Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – April 19, 1943

Today marks the 72 anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Warsaw_Ghetto_Uprising

This must be one of the world’s most famous photographs – very poignant. The little boy survived the war as did the soldier who was later executed for war crimes.

(HT: LG)

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130 Responses to Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – April 19, 1943

  1. Infidel Tiger

    Not much has changed except now they’d use a camera phone.

  2. C.L.

    This is the left’s vision of Europe’s future.

    They desperately want to do it all over again.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    This time they’ve outsourced it.

  4. Ubique

    Not much has changed except the guards now would be Sydney University academics.

  5. lotocoti

    Sydney University academics would condemn any resistance as disproportionate.

  6. Baldrick

    “Juden raus!” – So what’s changed in the last 70 years?

  7. Lem

    Historically capitalism didn’t arise in a cultural vacuum. There were certain cultural pre-conditions for it to come into being and flourish; to name just a few: property rights, rule of law, freedom of association and free markets, what Hayek referred to as “spontaneous order”, though in truth there was nothing spontaneous about it. These pre-conditions first began to develop in a medieval Europe whose culture was Christian.

    I think capitalism arose before Christianity. A long time before mediaeval Europe.

  8. Fisky

    Hey sinc, the link to the story about the little boy goes to a David Irving website.

    [Thanks – didn’t realise that. Sinc]

  9. Token

    Not much has changed except now they’d use a camera phone.

    Not true, lefties in the 30s ultimately wanted to stop the killing by the Nazis – they prefered Commies doing the killing.

    Today lefties are actively working to help the heirs of the Nazis, who learned their hate from the lies learned by Palestinian leaders in Berlin.

    PS: They still help murderous communists like the North Koreans.

  10. notafan

    The synagogues of France are guarded by soldiers with very big guns.
    France imported people who’s foundational beliefs are that Jews should be killed and their wives and children enslaved.
    They are doing what they can to achieve that goal now.
    Yet the lefties narrative is backlash and islamophobia.
    When did so many lose the ability to apply rational thinking.
    Another symptom of the loss of faith and moral relativism?

  11. Fisky, the wikipedia page on the matter is more ambivalent about the boy’s identity (& thus survival)

  12. Ant

    Not much has changed except the guards now would be Sydney University academics.

    A poignant reminder that the holocaust was the end result of years of anti Semitic vilification.

    The morons in the BDS movement appear to be oblivious to it.

  13. C.L.

    Oblivious to it?

    No no. They’re depending on it.

  14. Fred Lenin.

    We Clever green/ alp/ communist/ unio mafia Pardee Anti Semites ,and Anti Capitaliss against all rich people except ourselves re cleverly using tge islamofascists to tear down the West so we can create our kind of society ,where We will rule and all others will obey the illiterate islamofascists will do our work for us ,as usual someone else does the work. An we reap the benefits ,we will remove them from the equation when total power is gained its in our model on the computer.
    Have I got news for you comrades ,these illiterates are using you and when total power is gained they will have tge knives. And you will be on your knees “let Israel Nuke the mad Bastards .

  15. Token

    Not much has changed except the guards now would be Sydney University academics.

    Don’t forget the VC & trustees that have studiously nurtured the nest of vipers – the academics & the gormless relativist students that implement the ideology of hate the university indoctrinated them in.

  16. Kingsley

    Very glad the little boy survived and the guard was executed!

  17. Gab

    It’s popular to be antisemitic today among the Left. As it has been in the past.
    Nothing has been learned from WWII.

  18. David

    Nothing has been learned from WWII

    I understand where you are coming from Gab but that is not quite right.

    There is now a Jewish homeland and, if needed, a place of refuge for Jews and it has sharp teeth. Any attempt at a repeat of the past will result in a blood bath not meek aquiescence.

    This country has been good to its Jewish citizens and will probably remain so.

    Kol tuv

  19. Gab

    Good point, David. The Jews have learned, the hateful Left have not.

  20. .

    If I was a post WWII allied leader, I think I would have been very vindictive against Germany. I would have carved her up and made her non existent per the Polish partitions. One area in West Germany from Bavaria to Hamburg would have been made a Jewish homeland. I think the allies should be credited for being so restrained in punishing the guilty parties from Germany.

