World War I
FIRST SOME BACKGROUND
The military conflict that lasted between August 1914 to November 1918, which involved many of the countries of Europe as well the United States and other nations throughout the world.
World War I was one of the most violent and destructive wars in European history. Of the 65 million men who were mobilized, more than 10 million were killed and more than 20 million wounded.
The term World War I did not come into general use until a second worldwide conflict broke out in 1939 (see World War II). Before that year, the war was known as the Great War or the World War.
World War I was the first total war. Once the war began, the countries involved mobilized their entire populations and economic resources to achieve victory on the battlefield.
The term home front, which was widely employed for the first time during World War I, perfectly symbolized this new concept of a war in which the civilian population behind the lines was directly and critically involved in the war effort.
The war began as a clash between two coalitions of European countries.
Japan joined the Allied Powers in 1914.
The same year, Italy entered the war on the Allied side.
Although the United States initially remained neutral, it joined the Allies in 1917.
The conflict eventually involved 32 countries, 28 of which supported the Allies. Some of these nations, however, did not participate in the actual fighting.
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The immediate cause of the war was the assassination of Roman Catholic Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip who was an operative of The Black Hand.
Badge Of The Black Hand
The Black Hand in Serbia was a secret military society formed on 6 September 1901 by members of the Serbian Army in the Kingdom of Serbia. It was formed with the nationalistic aim of uniting all of the territories with significant Serb populations not ruled by Serbia. Sounds familiar to our present day hidden government eh?
The fundamental causes of the conflict, however, were rooted deeply in the European history of the previous century, particularly in the political and economic policies that prevailed in Europe after 1871, the year that Germany emerged as a major European power.
WESTERN FRONT WORLD WAR 1
By the end of 1914 the war entered a stalemate. Both sides became mired in two main, stationary fronts—the western front, primarily in northeastern France, and the eastern front, mainly in western Russia. At the fronts, the troops fought each other from numerous parallel lines of interconnected trenches. Each side laid siege to the other’s system of trenches and endeavored to break through their lines.
EASTERN FRONT WORLD WAR 1
When the war finally came to an end on November 11, 1918, and the Central Powers were defeated, the political order of Europe had been transformed beyond recognition. The German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian, and Muslim Ottoman empires had collapsed.
New areas were carved out of their former lands, and the boundaries of many other countries were redrawn. The war also helped precipitate the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia (see Rothschild’s Russian Revolutions of 1917), which ushered in the ideology of Rothschildism aka; Communism there.
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The war also had important long-term consequences. The enormous cost of the war undermined the financial stability of all of the countries involved, and they had to bear an onerous burden of debt for many years to come. These financial losses, combined with the battlefield deaths and physical destruction, severely weakened the European powers.
DECEMBER 24, 1914
Rejecting The War Agenda & Standing Up For Peace!
Strange As It Sounds This Is What Happened
Like the soldiers on the Western Front at Christmas 1914, we must forcefully reject the madness of the war agenda, individually and as nations, and stand up for peace at Christmas — and forever more.
The Christmas Truce, is sometimes called the 1914 Christmas Miracle, It wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did, upsetting the High Command on both sides.
It’s was something like the what if they had a war, and nobody came question you’ve all heard asked. Very good idea for what is presently taking place in our world today.
In this case the question would be more like; What if they were in the middle of a war and everybody on both sides, decided, “To hell with the war, it’s Christmas Time, screw the generals, screw the politicians, we’re celebrating Christmas.”
By Christmas a front ran south across France from the English Channel to the Alps. Much of the front was made of fortified trenches. Essentially the trenches were, long hand dug ditches, that he men lived in. If you wanted a safer place to sleep, you dug out a little cave in the trench wall.
At best, the bottom of the ditches had some boards thrown down so men didn’t get stuck in the mud while they were trying to move around. In some places the opposing trenches were less than 50 yards apart. Between the two was a no mans land of tangled barb wire and littered with the unburied dead from both sides.
Conversations across No Mans land were fairly common… The British knew the Germans had plenty of wine, the Germans knew the Brits had cigarettes…. and by Christmas everyone was ready for a break in the killing..
Except the Generals, who for the most part were safely out of enemy artillery range, behind the trenches, living in warm, dry comfortable houses, well stocked with good hot food, wine, cigars and cigarettes.
The soldiers were having to spend Christmas Eve night on the battlefields of France during World War I, the Great War, as it was called. After only four months of fighting, more than a million men had already perished in the bloody conflict. The bodies of dead soldiers were scattered between the trenches. Enemy troops were dug-in so close that they could easily exchange shouts.
