The Journal of History     Spring 2005    TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the Mouths of the Belly of the Beast:
Quotes from Antony Beevor

By Arlene Johnson

Beevor, Antony
Copyright © 1998
New York
ISBN 0-14-100131-3

On page 26 "Devout Ukrainians, who suffered one of the most terrifying man-made famines in history, greeted the arrival of military vehicles with black crosses as symbolic of a new crusade against the anti-Christ. But Hitler's plans of subjugation and exploitation could only strengthen the 'rotten structure,' by forcing even those who loathed the Stalinist regime to support it."

Page 59 "It should be not forgotten that 600 Soviet prisoners of war were gassed in Auschwitz on 3 September 1941. This was the first experiment there with Zyklon B." This sentence was written right after the following: "Soviet soldiers were not allowed to be transported in German military transport in case they infected it with lice and fleas."

How cleverly Beevor writes "gassed" as though the prisoners of war were gassed to death. With all the time the propagandists have used gassed to death, if people aren't careful, they would automatically think that "gassed" was "gassed to death." Zyklon B was used for de-lousing people, not  killing them.

On page 84 Stalin said "'They've forgotten my Stavka Order!' he bursed out. This order, issued the previous August, [1941] stated that 'anyone who removes his insignia during battle and surrenders should be regarded as a malicious deserter, whose family is to be arrested as the family of a breaker of the oath and betrayer of the Motherland. Such deserters are to  be shot on the spot."

Motherland, fatherland! Both Hitler and Stalin followed the same plan killing deserters while they remained safely in their enclaves away from the battlefields to which they subjected their soldiers who never asked for war.

What was the main motive of the Second World War? Was it to capture back the land lost from Germany in World War I, or was it for another reason with loss of life a secondary reason?

According to Kardel's book Hitler: Founder of Israel, securing the mass of Jews into Palestine was the primary reason World War II was fought.

The Balfour Agreement had long before been signed [1917], so everything was in order. Now it was just a matter of continuing WW II long enough to enable the Zionist leaders such as Ben-Gurion to declare that 6 million Jews had been gassed to death to obtain the world's sympathy for the survivors to be able to go en masse to the land where the Palestinians had lived since time immemorial.

More proof that lives were deliberately lost comes on page 89 with "Three battalions of trainee [Russian] officers, without weapons or rations, were sent against the [German] 16th Panzer Division. Their Commandant, who surrendered after the massacre told his captors that when he protested 'about this senseless task,' the army commander who was clearly drunk, had bellowed at him to get on with it."

                    Shortage of Fuel

On page 258, again, as in other books written about WW II, this concept for Hitler's military is addressed. This appears conclusive proof that Hitler's military was set up to lose, notwithstanding his megalomaniac attitude that he could conquer forces which drew from vastly larger populations, i.e. the U.S.S.R.

Therefore, it seems conclusive that this war wasn't fought for land for the Reich.

Moreover, on page 267 the following statement by General Fiebig reinforces this notion that Hitler was predestined to lose the war when General Schmidt requested "urgently needed fuel and ammunition to break out,..." he was told "'It's impossible to resupply a whole army by air. The Luftwaffe hasn't got enough transport aircraft'." For more on shortage of fuel see pages 278, 299, 370, 371. This was at the beginning of December 1942.

                    No intention to save the Sixth Army

More proof that Hitler didn't instigate this war to gain land comes from this quote on pages 297-8 as Beevor states "Hitler, however, had not the slightest intention of allowing the Sixth Army to break out [of Stalingrad]. In his midday conference at the Wolfschanze, he told Zetzler that it was impossible to retreat from Stalingrad because this would involve sacrificing 'the whole meaning of the campaign' and argued that too much blood had been shed.

On page 300 the following quote makes it still more obvious that Hitler's agenda was to lose Stalingrad: "General Fiebig had received an order from Führer headquarters that his aircraft were not to abandon the airfield until it came under artillery fire. Nobody in Hitler's entourage seems to have considered the possibility that an armoured column might arrive at the edge of the field and then open fire.

Fiebig and his officers were furious. One could always recapture an airfield, but if the transport aircraft were lost, then so was the Sixth Army. They had no ground troops to defend 'Tazi,' as the Luftwaffe called it."

On page 370, Beevor notes "The commander of the 76th Infantry Division on a visit to the front yesterday came across many soldiers who had frozen to death."

This situation could easily have been prevented. Therefore, it is just more proof that Hitler had no intention of winning this war.


The Journal of History -Spring 2005 Copyright © 2005 by News Source, Inc.