    Stuff like this and the Holocaust has to keep on being brought up. We can’t let people disbelieve how horrible the Nazis were.

    Remember Big Brother a few years ago? A contestant in her twenties did not know what the Vietnam War (“Second Indochina War”) was.

    I’m more scared of that sort of thing.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There is now a Jewish homeland and, if needed, a place of refuge for Jews and it has sharp teeth.

    It may be an urban myth, but the first atomic weapon, produced at Dimona, is supposed to have had “Never Again” etched in the casing.

  22. Richard H

    “This country has been good to its Jewish citizens …”

    … and vice versa: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/P10676516/#biography

  23. old bloke

    For anyone not familiar with the Warsaw Ghetto and its uprising, I can recommend “Mila 18” by Leon Uris.

  24. David

    It may be an urban myth, but the first atomic weapon, produced at Dimona, is supposed to have had “Never Again” etched in the casing

    Don’t know if it is a myth or not Zulu but it wouldn’t surprise me.

  25. Sinclair Davidson

    I can recommend “Mila 18? by Leon Uris.

    Yes – it is excellent.

  26. 1234

    Nothing at all has been learned by complete scumbags like C.L. who in desperation argues that the Left want to “do it all over again”. It was the left, including communist partisans, who opposed and fought Nazism at the cost of hundreds of thousands if not millions of lives. C.L. you are a complete disgrace.

  27. It was the left, including communist partisans, who opposed and fought any attempt to fight agaisnt Nazism, until such time as Nazism attacked the murderous regressive inhuman Soviet regime at the cost of hundreds of thousands if not millions of lives.

    There 1234, fixed it for you.

  28. Fisky

    It was the left, including communist partisans, who opposed and fought Nazism at the cost of hundreds of thousands if not millions of lives. C.L. you are a complete disgrace.

    Mnyess, mnyess. So it was the Tories who instructed the Maritime Union to refuse to send supplies to our diggers on the Western Front and Northern Africa while funding Hitler to the tune of 1,000,000’s of tonnes of oil, hey??

    Another Leftist know-nothing gets whacked.

  29. David

    Sir John Monash was not the only Jewish soldier from Oz Richard

    Monash has tended to overshadow the collective story of World War 1’s Jewish Anzacs. Few even in the Jewish community know about the 2000 Australian and 200 New Zealand Jews who voluntarily enlisted in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. But they should. It is its own remarkable, if poignant story.

    Remarkable, because of those who served, over 200 were killed on active duty, and a large percentage were wounded. Some 200 held commissioned rank, and about 100 received honours and distinctions, amongst them Lieutenant Leonard M Keysor, of the 42nd Batallion, New South Wales, who received the Victoria Cross “for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at the Lone Pine trenches in the Gallipoli Peninsula”.

    In 1914 Australian Jewry’s total population was 20,000. Of the approximately 10,000 males, only about 3000 would have been in the eligible age range and, of those, a percentage would have been medically unfit. Almost every able-bodied young Jewish man volunteered.

  30. jupes

    Today marks the 72 anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

    That picture has nothing to do with National Socialism.

    It is a perversion of that ideology.

    Not all Nazis rounded up Jews for slaughter. The moderates amongst them just wanted to live their lives and raise their kids peacefully. Just like us.

  31. tomix

    So it was the Tories who instructed the Maritime Union to refuse to send supplies to our diggers on the Western Front and Northern Africa

    Getting your wars confused there?

  32. 1234

    Instead of having some respect for the 72nd anniversary, scumbags such as C.L. seek to make some petty political partisan point. No respect, no class, a complete scumbag.

  33. Grey ghost who walks

    I guess you are right, but only to some extent, Jupes.
    It was a form of communism dressed up as socialism to make it seem a bit more acceptable. Socialism being just another degree of communism,but not that far apart.
    Some of the books of life in Germany prior to and during the war, written by Germans, not themselves Jewish, are ample evidence of how viciously rough justice was meted out if you weren’t a Nazi member.
    Stalin and Hitler were of the same ilk, as all the communist and their socialist sympathisers here were, leading up to and during WW2.
    And it never stops; give them a bit of air and before long they indoctrinate the children at school and then university. One just needs to look at the arts and history departments to see what they produce . Also, read the Fairfax newspapers or watch the ABC if you have the stomach for it.