On December 24, 1914, in the middle of a freezing battlefield in France, a miracle happened. The British troops watched in amazement as candle-lit Christmas trees began to appear above the German trenches. The glowing trees soon appeared along the length of the German front.
Henry Williamson, a young soldier with the London Regiment wrote in his diary: “From the German parapet, a rich baritone voice had begun to sing a song I remembered my German nurse singing to me…. The grave and tender voice rose out of the frozen mist. It was all so strange… like being in another world — to which one had come through a nightmare.”
All is calm
All is quiet
“They finished their carol and we thought that we ought to retaliate,” another British soldier wrote, “So we sang “The First Noël” and when we finished, they all began clapping. And they struck up “O Tannebaum” and on it went… until we started up “O Come All Ye Faithful” and the Germans immediately joined in …. this was really a most extraordinary thing — two nations both singing the same carol in the middle of a war.”
It is recorded that enemy soldiers greeted each other in the no man’s land that was a killing zone the day before. The soldiers wished each other Merry Christmas and agreed not to fire their rifles on Christmas Day. The spontaneous cease-fire eventually embraced much of a 500-mile stretch of the Western Front. According to the reports of soldiers at the scene, hundreds of thousands of soldiers celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace among the bodies of their dead.
At the front on Christmas Eve in 1914 there were no BBC trucks with instant communications to tell everyone what was happening. It just seemed to happen, most of what we know for sure comes from letters sent home by individual soldiers and published in the soldier’s hometown newspaper. A British website Christmas Truce 1914 is trying to put together a collection of the surviving letters. From the Christmas Truce website, Here’s couple examples of how it started, from the people who lived it..
From Rifleman C H Brazier, Queen’s Westminster, of Bishop’s Stortford:
“You will no doubt be surprised to hear that we spent our Christmas in the trenches after all and that Christmas Day was a very happy one. On Christmas Eve the Germans entrenched opposite us began calling out to us ‘Cigarettes’, ‘Pudding’, ‘A Happy Christmas’ and ‘English – means good’, so two of our fellows climbed over the parapet of the trench and went towards the German trenches.
Half-way they were met by four Germans, who said they would not shoot on Christmas Day if we did not. They gave our fellows cigars and a bottle of wine and were given a cake and cigarettes. When they came back I went out with some more of our fellows and we were met by about 30 Germans, who seemed to be very nice fellows. I got one of them to write his name and address on a postcard as a souvenir. All through the night we sang carols to them and they sang to us and one played ‘God Save the King’ on a mouth organ.”
That peace, which was initiated not by presidents or prime ministers,
but by the soldiers themselves, serves to this day as a reminder
that war is seldom so necessary – nor so unstoppable -
as politicians would have us believe.
- John Nichols on the
Christmas Truce of 1914
From an unknown British soldier:
This will be the most memorable Christmas I’ve ever spent or likely to spend: since about tea time yesterday I don’t think theres been a shot fired on either side up to now. Last night turned a very clear frost moonlight night, so soon after dusk we had some decent fires going and had a few carols and songs.
The Germans commenced by placing lights all along the edge of their trenches and coming over to us – wishing us a Happy Christmas etc. They also gave us a few songs etc. so we had quite a social party. Several of them can speak English very well so we had a few conversations. Some of our chaps went to over to their lines. I think theyve all come back bar one from ‘E’ Co. They no doubt kept him as a souvenir. In spite of our fires etc. it was terribly cold and a job to sleep between look out duties, which are two hours in every six.
First thing this morning it was very foggy. So we stood to arms a little longer than usual. A few of us that were lucky could go to Holy Communion early this morning. It was celebrated in a ruined farm about 500 yds behind us. I unfortunately couldnt go. There must be something in the spirit of Christmas as to day we are all on top of our trenches running about. Whereas other days we have to keep our heads well down. We had breakfast about 8.0 which went down alright especially some cocoa we made.
We also had some of the post this morning. I had a parcel from B. G’s Lace Dept containing a sweater, smokes, under clothes etc. We also had a card from the Queen, which I am sending back to you to look after please. After breakfast we had a game of football at the back of our trenches! We’ve had a few Germans over to see us this morning. They also sent a party over to bury a sniper we shot in the week. He was about a 100 yds from our trench. A few of our fellows went out and helped to bury him.
About 10.30 we had a short church parade the morning service etc. held in the trench. How we did sing. ‘O come all ye faithful. And While shepherds watched their flocks by night’ were the hymns we had. At present we are cooking our Christmas Dinner! so will finish this letter later.
