Churchill’s War: The Real History of World War II

All truth-tellers are denounced, and most end up destroyed.
Truth seldom serves the agendas of powerful interests.

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
The Unz Review
April 19, 2020

The one historian from whom you can get the unvarnished truth of World War II is David Irving.

On the bookjackets of Irving’s books, the question is asked: What is real history?

The answer is that real history is history that travels straight from history-maker to the history-maker’s documents and from the document archives to the historian’s book without political input and free of academic and patriotic prejudice.

 It is history that cannot be bought.

Irving’s Hitler’s War was published in 1977. Irving was an archaeologist digging in history who located and dug up previously unknown documents and archives. He lets the factual record tell the history. He is exact and scrupulous and does not curry favor. The Board of Deputies of British Jews wrote: “The book was thoroughly researched . . . It confirmed Irving’s reputation as one of the world’s most thorough researchers and an exciting and readable historian.”

The first volume of Irving’s Churchill’s War was published in 1987. The second volume in 2001. The third and final volume is awaited.

These works far surpass all previous histories of the war and all accounts of the agendas and events that produced the war. Irving is not motivated to curry favor with the ruling establishment, to make us feel self-righteous in our victory by demonizing the opponent or to grind any personal, ideological, or political axe. He lets the history-makers speak for themselves in their own words, and it is seldom a pretty picture.

Irving’s books sold millions of copies, and he was well-to-do. But he fell foul of Zionists, oddly enough because he documented actual atrocities against Jews. The problem was the atrocities he found differed from the official holocaust story. He documented a holocaust of a sort, but it is a different one than the Zionists prefer. If I understand correctly, infuriated Zionists with plentiful funds used unethical tactics and brought lawsuits, the defense against which eventually bankrupted him. Little wonder most historians choose to suck up to powerful interests by validating their claims and explanations. The fake history they write is a self-protective device like a bullet-proof vest.

I previously reported on Hitler’s War and the first volume of Churchill’s War in my most widely read article — https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/05/13/the-lies-about-world-war-ii/ . As I quoted Irving’s account that Jews were killed, but in a more ad hoc than organized way, Zionists rushed to my already defective Wikipedia biography to attribute Irving’s words to me, thereby labeling me a “holocaust denier.”

When I complained of the misrepresentation, I was fobbed off with the reply that I would not have quoted Irving if I had not agreed with him. In other words, if you report in a book review what a writer says, it means you agree with him. I am not qualified to agree or to disagree with Irving. Indeed, few people are.

People in the Western world have been indoctrinated for 75 years into a white hat/black hat story of World War II that exonerates the “allies” and demonizes Hitler and Germany. To tell people, especially elderly ones whose memory of the war was formed by war propaganda, that the “allies” were as bad or worse war criminals than the Germans brings fire and brimstone down on one’s head. It nevertheless needs to be done, because our view of ourselves reflects the make-believe story of the war with which we are inculcated. In the false history comes strength for the opinion that we Americans and our country are exceptional and indispensable and that these traits justify Washington’s hegemony over the world. Our destruction in whole or part of seven countries in the 21st century, our withdrawal from arms limitation agreements, our dangerous demonization of militarily powerful countries such as Russia and China all rest in our self-righteous view of ourselves. Of course, not all Americans share these self-righteous views, but the views are the basis for both Republican and Democrat foreign policy. Even the left-wing, or whatever remains of it, believes in war in order to overthrow dictators and “bring democracy and human rights.”

In what follows I am not going to attempt a review of Irving’s second volume on Churchill. Instead, I will report some of the findings that documents reveal, findings that will be new information for most readers. But first a preface.

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Hitler did not start World War II. England and France launched World War II with a declaration of war against Germany. Hitler did not want a war with Britain and France and tried to avoid it and then end it with a peace agreement very favorable to Britain and France. Hitler regarded the British Empire as essential to the survival of European dominance. He promised Churchill in exchange for an end of hostilities that Germany would defend the British Empire with the German military anywhere in the world that it was in jeopardy. Hitler left a large part of France and French North Africa unoccupied. He left the French fleet in French hands.

