- There was no need for World War II. Adolf Hitler was
doing everything he could to come to peace terms with Britain, but Winston
Churchill would not have it. Churchill knew of the many peace offers coming
from the German government. He knew that neither Hitler nor any other Nazi
leaders wanted to fight Britain.
- Winston Churchill wrote to Josef Stalin on January 24,
1944, to tell him that Britain was going to continue the fight to the complete
destruction of Germany no matter what. He should have been more exact and
said that Britain was going to stay in the war as long as the United States
was willing to do most of the fighting and all of the financing. Churchill's
letter read, in part:
- We never thought of peace, not even in that year when
we were completely isolated and could have made peace without serious detriment
to the British empire, and extensively at your cost. Why should we think
of it now when victory approaches for the three of us?1
- What Churchill meant by "when we were completely
isolated" was the time before Russia and the United States became
involved. Churchill kept the war going for a purpose. Britain at this time
was so weak that Germany could have smashed her within a few weeks. Had
Hitler been the kind of man history says he was and had he captured the
British army at Dunkirk, which he could easily have done and should have
done, he could have written the peace ticket without invading Britain.
Churchill's worried son Randolph asked Churchill a few days after he became
the prime minister how could he expect to win this war. Churchill replied,
"I shall drag the United States in."2
- And so he did, and he knew he could. And how did he do
it? He could not have dragged the United States in had Franklin Roosevelt
not wanted to be dragged in, in the first place. He did it by not giving
up-that is, by not accepting the peace terms Germany was offering. Roosevelt's
great fear was that the war would be over before America could get in.
FDR wanted to go down in history as a wartime president. Roosevelt and
Churchill were in secret communication before Churchill became prime minister.
This is the reason why Tyler Kent, who worked in the code room in the American
Embassy in London beginning in 1939, was thrown in prison as soon as Churchill
took office. Kent was sentenced not for anything criminal, but because
of what he knew. Roosevelt would not rescue this American citizen from
Churchill's clutches because Kent had proof that FDR was promising the
British leader that he would eventually come into the war. Churchill records
a conversation he and Harry Hopkins had on January 10, 1941:
- The president is determined that we shall win the war
together. Make no mistake about it. He has sent me here to tell you that
at all costs and by all means he will carry you through, no matter what
happens to him. There is nothing that he will not do, so far as he has
- Churchill became prime minister on May 10, 1941. When
the Germans captured Poland, they found in the Polish archives the evidence
about the part FDR played in getting the fuse of World War II lit. These
Polish records were transported to Berlin for safekeeping, and when Germany
fell to the Allies, they were shipped to Washington, where they were kept
under lock and key for about 20 years so that no one could see them.
- David Irving reports in Hitler's War what these documents
- A different aspect of Roosevelt's policy was revealed
by the Polish documents ransacked by the Nazis from the archives of the
ruined foreign ministry buildings in Warsaw. The dispatches of the Polish
ambassadors in Washington and Paris laid bare Roosevelt's efforts to goad
France and Britain into war with Germany while he rearmed the United States
and psychologically prepared the American public for war. . . . n spring
of 1939, [Ambassador William C.] Bullitt quoted Roosevelt as being determined
"not to participate in the war from the start, but to be in at the
finish." . . . The Warsaw document left little doubt as to what had
stiffened Polish resistance during the August 1939 crisis.
- Irving quotes Baron von Weizaecker as saying that Hitler
"had set his heart on peace" and Hitler as saying "The survival
of the British empire is in Germany's interest too." Hitler "felt
he had repeatedly extended the hand of peace and friendship to the British,
and each time they had blackened his eye in reply."4
- Prof. G.C. Tansill's Back Door to War, Chap. XXIII, states
that it was Roosevelt, above all others, who was working unceasingly for
war. Tansill cites evidence to show that Roosevelt was using every channel
at his disposal to encourage Chamberlain to go to war with Germany. Roosevelt
was telling Britain and France that he would come to their aid at once
should they go to war against the Germans. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy
was repeatedly telling Chamberlain that America would rush to the assistance
of Britain and France in the event of unprovoked aggression, and Bullitt
was encouraging France to believe the same thing.5
- Likewise Eleanor Roosevelt reveals that her husband was
not surprised nor upset, although he allowed the public to draw the impression
that he was, with the attack on Pearl Harbor. The disaster at Pearl "was
a great fulfillment" as far as Roosevelt's worry over the matter was
involved, and Mrs. Roosevelt "tells us that he was more 'serene' than
he had been for a long time."6
- Hitler's mistake in not capturing Britain right away
was based on his belief that he was in contact with a strong peace movement
in England. The peace movement was controlled by Churchill, but Hitler
did not know this. All the German letters and messages sent to the peace
movement were intercepted by the British government. Rudolf Hess was invited
to come to Britain by this fake peace movement to discuss and make plans
for peace. The sole purpose for this deception of the Germans was to delay
the end of the war with Germany until the United States could involve itself.
