It is quite extraordinary that the Darkest Hour filmmakers portray Winston Churchill phoning Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and pleading with a plainly reluctant American president to provide some military assistance, “anything”, in their “darkest hour”. That may have been the impression people had years ago. However, since the publication of President Herbert Hoover’s, Freedom Betrayed and Sir Max Hastings, The Secret War, the unsealing of the GC & CS decrypts and the declassifying of numerous previously sealed war time files, it is now known that far from the American president being an unwilling participant, FDR was a prime mover for the War. FDR had bribed, bullied and persuaded the Polish government to refuse to hand the German port city of Danzig (which was 95% German and had been unjustly seized by the Versailles Treaty) back to Germany. It was FDR who had bribed and persuaded both the French and British governments to give the unprecedented war guarantee to Poland, which made the outbreak of war in September inevitable.
Inconvenient Truths that Ruin a Good Story
As Patrick Buchanan well documented in Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War, it was FDR and Churchill, more than any other individuals, who conspired, connived and manoeuvred to bring about the catastrophic Second World War. However, the Churchillian cult obviously prefers myth and propaganda to the hard facts. As Winston Churchill so famously declared: “The truth is so important that it needs a bodyguard of lies to protect it!”
Choosing an Ally Determined to Dismantle the British Empire
As Patrick Buchanan points out, Churchill chose as his enemy Hitler, who wanted the British Empire to survive and endure and chose as his ally, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was determined to dismantle the British Empire! As Captain Grenfell observed “What an extraordinary paradox that Britain’s principle enemy was anxious for the British Empire to remain in being while the principle ally, the United States, was determined to destroy it!” Few today could say that Britain and the world is a better place now than it was in 1939.
Dr. Peter Hammond
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Cape Town South Africa
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