Hitler’s aim was to restore the integrity of the German nation which had been torn apart and distributed to Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark, and France by the Versailles Treaty which had been forced on Germany after World War I by a policy of starvation. Germans in the territories turned over to Czechoslovakia and Poland were being persecuted and murdered. Hitler had no choice but to do something about it. He recovered German territory from France, Czechoslovakia, and Denmark without war.

The same outcome was likely in Poland except the British interfered. The British gave the Polish military dictatorship a “guarantee” to come to Poland’s aid if Poland refused Hitler’s demands. Consequently, the Polish dictatorship broke off negotiations with Germany. Germany and the Soviet Union then split Poland between them.

The guarantee compelled “British honor” to declare war on Germany—but not on the Soviet Union—and the hapless French were pulled along.

The British relied on the “powerful French military” and sent an expeditionary force which was promptly trapped at Dunkirk where Hitler let them go, thinking that an act of magnanimity and his refusal to humiliate the British would bring an end to the conflict. However, Churchill kept Hitler’s overly generous peace terms from the British people and from Parliament. Churchill had wanted war and had worked hard for one and now that he had power and a chance to repeat the military leadership of his great ancestor, the Duke of Marlborough, he was determined to keep his war.

With Hitler in control of Europe, Churchill began working harder to get the US into the war. All along the way President Roosevelt had given Churchill war encouragement but without promising any definite course of action from America. Roosevelt wanted Britain at war. He knew it would bankrupt the British and place them economically in Washington’s hands, which would permit the US to break up the British system of trade preferences that allowed Britain to control world trade, destroy the British Empire, dethrone the British pound and replace it with the dollar. Roosevelt was an enemy of empire except America’s own. From FDR’s standpoint, World War II was an attack by the US on British trade preferences that were the backbone of the British Empire.

So Churchill got his war which cost Britain her empire, and Roosevelt replaced the British Empire with an American one. FDR paid a cheap price—about 300,000 US combat deaths. In her defeat of Germany, Russia lost about 9,000,000 soldiers in combat deaths and 26 million people altogether,

After the Russians stopped the German offensive, the war could have ended, but FDR and Churchill had established a policy of unconditional surrender, which shackled allied wartime foreign policy to two more years of death and destruction.

As Pat Buchanan said, it was The Unnecessary War. The war served Churchill’s path to power and Washington’s empire. https://www.amazon.com/Churchill-Hitler-Unnecessary-War/dp/B001FVJH84/

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Volume 2 begins in 1941. Irving has tracked down and unearthed many documents that permit a better understanding of the war. Many official papers are still under lock and key and many have been destroyed. The effort to suppress truth from coming out continues 75 years after the war.

Secrecy is used to hide crimes. It is reputations that are protected, not national security.

Churchill used secrecy to protect his war crime of ordering the bombing of civilian residential areas of German cities with his emphasis on bombing the homes of the working class as they were closer together which helped the conflagation to spread. Churchill would first have the civilian areas firebombed, and then when firemen and rescue workers were engaged the British would drop high explosives. Churchill ignored military targets, preferring instead to break the morale of the German population by bombing civilian areas. He tried to get the British Air Force to include poison gas when dropping incendiary and high explosive bombs on civilian residential areas.

As the British people did not know Churchill was bombing civilians, Churchill hoped Hitler would be provoked into replying in kind. Hitler refused for three months to take the bait, but finally his military insisted that unless he bombed the British they would keep on bombing German civilian areas. Hitler gave in but initially insisted that only British industrial targets be bombed. Once a few bombs went astray, Churchill had his rallying cry that the Nazi barbarians were bombing civilians. He got away with this, but officials in the know worried that the British Air Force, especially “Butcher” Harris, would face war crimes trials when the war was over. British generals and admirals disagreed with Churchill’s bombing policy. They regarded it as unprofessional and unprincipled. They complained that it harmed the war effort by denying the army and navy needed air support.

In November 1942 British Air Chief Portal compared the German bombing of Britain with the British bombing of Germany. The Germans had dropped 55,000 tons of bombs, killing 41,000 British and destroying 350,000 homes. The British had dropped 1,250,000 tons of bombs, killing 900,000 German civilians, maiming one million more, and destroying 6,000,000 German homes. The UK/US firebombing of Dresden at the end of the war stands as one of the worst war crimes in history. It killed as many or more civilians as the atomic bombs Washington dropped on the two Japanese cities, also at war end.

