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Messages - JamesAPrattIII

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I think the book "wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution" says Schiff did not help the Bolsheviks he did help the Japanese get loans during the Russo-Japanese War.

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Another Jew that played a major role in enabling the Bolsheviks to seize and hold on to power was Olof Aschberg according to the book "History's Greatest Heist"  he was the Bolsheviks banker. One also must point out the book "Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution" points out some Wall Streeters also helped the Bolsheviks out fiscally. The book "The Russian Revolution" R Pipes points out that in 1918 the German generals wanted to get rid of Lenin but wealthy German industrialists and bankers with the German foreign ministry stopped them. Note:As far as I can tell none of the people mentioned in the later two books who helped the Bolsheviks were Jewish.

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The Russian Revolution / Re: 100 Years Later
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:49:05 PM »
Putin as tsar the title General secretary would be better for this ex-Chekist thug who is also a dictator on the march. Where he goes next no one knows. Some people who have met him find him to be a cold eyed killer. Based on his background this is not surprising. Putin is also getting old and people have pointed out Russia could be entering a Brezhnev like period of stagnation and corruption. There is no way Putin is going to step down voluntarily he has too many enemies. So it could be one day the Russians might get fed up with him and there might be another revolution that gets rid of him.

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Marie Feodorovna / Maria Fed red cross hospital pictures
« on: March 16, 2017, 04:37:56 PM »
On the great war forum 1914-1918invasionzone.com medical services section there is a posting from the Russian state archives of photos of Maria Fed and her red cross hospital. A few  pictures I have seen before but many are new to me. They are worth a look at. Note all the captions are in Russian a translation is needed.

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books mentioned by Helen Rappaport in the Wall Street journal in last month that are in archive.org:

The Red heart of Russia Bessie beatty
Donald Thompson In Russia Donald Thompson
Runaway Russia Florence Macleod Harper

not on archive .org The Dissolution of an Empire Meriel Buchanan but two other books by her are there

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movies I watched on youtube:
Rasputin the Mad Monk
Raspoutine 2010 French no subtitles

on youtube but I can't watch it
The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930) base on the novel of the same name there is supposedly a East german movie of the same name this is from the national WW 1 museum and memorial presentation: Last Stand

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Imperial Russian History / Re: Signs of war in the Pre WW1 period
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:05:12 PM »
Eb in your reply 14 you asked about the pre WW I Russian defense build up. It is mentioned in the books "The Eastern Front 1914-1917" by Norman Stone and in more detail in On Effectiveness of Military Institutions Volume I WW I by Williamson Murray and Allan Millet

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This is from 1939-Militar-Wochenblaff Nr9 pages 541-544:
"The Tatigleit der flueger der Deutchen 8 Armee von und Mahrend Der Schacht bei Tannenberg" by Obltn Baron Von Loementern: the Germans had 36 aircraft:

8th Army FFA 16
I Corps  FFA 14
XX Corps FFA 15
XVII Corps FFA 17

Fest FA Knoigsberg, Graudenz, Lotzen

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It is very interesting some of the footage I have seen before but there is a lot I haven't seen. The film clips of Perishkevich and Illiodor may be the only ones of these men. From what I have read there was a lot of film footage from this period and earlier that did not survive.

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Imperial Russian History / Re: Signs of war in the Pre WW1 period
« on: March 03, 2017, 01:05:14 PM »
Some youtube presitations at the National WW I museum and memorial which may be of interest on this and other matters:

The Forgotten realm on the eve of the great war: Austria-Hungary July 1914
The Outbreak of war 1914
Between the rock and a hard place
Tides, Tectonic plates and talismans all over again

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Imperial Russian History / Re: Signs of war in the Pre WW1 period
« on: February 23, 2017, 05:26:49 PM »
The book "Defeat in Detail" by Edward Erikson deals with the Balkan wars 1912-13

As for Franz Ferdinand he was against going to war. he also was unpopular in part because he had plans when he became Emperor to turn the Empire into a federated nation. One does not know what have happened if he had not been assassinated but just about anything would have been better if there had been no WW I ect.

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There is a movie "Bitter harvest" that will coming out soon it is about the Holodomor or famine genocide in the Ukraine. Trailers ect are on youtube. I first saw mention of this on a Cspan program on 21 Feb 2017 402pm  by the atlantic council.org on the Russians in the Ukraine. For more information on what happened in real life see the books "Harvest of Sorrow" and "Bloodlands"

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I have read this before on this site and found a lot wrong with it as for Prootpopov G Cloony would not do Protopopov was a rather short man who was inept possibly insane. A comedic actor would be a better choice to play him.

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It's been awhile but I believe I read that the bookstores in the last decades of the USSR were full of anti-Semitic literature. These stores did not sell books that were not cleared by a censor. Also in this period if you were a really smart Jew and wanted to be a scientist you could pretty much forget it in the USSR. The powers that be would stop you and unlike tsarist Russia going to a foreign university was out of the question. This hurt the USSR technology wise ect.

Correction I should have said about half the generals in the NKVD in 1936 were Jewish. Source my notes from the book "Bloodlands"

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I believe Jews made up have the senior leader in the Soviet Secret police in 1938 when Stalin purged a lot of them.

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