Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Some Seasonal Good Cheer

[From Christmas 1996. I repost this every year.]

There are times when it seems beyond doubt that we are living in the age of the triumph of evil. Believe it or not, there is still some good in the world. Not much, and on the rare occasions when it shows itself, goodness must peep up from its hiding place like a cautious groundhog and generally pop back underground very quickly to avoid the swooping predators---but every now and then, we get a glimpse.


On October 31st Herbert Perry, a retired businessman in Durham, North Carolina suffered a stroke. He recovered in hospital and early in November was sent to Hillcrest Convalescent Home. He had a roommate, an 88 year-oldman named Helmut Bartsch, who had been on a visit from Germany to his married daughter in Durham and who had also suffered a stroke on October 25th.

At first the two elderly gentlemen didn't talk much, but then Perry's son-in-law brought him some of his effects from home, including a bedside clock with a B-17 bomber on top. It turned out the two roomies had something in common. "Ah, I remember that silhouette," spoke up Bartsch when he saw it. "I remember the sound, too. It was like a hammer of smiths, crack, crack, crack."

Over 50 years ago, Herbert Perry was a corporal in the Army Air Corps in England, an air traffic controller. Helmut Bartsch was across the Channel in Normandy, commanding an anti-aircraft battery in the Wehrmacht. "I put 'em up, he shot 'em down," commented Perry to a local news reporter. "We're very similar even though we're enemies," continued Perry. "He had a stroke on the right side, I had a stroke on the left side. Now we talk about our days in the army. Every time he gets a little blue we sing a German hymn."

"The newspapers were always reporting air attacks on small towns,"said Bartsch, explaining why he volunteered for anti-aircraft. "It was only my duty to serve in the army."

Herbert Perry lost a lot of friends among the air crews he sent up into the sky, heading for Germany, many of them never to return, but he never let himself become bitter and he has always maintained a deep respect for the German people and their culture and intellect. "I even said it back during the war. The German people were smart and if the Americans hadn't come to England Hitler would have conquered them." The two families are now friends and the old vets will be staying in touch after Bartsch returns to Stuttgart.

Better Late Than Never

Crawford J. Ferguson of Charlotte, North Carolina is 72 years old. Half a century ago Crawford T. Ferguson was part of a B-17 crew that flew 35 missions over Germany in 1944, raids which slaughtered untold hundreds of thousands of people. For fifty years it has haunted his sleep. "I keep seeing the plumes of fire down below as the cities fall apart, and at the same time it's like I'm down in the city, burning, running through the flames looking for a child or a wife or a sister," Ferguson told a reporter."I have known for years that there was something I had to do before I die."

What Ferguson had to do was apologize, and this year he did so. He wrote out a total of 13 letters, about 100 words each, and addressed them to the city hall in every German town his plane had ever bombed: Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Frankfurt, Kassel, Hamburg, Munich, and others not revealed in the news article. In each letter he put a simple, heartfelt apology forwhat he had done in 1944. "Our target was strategic, but innocent lives were lost, citizens maimed and civilian property destroyed. I beg forgiveness for the agony I helped inflict upon you..."

The first few letters got some publicity in Germany; the mayor of Kassel sent Ferguson a thank-you note and the local newspaper printed the apology. A weekly TV news program called Hessenschau picked up the storya nd ran a feature on it. Ferguson also received a letter from the Munich city council, requesting permission to make his letter public, which he granted. The mayor of Munich, Christian Ude, wrote a personal letter of thanks.

Then something odd happened. About half of Ferguson's letters got through, but six of them appear to have been intercepted and returned by the German Federal postal authorities without explanation, possibly because they were deemed to contain "Nazi propaganda." Ferguson says with wry humor, "I wrote to our beloved President Bill Clinton. I sent the letters to him and I told him they had been returned. I invited him to read them and if he thought they merited being forwarded I was going to rely on him to take care of the situation. I've still not heard back from him."

"He Is One Of Us Now"

I read this in a British newspaper over ten years ago and I cannot remember all the details; I will quote from memory as best I can.