- The peace offer Hitler had in mind, if Britain would
assume a neutral position, was such an astounding offer that Herbert Hoover,
when he was told of Hitler's terms from Ambassador Kennedy, gasped: "Why
didn't the British accept?" "Nothing but Churchill's bullheadedness,"
replied Kennedy.7 Kennedy's statement was enough to condemn Churchill as
a war criminal.
- At the height of Hitler's power, the German chancellor
offered to withdraw from France, Denmark and Norway.8 He proposed to roll
back his army without a shot being fired. He would make peace with England
even if England would not agree to return the German colonies, which Britain
had taken from Germany at the end of World War I.9
- Hitler did not want war. He was so against war that he
said it would not do Germany any good, even if Germany won the war, as
war would put an end to all his plans. "Hitler was not thinking of
war," Albert Forster, 36-year-old district leader of Danzig, told
Churchill, as "the Führer's immense social and cultural plans
would take years to fulfill."10
- Hitler expressed this opinion: "A European war would
be the end of all our efforts even if we should win, because the disappearance
of the British empire would be a misfortune which could not be made up
again."11 He told the Dutch fascist leader Anton Mussert: "We
have not the slightest reason to fight Britain. Even if we win, we gain
nothing."12 Hitler was such an admirer of the British empire that
he offered to defend the empire anywhere in the world with German troops
should Britain ever need them.13
- Hitler did not want to take over the world. This idea
is British propaganda. Churchill and Roosevelt wanted war, and they forced
it on Germany. Hitler did all he could to be friendly with Britain and
- The duke of Windsor thought, in July 1940, that the war
was allowed to go on only because certain British politicians and statesmen-if
they can be called anything that sounds so dignified-had to have a reason
to save their faces, even if this meant that the British empire would be
bankrupted and shattered.14
- Churchill and Roosevelt knew what was going on. Churchill
bragged that "War is a game that has to be played with a smiling face."15
Surely, they must have thought the tricks they were playing on their own
countries and the world as something funny. But at the same time, millions
of British and American soldiers and civilians were persuaded to look upon
this war as something serious. They had no choice.
- Misleading the public is truly the mark of a cynical
politician and the dishonest news media, in time of war as well as at other
times. These two men, Roosevelt and Churchill, instead of saving the world
from some great evil, as Tom Brokaw maintains, multiplied the evils the
world had to face.
- One of the meanest tricks Churchill played on the Ger
mans was the trick he played on Hess. On May 10, 1941, Hitler's right-hand
man flew alone to the duke of Hamilton's estate in Scotland. He expected
to land at an airfield nearby. But when he got there, he could not find
the airfield and had to bail out. Not knowing how to do this, he had great
trouble getting out of the plane. Finally, he turned the plane over and
fell out. It was Hess's first time to use a parachute. Hess was expecting
to be received with dignity. Instead, he was seized, thrown into prison
and held incommunicado the rest of his life. He was charged with "crimes
against peace" at Nuremberg and sentenced to life imprisonment. The
last 20 years of his life, he was held in solitary confinement and not
allowed to see his wife or son. Hess was given the heaviest sentence possible-a
sentence worse than death.
- Hess's flight to Britain was done in the hope that he
could convince the British government to make peace with Germany. Because
of Hess's efforts to bring peace to Europe, he became truly a "prisoner
- The old saw, "All's fair in war," can never
be applied to Hess. The treatment he received from the Allies from May
10, 1941, until the day he died was a crime.16 Hess would not have made
his flight to Britain had not he and Hitler, in their anxiousness for peace,
been fooled into believing that they were in contact with a strong peace
party in Britain. There had been a strong peace party in Britain at one
time, but most of its members had been thrown in jail by Churchill's administration,
and the rest could not express themselves.
- Churchill had, so he told his secretary in a discussion
about British aid to Russia, "only one purpose: the destruction of
Hitler. And my life is much simplified thereby."17
- It would have been much easier and less costly in lives
and materials, not only for the British but also for the Germans and Americans,
to have encouraged the Germans to eliminate Hitler instead of trying to
eliminate both the Germans and Hitler. "Unconditional surrender"
sounds melodic, inspiring and dramatic. But this is all the value it had.
