Our understanding of these events has been firmly trapped in a web of falsehood and duplicity carefully constructed by the victors at Versailles in and maintained by compliant historians ever since. The official version is fatally flawed, warped by the volume of evidence they destroyed or concealed from public view. Hidden History poses a tantalising challenge.
Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War
The authors ask only that you examine the evidence they lay before you. Gerry Docherty is a former headteacher and author of several historic plays. His most recent, Lie Of the Land , told the story of two cousins from the same small village in Scotland who won the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Loos in Jim Macgregor is a former GP. He was raised in a cottage in the grounds of Erskine Hospital for the War Disabled, and as a result developed a life-long interest in the origins of war.
Gerry Docherty , James MacGregor. South Africa Disregard the Screamers. The Changing of the Guard. America A Very Special Relationship. The Elites, past and present? The court historians whose success is predicated upon conformity? So too in any objective sense is academic history. Its value resides only in supporting the present-day elites who pay the piper and own the pipes. It may already be too late, but we have to dispel pessimism to stand any chance of taking control of our own future. Much has already been done by revisionists such as Harry Elmer Barnes, Antony Sutton and Guido Preparata, and not least by Carroll Quigley who provided the signposts we need on this complex journey.
Modern history in its entirety requires grassroots revision. There is too another concern. The selection of approved versions of history dictates what is taught in our universities and schools. Scottish schoolchildren are taught certain aspects of the First World War but all contentious issues are absent from the syllabus. Internationally, university professors and departmental heads determine the body of knowledge from which degrees are judged.
Armed with their prized degrees, those who progress to a career in history are obliged to teach from the same sacred scripture in schools, colleges or universities. No one questions this. School and college students are then examined on their historical learning and understanding from texts blessed with institutional approval.
Thus, generation after generation, we witness the perpetuation and consolidation of fake history. It would be ludicrous to suggest that all modern historians or war historians are intentionally producing fake history, but they raise no dissenting voice against those who do. The distressing reality is that brave revisionist historians are a very rare breed indeed. Academic historians of all colours need to muster their courage to speak truth to power and stop toeing the Establishment line. The fact that it is not historians but ordinary men and women who are at the vanguard of the historical truth movement today brings shame to their profession.
The verdict of history itself will surely judge them harshly. United States, U. List of Cabinet Papers, — Asquith letters to Venetia Stanley. Cabinet Papers, Volume IV ref: Together with the omission of crucial documents, control of the narrative itself is another mechanism for creating fake history. This, ironically, is achieved by applying the academic principles of historical research which are meant to prevent junk history; the peer review process. Peer review involves a manuscript or research proposal being read and evaluated anonymously by scholars who are themselves part and parcel of the system.
They may have considerable expertise in the period, subject matter, languages, and documents with which the author deals, but they have a list of criteria to which the aspiring historical author must bend the knee. And herein lies the finesse of the overall system which prevents true history emerging. Work which fails to display knowledge of existing work or fails to provide what they deem as valid evidence, will not be approved.
It will be damned as weak, and appropriate revisions and resubmissions will be demanded. Where valid documentary evidence has been destroyed, corrupted, removed, culled and so forth, then the author is limited to the scraps which have survived. Thus, at a stroke, the permanent withdrawal of primary source documents at Stanford and Hanslope achieves its aim. Researchers cannot move beyond the parameters created by those who actually determine what can or cannot be accepted as history. They have to play the peer review game to advance their careers. They are required to stay on the mainline train and regurgitate that which the elites want us to believe is true history.
Those who deviate or question the process are not tolerated. The only route is the mainline track, laid down by the great universities from chairs of history funded and controlled by the corrupted system.
According to the American Historical Association, the peer review entails a manuscript or research proposal being read and evaluated by other scholars with expertise in the time period, subject matter, languages, and documents with which the author deals. As peers of the author in a specialised field, these reviewers provide analysis to the review boards of agencies on the scholarly significance of the article: Does the author display knowledge of existing work in the field? Does the research design, processes and methodologies, for example, conform with professional standards?
Does the author advance an original argument and provide valid evidence to support the work? If particular areas are weak or absent in the presentation, the peer reviewers suggest revisions that will strengthen the project and call for resubmission before funding is awarded or a manuscript is accepted for publication. Scholars support the concept of carefully monitored peer review as the fairest way possible to ensure disinterested evaluation of research. The American Historical Association believes that such peer review will best serve the American people who fund the research. If the state is the funder, it should serve the state.
