Happy 120th birthday to Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley

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Born: November 16, 1896 (belated, I work the second shift)

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German war correspondent, Kriegsberichter.

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TIGER IN THE TANK

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In 2014 the remains of Kurt Knispel – who was the tank warfare equivalent of what the Red Baron was to flight – were found at the Moravian Museum in Vrbovec lying in an unmarked grave for German soldiers at a cemetery in Znojmo.

After completing his apprenticeship in an automobile factory in 1940, Knispel applied to join the armoured branch of the German Army and was sent in to battle aged 20 in 1941.

With 168 confirmed and 195 unconfirmed kills Knispel was by far the most successful tank ace of the Second World War, even knocking out a T-34 at 3,000 metres. He fought in virtually every type of German tank as loader, gunner and commander, and was awarded the Iron Cross, First Class, after destroying his fiftieth enemy tank and the Tank Assault Badge in Gold after more than 100 tank battles.

When Knispel had destroyed 126 enemy tanks (with another 20 unconfirmed kills), he was awarded the German Cross in Gold. He became the only non-commissioned officer of the German tank arm to be named in a Wehrmacht communique. As the commander of a Tiger I and then a Tiger II, Knispel destroyed another 42 enemy tanks.

Though he was recommended for it four times, Knispel never received the coveted Knight’s Cross, a standard award for most other World War II German tank aces. But he was not keen for honours, and when there were conflicting claims for a destroyed enemy tank, Knispel always stepped back, always willing to credit success to someone else.

He also had longer than allowed hair and a beard and a tattoo – the latter that was used to identify him when his body was found in an unmarked grave on the Czech-Austrian border.

Museum spokesman Eva Pankova said: “He was eventually identified by the a military tattoo on his neck.

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“His remains will now be placed at the Central Cemetery of Honour.”

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Swedish White National Socialists Hail Donald Trump in Largest Ever Demonstration

Swedish police say 10 people were detained as a Swedish National Socialist group Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) marched through central Stockholm while antifa counterdemonstrators threw snowballs and fireworks at them.

Hundreds young white people, some with the movement’s green and white flags, walked in crisp, freezing weather. Up to six times as many non-white and antifa scum staged a counterdemonstration nearby and some eventually broke out to try to block the patriotic group from crossing a bridge on their route. Large police forces, including mounted officers, kept the sides apart.

Dozens of people have been detained as demonstrators clashed with both one another and police in central Stockholm during the National Socialist march held at the same time as two antifa counter protests.

Over 500 people joined the march organized by the Nordic Resistance Movement, a National Socialist organization that exists in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. The white nationalist demonstrators gathered in the central Kungstradgarden park around 11:00 am local time (10:00am GMT), then marched through the city center to Mynttorget Square, opposite the Swedish parliament building.

The patriots marched through the streets chanting slogans “Nordic revolution without mercy,” “enough is enough!” and “stop the invasion, repatriate!” apparently referring to the massive non-white invader influx to Sweden.

At the same time, two large antifa demonstrations were staged in the Swedish capital. At least 500 counter protesters gathered at the Gustav Adolf Square right near the nationalists marching route. A much bigger demonstration, which, according to police, was attended by about 5,000 people, was staged at Sergel Square, north of the city center.

The counter-protesters were chanting slogans and holding banners that read “No Nazis in our streets” and “the whole [of] Stockholm hate racists.” Counter rallies were attended by left wing activists and members of the Swedish trade unions.

A “fairly large” police force had been deployed to the streets of the capital, a police spokesman, Lars Bystrom, told journalists. Swedish media also reported that additional police forces were sent to Stockholm from Malmo and some other cities to separate the demonstrations and ensure public order.

Police cordoned off large parts of the city center in a bid to separate the rival rallies. However, it came to clashes. Counter protesters were throwing firecrackers and sparklers at neo-Nazis in the area between the Kungstradgarden Park and the Gustav Adolf Square.

They also attacked police officers and tried to break through the cordon at the square, a police spokesperson, Kjell Lindgren, told Goteborgs Posten, adding that at least ten counter protesters were detained as a result of these incidents.

Counter demonstrators at the Gustav Adolf Square also urged their supporters to throw snowballs and firecrackers at the neo-Nazis. Clashes between the rival groups then occurred in the Old Town. Nationalists were again pelted with sparklers and snowballs. On several occasions, counter demonstrations tried to break through the police cordons. Two people were reportedly injured in these scuffles, Dagens Nyheter media outlet reported.

As the patriotic demonstrators reached the Mynttorget square they were surrounded by counter protesters and scuffles broke out. However, police managed quickly restore order. Nationalists then also tried to break through the police cordons. Five people were arrested on charges of disturbing public order as a result of the clashes at the square, Kjell Lindgren told SVD news, adding that some 20 people were also detained.

The situation then eased and the NRM was able to hold a rally at the Mynttorget square. The event was attended by the leaders of the Swedish wing of the Nordic Resistance Movement, Paer Oeberg, who said that “mass immigration is orchestrated by the globalists” and welcomed Donald Trump’s election victory. He also praised the rally as the largest one organized by the Nordic Resistance Movement.

All events finished between 1:00pm and 2:00pm local time (12:00pm and 1:00pm GMT). The situation in the city now remains calm, Swedish media report, citing police.

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75,000 Polish Nationalists March against Non-White Invasion

A nationalist crowd estimated at around 75,000, burning flares and carrying Polish flags, marched through the streets of Warsaw, taking part in Poland’s National Independence Day celebrations under the banners of “Poland the Bastion of Europe.”