In a small village in the Norfolk fen country is a war memorial cemetery for the local dead in both wars. In one corner stands a small white obelisk bearing a Luftwaffe eagle and Swastika. In the early 1980s some of the anti-fascist scum came up from London to squawk and deface and attempt to destroy the headstone. The police and a number of local men came to the cemetery and "saw them off," apparently none too gently. The antifas scurried back to London screaming about police brutality and right-wing vigilantes. In the course of reporting this, the press also retold how the stone came to be there.

In 1944 and 1945 a lot of British and American air groups were operating out of fairly small airfields all across East Anglia. One such was this place in Norfolk. One day there was a massive daylight raid against what was left of Hamburg, using planes from all over these various fields. They dropped their load of death and were headed home when they ran into a number of German fighters.

"We broke up and flew our separate ways back to base, but there was this one German who stuck with us and wouldn't give up," recalled an American pilot. "He shot down at least two planes in our group and probably some more when the dogfight first began, but we just couldn't shake him. Our radio operator spoke some German and he could hear this guy's flight commander ordering him to come back, he would run out of fuel if he didn't, but the German pilot told him something like, 'You saw what they did today. They left nothing. I have nothing to go back to.' Evidently we'd bombed this guy's house, probably killed his family.

"We dodged into a cloud formation and for a while we thought we'd lost him, but over the coast of Holland we had to drop down and get our bearings, and there he was, still on our tail, still shooting at us, shredding us up pretty bad and wounding two of our crew. Our gunners shot back but could never hit him. Damn if the SOB didn't chase us all the way back to England! Our flak opened up on him as we came over the English coast, but they missed. By the time we got back to our field he had two British Spitfires on his tail, but they couldn't seem to tag him either. The guy seemed bulletproof. I got her down and we all jumped out of the aircraft and ran like hell, dragging our wounded with us, and he crashed his Messerschmitt right into our B-17. He finally got us, even though it was at the cost of his own life. His plane didn't catch fire because his fuel tanks were bone dry; he must have been flying on fumes. When they pulled him out of the wreckage dead, it was this blond kid, couldn't have been more than 19 or 20. He didn't have any papers on him, and we never learned his name."

The incident had been witnessed by the local villagers, who were so impressed by the boy's courage that the vicar offered him a burial plot inthe church's war cemetery, where he lies to this day, unknown.

All of the above is quoted from memory, but one thing I do remember with absolute accuracy, because I wrote them down, and that is the words on that young hero's grave in an enemy land. They were composed by an RAF colonel who also witnessed his death:

"Call them misguided, call them even wicked if you must; but no nation or cause ever brought forth defenders of greater courage and worth.They fought like the Northland gods of their ancient and warlike race, and few indeed are those among us who can say that ever we saw their backs."

When the British media asked the local people why they defended the grave of a Nazi, one of them answered, "We don't care what he was. We just know that he was a brave lad who one morning flew all the way from Germany to our village to die here, because he thought it was right that he do so. He is one of us now, and when those yobs came up here from London and insulted his memory they insulted us and all our own dead as well. They weren't even alive during the war, they don't know what it was like back then. Why don't they just bloody well belt up?"

These are the true words of the men who were there, who fought the Jews' war for them and who are far more entitled to speak of that time and those other men than any Deborah Lipstadt or Ken McVay or howling, slobbering Rich Graves.

I have met many men down through the years who were veterans of that war, and I never pass up a chance to see if I can get them to speak of their experiences. While I have to concede that there is a great deal of hatred remaining among those who fought against the Japanese, I have never met a single genuine combat veteran of any Allied Army, American, Canadian, British or South African, who fought against the Germans and who did not speak with respect and admiration of their courage, their skill and devotion as soldiers, and their human qualities of fortitude, humor and compassion in victory and in defeat.

If there are those who can't handle this view of Nazis, then I recommend you start with some of the accounts left by Allied veterans of the first war. (Robert Graves' Goodbye To All That springs to mind, but there are many other good examples.)

