Less politicians, more statesmen

Churchill saved Charles de Gaulle by bringing him to Great Britain just in time.

Short video with some quotes from the marvelous biography of the greatest statesman ever: Winston Churchill, by William Manchester and Paul Reid.Concluding:Nowadays civilization is threatened in a very different way but in my opinion also in an even more worrying and sinister way than 80 years ago.Serious politicians should more frequently ask themselves: What Did… Continue reading Less politicians, more statesmen

No, not canonising WSC

.. only half jokingly ..
The paintings in the background are not related to the contents of this video. These are old paintings: from 2019. The woman is my grandmother who died in 1925 …

This video is about quite a number of different subjects. One of those is the really very peculiar aspect of religious doctrines on “superstitions and false religions”. Links: Last week’s video.The article by George Mitchell.The article by the Sahara Reporters.The article by the British anti-Churchill, anti-Trump professor.

December 26, 1941

Work (on oilpainting) in progress. Those microphones looked really high-tech back then.More so then, than when the great composer, guitarist and performer Zappa used them:

Imagine…

Restaurant 1453

This is a photo of a Turkish -or should I say Ottoman?- restaurant in Scheveningen, near The Hague, Netherlands.1453 is the year Turkish ruler Erdogan often brags about: it was the year the Turkish invaders of Anatolia conquered and devastated the christian city Constantinople, in effect terminating the Byzantine Empire. Do any search on the… Continue reading Imagine…

Expressionism? I do want to cry out..

Expressionism?
Hyperlapse & comments

Colourizing old movies: I saw great examples of it before and today I discovered that a fellow Dutchman called Rick is doing a really great job in this field. Here an example of his work: The Attack on Pearl Harbour.This blogpost is about something completely different, yet in a way comparable. I chose this example-link… Continue reading Expressionism? I do want to cry out..

May 10 in The Netherlands and in Great Britain

BBC-text and photo
Praise. Not just for Winston Churchill but for William Manchester too.

I used the (in)famous photo of Chamberlain as featured image. Somewhat amazingly I could find it at the BBC. (Link) This is a good source to start if you know little or nothing about why the name ‘Chamberlain’ to many is almost a synonym for ‘appeasement’.