Second Battle of Kharkov 12th–28th May 1942

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

18th May, 2022

As there are goings on in the Ukraine and can probably be expected to continue for a while to keep the dim from looking at other evils in the world, I thought would do a post on this battle on the eastern front in World War Two.

Kharkov or Kharkiv as some want to call it now, was the focus of attention. The Soviet Union hoped to take it in a two pronged attack.

However, the Germans had decided to destroy the salient the Russians had gained across the river Donets, so the Russians strategy was actually playing into the Germans hands.

What is interesting is that today we see similar goings on in the region. This is a link to what is understood to be the situation on the ground. Whether it is really the case I don’t know. There has been so much distortion of truth, it is difficult to see the wood for the trees.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kharkiv_(2022)

Anyway, as per usual I shall take a sideways look at the proceedings in WW2. The names and places may bear some resemblance to the real names. We shall see what come of it.

I use this link as a basis and text in italics (if any) will come from it unless otherwise stated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Kharkov



The Second Battle of Kharkov or Operation Fredericus

Or the second battle for the car keys or Opera-tea-on Fred & Eric (known as US). In other words, a song followed by tea and Fred & Eric are paying.

1          Background

1.1      General situation on the Eastern Front

Now the Germ-man and the Rush-Ian were at loggerheads over the living room they both wanted to use. The Germ-man called it lebens raum, the Rush-Ian called it место обитания or mesto obitaniya.

Or to clarify, the Germ-man was called Ben and said it was Ben’s room, whilst the Rush-Ian said it was ‘mine too, a bit and I yes’ (rough translation). The mesto bit is like ‘mes’ in French meaning ‘my’, so this was part of the MeTo# movement.

Please note that Ben’s country Germ-many, the land of many Germs, was considered the Farterland, where the Farters came from.

And Ian’s country was Rush-here, the Motherland, Родина or Rodina. In reality Rodina was ‘Row diner’ or the row that the two had over who was going to cook diner.

Winter has been tough that year as usual and both were exhausted over the arguments in the latest rounds of lockdown. You know, ‘It’s a hoax, no it isn’t’, that sort of thing.

There was the ruler of the Rushes called Joe Stallin’ as he was always stalling for time and trying to delay his counter-part, the ruler of the Germ-men, A-dolt Hitter (due to his propensity for hitting the stupid or anybody who disagreed with him over the head with a blunt instrument).

Now Joe decided to come off the fence and attack his neighbour A-dolt, who had taken some of his garden in the U-crane.

However, Joe’s advisors (wearing visors against the coronavirus) in the read army staff (they liked reading you see), didn’t like Joe’s idea.

These included Boris-Shap O’ Sneakoff, who would sneak off and have illegal parties despite coronavirus restrictions,I-likes-and-r Vaz-will-love-Sky who liked watching Sky sports for example, and Go-orgy Zoo-cough who got up to something in the local animal sanctuary (don’t ask) and caught Covid 19 in the Fruit bat enclosure.

Vaz-will-love-Sky was hoping the Germ-men’s reserves would run out onto the pitch (he loved football) and was arguing for a defensive strategy.

On the other handZoo-cough thought the Germ-men could carry out their thrusts on two axis, the axident and the v-axident (from their tank the Merck Pfizer), both of which would dent the Rush-Ians badly.

Joe however, was sure that opening a spring by coming off the fence would destabilise the Germ-men before they could get off the fence themselves and attack the cows grazing in the moss, or Mosscow as the locality was known.

1.2      Choosing the strategy

I have decided it may help here to include the Wikipedia text for ease of reference.

After the conclusion of the winter offensive, Stalin and the Soviet –Armed Forces General Staff (Stavka)

Joe wanted to get his So-ve-ate Staff Car out but the keys were in Car-key-v, held by the Germ-men.

believed that the eventual German offensives would aim for Moscow, and also with a big offensive to the south, mirroring Operation Barbarossa

Barbara Ross was a distant cousin of Diana, the famous singer from Mo’s Town in the U.S.A.

and Operation Typhoon

Opera-tea-on Thai-Food, when the Germ-men tried to go for a takeaway in Mosscow before sitting down with a nice cup of tea to watch an opera win free on the telly.

in 1941. Although the Stavka believed that the Germans had been defeated

– when the winter gave them frost bite and their feet had to be removed –

before Moscow, the seventy divisions which faced Moscow remained a threat. Stalin, most generals and front commanders believed that the principal effort would be a German offensive towards Moscow. Emboldened by the success of the winter offensive, Stalin was convinced that local offensives in the area would wear down German forces, weakening German efforts to mount another operation to take Moscow. Stalin had agreed to prepare the Red Army for an “active strategic defence” but later gave orders for the planning of seven local offensives, stretching from the Baltic Sea

I.e. the Balti C, a curry house in Linengrab (the Rush-Ians like being dressed in Linen, invented by Glad-I’m-here Linen)

to the Black Sea.

