The Myth of German Villainy
By Benton L. Bradberry. As the title The Myth of German Villainy indicates, this book is about the mischaracterization of Germany as history’s ultimate villain.
The official story of Western Civilization in the 20th century casts Germany as the disturber of the peace in Europe, and the cause of both World War I and World War II, though the facts don’t bear that out. During both wars, fantastic atrocity stories were invented by the Allied propaganda machine to create hatred of the German people for the purpose of transforming public opinion to support the wars.
The mainstream holocaust propaganda that emerged after World War II further solidified this image of Germany as history’s ultimate dastardly villain. But how true is this “official” story? Was Germany really history’s ultimate rogue nation? In this book, Benton L. Bradberry paints a different picture. He explains that Germany was not the perpetrator of World War I nor World War II, but instead, was the victim of Allied aggression in both wars.
The instability wrought by World War I made the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia possible, which brought world Communism into existence. Hitler and Germany recognized world Communism, with its base in the Soviet Union, as an existential threat to Western, Christian civilization, and he dedicated himself and Germany to a death struggle against it.
Far from being the disturber of European peace, Germany served as a bulwark that prevented Communist revolutionaries from sweeping over Europe. The pity was that the United States and Britain did not see the Soviet Union in the same light, ultimately with disastrous consequences for the West.
The author believes that Britain and the United States joined the wrong side in the war and that things would have been far different had they backed the right horse.
Hardback, 6″×9″, 454 pages
About the Author
Benton L. Bradberry served as an officer and aviator in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1977, from near the beginning of the Cold War to near its end. His generation was inundated with anti-German propaganda and Holocaust lore. In his role as a naval officer and pilot, he was immersed in anti-Communist propaganda and the war psychosis of the Cold War era. He has had a life-long fascination with the history of this period and has read deeply into all aspects of it. He also saw much of Europe during his Navy years and has travelled widely in Europe since. A natural skeptic, he long ago began to doubt that the propaganda told the whole story. He has spent years researching the other side of the story and has now written a book about it. The author is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California with a degree in Political Science and International Relations.