Background: The collapse of Mussolini’s government in July 1943 was a shock to Germany. After brief confusion the Germans seized control in most of mainland Italy and kept fighting in Italy until the very end of the war. The Allied armistice with Italy was signed on 3 September. Although this is dated 22 September, it makes no reference to Mussolini’s rescue by German forces on 12 September. However, since the latest source cited is 8 September, I assume it was prepared for printing before Mussolini’s rescue.
The source: Redner-Schnellinformation, “Italien. Veratende Verräter! Veratenes Volk!” Lieferung 69, 22 September 1943.
Speaker Express Information
Betrayed Traitors! Betrayed People!
Italy’s betrayal of us and Europe’s battle with fate has occupied the attention of the whole German people and of all the peoples of our European continent who are threatened by Jewish hatred and Soviet murder. The details of the history of the betrayal have been discussed in the press and the radio. Our speakers and propagandists have taken their approach to the events from the mouth of the Führer.
During the course of developments there has been a series of events that is extraordinarily enlightening for the whole German people. They are well-suited today to again confirm everything that we have said about the treachery and depravity of our enemies based on our experiences during the First World War. If we do not find the will, strength, and energy to bring this battle to a victorious end our people and Reich will be forever lost. The following three critical points about events in Italy provide clear proof of that:
1. Before the change in Italy’s government, the plutocrats in England and America promised the Italian people a peace with freedom and a happy new order. They demanded, however, the removal of the Duce and the elimination of fascism. Now that the Italians have succumbed to plutocratic arguments and done the will of the Jews and finance aristocracy, nothing is left of all of the promises. Now the talk is only of “unconditional surrender,” “surrender of islands in the Mediterranean,” “the end of all colonial aspirations in Africa,” “ignominious disarmament and the surrender of all defensive means and complete submission to the whims of the arrogant enemy.”
2. Before capitulation, the Anglo-Americans talked about final peace and protection from all the horrors of war. After the ignominious surrender of weapons, they now demand that they have complete use of the whole territory for their military purposes and mockingly announce that they can no longer prevent Italy from the fate of having the entire country become a base for their attack on Europe.
3. Before capitulation, the enemies could not make enough statements and promises as to their unshakable will to guarantee the Italian people absolute freedom in its domestic concerns. Now however, they make it the plaything of Bolshevist-communist activities and open the door to the Soviets for world revolution and a reign of terror.
The Italian people are suffering the consequences of ignominious betrayal and cowardly surrender. It is learning what happened to us in 1918, and will remain an eternal warning for us.
Following are reports from enemy and neutral source, generally without commentary, that show how this disgusting betrayal has played out in recent weeks. May it bring to their senses all those who see in current events in Italy the hope that the war could end for Germany in a similar way, without giving up its existence, its military spirit, and its sacrificial community spirit.
Radio London said on Friday, 3 September:
The New York correspondent of the Daily Mail painted the following rosy picture of the future for the Italians:
The Air Force minister Sir Archibald Sinclair said on 16 July at a conference of the Liberal Party:
An agitation radio station supported by Anglo-American plutocrats proclaimed on 17 July:
Those were the promises to the Italian people. After they found men like Badolgio and his crew who were ready to destroy the basis of Italian life, overthrow the Duce, and end fascism, enemy radio stations and the plutocratic press had different things to say.
Daily Mail of 8 September:
Times, 8 September:
Globereuter in New York reported on 7 September:
On 3 August, Eden said to the House of Commons:
The infernal Jewish-plutocratic depravity of the opponent of the Italian people is revealed in the following remarkable editorial in the Daily Mail of 8 September:
We read an article by Vernon Bartlett in the News Chronicle of 9 September:
In place of the previous promises of peace, the enemy press now mockingly says that the Italian people have to bear the horrors of war. They Italians have by now seen that. The Messaggero wrote on 16 July:
A Reuters special correspondent confirmed this in a radio broadcast from North Africa on 8 September:
London Radio said he same on 8 September. English radio commentator Taho Hoale said:
As much as this statement by the London commentator honors us, at the same time it is confirmation for the Italian people that they have gained nothing by Badoglio’s betrayal of and disloyalty to its strong domestic power, fascism.
A variety of other European voices confirm that. The Belgrader Donauzeitung concludes its discussion of events in Italy as follows:
The Pariser Zeitung of 8 September writes:
The Baseler Nachrichten expresses the same thought when it writes:
In various European countries, a burning realization of the greatest importance has developed. The Czech newspaper Poledni List, for example, writes:
How little even the enemy thinks of the traitors is clear from the follow dispatch by the special correspondent of the Swedish newspaper Afton-Bladet:
The other relevant fact about events in Italy is the remarkable speed with which communism and Soviet diplomatic representatives showed up in Italy after Mussolini and fascism had been deposed. Several articles even in the London Observer proposed speeding up the solution of the Italian question by the outbreak of a Bolshevist revolution. Already on 31 July Radio London reported that the Soviets were at work in Italy. In Milan, worker and soldier councils were established and the main prison was stormed, releasing hundreds of prisoners. Communist strikes caused serious difficulties both in public transportation and business. At the moment fascism was treasonously overthrown a whole series of parties made appeals to the Italian people. In the first rank were the Italian Proletarian Union and the Italian Communist Party. The National Federation of Italian Industrial Unions made this proclamation to the Italian population:
The French paper Echo de Tanger published a commentary on Italy’s betrayal of Europe and made a comparison to results of the “liberation” of North Africa by the Anglo-Americans. It said:
The Echo de Tanger said these examples were “instructive” for the Italians. They can see what Italy can expect from the Soviets after capitulation.
This prophesy was promptly fulfilled. The communist movement in Italy, which fascism has previously held down immediately reappeared. The English and the Americans themselves demanded the recognition of a Soviet veto right in all issues of the armistice and capitulation negotiations, as various press and radio reports noted. Not only in Milan, but also in Turin there were demonstrations from workers who where whipped up and led by communist elements.
The English communist newspaper Daily Worker demanded that after Italy’s capitulation the Allies continue their battle to defeat Germany so that in Germany, too, the instructions of the Bolshevist International could be implemented.
This proves even today that Jewish plutocrats are the lead elements of those forces who always have total world revolution as their goal, which means: Domination of Bolshevism over all of Europe. The few days of Italy’s confusion have shown what grows out of treason in Europe’s battle with fate. These facts cannot be whitewashed, nor can they be covered up by the hypocritical promises of Jewish-plutocratic agitation. One goal, therefore, was be kept firmly in mind:
Victory and freedom for Europe!
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