It led the people in the Allied nations to think the Germans would never
give up until they were totally demolished. It prolonged the war and made
it even more bitter.
- There is a hint that Hitler would have volunteered to
retire had his retirement meant that Britain would have assumed a friendly
attitude toward Germany. "Days before the beer hall bomb [Munich,
November 8, 1939] there was a hint that [Hitler] was prepared to go very
far, indeed. Ger man Prince Max Hohenlohe had spoken in Switzerland with
representatives of Vansittart, secretary of the British Foreign Office,
returning to Germany to report to Göring that peace with England was
possible, but only with Hitler and Ribbentrop removed from power. One observer
recorded in his diary that Göring replied that Hitler would agree
- Mary Ball Martinez's Pope Pius XII During the Second
World War states:
- To their astonishment, the four Jesuit historians came
upon records documenting the personal involvement of Pius XII in a plot
to overthrow Hitler. In January 1940, he was approached by the agent of
a certain clique of German generals, who asked him to tell the British
government that they would undertake to "remove" Hitler if they
were given assurances that the British would come to terms with a moderate
German regime. Pius XII promptly passed along this message to Sir D'Arcy
Osborne, Britain's envoy to the Holy See. The offer was turned down.19
- However, on a number of occasions the Germans had offered
to remove Hitler from power if they were given reasonable peace terms for
doing so. Joseph E. Davies, at a town hall meeting in Los Angeles, January
20, 1943, disclosed that the Germans had offered to retire Hitler in 1940
if the British would make peace with Germany.20 If the Germans could get
rid of Hitler anytime they desired, then Hitler's "total dictatorial
control" over Germany was not so total and not so dictatorial as believers
in the war propaganda think, and the Germans were not his robotic slaves.
- Hans Kohn reviewed John Scott's Duel for Europe in the
December 14, 1942 New Republic (799). He stated, "If Britain had wished
to make peace with Ger many, she could have done it easily in 1939, in
the summer of 1940, and again in the spring of 1941." It was not Hitler
and Germany who could be described accurately as the war maniacs. The war
maniacs were Roosevelt and Churchill and their backers, such as Bernard
Baruch and Samuel Untermeyer.
- One of the reasons used to justify the destruction of
the Nazi system was that Hitler was a dictator. It was assumed that the
Germans could not get rid of him. But why should the happiest people in
the world, as David Lloyd George spoke of the Germans after Hitler came
to power, want to dispose of their leader? The "unconditional surrender"
declaration should dispel all thought about Hitler being in absolute command
of everything in Germany. It was not the Germans who were forcing Hitler
upon themselves. Roosevelt and Churchill were doing it for them, and for
the sole purpose of keeping the war going as long as possible.
- How did Hitler become the German leader? British history
professor A.J.P. Taylor gives the answer in The Origins of the Second World
- Hitler was appointed chancellor by President Hindenburg
in a strictly constitutional way and for solidly democratic reasons.21
- Conservative politicians led by Papen . . . recommended
him to Hindenburg [and] kept the key posts for themselves.22
- He did not "seize" power. He waited for it
to be thrust upon him by the men who had previously tried to keep him out.
In January 1933, Papen and Hindenburg were imploring him to become chancellor,
and he graciously consented.23
- Germany never threatened Britain. Hitler had always wanted
to be a good neighbor and a good friend to the British. As late as January
29, 1942, after Britain had been at war with Germany for two years and
five months, Hitler expressed a desire to help the British by sending them
20 divisions to aid them in throwing the Japanese invaders out of Singapore.24
He bent over backwards in showing his earnestness and generosity. He never
would have gone to war against the British if the British had not attacked
Ger many, or, as Churchill blazoned, "We entered the war of our free
will, without ourselves being directly assaulted."25
- Churchill was not elected-as Hitler was in Germany-to
be the prime minister by the British people. Churchill was put in power
by the "powers behind the scenes" for the sole purpose of keeping
the war going. Churchill's job was not to make peace but to make war.
- In August 1941, Roosevelt and Churchill hypocritically
said in the third point of the Atlantic Charter that they respected "the
right of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they
will live." Unless the words "all peoples" do not mean what
they say, then this article clearly applies as much to the Germans as to
- As soon as the tide of battle began to favor the British
empire, Churchill threw off the pretended cloak of righteousness and became
openly arrogant. He said in Parliament on September 2, 1943:
- The twin roots of all our evils, Nazi tyranny and Prussian
militarism, must be extirpated. Until this is achieved, there are no sacrifices
we will not make and no lengths in violence to which we will not go.26
- Of this Nazi tyranny and Churchill's eager desire to
get rid of it, it should be pointed out that the Germans were not oppressing
the British people and if the Germans wanted to live under their "tyrannical"
form of government, it was none of Britain's business. The Atlantic Charter
gave the Germans this right. Churchill did not object to Soviet tyranny,
for he hailed Russia as a welcome ally when she came into the war.