Churchill was determined to bomb Rome, but was resisted by the British Air Force. In contrast, Hitler ordered the German military not to risk the destruction of Rome by defending it.

Churchill ordered the bombing of the French fleet, which Hitler had left in the hands of Vichy France, killing around 3,000 French sailors. Churchill together with FDR and Eisenhower invaded French Northwest Africa which was in the hands of Vichy France. Vichy France Admiral Darlan used his influence to persuade the French not to resist the invasion, thus minimizing British and American casualties. Darlan cooperated in every way. His reward was to be assassinated in a plot organized by Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, later one of Britain’s disastrous prime ministers. The assassin protested that he was promised immunity by the British, but was quickly executed to silence him. Eden, whose ambition was larger than his intelligence, was in DeGaulle’s pocket, and DeGaulle wanted Darlan out of his way to power.

The military schemes that Churchill imposed on the British military, such as his invasion of neutral Norway, always came to a bad end, but he rescued himself with masterful speeches in Parliament.

The British had a poor opinion of Eisenhower, and FDR had a poor opinion of Eden. There was so much conflict between the British and the Americans that it is amazing they were able to agree to any plan of action. The American people disliked the British for drawing them into “their war.” The British disliked the Americans for the Negro troops sent to England where they were believed to be responsible for rapes and a crime wave. A lot of propaganda was necessary to focus the hate on the Germans.

The British did not want to sacrifice Arab interests to Zionists but usually did because Zionists had the money. Churchill himself was indebted to a multimillionaire Jew who bailed him out when he faced bankruptcy. Zionists attempted to use their leverage over Churchill to force his approval of both more Jewish immigration to Palestine and for the formation of a “Jewish fighting force,” allegedly to fight the Germans but in reality to drive Palestinians out of Palestine. Zionists promised Churchill that if he would agree to their demands, they would bring the US into the war against Germany. Such was their power.

The British saw Zionists interests as detrimental to their hold on their Arab colonies. When deportations of Jews and their mistreatment began leaking out, the British Foreign Office saw the reports as the work of the international Zionist campaign to create sympathy and to use the sympathy in behalf of their Palestinian purpose. When 700 Jews found incapable of work were shot in a work camp, the Foreign Office responded, “Information from Jewish refugees is generally coloured and frequently unreliable.” Eisenhower was pleased with Darlan and was unaware of Eden’s plot against him. An American newsman told Eisenhower’s staff that the agitation against Admiral Darlan came from “Jews of press and radio who wish to make certain we were fighting a war to make the world safe for Jews.” The Jews cried wolf so often that when he actually showed up they were not believed.

WINSTON  CHURCHILL  (1874-1965)

WAR CRIMINAL . . . COMPULSIVE  GAMBLER . . . CHRONIC  ALCOHOLIC
SAVED  FROM  BANKRUPTCY  SEVERAL  TIMES  BY  A   RICH  SOUTH  AFRICAN  JEW
[LD]  In November 2002, Churchill  was voted “the greatest Briton of all time” (No 1) in a nationwide poll attracting more than a million votes.  He  is held in greater veneration today in Britain than William Shakespeare (No 5) and Isaac Newton (No 6).

Much information emerges in the second volume about Churchill’s character, personal habits, excessive drinking—he was dependent on alcohol—and autocratic ways. He could turn people against him and then with a speech or by taking special notice of them put them back in his pocket. Churchill had flaws and the ability to survive them. Irving does not excoriate Churchill. He merely shows us what he was like. There are things to admire and things to disapprove.

Moreover, it is not only Churchill who was ambitious. All were. It is a mystery that organization survived ambition. Somehow officers were able to devote time to war against the Germans from the time they spent warring against one another for commands and promotions. The same with cabinet ministers. The same for the military services fighting one another for resources. And the same for the Germans.The Italian and German generals were so jealous of Rommel’s initial successes in North Africa that they worked to undermine him.

And German efficiency also bites the dust. German intelligence never caught on that the British were reading their codes and knew precisely every shipment to resupply Rommel which the British seldom failed to send to the bottom of the Mediterranean.One would think that after nothing gets through time and again that a light would come on.