  34. tomix

    Western Front….Hitler…[?] Tenuous connection there, Fisky.

  35. blogstrop

    AS a follow-on to Mila 18, Leon Uris’s The Hajj is worth a read as well. It’s set in and around Israel.

  36. blogstrop

    C.L. a scumbag? Never!
    A scholar and a gentleman.

  37. Grey ghost who walks

    I see 1234 is at it again. You are a dill.
    The partisans were again socialist/communists with the same blood lust.

  38. Fisky

    Tomix, please tell me you are aware there was a Western Front in WWII. If not, we are reaching new levels of Homeric stupid.

  39. .

    Yes tomix – The Normandy Invasion and Rhone Valley invasion were the Western Fronts in WWI after the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic and invasion of France and the Low Countries.

    Just as the Russian Front was the Eastern Front and Japan was the Far East.

  40. Fisky

    Instead of having some respect for the 72nd anniversary, scumbags such as C.L. seek to make some petty political partisan point. No respect, no class, a complete scumbag.

    There’s nothing petty at all in noting the socialist Left’s material support for Hitler at the height of his power. The Labor Left wanted to stab the diggers in the back. Traitors.

  41. tomix

    Socialism being just another degree of communism,but not that far apart.

    Completely wrong.
    Communism is just another kind of Socialism. Communism didn’t last long. Some say Socialism has been around since the Pharaohs – and the plebs still can’t get enough.

  42. tomix

    Tomix, please tell me you are aware there was a Western Front in WWII. If not, we are reaching new levels of Homeric stupid.

    And our wharfies were/ weren’t supplying that Western Front? Give it a rest, Fisky. You made an error, and are now arsecovering.

  43. tomix

    Just on this Western Front/ Eastern Front business. The terms are in relation to Germany. Why is that?

  44. .

    1234
    #1660297, posted on April 19, 2015 at 4:32 pm
    Instead of having some respect for the 72nd anniversary, scumbags such as C.L. seek to make some petty political partisan point. No respect, no class, a complete scumbag.

    No, you shut up, you amoral disgrace.

    Your side actively and materially committed treason.

    There should have been executions. Why do you think this is flippant or trivial?

    Quite rightly before the breakdown of the German-Soviet pact, Australian union and communist leaders should have been tried and executed. It would have been an undeniably just use of the death penalty, just as their comrades such as Frick or Syess Inquart were also rightfully executed after the war.

    So 1234, do you also know about Lenin’s Hanging Order?

    “Comrades! The insurrection of five kulak districts should be pitilessly suppressed. The interests of the whole revolution require this because ‘the last decisive battle’ with the kulaks is now under way everywhere. An example must be demonstrated.
    Hang (and make sure that the hanging takes place in full view of the people) no fewer than one hundred known landlords, rich men, bloodsuckers.
    Publish their names.
    Seize all their grain from them.
    Designate hostages in accordance with yesterday’s telegram.
    Do it in such a fashion that for hundreds of kilometres around the people might see, tremble, know, shout: “they are strangling, and will strangle to death, the bloodsucking kulaks”.
    Telegraph receipt and implementation.
    Yours, Lenin.
    Find some truly hard people”

    (Source: Translation of ‘hanging order’ by Robert Service, p. 365, Lenin a Biography (2000). London: Macmillan).

    Any Australian who describes themselves as or is correctly categorised as “far left” is a homicidal maniac that would like to murder the entire middle class which they sprang from.

    They supported Lenin and they, at the behest of Stalin, supported Adolf Hitler.

  45. Fisky

    Tomix, you attempted to claim there was no Western Front in WWII. This had to be a slip up rather than the most gobsmacking example of you historical ignorance, out of almost too many to choose, so I’ll put I to you again:

    Was there a Western Front in WWII? Yes or no?

  46. Fisky

    Sorry “put it to you”

  47. tomix

    Was there a Western Front in WWII? Yes or no?

    Was Australia supplying that Western Front with war materials? Don’t think so.

  48. Fisky

    Oh my fucking god. You haven’t heard of the Australian expeditionary force, then???

    Why does this man even bother?

  49. Infidel Tiger

    Why does this man even bother?

    I’ll wager Tomix likes to relax with a warm cup of raw milk and some pamphlets about alternate history.