Believe us, it does. The peer review process may appear the ideal means by which the quality and honesty of historical writing are ensured.
And it is claimed that although it is not perfect, it is the best safeguard that academic standards in history have. Reality, however, is different. Well-known, establishment historians who support the status quo are more likely to be recruited as peer reviewers. In the field of war history especially, it is actually used as a means to sustain and promulgate the junk history it is supposed to weed out.
They reject them outright. The fact that their narratives and meta-narratives serve the purposes of Money Power and other elites may be incidental, but is not coincidental, to their epistemological deficiencies. Naturally, these other points of view are not conducive to the elite interests and consequently are effectively outlawed. The mechanism of displacement is the very matter of peer-review.
Shades of an Orwellian dystopia darken the academic freedoms which have long been touted as the mark of an advanced liberal society. Senior academic historians who have succumbed to the lure of status and position, and sold their integrity for financial rewards are to be found in many fields. The corruption of science-based medicine and academic history offers striking parallels.
Professor Richard Horton, editor-in chief of the Lancet — recognised as one of the most highly respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world — stated recently that the case against science is straightforward: Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.
Alarm bells should be sounding across the universe. We continue to be lied to. We aid and abet the worst behaviours. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. As a direct consequence, Big Pharma has gained enormous control over how doctors evaluate and use its products.
They sit on governmental advisory panels, head professional societies and speak at regular meetings and dinners that take place to teach clinicians about prescription drugs. Killed by the greed of the money power. A recent survey found that about two thirds of academic medical centres hold equity interest in companies that sponsor research within the same institution.
A study of medical school department chairs found that two thirds received departmental income from drug companies and three fifths received personal income. Two of his colleagues received similar amounts. But this was by no means limited to psychiatry. Big pharmaceutical companies and the Money Power are, of course, closely related and their corruption of science based medicine and academic history bear striking similarities.
The peer review process in both specialities has been thoroughly comprised. It is clear that some senior individuals in the medical field have sold their honesty and integrity, just as have some senior academic historians, but overall the medical profession can be justifiably proud of the fact that honest doctors and medical journals are prepared to expose the corruption and name and shame those involved. There is, alas, no such response to be found in the academic history profession where not one solitary voice has been raised against the corrupters or the corruption.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford was not the sole depository for the concealment and sifting of incriminatory documents. Every few yards between the fences are closed-circuit television cameras and floodlights. And bury difficult secrets they have. Cobain exposed how millions of files containing top secret British government documents are kept at Hanslope Park. They date back further even that the First World War.
Some which were recently released, albeit very reluctantly under direct order of the Courts of Law, revealed the true horrors of British colonial rule in Kenya and elsewhere in the world. The Hanslope documents are among those which have survived the bonfires. Freedom of Information laws exist, but so many exemptions are applied that it can still prove impossible to access documents that are a century and more old.
Ian Cobain is an exception and we are indebted to him. The fruits of our research very clearly show that the entire mainstream thesis that Germany was to blame for the war, is a complete fabrication. This leads us to the inevitable but depressing conclusion that, apart from the few notable exceptions, brave and honest war historians are few and far between. They created fake history which blamed a completely innocent Germany while depicting Britain as the saviour of the free world.
It was but the beginning of a great lie. The vast majority of academics beyond Oxford unwittingly swallowed the great lie, or were too cowed to question it. Little has changed over the intervening century. They throw in the odd caveat that Germany was not solely to blame, but basically rehash the old lies about German guilt.. It is likely that a number of academics outside the charmed circle recognise the falsehood, but comfortable academic careers, incomes and mortgages have to be protected.
In faking history, lies are created and truth is twisted or suppressed. Revisionists presenting genuine historical information are fiercely criticised and their work publicly ridiculed. Our Hidden History has been subjected to attacks on the web by what some consider to be a paid disinformation agent of the Money Power.
These are the individuals carefully selected to create false histories. Glowing critiques of their work in the controlled mainstream media are assured. The odd Pulitzer Prize or knighthood in Britain will be thrown in for good measure. But such acquiescence to falsehood among academic historians is not simply a modern phenomenon. Peter Hoffer, Research Professor of History at the University of Georgia, explained just how difficult it now is for historical truth to prevail: Lying may be rational or illogical or both, but it is a subject that cannot be avoided in any philosophy of history for our time.