As for these hate-filled reptiles at the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the ADL and the AFA and Nizkor, I can only quote again the little old English lady: "Why don't they just bloody well belt up?"

Why indeed?


Blogger The Old Man said...


Thanks for posting this story about the brave young German (Hero, in my eyes) pilot, who gave his life to avenge his town and the Vaterland.

I am unwilling to post this response directly on the Thoughtcrime site, since Google is owned by Jews and Google wants your personal information including your email address (traceable through your IP), so I thought I would send this response here to nwnet.

About the story; not much can bring tears to my eyes anymore these days, but this one did. I had an uncle who served in the Wehrmacht in those days, and whose unit was captured by the Russians after the fall of Berlin. My uncle had carpentry skills, so he was "useful" to them (I don't blame the Russians, the Soviet Union was always run by Jews) and they kept him alive and imprisoned but using him for labor during his 7 years of imprisonment in the USSR (which constituted his "payment" for the crime of having served in the German Army) following the war.

When he returned home to Germany he had lost all his teeth due to malnutrition--the prison diet was mainly fish soup. Prior to his release to return home, the prison official asked him if he would not rather stay in the USSR as opposed to returning to his "bombed out" fascist homeland. My uncle replied; "dann ist mir der Kapitalistishe butterbrot shon lieber als der Kommunistishe fish soup" (roughly translated;" then, capitalist buttered bread is favorable to me than communist fish soup.")

This was a risky and insulting reply, but he made it home to Germany and had some good years left to his life before dying of throat cancer in 1972.

Through my mother, I had learned about the truth of what the NSDAP was really all about and the suffering that the German people had experienced at the hands of their Jewish landlords prior to Hitler's rise to power. I had also learned about the bravery of the German soldier, both from my mother and from my father (an American soldier stationed in Germany during and after the war) and who married her and brought her to the US.

As you stated in your blog; there was high regard for the German soldier among the American military men. Oh; and by the way, a (very) little known fact; after the war was over, the American army was polled as to whether there should be a trial for the German officers for "war crimes". Our military voted AGAINST such a trial, but that, as they say, is history and as usual, the "public" was ignored.


10:53 AM  
Blogger Holthoff said...

I knew a man in my home town. A WW 2 vet whom the SS once captured, shot in the snow, and left for dead. You would expect this man to hate Germans but the funny thing is later in life he realized it was the Soviet Union that really won the war and not the U.S. He did not think the U.S. benefited at all by being involved. He went around telling everybody he was a Soviet war vet because that is the only nation that benefited.
He even wrote the Soviet Union embassy and applied for vet benefits. This, or course, got the FBI on his case. They came down, interviewed him.He was politely refused Soviet Vet benefits by the Soviet Union.
He always believed that being involved in WW 2 caused England to lose her empire and released liberalism and diversity upon the United States due to the rise of organized Jewry and Zionism after WW 2, a direct result of that victory.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PH_Productions said...
"I knew a man in my home town. A WW 2 vet ... later in life he realized it was the Soviet Union that really won the war and not the U.S. He did not think the U.S. benefited at all by being involved. ... He always believed that being involved in WW 2 caused England to lose her empire and released liberalism and diversity upon the United States due to the rise of organized Jewry and Zionism after WW 2, a direct result of that victory."

This is exactly what WW1 and WW2 accomplished! The insertion of the malignant tumor known as Jewish Communism into the heart of Europe and the metastasis of the Jewish Communist cancer into the heart of every geo-political entity on Earth. Russia, England, Germany, America every single nation which had developed anything resembling a Western civilization was infected. Even cesspools of the Third World from China to Nicaragua developed their own neo-Bolshevik tumors.

There is now literally nowhere to which anyone could escape this cancer. The only way for Whites to begin curing it, quite literally, is to establish in an area where the tumor is smallest from which to systematically excise that tumor, cure as many other places as possible, then wait while the cancer of Zio-Communism inevitibly kills every nation which refused to accept the cure offered by Whites.


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