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A little blind to history are we not?
Whatever the terms of either treaty, a minority of Germans swept Hitler into power because of the Treaty of Versailles. With his political and battlefields wins by 1940 almost all of Germany was behind Hitler. This could be seen as an affirmation of the feelings that Germany felt towards the treaty. And let us be honest the Allies did not think much of the treaty or of Hitler. They did nothing when Hitler retook the Rhineland. However humane and just one believes the Versailles Treaty was, it was one of the root causes of WW2. Could not have been all that good.
As Churchill pointed out in his "Holiday Time" speech, if you compare what the Germans left the Russians in the Treaty of Brest Litovsk to what the Germans were left in the Treaty of Versailles, the latter was a punitive instrument mild in comparison to the German conception. Those who think otherwise should actually read Brest Litovsk before they start to whinge about Versailles.
Saw the Kindle edition of this book for $2.99 and thought I'd give it a whirl. Glad I didn't pay any more. Unfocused text written largely at an introductory level. Pictures and descriptions of Type II, VII, and IX boats jumbled together without any rhyme or reason. Lots of landlubber language and German ranks and titles with tildes inserted between syllables. The author is obviously a bitter old far-right crank who won't shut up about how badly the Allied powers treated Germany in the aftermath of WWI, like I purchased a serious technical/operational study to read the author's inane ramblings!
Seriously, I've been studying the Battle of the Atlantic for over 20 years now, and I'm getting tired of this Nazisploitation crap weaseling its way in amongst serious reference books. How this guy got to be a respected naval historian beats me; I purchased his "Hitler's Wonder U-boats" three years ago, and it was just as bad.
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