  50. tomix

    To avoid derailment, let’s wind it up. Were wharfies sabotaging, stealing or going slow on loading ships bound for Europe?
    Colebatch doesn’t mention it in ”Australia’s Secret War”, and since D-Day was the Second Front that America’s Soviet led CPA leadership had successfully agitated for, it seems unlikely.

  51. .

    Yep I’m sure Charles de Gaulle was a communist who wanted to occupy France for no reason other than to strategically advance the USSR’s post war position.* As Was Eisenhower and Marshall who went along with it, but also Patton and Bradley.

    *Which is why he bought his own nuclear deterrent for France, which was aimed at the Soviets, etc.

  52. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Was Australia supplying that Western Front with war materials? Don’t think so.

    Wouldn’t the odd few thousand Royal Australian Air Force Personnel, serving in Europe, need supplies from Australia at some time or other?

  53. Fisky

    To avoid derailment, let’s wind it up. Were wharfies sabotaging, stealing or going slow on loading ships bound for Europe?
    Colebatch doesn’t mention it in ”Australia’s Secret War”, and since D-Day was the Second Front that America’s Soviet led CPA leadership had successfully agitated for, it seems unlikely.

    No, he only mentions it in the title of his book: Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II

    I’m sorry to hear, Tomix, that you were one of the unlucky few to suffer mental retardation after being vaccinated as a child, but please don’t let that stop the rest of us from taking reasonable precautions for own children.

  54. tomix

    Probably- was there any history of the wharfies refusing to send supplies to Europe, on instruction from their Communist leadership?

  55. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Was Australia supplying that Western Front with war materials? Don’t think so.

    In June, 1940, a troop convey carrying almost eight thousand Australians, sailing to the Middle East to join the Sixth Division, was diverted to Britain. They were there for eight months before being deployed to North Africa. You can’t tell me they wouldn’t have been supplied from Australia during that length of time?

  56. tomix

    Vaccinations? Weren’t we talking about your claim that wharfies ”refused to load cargo for the Western Front, under orders from their [communist] bosses?

  57. Fisky

    No, Zulu, the diggers were on a luxury cruise ship on tour AROUND Europe. They were never going to embark on the war WITHIN Europe, and even if they did, they certainly didn’t have any supplies with them, such as boots, uniforms, rifles and food.

    /Tomix

  58. tomix

    You can’t tell me they wouldn’t have been supplied from Australia during that length of time?
    Was that the Western Front? Don’t think so.

  59. .

    tomix can’t even honestly reference a book title? What a grub.

  60. Fisky

    I can’t believe it. Are you seriously back to claiming that there was no Western Front in WWII? You fucking mong, you are Homer stupid times eleventy.

  61. Gab

    Next up?: Toemix declares General Custer won the Battle of the Alamo.

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Was that the Western Front? Don’t think so.

    Link up thread cites the Western Front as opening on September 1, 1939.

  63. tomix

    . So it was the Tories who instructed the Maritime Union to refuse to send supplies to our diggers on the Western Front and Northern Africa ….

    This is the claim that is being argued. Where were our diggers on the Western Front in WW2?

  64. Fisky

    According to Hal Colbatch

    Between 1939 and 1945 virtually every major Australian warship, including at different times its entire force of cruisers, was targeted by strikes, go-slows and sabo­tage.

  65. Fisky

    Where were our diggers on the Western Front in WW2?

    They were in Britain you fucking galoot. What the fuck is wrong with you?

  66. tomix

    So, the British were charging them board & lodging, and it was only the food parcel from home between them and starvation?

  67. Fisky

    Well well well.

    tomix
    #1536295, posted on December 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm
    The wharfies weren’t bitching. They were actively working for the Soviet Union, directed by their Waterside Workers Federation bosses.

    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2014/12/11/australias-not-so-secret-war/comment-page-1/#comment-1536295

    You fucking clown, tomix. Get the fuck out of here.

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Where were our diggers on the Western Front in WW2?

    460 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, serving with Bomber Command- posted strength 200 men, over a thousand killed, effectively wiped out five times over.

  69. tomix

    About that ”Western Front” in WW2, Fisky. Aussies were there for 8 months in 1940- most likely drinking warm beer & rooting pallid moles.

  70. tomix

    460 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, serving with Bomber Command- posted strength 200 men, over a thousand killed, effectively wiped out five times over.

