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Beings as there is no audio with the video, I'm saying the Royals were saluting the US flag, not Hitler.
originally posted by: woogleuk
a reply to: crazyewok
The Sun is a trash newspaper, the only good thing about it was page 3, and that's no longer there....well, page 3 is, just not the content millions of young gentleman (and ladies of the more macho sense) want to see.
originally posted by: HumanPLC
originally posted by: MontanaI'm saying the Royals were saluting the US flag, not Hitler.
What's the big deal? You got a problem with saluting the US flag?
Yep, that could well have been the case, but when you also consider the facts that:
The royals have a German bloodline
Eddie was a known nazi sympathiser
and 1933 was probably the biggest year in nazi history
Then i would say its fair to lean towards it being a nazi salute.
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: Monger
Edward was forced behind the scenes to abdicate in 1936, and Nazism wasn't behaving as ISIS publicly in 1933.
I am certain through him permanent friendly relations could have been achieved. If he had stayed, everything would have been different. His abdication was a severe loss for us.
An evaluation of the reasons for the British policy of appeasement, 1936-1938
Europe's economy was still recovering from WWI and the effects of the Wall Street Crash. It was thought that a strong, prosperous Germany could help revitalise the economy of these nations.
During the 1930s there was a great trade depression and money was tight. With three million people unemployed, the government had to spend money on social welfare rather than weapons and soldiers. Chamberlain wanted to increase the amount of money used for social welfare, so was reluctant to increase military spending.
Attitudes to the Paris peace settlement
Feelings expressed by Lord Lothian during the Rhineland crisis that Germany was "only going into their own back garden" had support.
Popular opinion in Britain at the time was that German had been punished too heavily by the terms of the Versailles treaty. Paying reparations to the nations it had invaded had crippled the German economy.
Before the outbreak of war, many people in Britain admired Hitler. After the ruinous end of WWI, Hitler appeared to have rebuilt Germany and made it a powerful country again.
Many people thought Hitler's demands to regain control of territories that used to belong to Germany were justified as many of these territories had German-speaking populations.
After the Rhineland crisis in a debate in the House of Commons in March 1936, Sir Winston Churchill warned that the atmosphere in Europe had changed recently to the extent that war was being regarded as a serious responsibility. He also described the German occupation of the Rhineland as a menace to Holland, Belgium and France.
After Guernica in April 1937 support for non-intervention increased as it was feared that "the bomber will always get through". Of the British public only a minority favoured a stronger line, and then only when British interests/lives were threatened. Commentators such a Low were very critical of non intervention however this was a minority view.
Closer links between Germany and Austria were seen as inevitable. Some politicians held the view that Austria generally welcomed the Anschluss and that it would be futile to try and preserve their independence against their own wishes. There was a lack of public concern as Austria was German speaking, and had subsequently supported the Anschluss in a plebiscite. The Anschluss was not seen as a problem by most people because the Anschluss was seen as a product of the Versailles Settlement which was already widely discredited. Minority opinions showed serious concern – part of the wider scheme of expansion and aggression by Hitler, this was the view of some Conservatives such as Churchill and other anti-appeaser's such as Low. Churchill called the Anschluss "a programme of aggression, nicely calculated and timed". Minority of public concerned over immediate persecution of Austrian Jews reported in the press.
Fear over spread of Communism
Many British politicians regarded Communism as a greater threat than Nazi Germany. Their view of brutal Communism was reinforced by the brutal show trials if the 1930s in Stalin's Soviet Union. A common saying at the time was "better Hitlerism than Communism".
In Britain during most of the 1930s, the Conservative party was in power. They believed that Communism was a far greater threat to world peace than Hitler.
The Conservatives believed that Hitler's Germany could be a strong defence against possible Soviet plans to invade Europe
Beliefs of Chamberlain
Chamberlain believed that Hitler was making extreme statements only to gain publicity and that he was essentially a reasonable man who would choose negotiation rather than conflict.
Several prominent British politicians were very impressed by Hitler. The former PM Lloyd George, who met Hitler in 1936 returned to Britain to describe him as a man of supreme quality. The Labour MP and former party leader George Lansbury, who was a pacifist, wrote in 1937 that Hitler would not go to war unless other people pushed him into it.
she also drove a van and did her bit during the war.
She joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) as a subaltern. She learnt with all the other girls on the course, to change wheels, take engines apart and rebuild them, and to drive heavy vehicles such as ambulances. However, it was felt necessary to make some concessions to the safety of the heir to the throne and she went back to the castle to sleep each night.
When Elizabeth turned 15, she began to take on more social tasks. In 1942, her father made her Colonel of the Grenadier Guards and she carried out their inspections. When she turned 16, she registered with the Labour Exchange like every other girl her age, and she became desperate to join one of the women’s services. The King was reluctant in case she was placed in danger, but eventually he agreed. He could see the sense in her request to do just as other young women were doing. She joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) as a subaltern. She learnt with all the other girls on the course, to change wheels, take engines apart and rebuild them, and to drive heavy vehicles such as ambulances. However, it was felt necessary to make some concessions to the safety of the heir to the throne and she went back to the castle to sleep each night. As proud parents, the King and Queen came to see the princess perform a demonstration on the day of her last test and could not help be a little worried about her when she drove through the busy traffic of London up The Mall and through the gates of Buckingham Palace to show them what she could do! One of Elizabeth’s new official roles was to become a Councillor of State. Along with the Queen and other Councillors, she had the authority to act in the King’s absence, such as when he made a secret wartime trip to Italy. When Elizabeth had to sign a reprieve in a murder conviction, she wondered at the horrible things that some people could do. For her, it was another part of growing up.