Advance to Barbarism



Advance to Barbarism In this humane and provocative study, the author an English attorney with a profound understanding of military history skillfully debunks the simplistic image of World War II as a conflict between Good and Evil Veale examines, for example, the authentic holocaust of civilians perpetrated by the Allies, as in the infamous fire bombing attacks on Dresden and Hamburg He establishes that it was Britain s wartime leaders not Hitler who introduced the policy of strategic terror bombing.Veale compellingly argues that the War Crimes Trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo, and their numerous and barbaric imitations in Communist controlled eastern Europe, established the perilous principle that the most serious war crime is to be on the losing side Veale traces the evolution of warfare from primitive savagery to the rise of a civilized code that was first threatened in the American Civil War, again in the First World War, and finally shattered during the Second World War the most destructive conflict in history I have read the book with deep interest and enthusiasm, wrote Norman Thomas It is original in its approach to modern warfare, cogent and convincing His indictment of modern warfare and post war trials must stand Francis Neilson praised it as indispensable to earnest students of the nature and effects of warfare It contains trenchant criticism of the Nuremberg trials, and exposes the stupidities of peace loving politicians Prof Harry Elmer Barnes called it the best general book on the Nuremberg Trials A very readable and impressive volume and a major contribution to any rational peace movement With a foreword by the Very Rev William Ralph Inge, Dean of St Pauls This rare C C Nelson edition includes a dust jacket, photos, bibliography and index. Best Read [ Advance to Barbarism ] By [ Frederick J. Veale ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 365 pages
  • Advance to Barbarism
  • Frederick J. Veale
  • 19 September 2017
  • 0939484455

10 thoughts on “Advance to Barbarism

  1. John says:

    This is a peculiar book written just after WWII by a London jurist The author describes warfare as it existed in Europe from the 1700 s to 1900 as being fairly civilized and gentlemanly, if such a thing is possible He delineates the unwrittenor less agreement among all parties in European wars to avoid involving civillians in warfare and gives several interesting historical examples of such behavior He decribes the restrained, nonvindictive attitude of the victors over the vanquish This is a peculiar book written just after WWII by a London jurist The author describes warfare as it existed in Europe from the 1700 s to 1900 as being fairly civilized and gentlemanly, if such a thing is possible He delineates the unwrittenor less agreement among all parties in European wars to avoid involving civillians in warfare and gives several interesting historical examples of such behavior He decribes the restrained, nonvindictive attitude of the victors over the vanquished He then spends the rest of the book critisizing the activities of the Allies in WWII His complaints center on two main points the deliberate Allied bombing of civillian, non military areas of Axis cities, and the Nuremberg trials He makes a fairly convincing argument that the Allies were the originators and primary perpetrators of the d...

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