History itself is replete with lies and lying. The best and worst example is the big lie. The big lie is a simple message of allegedly great importance. Repeated over and over, despite the piling up of counter-evidence, it has a power that truth cannot deflect and evidence to the contrary cannot undo … [however], a lie does not have to be all that big to make a difference in history. They related only accounts that were favourable to the monarchy, no matter how false they might be. The power of royalty has greatly diminished, but Court Historians remain a significant entity.
They remain the intellectual bodyguards of the State. As a result they enjoy high esteem and recognition in the mainstream media and academia. The late Cambridge University historian, Professor Herbert Butterfield, warned that omission of important documents from the historical record is not always the fault of historians employed by government. They can only deal with the material they are given.
The processes by which official papers are accumulated offers government officials and individual Cabinet Ministers the opportunity to cull these before they are handed over. As Professor Quigley explained, many of these political figures are effectively puppets of the Secret Elite. Thereafter, when the official histories are read by the public they have no idea what has been suppressed or withheld. It may be that a single document is more important than all the rest — the exclusion of one document out of three hundred is even capable of destroying the clue to the whole series.
Ian Cobain, The History Thieves, pp. Seven Types of Mendacity. John Tosh, The Pursuit of History: Herbert Butterfield, History and Human Relations, pp.
From its conception in , members of the secret society have taken exceptional care to remove all traces of the conspiracy. Letters to and from its leader Alfred Milner were culled, removed, burned or otherwise destroyed. They bear witness to the zeal with which much evidence of wrongdoing has been obliterated. Secret dispatches that we know from other sources that he sent, have disappeared. Incriminating letters penned by King Edward VII — a leading player in the secret cabal before his death in — were subject to an order that they must be destroyed immediately on his death.
Bad as that may be, it is of relatively minor importance compared to the outrageous theft of crucial papers from across Europe. In the immediate post-war years, hundreds of thousands of important documents pertaining to the origins of the First World War were taken from their countries of origin to the west coast of America and concealed in locked vaults at Stanford University.
The documents, which would doubtless have exposed the men really responsible for the war and their transgressions, had to be removed to a secure location and hidden from prying eyes. It was the greatest heist of history that the world has ever known. In modern day parlance had it all been recorded on computer, he was the one who pressed the delete button. He had earlier been tasked with ensuring that Germany had sufficient supplies of food, without which the war would have been over by These documents, it was claimed, would be properly archived for the use of future historians.
No official British, French or American government approval was sought or given. Indeed, like the thief in the night, stealth was the rule of thumb.
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Other documents concerning the conduct of the war itself were ignored. He established a network of representatives throughout Europe and persuaded General John Pershing to release fifteen history professors and students serving in various ranks of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. With food in one hand and reassurance in the other, they visited nations on the brink of starvation and faced little resistance in their quest. The removal and disposal of incriminatory British and French material posed little or no problem and with the Bolsheviks in control, access to Russian documents from the Czarist regime proved straightforward.
Removal of documents from Germany presented few problems. But the starving man will exchange even his birthright for food. Strange that none have ever been released. Had there been incriminating documents, it is certain that copies would have been sent out immediately to every press and news agency throughout the world proving Germany was to blame. The removal and concealment of the German archives by the Secret Elite was crucial because they would have proved the opposite: Germany had not started the war.
While the documents were physically housed within Stanford, the collection was kept separate and only individuals with the highest authority had keys to the padlocked gates. It was the Fort Knox of historical evidence, a closely guarded establishment for items too sensitive to share. In carefully selected archives were made available to genuine researchers. Over the previous two decades the unaccountable ruling cabal — the very men responsible for WW1 — had unfettered control over them.
What they withheld from view, shredded, or put in the Stanford furnace will never be known. Suffice to say that no First World War historian has ever reproduced or quoted any controversial material housed in what is now known as the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Indeed, it is a startling fact that no war historian has ever written about this utterly astonishing theft of the European war documents and their shipment to America.
We should be demanding to know what is hidden from us. The First World War was the seminal event of the twentieth century, and all that followed, including WW2, came as a direct consequence. Gollin, Proconsul in Politics, p. Lord Fisher, Memories and Records, vol. Niall Ferguson, House of Rothschild, vol. Whittaker Chambers, Hoover Library http: New York Times, 5 February Whittaker Chambers, Hoover Library at http: Macgregor and Docherty, Prolonging the Agony, p et seq. Hoover Institution, Stanford University at http: Free from any single political interference, this system was controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in private meetings and conferences.
Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War
In the world as a whole the power of the central bankers rested very largely on their control of loans and of gold flows. Professor Quigley explained how, in , Reginald McKenna, former British Chancellor of the Exchequer and at the time chairman of the board of the Midland Bank, told its stockholders: It was an extraordinarily frank statement from a man close to the inner circles of the British Establishment.