- So it turns out the democracies were at war with Ger
many to force Germany to set up a democratic form of government, even though
Hitler had been democratically elected and Churchill had not.
- The sixth point in the Atlantic Charter called for the
"destruction of Nazi tyranny" only and no other tyranny. There
fore, according to the charter, other tyrannies could live, thrive and
be supported. It may be noted that the sixth point contradicts the third
point. The sixth point was the same as a "secret" declaration
of war against Germany. There fore, the United States was really in the
war against Germany long before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Hitler's declaration
of war against the United States was made to keep his promise to Japan
and to set things straight in the world as they really were. This declaration
made it legal for the German navy to shoot back at the American ships in
- Roosevelt ordered, in April 1941, American warships to
seek out and follow German ships and to radio their locations every four
hours so British warships could come and open an attack. Roosevelt commanded
American warships to "shoot on sight" at German submarines on
September 11, 1941.27
- Adm. Stark, chief of naval operations, wrote Adm. Hart
on November 7, 1941: "The Navy is already in the War of the Atlantic,
but the country doesn't seem to realize it. Apathy, to the opposition,
is evident in a considerable section of the press. Whether the country
knows it or not, we are at war."28
- All this was in flagrant defiance of Roosevelt's promise
to Americans that we would not enter any war unless we were attacked. These
orders made America an aggressor nation. American leaders, with their pretended
righteousness, failed in their efforts to be the first "victims,"
but this did not prevent them from pretending to be, and the nation from
believing they were. American leaders were the victimizers, in many ways.
- The war in the Pacific was also kept going much longer
than necessary. Before the Germans were allowed to "surrender"
and before the atom bombs were dropped, the Japanese were asking for peace.
Gen. Douglas McArthur recommended negotiations on the basis of the Japanese
overtures. But FDR brushed off this suggestion with the remark: "McArthur
is our greatest general and our poorest politician."29 This is the
answer in a nutshell to why the war was allowed to go on and on, when it
could have been over any day from 1943 on. It did not even have to have
started in the first place, except that FDR wanted it to start.
- Clare Booth Luce said at the Republican Party Convention
in 1944 that Roosevelt "lied us into the war." To get America
into the war, FDR provoked the Japanese to attack. At the same time, American
boys were battling to end World War II, leading American politicians were
doing all they could for political reasons to continue the conflict.
- President Harry Truman, in early May 1945, informed Herbert
Hoover "of the extensive Japanese peace offers and admitted then that
further fighting with the Japanese was really unnecessary. But Truman also
disclosed to Hoover that he did not feel strong enough to challenge Secretary
Stimson and the Pentagon."
- 1 Walendy, Udo, The Methods of Reeducation, 3.
- 2 Kilzer, Louis C., Churchill's Deception, 20.
- 3 Churchill, Winston, The Grand Alliance, 23.
- 4 Irving, David, Hitler's War, 35.
- 5 Tansill, G.C., Back Door to War, 450-51.
- 6 Crocker, George Crocker, Roosevelt's Road to Russia,
- 7 Irving, ibid., 418.
- 8 Kilzer, ibid., 69-70.
- 9 Kilzer, ibid., 221.
- 10 Irving, ibid., 121.
- 11 McLaughlin, Michael, For Those Who Cannot Speak, 10.
- 12 Irving, ibid., 511.
- 13 Barnes, Harry Elmer, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace,
162; and Irving, ibid., 371.
- 14 Irving, ibid., xvi.
- 15 Walendy, ibid., 3.
- 16 The Barnes Review, July/August 2001.
- 17 Churchill, ibid., 370.
- 18 Kilzer, ibid., 183.
- 19 Journal of Historical Review, Sept./Oct. 1993, 27.
- 20 Leese, Arnold, The Jewish War of Survival, 20.
- 21 Ibid., 97.
- 22 Ibid., 79.
- 23 Ibid., 101
- 24 Irving, ibid., 371.
- 25 Martin, James J., The Saga of Hog Island, 42.
- 26 Grenfell, Capt. Russell, Unconditional Hatred, 92.
- 27 Barnes, ibid., 487.
- 28 Tansill, ibid., 645.
- 29 Chamberlin, William Henry, America's Second Crusade,