Dinner is over! and well we enjoyed it. Our dinner party started off with fried bacon and dip-bread: followed by hot Xmas Pudding. I had a mascot in my piece. Next item on the menu was muscatels and almonds, oranges, bananas, chocolate etc followed by cocoa and smokes. You can guess we thought of the dinners at home. Just before dinner I had the pleasure of shaking hands with several Germans: a party of them came 1/2way over to us so several of us went out to them. I exchanged one of my balaclavas for a hat.
I’ve also got a button off one of their tunics. We also exchanged smokes etc. and had a decent chat. They say they won’t fire tomorrow if we don’t so I suppose we shall get a bit of a holiday – perhaps. After exchanging autographs and them wishing us a Happy New Year we departed and came back and had our dinner.
We can hardly believe that we’ve been firing at them for the last week or two – it all seems so strange. At present its freezing hard and everything is covered with ice…
There are plenty of huge shell holes in front of our trenches, also pieces of shrapnel to be found. I never expected to shake hands with Germans between the firing lines on Christmas Day and I don’t suppose you thought of us doing so. So after a fashion we’ve enjoyed? our Christmas. Hoping you spend a happy time also George Boy as well. How we thought of England during the day. Kind regards to all the neighbours. With much love from Boy.
Soldiers Spoke, Soldiers Stood For Peace, Not Self Destruction:
The Christmas truce touched the men deeply as evidenced in their letters and diaries. Various British soldiers wrote the following: “The most wonderful day on record!” “The most extraordinary celebration of Christmas any of us will ever experience!” “This experience has been the most practical demonstration I have seen of Peace on earth and goodwill towards men.”
German troops wrote: “The way we spend Christmas in the trenches sounds almost like a fairy tale.” “It was a Christmas celebration in keeping with the command ‘Peace on earth’ and a memory which will stay with us always.” “Probably the most extraordinary event of the whole year “a soldier’s truce without any higher sanction by officers or generals.”
Speaking in the House of Commons in 1930, Sir H. Kingsley Wood, a former major who had served at the front in 1914 stated: “If we had been left to ourselves there would never have been another shot fired. “It was only the fact that we were being controlled by others that made it necessary for us to start trying to shoot one another again.”
Today, the Christmas truce of 1914 is regarded as evidence of men’s natural desire for peace and friendship, even in the context of a brutal and senseless conflict. However, the 1914 Christmas truce is not unique in history. During the early 19th century, Peninsula War, British and French soldiers at times visited each other, shared rations and played cards. Periodically, during the 1854-56 Crimean War, French, British and Russian troops gathered around the same fire to smoke and drink together. In the American Civil War (1880-81), Yankees and Rebels traded coffee and tobacco and peacefully fished from opposite sides of the same rivers. Throughout history, it has been rare for men fighting at close quarters not to extend friendly gestures and establish informal truces with their enemies.
THE GREAT COMMISSION
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 [e] Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you [f] always, even to the end of the age.”
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14, 1915
On November 14, 1915 at 22:30 hours, a massive paranormal event occurred over European WW! Theatre. It was witnessed by thousands of soldiers in many different locations. Following is the story of four soldiers, Sergeant Vy, Private Marsee, Private Lacoste, and Private Mollene who faced execution for abandonment of post.
These four French soldiers were on a mission to destroy a German mortar site in 1915. At about 10:30pm, they started to see a light in the sky that they thought at first was a flare on a parachute, until they realized that it was motionless. The soldiers watched for awhile and then three of them put down their rifles and returned to their own lines.
It was this light over the whole battlefield theatre that caused everyone to just stop fighting, many simply walked off the battlefield—unharmed. They didn’t run and they were not fired upon. The French placed calls to their enemy to stay their enemy’s execution of soldiers who were affected by the light.
These four men in particular were subject to a court martial and if found guilty, they were to be shot. The strange light made each of the four men so happy, that they were transported into another state of consciousness. One mentioned feeling so much a part of everything that he wanted to continue that way for a hundred years.
To another of the group, the icy November air became warm and perfumed with incense, jasmine and tangerine, and he felt the exaltation of an all embracing love. Still another heard rapturous singing that made him turn to follow it. None of these four men were cowards. One of the accused, Sergeant Vaille, had previously been decorated with the croix-de-guerre for bravery.
Their officer’s obviously did not believe a word of this and the men were subjected to a court martial. All four were found guilty and sentenced to death by firing squad.