The international bankers on Wall Street were intimately linked to the Rothschilds in London and Paris. They manipulated the political power of the state to create and corrupt the Federal Reserve System to gain a monopoly over the money issue through it. This money is fiction, created out of nothing … In brief, this private group of bankers has a money machine monopoly. This monopoly is uncontrolled by anyone and is guaranteed profit. With a magic machine that created money from thin air, the international bankers were able to control not merely individual politicians, but entire governments.
Quigley deliberately revealed the names of the rich and powerful banks and bankers — the Gods of Money — who were intimately involved. Rockefeller and Brown Brothers and Harriman. Carroll Quigley had been invited by the secret society to study its membership, aims and objectives, and states he was helped in this by the British historian Alfred Zimmern who was himself a member of the secret cabal. It appears that Professor Quigley was actually chosen by the secret society to be its official historian.
As a student at Harvard, Quigley had gained two top degrees and a Ph.
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He taught history at Princeton University and Harvard before moving to the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown as professor of history. He was also a consultant to the U. Department of Defence, the U. Navy and the Smithsonian Institution. This is an outstanding professional record. He had entry to the innermost workings of the powers which controlled the United States. It is vital that we appreciate that his voice comes form the inside looking out. He knew what was happening and how the system truly worked.
Yet his personal position on these developments remains somewhat confused. Quigley stated that he admired the society and many of its members and its goals, but not its methods. This may have been his downfall. To us it remains an enigma that Quigley said he admired these individuals and their globalist aims of a one world government controlled by bankers, yet on the very same page stated that their tendency to place power in and influence into hands chosen by friendship rather than merit, their oblivion to the consequences of their actions, their ignorance of the point of view of persons in other countries or of persons of other classes in their own country … have brought many of the things which they and I hold dear, close to disaster.
Did Professor Quigley decide in the end, like his fellow historian Professor Alfred Zimmern, that the secret society posed such a menace to the world that he chose to expose it? We shall never know. Years later, when a rare surviving copy of Tragedy and Hope was found and an unknown publisher decided to pirate it, copies began to sell. Quigley was deeply offended by the suppression of a book which had taken him twenty years to write. In a radio broadcast he warned the interviewer, Rudy Maxa of the Washington Post: You have to protect my future, as well as your own.
Quigley stated that powerful people had suppressed his book because it exposed matters that they did not want known. Unbeknown to them, Quigley had written an earlier history in of the all-powerful secret society titled The Anglo-American Establishment. It exposed exactly who its members were and their intricate family, banking and business inter-connections. It revealed how they controlled politics, the major newspapers, and the writing and teaching of history through Oxford University. It was clearly such an explosive expose of the ruling cabal, and placed him in such potential danger, that he would not allow it to be published in his lifetime.
The book was only released in , four years after his death. We consider The Anglo-American Establishment to be the most important work of modern history written in the twentieth century. They recruited men of ability, chiefly from All Souls and controlled them through the granting of titles and positions of power. They were thus able to influence public policy and education by placing these individuals at the apex of public institutions such as universities, shielding them as much as possible from public attention criticism.
He gathered around him a brood of talented Oxford men, utterly loyal to the primacy of the British Empire in pursuit of a new world order. The Secret Elite dictated the writing of history from the ivory towers of academia at Oxford, and what was taught thereafter in universities, colleges and schools across the land. To this day, researchers are denied access to documents because the Secret Elite has much to fear from the truth. They are determined to wipe out all traces that lead back to them, and take every possible step to ensure that it remains exceedingly difficult to unmask their crimes.
They carefully controlled the publication of official government papers, the selection of documents for inclusion in the official version of the history of the First World War and all that followed. Incriminating documents were burned, removed from official records, shredded, falsified or deliberately rewritten, so that what remained for genuine researchers and historians was carefully selected material.
The professors of history who wrote the false history of the First World War had been carefully selected in the pre-war years by the ruling elite and placed in chairs of modern history and the history of war at Oxford. These chairs had been set up and fully funded by members of the secret society whose outrageous wealth was based on their gold and diamond investments in South Africa.
Any alternative view is heresy. Anyone ignorant of how tightly controlled the mainstream media is might expect quality newspapers to headline this explosive work and praise Quigley as a hero for exposing the destruction of the democratic process. No newspaper or television station reviewed or commented on his incendiary book. To our knowledge and to their shame, no mainstream academic historian has ever written a review of this stunning work.
