Tuesday, April 03, 2012

At long last the BBC airs the smug incompetence of Mountbatten

Last evening, on BBC 2 TV, the BBC finally aired the smug shrugging off by Lord Mountbatten of personal responsibility or remorse for the unneessary slaughter that he directly caused to the thousands, mainly Canadian, killed in the disastrous World War II raid on Dieppe, seventy years ago this August.

What has yet to be fully described, explained or debated for the wider British public, as far as I am aware, was the part played in World War I by the German warships Goeben and Breslau, while Lord Louis Mountbatten's father, the German, Prince Louis of Battenberg, was Britain's First Sea Lord.

This naval escape was described by Winston Churchill as bringing "more slaughter, more misery, and more ruin than has ever before been borne within the compass of a ship."  The Gallipoli landings which caused such slaughter amongst our Australian and New Zealand compatriots can unarguably have been caused by that event.

Altogether then a disastrous family record for the Battenberg/Mountbatten families, one which should give those living in our former dominians considerable anguish as our present foreign policy drives Britain ever further under German control. All in complete and blatant betrayal of the sacrifices of the peoples of our islands endured down the centuries.

Update 0925 BST further reading Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, linked here.

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Blogger Robert said...

Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty both in 1914 and 1940 interefered with naval affairs and signals leading to the escape of the Goeben in 1914 which propmted the Turks to join in the war on the side of Germany.

In 1940 he was at it again during the Norway campaign and was lucky that the collapse of the French army came before the Norwegian inquest or he would not have been made PM.

Mountbatten made have been incompetent, but Churchill was downright dangerous when he interefered in military matters.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Robert, Thanks for that. What do you make of the movements of the Indomitable and Indefatigable?

8:19 PM  

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