    RAAF are diggers now? And you’re saying they were dependent on military supplies from Australia?

  71. Fisky

    Tomix, leaving aside Russia Today, could you direct me to whichever alternative history encyclopedia you’ve been reading. I was interested in finding out more about Australia’s alliance with George Washington and thought you might be across this stuff.

  72. Well, you’ve let Tomix do it again.
    He makes several semilogical comments, then throws in something stupid, then shifts the goalposts and you all get annoyed while he runs around like a rooster with his first erection.

  73. tomix

    Don’t surrender this early, Fisky. You’re still a chance, boy.

  74. jupes

    I guess you are right, but only to some extent, Jupes.

    No I am not right at all. You have missed the point.

    Read it again as sarcasm while thinking of a more contemporary Jew hating ideology.

  75. Fisky

    RAAF are diggers now? And you’re saying they were dependent on military supplies from Australia?

    No tomix, they arrived in Europe by entering a magic porthole. You are invincibly thick in the head.

  76. tomix

    Now, now, Winston. You previously declared against responding to my posts.

    And, er, like a rooster with his first erection.

    Is this a come on Winston? If so, i’m very flattered, but……

  77. Aussiepundit

    RAAF are diggers now?

    They’re not diggers because?

  78. tomix

    Where was the Aussie’s Western Front again? Somewhere around Euston Station?

  79. Token

    So this is the all about Tomix blog again?

  80. jupes

    The tomix / Fisky barney turns on the following question:

    Did the unions stop supplies going to support RAAF squadrons in Europe?

    If they did, then Fisky is correct.

    If they didn’t then tomix is correct.

    Regardless, Fisky’s point about Australian unions stopping supplies to diggers in WW2 is uncontestable.

  81. tomix

    So, the Pom wouldn’t allow our RAAF to fly their planes, eat their food etc.?

  82. Gab

    Next up: Toemix tells us the Six Day War lasted two months.

  83. You fucking clown, tomix. Get the fuck out of here.

    Harsh, but fair.

  84. Token

    Next up: Toemix tells us the Six Day War lasted two months.

    While he claims the Isrealis were not really involved.

  85. tomix

    The tomix / Fisky barney turns on the following question:
    Did the unions stop supplies going to support RAAF squadrons in Europe?

    Non. It’s about the claim that diggers fought on a Western Front in WW2. I’m saying it’s tenuous, at best, and more likely deceitful.
    And the claim the WWF sabotaged cargoes bound for that ”Western Front”.

  86. Fisky

    Jupes, as a matter of fact, Tomix’s claim is not that at all. His claim is that Australians saw no action on the Western Front. This is of course rubbish – thousands served in that theatre even though far more were stationed in the Mediterranean.

  87. Fisky

    I’m saying it’s tenuous, at best, and more likely deceitful.

    No, I think the adjective you were looking for is “true”.

  88. tomix

    And they were being supplied in Britain with crucial war materiel from Australia? Hard to believe.

  89. Fisky

    No tomix, it’s well known that we sent several brigades over to Europe, stark naked and with no food or clothing.

  90. jupes

    Non. It’s about the claim that diggers fought on a Western Front in WW2.

    In that case you are wrong.

    The RAAF fought on the Western Front in WW2.

  91. jupes

    No tomix, it’s well known that we sent several brigades over to Europe, stark naked and with no food or clothing.

    Australia didn’t send any brigades to fight in Europe in WW2 other than Greece, which probably wouldn’t be classified as the Western Front.

  92. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The RAAF fought on the Western Front in WW2.

    Australian servicemen fought on the Western Front during World War Two. They may have worn Royal Australian Air Force dark blue, rather than Army khaki, but they fought, and bloody died just the same.

  93. Shlomo

    Never forget! Six Million killed by evil Germans who must never be allowed to rest.

  94. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    I see twomix (both f*ck and wit) the Racist of Butthurt has crawled from his cessppit with cretinous gems if blithering idiocy like this:

    Was Australia supplying that Western Front with war materials? Don’t think so.