Black C, where the owners burnt the food. This was not considered racist back then to make things black (or white for that matter).

One area was Kharkov, where action was originally ordered for March.

As previously indicated the car keys were here in Car-key-v. Also sometimes shortened to Car-key. The Rush-Ians dressed like the locals to look as inconspicuous as possible by donning Khaki uniforms.

As they had no transport they would have to walk or march there, thus setting off in March was a good idea. As far as I am aware you cannot go for an April or May anywhere.

Early that month, the Stavka issued orders to Southwestern Strategic Direction headquarters for an offensive in the region, after the victories following the Rostov

Rust-off, an old rusty car in the rural area (or rust-ic area).

Strategic Offensive Operation (27 November – 2 December 1941) and the Barvenkovo–Lozovaya

Bar-then-covo Lots-of-a-yah, i.e. they went to a bar, caught Covid (allegedly) followed by lots of ‘I’a told you so’ from their self-righteous neighbours.

Offensive Operation (18–31 January 1942) in the Donbas region.

Dumb Ass region, distantly related to the Democratic regions in the USA.

The forces of Marshal Semyon Timoshenko

Ma-Shall Semi-on Timmy-Shen- &-Co., a car rental firm.

and Lieutenant General Kirill Moskalenko

Left-tenant (he was a true socialist of the left) Krill Moss-Car-Len-&-Co (he ran a competing car rental service of course).

penetrated German positions along the northern Donets River,

Doughnuts River where they could get doughnuts to keep them going on the journey to Car-key-v.

east of Kharkov. Fighting continued into April, with Moskalenko crossing the river and establishing a tenuous bridgehead at Izium.

Is-he-um, which is why the bridgehead was tenuous as they couldn’t be, well, um, sure they would hold it.

In the south, the Soviet 6th Army had limited success defending against German forces, which managed to keep a bridgehead of their own on the east bank of the river. Catching the attention of Stalin, it set the pace for the prelude to the eventual offensive intended to reach Pavlohrad

where they had been promised pavlova to eat.

and Sinelnikovo

Sin Ellie Kovo, the local brothel keeper. She was a soup angel, as broth is soup in Scotland, so you can have soup to start with before the pavlova.

and eventually Kharkov and Poltava.

By 15 March, Soviet commanders introduced preliminary plans for an offensive towards Kharkov, assisted by a large number of reserves.

In fact these were p-reserves to help the Rush-Ians if they got caught in a traffic jam.

On 20 March, Timoshenko held a conference in Kupiansk

Cup-Ian’s, something to drink out of.

to discuss the offensive and a report to Moscow, prepared by Timoshenko’s chief of staff, Lieutenant General Ivan Baghramian

I-van Bag-ram-Ian, who had a van they could use and a bag made out of a ram’s fleece for carrying food etc.

summed up the conference, although arguably leaving several key intelligence features out.

such as where were the car keys in car-key-v anyway. And reminding one of governments and many medical ‘experts’ today who forget to stress to people the importance of vitamin D despite the fact this has been known about for decades.

The build-up of Soviet forces in the region of Barvenkovo and Vovchansk

Vol-chance, where they was a chance of voluntary assistance, although others say it was a cryptic allusion to ‘pigs might fly’ such as the NHS might get its act together anytime soon.

continued well into the beginning of May. Final details were settled following discussions between Stalin, Stavka and the leadership of the Southwestern Strategic Direction led by Timoshenko throughout March and April, with one of the final Stavka directives issued on 17 April.

2          Prelude

2.1      Soviet order of battle

By 11 May 1942, the Red Army was able to allocate six armies under two fronts, amongst other formations. The Southwestern Front had the 21st Army, 28th Army, 38th Army and the 6th Army. By 11 May, the 21st Tank Corps had been moved into the region with the 23rd Tank Corps, with another 269 tanks. There were also three independent rifle divisions and a rifle regiment from the 270th Rifle Division, concentrated in the area, supported by the 2nd Cavalry Corps in Bogdanovka.

The Calvary corpse in Bogged-down-of-car. Note the rifle divisions to rifle taxpayers pockets to get money for arms in U-crane.

The Soviet Southern Front had the 57th and 9th armies, along with thirty rifle divisions, a rifle brigade and the 24th Tank Corps, the 5th Cavalry Corps and three Guards rifle divisions. At its height, the Southern Front could operate eleven guns or mortars per kilometre of front.

Nobody mentions small arms, so this was not many guns between all the soldiers. Mortars great for building bricks walls but….

Forces regrouping in the sector ran into the rasputitsa,

Rasputitsa means the muddy season, hence the car was bogged down as previously mentioned. This like “Ra’s put it sa” or “Ra’s put it there”. Or most likely as God gets blamed for the messes in the world  “God’s pooh is there”.

I don’t think Rasputin came from here, but as his name is mud he should have done.

which turned much of the soil into mud. This caused severe delays in the preparations and made reinforcing the Southern and Southwestern Front take longer than expected. Senior Soviet representatives criticised the front commanders for poor management of forces, an inability to stage offensives and for their armchair generalship

Like many at home trying to make sense of what is going on in the Ukraine today and led astray by MSM.

