The Lusitania

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The Lusitania

Postby Mortimer » 6 months 2 days ago (Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:45 am)

The sinking of the Lusitania was used as justification to bring the USA into the war on the side of the Allies. But everything was not as black and white as claimed by president Woodrow Wilson. The background story on why Winston Churchill and others were so desperate to see this ship sunk - https://jamesperloff.com/2014/05/21/false-flag-at-sea/



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Postby madhatter » 5 months 3 weeks ago (Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:17 am)

Lusitania divers warned of danger from war munitions in 1982, papers reveal

A 1980s salvage operation on the wreck of the Lusitania, the Cunard luxury liner that was torpedoed in the first world war, triggered a startling Foreign Office warning that its sinking could still "literally blow up on us".

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/01/lusitania-salvage-warning-munitions-1982

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Re: The Lusitania

Postby madhatter » 2 months 2 hours ago (Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:02 am)

In 1949, Professor Carroll Quigley (1910-1977), later Bill Clinton’s mentor at Georgetown University, wrote a detailed and incisive account of the activities of the Milner Group (“The Anglo-American Establishment”, 1949) Although he himself was in broad agreement with the aims of the group, he came to this conclusion:

“No country that values its safety should allow what the Milner group accomplished – that is, that a small number of men would be able to wield such power in administration and politics, should be given almost complete control over the publication of documents relating to their action, should be able to exercise such influence over the avenues of information that create public opinion, and should be able to monopolize so completely the writing and the teaching of the history of their own period.”

Interesting first part of this radio prog.

On Start the Week Andrew Marr looks back to the end of Empire when government officials systematically destroyed the records of imperial rule, and he explores the impact of outside organisations on a nation's ability to govern.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082x79f#play

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Re: The Lusitania

Postby Mortimer » 1 month 3 days ago (Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:17 pm)

From the CODOH news desk 14 December 2016 comes a review by David Merlin of a recent book on the sinking of the Lusitania and Churchill's role in it. The book is called Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania and the author is Erik Larson -
http://codoh.com/library/document/4186/

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Re: The Lusitania

Postby Kingfisher » 2 days 15 hours ago (Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:43 pm)

Duplicate post. Sorry.
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Re: The Lusitania

Postby Kingfisher » 2 days 15 hours ago (Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:49 pm)

madhatter wrote:In 1949, Professor Carroll Quigley (1910-1977), later Bill Clinton’s mentor at Georgetown University, wrote a detailed and incisive account of the activities of the Milner Group (“The Anglo-American Establishment”, 1949.[/url]

I am currently reading: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/178057 ... ref=plSrch

The authors explore the role of the Milner group whom they hold responsible for the start of the First World War. I was particularly interested in the role of Edward VII, who appears to have been virulently pro-French and anti-German and seems to have gone far beyond the proper role of a constitutional monarch in setting foreign policy and forging links.


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