    Might want to check to see where we sent our optical glass, lead, antimony, bismuth, copper, tin, zinc, nickel, billet tool steel, wheat, bagged flour, frozen and chilled beef, mutton and rabbits, canned beef, canned fruit, canned fruit juice concentrates, tinned jam, dried fruit, part-milled rifle stocks, brass stampings for artillery and bullet rounds, billet iron, gold and silver bullion etc etc etc etc. The list if thousands of items long and we shipped millions of tons of it.

    There are these amazing things called BOOKS, our squalid little Jew-baiting Stalinist. We know you are unfamiliar with them, but if you look at the official History civil series, plus the records of the British import program (Ministry of Food official histories and other official histories) you will find they cover all these topics and more.

    Once again, you do not have a blind motherless clue.

  95. Rabz

    Remember Big Brother a few years ago? A contestant in her twenties did not know what the Vietnam War (“Second Indochina War”) was.

    “Those who know nothing of history are condemned to relive it.”

    Which is why, incredibly, we’re likely to witness another Jewish Holocaust within 80 years of the last one.

    Unless … 😡

  96. jupes

    His claim is that Australians saw no action on the Western Front. This is of course rubbish – thousands served in that theatre even though far more were stationed in the Mediterranean.

    IIRC Australian aircrew in Europe suffered greater casualty rates than Australians did in any other theatre of war including WW1.

    From the link:

    The most costly missions were with RAF Bomber Command and Australian aircrews flew in virtually every major operation. Although their numbers amounted to less than 2 per cent of Australia’s World War II enlistments, the 3486 men who were killed in Bomber Command accounted for almost 20 per cent of all Australian combat deaths.

    I believe the average age of those heroes was 19.

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There are these amazing things called BOOKS, our squalid little Jew-baiting Stalinist.

    O/T, but I’ve actually sourced a copy of “The Role of Science and Technology.” Looking forward to receiving said copy.

  98. I am certain that all Diggers on the Western Front in World War Two were adequately supplied with bayonets and tent pegs.

    RAAF flying from Europe may have not had such an easy time of it, and would have had to trade their chocolate ration to Tommies stationed nearby to obtain use of a bayonet.

    The resoucefulness of the Aussie Digger/Airman would have ensure they had all the bayonets they needed (one per man – resuable by his mates) to peg in place and charge at whilst screaming.

    None of them would have had to worry about Japs overhearing them. That much is certain.

  99. Rabz

    Regardless, Fisky’s point about Australian unions stopping supplies to diggers in WW2 is uncontestable.

    Indeed – and as my father attested, in his case, it was medical supplies and equipment for his field hospital that the traitorous commo mongrels withheld.

    Resulting in the needless deaths of wounded allied soldiers.

  100. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am certain that all Diggers on the Western Front in World War Two were adequately supplied with bayonets and tent pegs.

    That’s a large Abelour you owe me, curse you.

  101. Gary in Erko

    The Holocaust was an aberration for antisemitism – Pogroms are the norm.

  102. Rabz

    Gary – the Holocaust was a Pogrom on nuclear powered steroids.

  103. That’s a large Abelour you owe me, curse you.

    Come & collect.
    Visa free travel to Australia should be possible from the fledgling nation of Kimberley-Hutt.
    If that proves a problem, slip up to Wyndham, rent a tinnie & plough ‘er into the coast on the Territory side of the border.

    Annonce that you’ve just arrived from Sri Lanka/Iran/Palestine & are “in fear of you life”.

    Benefits you then receive may compare quite well with the retirement pension issued by the nation of Hancock-Barnett (or whatever y’all finally call yourselves).

  104. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Indeed – and as my father attested, in his case, it was medical supplies and equipment for his field hospital that the traitorous commo mongrels withheld.

    My grandfather’s brother was one of those who the wharfies offered to post letters from Fremantle, in exchange for “something towards a beer.” None of those letters was ever posted. Returning, in 1943, every man in his company had their kitbags slashed open, by the same wharfies, and anything worth stealing had been stolen.

    The other story he told was of a New South Wales battalion that had returned – a train had been laid on to take them home for Christmas, but the train crew went on strike. A furious battalion commander paraded his men. “Engine drivers, firemen and railway guards one pace forward, march.” A union official whined that the train would be declared black, and the boys don’t like scabs.

    “R.S.M. – two men with rifles, and fifty rounds into the cab of the engine, two more, also armed, into the guards van.”

  105. Crossie

    This time they’ve outsourced it.