While awaiting execution, corroborating details about the light and effects upon other military troops started to compile. The areas reporting, came from a British mortar unit in Flanders, a Russian sentry on the Eastern front, an Italian infantry unit, and also a German unit engaged in battle with the same French group from which the four soldiers came.
It finally turned out that many combatants had seen the phenomenon of an amazing light that appeared in the sky and that gave to all who saw it such an intense vision of happiness that, in a kind of trance state, they let their guns fall as meaningless and insignificant objects, and turned their backs on slaughtering each other, and each group of men walking back to his own lines.
The Red Cross was instrumental in relaying this evidence between enemy forces, this corroboration of testimony by thousands prevented the execution of the four French soldiers and also prevented German soldiers from being shot by firing squad. The final tally of corroborated evidence was of 1,000 men who had ‘seen’ something in the sky or ‘sensed’ something and for a while, refused to kill other people.
If anyone comes across the military records on this one, please let me know, as I would like to see them and place them in my archives.
Sunday May 13, 1917
Fatima is undoubtedly the most prophetic of modern apparitions
It is meant to mobilize the forces of change in the right direction.
On May 13th, 1917 three children were playing games in the field while tending their sheep. Suddenly they saw a flash of light. Thinking it to be lightning, the children gathered the sheep and started for home. They took refuge under a tree about a hundred yards away. They saw a flash of light again. They began running when they saw, standing over a small holmoak tree, a Lady dressed in white more brilliant than the sun.
That was the beginning of Our Blessed Mother at Fatima. She visited the children six times bringing them messages for the world. In all Her appearances at Fatima, Our Mother repeatedly emphasized the necessity of praying the Rosary daily, of wearing the Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel and of performing acts of reparation and sacrifice.
Our Lady’s Message to the world is contained in what has come to be called the ‘Secret’. The Secret actually consists of three parts.
The first part of the Secret was a horrifying vision of hell “where the souls of poor sinners go” and contained an urgent plea from Our Lady for acts of prayer and sacrifice to save souls.
The second part of the Secret told of the outbreak of World War II and asked for the Consecration of Russia as a condition of world peace. It also predicted the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart following Russia’s consecration and conversion.
The last part of the Secret (often called the “Third Secret”) has now been made public, its main message is penance. Read More Here
On December 10, 1925, Our Lady appeared with the Child Jesus to Lucia and said:
“Look, My daughter, at My Heart, encircled with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every instant with their blasphemy and ingratitude. You at least try to console Me with the practice of the First Saturdays.”
The Catholic Church has officially endorsed the Fatima Message as worthy of belief since 1930. Pope John Paul II has publicly credited Our Lady of Fatima for saving his life during the assassination attempt on May 13, 1981. He was brought the sealed Third Secret Of which foretold this encounter. The following year, he went to Fatima to give thanks for Her intervention.
On October 13, 1917 a crowd believed to be approximately 70,000 in number, gathered at the Cova da Iria fields near Fátima, Portugal. According to many witness statements, after a downfall of rain, the dark clouds broke and the sun appeared as an opaque, spinning disk in the sky. Many skeptics believe that the event was natural and meteorological in nature. But, how does one explain that the event occurred at the exact time predicted by three young children ?
|March 25, 1984||Pope John Paul II, “united with all the pastors of the Church in a particular bond whereby we constitute a body and a college,” consecrates “the whole world, especially the peoples for which by reason of their situation you have particular love and solicitude.” Both the Pope and Sr. Lucia initially seemed uncertain that the consecration has been fulfilled, but shortly thereafter Sr. Lucia tells the papal nuncio to Portugal that the Consecration is fulfilled.|
|May 13, 1984||One of the largest crowds in Fatima history gathers at the shrine to pray the Rosary for peace.|
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|December 1984||Soviet Defense Minister, mastermind of the invasion plans for Western Europe, suddenly and mysteriously dies.|
|March 10, 1985||Soviet Chairman Konstantin Chernenko dies|
|March 11, 1985||Soviet Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev Last elected ‘SOVIET’|
|April 26, 1986||Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident|
|May 12, 1988||An explosion wrecked the only factory that made the rocket motors for the Soviets’ deadly SS 24 long-range missiles, which carry ten nuclear bombs each.|
|August 29, 1989||Sr. Lucia affirms in correspondence that the consecration “has been accomplished” and that “God will keep His word.”|
|November 9, 1989||Fall of the Berlin Wall|
|Nov-Dec 1989||Peaceful revolutions in Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania|
|1990||East and West Germany are unified|
|December 25, 1991||Dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics|
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