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Posted by an agonizing european on October 22, 2021, 16:11:52, in reply to "Correction
in some ways the French are still exacting this 'revenge' within the European Union with the way they extract more than they give and behave as if Napoleon was still around.
Germany is there to pay
Should be Treaty of Frankfurt not Armistice of Versailles.
The Treaty of Versailles was typical. It was similar to the Armistice of Versailles (1871).
As such, some historians considered WW I to be a continuation of the Franco-Prussian War; just as WW II was considered a continuation of WW I.
Even after the Brest-Litovsk Treaty, Russia remained the largest cou ntry on Earth. In addition, the treaty did not intervene in any way in Russian internal affairs.
The fact is that in European historical perspective the Versailles Treary was an abomination, a perversion of a "peace treaty". Let's put it this way: the US would never accept a similar treaty against itself. Never.
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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