    The West’s lefties are too lazy to do their own exterminating though they have found a group that relishes it.

  106. Mike of Marion

    ZK2A, Yes, SatP was very naughty referencing that past discussion point about tent pegs.

  107. “R.S.M. – two men with rifles, and fifty rounds into the cab of the engine, two more, also armed, into the guards van.”

    A retired chap who lived near dad & oft played snooker with him, had amongst other exploits in the war, been stationed in a Qld port overseeing supply logistics.

    The wharfies went on strike whilst a ship scheduled to carry war supplies to PNG was supposed to be getting loaded.

    Dad’s mate, who held the rank of Major, phoned the nearby army base, asked the CO for the loan of a company of infantry to the docks quicksmart, and requested only infantry who’d seen action.

    Shortly a fully company arrived, armed.

    Major explained the situation, ordered the company to “fix bayonets”, then stated that the wharfies would be loading the ship, and specified the speed at which the wharfies would load it.

    Each soldier was issued with a wharfie, and ordered to “double it” with the fixed bayonet at the wharfie’s back.
    The troops were to not let up the pace until the ship was loaded.
    The troops were ordered to not slow down for anything…..

    The ship was loaded in something like one third of the time allocated by the port.

  108. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Benefits you then receive may compare quite well with the retirement pension issued by the nation of Hancock-Barnett (or whatever y’all finally call yourselves).

    The new currency will be called the “Barnett.” Minted from Kalgoorlie gold, at Perth Mint, one side will figure Colin Barnett in profile, wearing a laurel garland, and, on the other, two fingers, silhouetted against a rising sun.

  109. Crossie

    When did so many lose the ability to apply rational thinking.
    Another symptom of the loss of faith and moral relativism?

    It’s a skill they perfected while browbeating us about global warming.

  110. old bloke

    Getting back to the Warsaw Ghetto and “Mila 18″…

    Leon Uris claimed that the uprising in 1943 was the first time that Jews had fought under the Magen David since the exile in 70 AD. This isn’t correct as a Jewish army from Khazaria joined the Crusades to fight against the Moslem invaders and they fought under the Magen David. The Haganah also fought alongside the Australians, Indians & others in the Lebanon and Syrian campaigns in 1941, and a Jewish Brigade also fought at Tobruk in 1941 under the Magen David.

    Another historical oddity – it was a New Zealand ANZAC soldier who was the first to fly the Magen David over Jerusalem after Allenby entered the city in December 1917. He had a Magen David embroidered Tallit (prayer shawl) which he flew from David’s Tower.

  111. Baldrick

    What an absolute disgrace.

    The Warsaw Ghetto anniversary fred derailed into meaningless Tomix shyte.

  112. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Warsaw Ghetto anniversary fred derailed into meaningless Tomix shyte.

    Sorry, guilty as charged, but there’s a family link to those who served in Bomber Command, and Tomix gets my vooking goat.

  113. Baldrick

    I’m not having a go at you ZK2A.
    Tomix derails freds purposefully.
    I know you’re one of the good guys Zulu.

  114. daggers

    Surely the thing that should always accompany any commemoration of the Warsaw uprising is the failure to support it from any of the allies.

  115. daggers

    ….. is some soul searching reflection on the failure of the allies to support it .

  116. john constantine

    The Warsaw Uprising failed because of lack of support from the Soviets and British and American unwillingness to demand that Stalin extend assistance to their Polish ally. The Soviet advance in Poland stopped on the Vistula River, within sight of fighting Warsaw. Stalin had broken off diplomatic relations with the Polish government in exile when, in the spring of 1943, it asked the International Red Cross to investigate the killing of thousands of Polish officers at Katyn. [ katyn ] The Polish officers were prisoners of the Soviets following its 1939 invasion of Poland in collaboration with Hitler. The Soviets tried to pin the blame on the Germans and did not admit the April 1940 summary executions of at least 21,000 Polish prisoners until some 50 years after the fact.