What we must ask is; was anyone permitted to offer such a critique? Sutton, The Federal Reserve Conspiracy, p. Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, p. Quigley, Anglo-American Establishment, p. Lies masquerading as news are as old as news itself, with royalty, governments, public figures and the mainstream media purveying it to manipulate public opinion. In an Orwellian twist those very same groups now employ it as a pejorative term against the alternative media and truth writers and bloggers as way of dismissing inconvenient truths and crushing dissent.
As the late George Orwell wrote:. It is the unelected, unaccountable individuals who control central banking, governments and the mainstream media, who control the writing and teaching of the fake history that enables them to enslave us. The highly perceptive author added: If we were able to grasp the truth of our past, could we begin to determine our own future?
In the first instance the lies and mythology need to be challenged by honest history, hard but necessary truths and historical revision. The emotional abuses and distortions in historical writing are greatest in wartime. Consequently, both the need and the material for correcting historical myths are most evident and profuse in connection with wars. Mainstream historians tell us that Germany was guilty of starting WW1 and committing the most barbarous crimes throughout. Kaiser Wilhelm II and Germany did not start the war, did not want war and did what they could to avoid it. But it is not just First World War history that is involved in the grand deception.
Our contention that virtually the entire received history of the twentieth century has been faked, and requires urgent and complete revision, will raise no eyebrows in enlightened circles. Self interest or cognitive dissonance? These blogs cannot cover the many thousands of examples of historical falsehoods or omissions we found in our historical research — our books do that — but it explains how the men behind the curtain actually created fake history.
Before we examine how history is faked we need to understand who fakes it and why. The astonishing 1, page tome Tragedy and Hope, published in , revealed the existence of secret society initially created by Cecil Rhodes in London in Its aim was to expand the British Empire to all habitable parts of the world.
The enlarged empire would be run by wealthy upper class elites and based on English ruling class values. These people felt obliged to rule the entire world because they considered the vast majority of the human race was too ignorant to do so themselves. In the decades following Rhodes death in , the secret society evolved. This would aim to become a world government. The geographical axis moved from London to New York. They ruled from behind the scenes and were not necessarily the major political players known to everyone.
They selected major political figures and funded and controlled them. They would not be the great teachers or historians, but they decided who would be elevated to the great chairs of learning. They funded historians who wrote the fake histories. The secret society was…one of the most important historical facts of the twentieth century. Indeed, the Group is of such significance that evidence of its existence is not hard to find, if one knows where to look. We looked, followed the clues, trails and names presented by Professor Quigley and were utterly astonished to find that a secret cabal actually existed, with unfettered powers in Britain and the United States.
Through enormous wealth, power and control of Oxford University, they were able to cover their tracks and fabricate a history which blamed Kaiser Wilhelm II and Germany. An Introduction to Revisionism, p. For an excellent summary of the role of the secret society see G. This is the second blog about the recently published Prolonging The Agony. In a single volume, the real History of how the First World War was deliberately prolonged to the benefit of the charlatans, profiteers, and the Secret Elite can be fully understood.
It is impossible to pick any single scandal above the others, but one which has been studiously ignored by the history boys is the Herbert Hoover and the Commission for Relief in Belgium. This one time American mining engineer and future President of the United States, previously criticised for rampant dishonesty by the courts in London, was chosen by the Secret Elite to head an international fraud which was paid for by the Allies and underwritten by the U. It claimed to provide food for the exclusive use of the population of Belgium and Northern France which were occupied by the German army.
What we have uncovered is an enormous double-deal whereby not only did food go to Belgium, food that was often sold for profit, but supplies also went to Germany directly down the River Rhine. We know that Edith Cavell saw what was happening. As an avid letter writer whose letters were printed in the Times, she threatened to expose the scandal.
This is a story of money, bankers and producers colluding to reap millions from the desperation of a hungry Europe, and in so doing prolonged the bloody war. Yet another scandal was the complete farce of the Gallipoli campaign. Because the Russians had suffered such vast losses on the Eastern Front, the Czar demanded evidence that war was worthwhile. The promise of Constantinople was the prize which animated him most, and the Gallipoli campaign was concocted by the Secret Elite to make it appear that a serious effort was underway to attack Turkey and win Constantinople for Russia.
It was set up to fail. You may think this impossible, but Prolonging the Agony provides detailed evidence that the campaign was an orchestrated farce from start to finish. But it convinced the Russians and kept them in the war.