Churchill was frustrated by his inability to come to Stalin’s aid. He tried to compensate by sending supply convoys. The convoys lost half of more of the ships along with escorting Royal Navy warships. British admirals resisted these death convoys, but Churchill, perhaps afraid that WW I would repeat with a Russian separate peace, leaving Britain to face Germany alone, insisted. He continually sent reassuring messages to Stalin, who was not reassured.

Stalin must have despaired of the fighting capability of his British and American allies.All the British could do was to sic an entire fleet on a single German warship and bomb French and German civilians. In North Africa the British failed to push out the outnumbered Germans and called in the Americans. Eisenhower was far from a good field commander. After Rommel smashed through the Kasserine Pass, delivering to the American army “one of the most resounding defeats ever inflicted on the Americans in war,” Rommel reported to Berlin that despite being outnumbered and without supplies, he could again take the offensive. He attributed success in part to “the low fighting value of the enemy.” Eisenhower’s aide Harry Butcher recorded, “We sent out some 120 tanks and 112 didn’t come back.” Churchill shared Rommel’s dismissal of the American fighting man. “After Kasserine Churchill made little attempt to conceal his contempt for the American forces and their fighting value.”

The Germans, of course, were vastly overextended. In addition to a 1,000 mile Russian front and being bombed at night by the cowardly British who attacked unprotected civilian residential areas, Hitler had to occupy Europe and to rescue his Italian ally by sending troops to Greece and North Africa. The Germans might have had the will, but they did not have the resources to fight most of the world in a war of attrition.

Germany lost 4 million soldiers on the Russian front. On the Western front, which did not materialize until the Soviets had the war won, Germany lost a few hundred thousand. The Americans and the British never faced an intact Germany army. They faced understaffed divisions of an army exhausted and worn down by three years of fighting the Red Army. Hitler had 80% of his remaining forces on the Russian front.To oppose the Normandy invasion in June 1944 Germany had divisions of less than full strength with no reserves and little fuel. Despite the weakness of German forces, it took the Americans six and one-half months to reach the Ardennes, where the invasion was halted for 6 weeks by a German counterattack.

Despite these facts, in recent celebrations of the Normandy Invasion the Americans in a show of extreme pettiness prevented the participation of Russia. The Americans and British persist in pretending that they all by themselves won the war.

Volume 2 has 200 pages of footnote references. It has a 35 page index. It is the kind of history that only gets written once in a century. Irving is clearly the master of historical documentation. When you disagree with Irving, most likely you are disagreeing with the documented historical record.

Source: The Unz Review

22 thoughts to “Churchill’s War: The Real History of World War II”

    1. O’Brien,
      No worry. “The Devil” is not a separate spirit existing “out there” periodically enticing and harassing “peaceable people” with “His wicked Temptations” The Devil is “Man”

      1. Leaned on by a jew who threw together 2 books while Irving wrote 30! The ‘bitch of Atlanta’ was aided and abetted by another Brit cacademic (sic) moron in competition with Irving. MYTH MAKING is sinful! “Holocaust denial” is neither here-nor-there! Like the poisonous contention German soldiers ate Belgian babies in WW1. Merely part of agitprop! Since pernicious jews have refused to debate the issue of viability of ‘Auschwitz’ etc., the entire moot question has become their 19th bogus commandment. I.e., part of their boohooing! They refuse to ask themselves: “What are we doing to make us hated so much”?
        aklavik j.

  1. The perpetrators of WWI and WWII and the wars in the middle east were the zionists who rule the western world and have since 1913 when they foisted their privately owned FED and IRS on the American people.

    Read the book The Controversy of Zion by Douglas Reed, can be had on amazon.

      1. Thanks, I have the book as it is easier on my eyes to read a book, but for some people reading on line is fine, the thing is to get his message on zionist control of the western world out there.