The nationalist march—known for its strident opposition to the Third World invasion of Europe—was by the far the largest component of a series of public demonstrations which took place to mark Poland’s national day.

The nationalist section of the celebrations, which draws the huge crowds, was organized by two Polish nationalist organizations, Mlodziez Wszechpolska (All-Polish Youth), and the Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny (National Radical Camp).

Banners reading “Mohammad not welcome,” and other patriotic slogans were in evidence, as the tens of thousands of people moved through the city center.

The nationalist element of the Polish Independence Day celebrations has now drawn the largest crowd for two years in a row, with the 2015 celebrations drawing what was then a record crowd of 50,000.

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This is Rocket Science

 

By Mike Walsh-

Commemorations to German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun (1912 ~ 1977) are on-going. Britain’s mainstream media ignores such pleasantries. This is reasonable since the space scientist’s pioneering V1 and V2 rockets once caused panic in wartime London.

vb1Space pioneer Wernher von Braun is idolised in the U.S city of Huntsville. The former SS-Sturmbannführer who designed V-2 rockets for the German war effort during World War II was later to build the Saturn V rocket. This is the spacecraft that catapulted U.S astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on their mission to the moon in 1969.

The German scientist was born in Wirsitz, which is now situated in Poland. Like many young men of the period the young Wernher had an insatiable appetite for anything relating to science fiction and space travel.

In 1920 the young Wernher’s reading material tended towards that of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. The dreamer must have wondered when fiction would be turned into reality. After reading noted physicist Hermann Oberth’s 1923 report Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen (By Rocket to Space) the young student himself left tall tales behind him.

So he could better master the physics of rocketry Wernher von Braun took up the study of calculus and trigonometry. By the time he received his doctorate from the University of Berlin in 1934, Wernher von Braun was working for the German military. The aspiring student was under the tutelage of Hermann Oberth (1894 ~ 1989) in building and firing small, liquid fuelled rockets. During World War Two he led rocket research at the German propulsion laboratory in Peenemünde on the Baltic coast.

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But von Braun wanted to do more than develop weapons. The German scientist wanted to use rocket power to penetrate space. He desperately wanted to create a new frontier for scientific exploration. His dream was to eventually colonise the planets. War came to its bloody end and the team of surrendered scientists was invited to hone their skills in the United States. Their destination would otherwise have been the USSR.

In 1945 the Soviet Union assisted by its allies was already sweeping up the best of German scientific talent. Along with the scientists went the laboratories, scientific know-how and physical removal of German factories and plants. If it could be moved the Russians, Americans and British certainly moved it; when they couldn’t move it they simply dynamited plants.

The war had a twofold purpose; the removal of a trade rival and an excuse for rapacious war and Britain’s ruling class a highly profitable war. Speaking to U.S President Harry Truman at Fulton in the United States in March, 1946, Winston Churchill famously conceded:

The war wasn’t only about abolishing fascism, but to conquer German sales markets. We could have, if we had intended so, prevented this war from breaking out without doing one shot, but we didn’t want to.”

When the dust of World War II settled down the U.S was keen to get started on its own space program. U.S military was well aware that their former Soviet allies were thinking along similar lines. Bolshevik Russia’s space program was largely dependent upon the Reich’s kidnapped scientists.

vb-new-012The American space effort was situated at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico. There was built the first dominant engines that would power rockets capable of breaking free of the earth’s restraining atmosphere. In 1950, von Braun and his team moved to Huntsville to oversee rocket development for the U.S Army. Led by Wernher von Braun the team of scientists embarked upon the development of the Jupiter Rocket.

The Huntsville community was the nation’s fastest growing town and became known not as Peenemünde Mk 2 but as ‘Rocket City.’ By the time the Marshall Centre opened on Redstone Arsenal in 1960, von Braun had been a naturalised U.S. citizen for five years. As Marshall’s first director, a post he held from July 1 1960 to January 27, 1970, von Braun spearheaded development of NASA’s Mercury and Apollo space programs.

Without the benefit of computers or state of the art manufacturing tools, essential to modern aerospace industry, the team built and tested the world’s most powerful engines. During the very early years the engine designs had the power necessary for tossing massive vehicles out of the earth’s atmosphere. Werner had come a long way since reading up on H. G Wells and Jules Verne as a schoolboy.

824px-s-ic_engines_and_von_braunAs he laboured von Braun tirelessly aimed not just at his space projects but at the public imagination. He knew he needed an enthusiastic public to put rocket fuel in his bid to attract capital from Washington DC. The German scientist constantly made impassioned public presentations about the future of space travel in Collier’s Weekly and at seminars; he also assisted in making documentary features for Walt Disney.

Wernher von Braun’s crowning achievement came in November 1967. It was then that the massive Saturn V rocket successfully launched for the first time. Just 12 months later this monument to human achievement would propel into space the first humans.

On July 21, 1969 space explorers walked on the moon for the first time. Theirs was a small step for mankind and a giant step for Wernher von Braun.

During 1970, von Braun moved his family to Washington where he was to lead strategic planning for the agency. The German scientist retired from NASA in 1972. The man who really knew what rocket science was all about passed on in Alexandria, Virginia on June 16, 1977. The timing of his spiritual journey to the afterlife was an appropriate moment’s departure in earth time. That same year, the first space shuttle began flight tests.



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