Fascinating historical notes … by George Laidlaw - BI

George Laidlaw is a novelist and President of the Ottawa Independent Writers.

South African Boers supported Nazi Germany during World War 11

The Boers (Dutch farmers) in South Africa never forgave the British because during the Boar War the British put women, children and captured Boer fighters into  'Concentration' camps where many died from disease and starvation.

During World War 1 and World War 11 the Boers helped Germany in their fight against the Allies.

Germany had nearly won the war when events like the invasion of Russia and the entry of the Americans (after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor) into the War on the British Side changed the balance of power and slanted it in the direction of the Allies.

The end result of the war was not a forgone conclusion because the Germans had many tools in their arsenal that could recover the balance to their side. But the development of the atomic bomb changed everything. The Germans too were researching the development of the atomic bomb and it was a neck and neck race to see who would have it first.

For those interested in history and the development of the atomic bomb, we discover that it was to change America from a nation interested in keeping out of the foreign European war to suddenly changing their entire economy into a war machine at an unprecedented level.

Read an interesting story called The Tassled Warrior by George Laidlaw www.georgelaidlaw.ca and discover how spies were planted in the United States to find out how prepared the Americans were after December 7, 1941.