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Thoughts about D-day

by Brendan Clifford
Some general reflections on the Second World War prompted by the celebrations in 2014 marking the sixtieth anniversary of the D-day landings. Brendan Clifford is particularly known for his writing on Ireland and on the Soviet Union but he has also written extensively on British culture, notably the articles collected together in Puritanism and the Theatre and his study of proto-Fascist thinking in mainstream British thought - Union Jackery. Both can be obtained through the Athol Books website. 'Thoughts about D-Day' was first published in Irish Foreign Affairs, Vol 7, No 2, June 2014.

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Britain and France after Versailles - The destruction of Greece (and Yugoslavia)

With the Fascists against the Bolsheviks - Why the US entered the war - With the Bolsheviks against the Fascists - A simple world (Freedom v Bolshevism) 

The German-Polish war over Danzig - The German-Russian war (European civilisation v Bolshevism)

Was the war fought to save the Jews?

Was Fascism a 'transcendental enemy'? - The case of Spain

Philosophies of Empire (British, French, Belgian, Dutch, Soviet) - The War against France - Would we have fought in the ditches?

Restoring Imperial rule (Algeria, Vietnam, Malaya) - The US in Guatemala - The Bolsheviks in Eastern Europe

The tragedy of Poland