  2. I just finished reading all the comments and I still think the post I sent in earlier today [ the one being CENSORED, probably flushed down the toilet forever ] is the most thought-provoking comment, but I guess ADMIN DOESN’T WANT thought provoking : WE can’t have TOO thought provoking that is TOO scary for Us. WE prefer everything to be bland and milquetoast. Please don’t send in anything TOO thought provoking, that scares Us and makes Us nervous and then WE have NO other choice but to CENSOR you. WE don’t care for comments that are TOO thought provoking. TOO thought provoking is TOO challenging to Our thought processes. TOO thought provoking overloads Our brain capacity TOO MUCH. WE don’t like to think TOO much, that’s because WE are MEGA UBER intellectuals with SUPER DUPER BIGGLY HIGH IQs, thank you. 🤓

    ADMIN: Which comment are you referring to? What are the opening words? What is it about? Is it a long comment thay goes on for about 1000 words? If it is, that’s why it wasn’t posted. TOO LONG to read — and probably OFF-TOPIC too. But I’ll post it if you can identify it by telling me what it’s about.

    1. But I do remember, Mr. Huntly. It’s the post wherein I reveal how to successfully blast a hole through The Firmament [ without the use of Nukes because Nukes don’t exist ] and I even include the mathematical formula you need to know in order to get a NASA manned 🚀 ship from this FLAT EARTH to the luminous NON-physical Moon , land on the NON-solid Moon and then fly back to THE FLAT EARTH, or stay on the NON-solid Moon and start building colonies — safely and victoriously! One needs to know the math. 🤓

      Now go find the post, uncle, and don’t come back until you find it. After you find it then you can come 🤗 back — but not until then, *grin*

      ADMIN: Sorry, I can’t find any such post. Anyway, Flat Earth stuff is way off-topic. Nothing to do with Churchill!

  3. It should be noted, that three of the best known works on World War II history are Gen. Eisenhower’s 559-page Crusade in Europe, Winston Churchill’s six-volume The Second World War (4,448 pages total), and Gen. de Gaulle’s three-volume Mémoires de guerre (2,054 pages total). Published from 1948 to 1959, these books in 7,061 pages of writing make no mention of anything related to the Holocaust story.

    Both world wars were about
    • 1 Killing as many goyim as possible, using propaganda power to ignite wars between nations, prolong them, and get simpletons to fight with new, powerful, dangerous, expensive weapons. And
    • 2 Using Jew money power to exchange worthless money to collect as many assets from goyim as possible-
    visible assets: gold, silver, housing, farms, usable water, factories, transport, and
    less visible: legal and financial assets, notably control of banks and control of legal systems, and ownership, rents, secret alliances of the ‘Freemason’ and education types.

    And, we still see so-called “academics” like Christopher John Bjerknes still insisting on putting out the most ridiculous propaganda such as “Hitler, Bolshevik and Zionist”. These obvious lies can be destroyed instantly by Joachim Hoffmann’s brilliant work “Stalin’s War of Extermination” – which is not propaganda or an opinion piece, but uses official documents and archival information.

    1. J-

      Great comment! Makes sense to me…. especially:

      “2 – Using Jew money power to exchange worthless money to collect as many assets from goyim as possible-
      visible assets: gold, silver, housing, farms, usable water, factories, transport, and
      less visible: legal and financial assets, notably control of banks and control of legal systems, and ownership, rents, secret alliances of the ‘Freemason’ and education types.”

  4. Also read the following Books
    1 The Bad War by MS King.
    2 Planet Rothschild by MS King
    3 British Mad Dog Churchill by MS King
    4 HELLSTORM by MT Goodrich
    5 Summer 1945 by MT Goodrich
    More information (TRUTH) about the GOOD WAR (WW2).
    These Books are not available on Amazon.

  5. As a Kraut, it never ceases to amaze me that nobody, writer or ordinary people “look behind AH”, Germanys enemy NO 1. He coudn’t care less abt the German soldiers, or the civilians. Why? He was a plant of the allies/ Zionists.

    1. 3 months after dunkirk he lets himself get involved in the battle of Britain. Churchill bombed without provocation a German city. That was the sign for him to sacrifice 2000 planes and an unknown no of pilots? But suddenly it fizzled out. When Galland asked why, he said diversion for build up of Barbarossa. LoL. A frontline of 2.9K kilometers the allied wouldn’t notice?!

    2. North Africa. What are we doing there? Fighting, killing and get killed for Lebensraum for Mussolini? Rommel was called back, maybe too efficient. Then Goering et al flew 80K soldiers to NA, because the Americans landed at the coast. Instead of having 2 or three U-boats patrolling the Streaits of Gibraltar thus preventing the Americans from landing. Africa Corp raised white flags early 1943.Stalingrad finished early 1943.

