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#G0654* – Dr. Richard NORTH gets an accurate review!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 15/06/2012

#G0654* – Dr. Richard NORTH gets an accurate review!
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Hi,

good to see Richard getting some of the acclaim he so richly deserves for the accuracy of his research and the courage to follow, expose and present the facts – whether popular or not.
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Having watched the progress of developement of the book from an aim to commemorate and then through research the progressive surprise that became the core of the revelations of the book.

The novel manner of developing the book and drawing out the facts to form the well cross referenced detail in the book was interesting for a serious history book, providing detail through the use of the internet and the values of blogging.

Well done Richard.

Never was so little owed . . .

The Many Not The Few The Many Not The Few
As you grow up, you learn that some of the heroes that you believed in as a child were just myths or fairy stories. The blunt truth is that Roy of the Rovers did not play for a real team called The Rovers – he was just a comic book hero. And so it is with the Battle of Britain

IF you are a child of the early post-war years who re-enacted dogfights with your toy Spitfires over the bomb damage, it may come as a shock to learn that the reality is that the battle was not won by “the Few” in the skies of the south-east, no matter what Winston Churchill said.
It was about the many, and it was about the whole country.
Political scientist, author and renowned eurosceptic Dr Richard North was surprised to discover that history was wrong when he started a blog to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle in 2010.
His postings did not seem to fit the established view of history.
His new book, The Many Not The Few: The Stolen History of the Battle of Britain, has grown out of that blog. It is controversial, debunking what he sees as a myth that Britain was saved by a handful of fighter pilots, brave as they may have been.

Next Tuesday, at Waterstone’s in Durham City, he presents a free lecture on his theories.
It was Churchill who was the first myth-maker about the battle, saying on August 20, 1940: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
But so many were involved in winning the battle. For example, the country relied on coal to fuel its industry and its war effort. That coal was mined in the North-East by Bevin Boys and transported by colliers down the North Sea coast – known as “E-Boat Alley” – to the London Docks.

Not only did these mariners have to contend with the Germans, but they were at the mercy of the weather. One company alone lost 13 colliers on this run.
Churchill’s comments suggest that the few were just fighting the war in the Home Counties. Yet some of the first German bombs to hit England were in the South Bank Road area of Middlesbrough, and in June 1940, bombs fell on the Transporter Bridge.
On August 15, German Air Fleet 15 began raiding the north of England from its bases in Stavanger, Norway, and Aalborg, Denmark. Most of the targets lay between the Tyne and the Humber and German aircraft had to fly 400 to 450 miles to reach them.
The first wave of bombers was intercepted off the Farne Islands by 12 Spitfires from RAF Acklington in Northumberland.
The German bombers had planned to fly across the coast south of the Tyne to attack the North Yorkshire airfields, but they made a navigational error. Spitfires, assisted by Hurricanes, broke up the bombers, but some still managed to hit Newcastle and Sunderland until they were forced home after British reinforcements came from RAF Catterick and RAF Usworth.
A second wave of German bombers that night crossed the coast at Flamborough Head and caused severe damage to RAF Driffield, although many bombers were shot down.
These were the first of many raids in the north.
So all conceivable occupations were involved in the battle, as were civilians in all parts of the country – Little Burdon and Bishopton, villages on the outskirts of Darlington, were hit by high explosive bombs in August 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain.
But does it matter if history has got it wrong? Dr North says it does because it alters our whole reading of the war.
The traditional view is that “the Few” saved the many from a military conquest by the Germans. But what if Adolf Hitler was really targetting the many, not the Few?
What if he was not trying to win a military battle involving the Few, but he was really trying to win over the hearts and minds of the many?
What if his real aim was not to defeat the Few, but to persuade the many that Britain should be neutral and withdraw from the war?
Churchill, of course, needed the brave Few to be a beacon to inspire all the British people to take up the war effort; Hitler just wanted the British people out of the way.

If Dr North’s reading is correct, we need to look at the Second World War in a very different light.

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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” 
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

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The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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#G0618* – Dr. Richard NORTH is today undergoing complex Heart Surgery

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 07/11/2011

Dr. Richard NORTH is today undergoing complex Heart Surgery

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Dr. Richard NORTH is today undergoing complex Heart Surgery!

I wish him a speedy & complete return to rude good health and my thoughts are with Richard & his family!
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since most who are taking politics remotely seriously are avid followers of EUReferendum the blog of Richard North which has proved so very informative over many years – a slight change of theme today!

Richard North is in surgery today having complex heart surgery to remove part of his heart and also to insert/replace certain valves.

For far more details his son Peter is posting updates on Richard’s blog.

I would like to wish him well and I look forward to the return, on full form, of his excellent and informative blog – I am particularly looking forward to his new book in the spring which throws so much light on the period of ‘The Battle of Britain’ of which his exhaustive research has so changed perceptions amongst the informed.

My thoughts are today with Richard at The Nuffield and the hope of a cool and steady handed inovative team giving him a new lease of life and also his wife and their son and daughter.

Those who buy into gods are encouraged to pray to their gods for their own sake but to spare some thought for Richard & his family.

I wonder what wifi in the theater is like!!!

Good luck Richard.

& TO QUOTE RICHARD:

Light blogging – by Richard…

I’m off to the menders for a spot of open heart surgery. A slight fall-off in my rate of blogging may thus occur.

The prospect of human beings rooting around in my insides is slightly daunting, even more so that bits of my heart are to be removed and replaced with parts of a pig. Fortunately, I know the owner of the slaughterhouse from whence the porcine volunteer came, and Sammy has assured me that only the highest quality pigs are used. I am much cheered.

At the Nuffield, under the care of Pankaj Kaul, I could not be in better hands. If things go to plan, I shall be rather preoccupied through Monday, but may be in a position to take an interest in the wider world from late Tuesday. The hospital is equipped with wi-fi, and I will be taking my laptop. Depending on how I feel, I may subsequently be able to write the occasional blog post.

In the meantime, North Jr, Helen – and even Booker – have promised to step into the breach. Peter will post occasional bulletins, and the ever-faithful Mrs EUReferendum will be holding the fort. My thanks for everyone’s good wishes. These are much appreciated, and readers need have no fears. I am told that the operation does not confer a sunny disposition. God willing, service will continue as before, with “snarl mode” as default.

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