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Unread and unopened! Perhaps the most devastating of all the revisionist debunkings of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the other post-WWII trials. Knowledgeable, lucid English attorney F. J. P. Veale does more than skewer the judicial outrages of the trials of the Germans and their allies: he shows that these trials, by demonizing the defeated and glossing over the crimes of the victors, abolished the traditional code that had ruled European warfare for centuries. In a revisionist refresher course on modern history, Veale draws on precedents from the Napoleonic wars on to demonstrate the hollowness and hypocrisy of the Allies' judgment of the Germans. The Gulf War, Bosnia, and Kosovo seem validation for Advance to Barbarism's prediction, grounded in its author's analysis of the IMT, that Nuremberg would make future warfare worse for non-combatants by dividing warring nations into good (us) and evil (our enemies). Who started the mass bombing of civilians in World War II? This book proves, with clinical detail, that it was the Allies, and not the Germans, who started the "blitz" and once underway, carried it to the most extreme murderous ends. To add insult to injury, at the end of the war, the Allies then arrested German military leaders and put them on show trials for responding to these Allied-initiated atrocities. The author, a legally-trained expert, shows how European conflicts prior to 1939 had an unwritten agreement to avoid involving civilians in warfare and gives several historical examples where victors exercised non-vindictive restraint in dealing with the vanquished. This code of conduct, however, vanished in an orgy of hatred in the 1939-1945 conflict, particularly with the deliberate Allied bombing of civilian, non-military areas of cities. Veale is meticulous in his arguments and cites cabinet meeting transcripts, memoirs of those involved in the decision-making, and many other sources to prove that the British and Americans were the first and the best at killing innocent civilians-and that if there had been any justice at Nuremburg, the accused would have included the Allied leaders as well. He points out that an appalling precedent had been set by the Nuremburg Trials, for the judgments meant that in any future war the admirals, generals and air marshals of the defeated side could expect to be condemned to death for obeying the orders of their government. In addition, the prosecutors were judge and jury in their own cases. Frederick J. Veale (1897 t0 1976) was a professional soldier, a prolific writer, and a regular contributor to the famous Nineteenth Century and After monthly review. In addition to articles on economic and historical subjects, Frederick Veale wrote Lives of Lenin (1932) and Frederick the Great (1935).Must reading for revisionists! ISBN 0-939484-45-5. 363 pp; Photos, index.
Title: Advance to Barbarism: The Development of Total Warfare
Location Published: Newport Beach, CA, Institute for Historical Revue: 1993
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Keywords: conspiracy war history jew zionism communism all