    3. 500K battled hardened soldiers removed from the ba.ttle fields.

    I could go on and on to point out the idiotic stratigic orders all to the detriment of the 1st class Wehrmacht. But it will be too long.

    1. Kowid;
      I’m open to this possibility, but not entirely convinced. Like you say, some orders seem very peculiar and outright crazy, not just in regard to Mussolini but the Japanese also. But, they always are in war. Decisions made by politicians in warm, cozy offices very rarely turn out in practice on a battlefield the way you expect them to do so. AH was clearly driving himself nuts juggling a million different things at any one time, instead of just allowing his general’s to do their job. However, for far too many so-called WW2 “experts” the war is personal and their own feelings, religious views and emotions get in the way of the facts.

      The book I recommended is a look at the facts from the archives that have been opened up since the fall of the Soviet Union. So, it’s still all relatively recent to academics, and modern day political dogma isn’t exactly making things more easy. I’d still recommend the book to you either way.

      And you now have these guys all over the internet today, playing into the hands of the cabal by calling themselves “National Socialists”. All political necrophila is a waste of time whether it be NS or Communism. I’m no fan of authoritarianism so I’m not one of them, but I know these were different times back then.

  6. “The one historian from whom you can get the unvarnished truth of World War II is David Irving.”

    Perhaps so within the English speaking world. There are equally good publications in other languages. Also some in German, there where it all happened. This includes time witnesses.

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      Jay77

      I am glad that at least somebody is prepared to give my 2 cts some thought. I have been showered with abuse on other blogs. They probably “love” AH, because they believe he was an antisemite. He was not. He was a s semite himself, at least half. He was “allowed” to bellow his antisemitic rants to an admiring German audience. You need an enemy. Do you really believe, that somebody who wants the enemy (Jews ) ‘ausrrrotten’ and that means ‘exterminate’, and nothing else)would get away with it, without permission!

      Eva Brown (half)
      Hoffman His photographer
      Goebbels
      Goering (a few months ago, haaretz revealed to an astonished Israeli readership that a great nephew of that man, has been living in Israel for YEARS. Coudn’t copy link or article.
      Himmler half jewish.
      Hess, the guy who “escaped” with a Messerschmitt 262!, with Hitlers consent, to England!
      His DOUBLE crashlanded with a BF 109 in some field on the Brittish Isle.
      See: prof G.C.Preparata. “conjuring hitler”
      http://guidopreparata.com/downloads/the-incubation-of-nazism/
      https://www.google.co.za/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.amazon.com/Conjuring-Hitler-Britain-America-Third/dp/074532181X&ved=2ahUKEwjl3NOM4I3pAhWIzKQKHUSuAHs

      The list goes on through the lot of the top NAZI hirarchy.
      Eichmann
      Hydrich
      Rosenberg
      The whole list here (copied in Kardel’s book) from:

      [ “Before Hitler Came” written by the Jew Bronder, (only availeble in German as PDF) high school teacher in Hannover. Needless to say, he will be suffering enormesly till the end of his life.]

      ADOLF HITLER – FOUNDER OF ISRAEL- Israel in war with Jews
      Search: Hennecke Kardel with title above. (Jew) fought at the Eastern Front
      https://skribh.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/677-adolf-hitler-founder-of-israel-israel-in-war-with-jews-by-hennecke-kardel/
      (I have whole book as Pdf in English)
      Some more Idiotic orders:

      Kursk: 2.5K German tanks against 3.5K Russian tanks. He delayed the battle for 5 months, despite being advised by his generals not to do that.
      Omaha beach: despite Rommels plan, 3 W-SS tank divisions,average age 19, highly motivated, right at the beach, he ordered them a 3 days drive to the back. According to Rommels plan No Omaha beach!, and the G greatest W arlord. O f all Time G(W)0AT, knew it.
      I have plenty more “killer orders” in stock. All of them absolutely asinine, actually pythonesque

      The Fuehrer had 2 (TWO) doubles. Easy to prove ad oculos. Each of these …….. had to know exactly what to do and say, when and where. Otherwise this charade would have blown up.

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