    Simply put, the Soviets had no interest in assisting the Home Army to liberate Warsaw. The Soviets were planning to annex the eastern half of Poland, first occupied in 1939 under the provisions of the Molotov-Ribbentrop agreement, and to exercise control over the rest. The Western Allies had secretly agreed to these points at the conference in Teheran in December 1943. [ teheran ] The Poles suspected the worst from Stalin, but they had confidence that their British and American allies would keep Soviet ambitions in check. This turned out to be a complete miscalculation. When the Home Army requested airdrops of arms and supplies into Warsaw, the Soviets refused permission for Allied planes to land and refuel on airfields under their control. In the end, the Allies did virtually nothing. FDR even turned down Winston Churchill’s suggestion for a strongly worded joint request to Stalin for help. Not until the second half of September did massive airdrops become possible, but by that time it was already too late to save Warsaw.

    The Price of Freedom

    The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 is one of the decisive episodes in the history of Poland. Its defeat was a great national tragedy. The death and destruction that accompanied it were on an apocalyptic scale. Yet for the survivors, for those who had to live through the decades of communist oppression that followed Stalin’s victory over Hitler, the uprising was a source of pride and inspiration. Poles knew that freedom has a price, that great sacrifices have to be made to achieve it, and that the struggle does not always bring immediate and lasting results. The memories of the Home Army and of the uprising, of the 63 days of national solidarity, of dignity and freedom, became an important component of Polish historical consciousness, which helped the nation survive in the difficult years that followed. Indeed, it was this moral legacy of mass wartime resistance that blossomed again in the Solidarity movement of the 1980s and contributed to the collapse of the Soviet system.

  117. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    A vale of tears, this world.
    Yesterday, Nazis. Today ISIS.
    Yet in spite of it all, the marvel of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
    The fighting spirit of human dignity and freedom never dies.
    And it never will. A lasting constant flame. On this day and forever.

  118. faceache

    Seeing that “Commonwealth of Australia” is already taken, WA should change it’s name to “Australia”.

  119. The new currency will be called the “Barnett.” Minted from Kalgoorlie gold, at Perth Mint,

    Zk2A, I just bought $11k of Perth Mint Gold and Silver coins. And my favourite beer is Emu Bitter, followed by XXXX Bitter.
    Does this grant me some kind of concessional citizenship in WA?

  120. The Warsaw uprising and the Tet Offensive ’68 had one thing in common. The Soviets encouraged Nationalists to rise up and fight the enemy, then betrayed them and allowed the enemy to destroy people who would be a problem for later Soviet occupying forces. A variation on Stalins theme of punishment battalions. This is what happens when you trust the Left.

  121. Rabz

    john constantine
    #1660577, posted on April 19, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Indeed, it was this moral legacy of mass wartime resistance that blossomed again in the Solidarity movement of the 1980s and contributed to the collapse of the Soviet system.

    Great stuff, John. The whole comment is 100% correct.

  122. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Does this grant me some kind of concessional citizenship in WA?

    Winston, as I said earlier, political asylum, and full citizenship will be granted to all those pledging allegiance to the “Cat.” Anybody claiming any Lefty or greenfilth tendencies will be driven into the Nullabor Plain to die of thirst make their peace with Gia.

  123. jupes

    The Warsaw Uprising failed because of lack of support from the Soviets and British and American unwillingness to demand that Stalin extend assistance to their Polish ally.

    The Warsaw Uprising was a separate battle to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Uprising

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Ghetto_Uprising

  124. Oh come on

    Nothing at all has been learned by complete scumbags like C.L. who in desperation argues that the Left want to “do it all over again”. It was the left, including communist partisans, who opposed and fought Nazism at the cost of hundreds of thousands if not millions of lives. C.L. you are a complete disgrace.

    Only after the Nazis committed the ultimate apostacy and invaded the USSR. Prior to that, the Left were totes down with the Nazis, and happily aided and abetted them at the expense of the western powers at any available opportunity. As for the Jews of Europe; why, they didn’t give a shit about the Jews of Europe. As if they were going to fall out with Uncle Joe’s good friend Adolf over a few Jews! Preposterous.

    Learn some history, 1234, you fucking idiot.

  125. notafan

    I thought the Poles held back from assisting the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and then, in their own turn, were abandoned by the Russians who sat and waited until the Germans destroyed the Poles.

  126. Oh come on

    About that ”Western Front” in WW2, Fisky. Aussies were there for 8 months in 1940- most likely drinking warm beer & rooting pallid moles.

    No, they were obliterated by a tragic accident whereby they all fell on their sharpened tentpegs.

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