By Stephen Eric Bronner
"The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is one of the such a lot notorious records of antisemitism. A forgery created in Russia via the czarist mystery police and speedy translated right into a host of languages, it portrayed Judaism as a global conspiracy devoted to the destruction of Christian civilization. the looks of the Protocols sparked a few bloody pogroms and it assisted in shaping the taking into consideration right-wing events around the world from Hitler's Nazis to modern antisemitic teams in Russia, the center East and the USA. a piece of highbrow heritage, A Rumor concerning the Jews expresses the relationship among antisemitism and the overarching political attack upon the enlightenment legacy taking the reader on a ancient trip that gives a brand new and penetrating figuring out of an insidious ideology and its broader implications.
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But all of this would be little consolation to the families of the more than 8,000 dead Canadians. How could they justify the loss of their loved ones for the gain of two and one-half kilometres of mutilated, chalky Somme farmland? • 29 w o 00 o S S For What? by F. H. Varley (CWM 8911) Futility & Sacrifice The Odds A shocking statistic of the Great War was the tremendous loss incurred within a few hours of an attack being launched. Suffering 60% to 70% casualties was typical for an attacking battalion of 650 men.
There was one important success. The 25th Battalion captured Kenora Trench, a "switch trench," connecting to Regina Trench. From Kenora, an attack could be launched, under cover, right into Regina Trench. However, this was small consolation for more than 1,000 casualties and virtually no territorial gain. The Second Attempt: October 8th, 1916 T he Canadians' largest assault on Regina Trench came on October 8th. The attack was made by the 1st and 2nd Divisions and was launched over a three kilometre front from Destremont Farm to Kenora Trench.
_- _ _.. Execution by Firing Squad ore than 350 British Empire soldiers were executed during the Great War. Twenty-five of these men were Canadian soldiers, all of whom were volunteers. Twenty-two were executed for desertion, one for cowardice and two for murder. By contrast, the Australians did not execute a single man during World War I. Military authorities deemed that certain offenses, considered minor in peace time, could not be tolerated on active service. For example, desertion, which normally resulted in a two-year sentence, could bring the death penalty in wartime.