’t know about Stalingrad, so I thought maybe I’d make my first documentary on that. It was kind of by chance that (David) Glantz was making the trilogy so it all worked out well for me.”

    The Stalingrad Trilogy is a new series of books by retired U. S. Army Col. David L. Glantz, a military historian who is an accomplished chronicler of the Eastern Front in World War II but who only recently tackled the complex subject of the Stalingrad campaign. What he envisioned as one 400-page book, he explains in the program, quickly ballooned into three volumes totaling 2,700 pages. Besides unraveling material from Soviet archives that has only become available in the last decade, Glantz was able to make use of the records of the German Sixth Army, which had been lost for fifty years.

    “With all this information,” says McDonnell, “Glantz started addressing what he saw was an incomplete view of Stalingrad. If you start adding in these other factors, you start to get a better picture of why the German Sixth Army and parts of the Fourth Panzer Army got annihilated at Stalingrad. It wasn’t just the city fighting.”

    Using archival footage, on-camera commentary by Glantz and Col. Kevin W. Farrell, Chief of Military History at West Point, and interviews with veterans of both sides, the film tells the story of the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941, Operation Barbarossa. The rapid advance, blitzkrieg style, of the combined German armor, air and infantry forces caught the Red Army unprepared for total warfare. Men and territory were chewed up at an alarming rate across a broad front until the Ostheer (the German army in the East) began to run out of steam as the fierce Russian winter arrived. Despite this development, the Germans still managed to quell serious resistance to their occupation of a large north-south front. Even though he made crucial mistakes himself, Stalin looked for someone to blame. Among those in the firing line was his political officer, Nikita Khrushchev.

    Sergei Khrushchev, now a senior fellow at Brown University, appears in this program and gives insight into how his father dealt with the volatile Soviet dictator.

    “Right away he wanted me to read his father’s memoirs,” explains McDonnell. “So I read his memoirs. Then we actually spent an hour just talking about Stalin’s seizure of power, the revolution, the purges—very interesting stuff. He was very open, pleasant to talk to.”

    The younger Khrushchev’s recollection of events and conversations is one of the revealing pieces of analysis that are among the strengths in this documentary. Another is how the obsessive natures of both dictators allowed them to discard advice, even intelligence, in favor of their own ideas and views. The result of this was a wasting of the equipment and soldiers’ lives at a pace never seen before or since.

    In the summer of 1942 the German army was still hanging on and Hitler shifted focus to the south, to the Soviet oil fields and the industrial city of Stalingrad—the latter an objective more symbolic than strategic. Part of the new thinking of this film is that the initial withdrawals of the Red Army during the campaign, called by the Germans Fall Blau (Case Blue, the summer 1942 German offensive in the southern USSR), were acts of desperation, not tactical moves planned by Stalin. The Soviet dictator ordered no pullbacks—and even created “blocking detachments” of secret police to hold impossible positions. The result was the same: an unprecedented urban battle occurred in which the German forces weakened as the Red Army found strength.

    The key points leading to the Soviet counterattack that cut off and strangled a German force of more than 108,000 in Stalingrad are carefully laid out. Throughout the film, actor Liev Schreiber (Defiance, The Manchurian Candidate) clearly and skillfully narrates the events and decisions of the monumental struggle. The veterans interviewed give emotional details of life at the front. A few different visual elements (animation of a T-34 tank, Stalingrad monuments today) break up the carefully researched and edited period clips. Other documentaries, however, have good, sometimes rarely seen archival clips as well. The BBC’s The World at War series, for example, has a better combat camera look and more specific clips of the city fighting and Stalingrad events. Secrets of the Dead: Deadliest Battle also contains little on the contributions of the field commanders, especially the Red Army’s Georgi Zhukov and Vasili Chuikov. However, in analyzing the campaign’s development with fresh thought and evidence, the program is first-rate and is sure to raise suppositions about what might have happened if the most deadly military campaign in history had not been run by two complete egomaniacs.


  • The Untold History of the United States ...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on January 7, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    The Untold History of the United States (also known as Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States) is a 2012 documentary series directed, produced, and narrated by Oliver Stone.

    Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham cowrote the script. The documentary miniseries for Showtime had a working title Oliver Stone's Secret History of America. It covers "the reasons behind the Cold War with the Soviet Union, U.S. President Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America's global role since the fall of Communism." Stone is the director and narrator of all ten episodes. The series is a reexamination of some of the underreported and darkest parts of American modern history, using little-known documents and newly uncovered archival material. The series looks beyond official versions of events to the deeper causes and implications and explores how events from the past still have resonant themes for the present day. Stone said, "From the outset I've looked at this project as a legacy to my children and a way to understand the times I've lived through. I hope it can contribute to a more global insight into our American history."

    Companion book

    The ten-part series is supplemented by a 750-page companion book, The Untold History of the United States, also written by Stone and Kuznick, released on Oct 30, 2012 by Simon & Schuster.

    Kuznick objected to the working title "Secret History", claiming that "the truth is that many of our 'secrets' have been hidden on the front page of the New York Times. If people think the secrets will be deep, dark conspiracies, they'll be disappointed. We'll be drawing on the best recent scholarship". It was subsequently retitled The Untold History of the United States.


    The Untold History of the United States examines World War II. It offers special attention to the Spanish Civil War, Roosevelt's desire to enter the war on the side of the allies, the strategic Japanese decisions that lead up to Pearl Harbor Attack, and the often overlooked role that the Soviet Union had in winning the war.


  • Secrets Of The Aegean Apocalypse - Hist...
    by George Freund on January 2, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    Secrets Of The Aegean Apocalypse - History Documentary Around 1,200 BC, an ancient Armageddon destroyed nearly every known civilization. What could have caused it? The theories are many, but most now include one mysterious and massively destructive factor - a force only the Egyptians survived to name: The Sea People. Who were these warriors and how could they take down the world's greatest powers in a span of just 50 years? Scale the dizzying heights of Crete's mountain fortress with archaeologist Krzysztof Nowicki as he searches for clues.


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