Because the regrouping was done so haphazardly, the Germans received some warning of Soviet preparations. Moskalenko,

Possibly a relation of earlier one, Moss-car-Len-car. These were a couple of cars belong to Moss (related to the Moss Brothers who made suits, and Len who wasn’t and didn’t).

the commander of the 38th Army, placed the blame on the fact that the fronts did not plan in advance to regroup and showed a poor display of front management.

Which explains the poor performance of Moss Brothers by not displaying the suits well enough.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moss_Bros_Group#2000%E2%80%93present

It says

2021 February – Moss Bros posts a loss of £7.4m for the year ending January 2020, prior to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

See. I told you.

 (He commented afterwards that it was no surprise that the “German-Fascist command divined our plans”.)

That’s it, blame the Germ-men for your own faults.

2.2      Soviet leadership and manpower

The primary Soviet leader was Marshal Semyon Timoshenko, a veteran of World War I and the Russian Civil War. Timoshenko had achieved some success at the Battle of Smolensk

Where Smole hills helped frustrate the germ-men somewhat. Smole hili short for ‘It’s a mole hill’.

Smolensk is situated on seven hills (mountains).

From

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smolensk#Geography

See, told you. Although as the maximum height is about 850’ (260m) mountains is pushing it a bit. Hills please.

in 1941 but was eventually defeated. Timoshenko orchestrated the victory

He castrated the Victory. Nelson wouldn’t have liked that one bit.

at Rostov during the winter counter-attacks and more success in the spring offensive at Kharkov before the battle itself. Overseeing the actions of the army was Military Commissar Nikita Khrushchev.

No-quitter Crush-off, who would crush all resistance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikita_Khrushchev#Anti-religious_campaign

See what I mean.

The average Soviet soldier suffered from inexperience

Inn experience, i.e. spending too much time in the inn drinking vodka rather than training.

With the Soviet debacle of the previous year ameliorated only by the barest victory

Because it was the Russian bear of course –

at Moscow, most of the original manpower of the Red Army had been killed, wounded or captured by the Germans, with casualties of almost 1,000,000 just from the Battle of Moscow. The typical soldier in the Red Army was a conscript

He had been conned into fighting –

and had little to no combat experience, and tactical training was practically nonexistent. Coupled with the lack of trained soldiers, the Red Army also began to suffer from the loss of Soviet industrial areas, and a temporary strategic defence was considered necessary.

The General Chief of Staff, Marshal Vasilevsky, recognised that the Soviet Army of 1942 was not ready to conduct major offensive operations against the well-trained German army, because it did not have quantitative and qualitative superiority and because leadership was being rebuilt after the defeats of 1941. (This analysis is retrospective and is an analysis of Soviet conduct during their strategic offensives in 1942, and even beyond, such as Operation Mars

When Mars bars were opened to provide drinks all round –

in October 1942 and the Battle of Târgul Frumos

Tar-goo Threw-moss where the Rush-Anns were to get rather stuck in the gooey tar –

in May 1944.)

2.3      German preparations

N.B. Known as Operation Friedreichcuss when George Friedreich-cuss Black swore he would destroy the Rush-Ians economy. Like today of course.

Unknown to the Soviet forces, the German 6th Army

Part of the 666 Army Group of course.

under the newly appointed General Paulus, was issued orders for Operation Fredericus on 30 April 1942. This operation was to crush the Soviet armies within the Izium salient south of Kharkov, created during the Soviet spring offensives in March and April. The final directive for this offensive, issued on 30 April, gave a start date of 18 May.

The Germans had made a major effort to reinforce Army Group South, and transferred Field Marshal Fedor von Bock

Via the bock door, not the front, otherwise he would have been in the frontline –

former commander of Army Group Center during Operation Barbarossa and Operation Typhoon. On 5 April 1942, Hitler issued Directive 41, which made the south the main area of operations under Case Blue

The case which the democrats use in the States nowadays –

the summer campaign, at the expense of the other fronts. The divisions of Army Group South were brought up to full strength in late April and early May. The strategic objective was illustrated after the victories of Erich von Manstein

He-rich van Man-stay-in – he had made lots of money from ‘Man and a van’ hire –

and the 11th Army in the Crimea

Crime-here where crimes go on here today of course.

The main objective remained the Caucasus

Where the cork trees grow well (please note) and where the USA holds its party meetings –

its oil fields

Oil wells, see earlier –

and as a secondary objective, the city of Stalingrad

Stallin’grad where the Germ-men would be grad-ually stallin’ later.

The plan to begin Operation Fredericus in April led to more forces being allocated to the area of the German 6th Army. Unknown to the Soviet forces, the German army was regrouping in the center of operations for the offensive around Kharkov. On 10 May, Paulus submitted his final draft of Operation Fredericus and feared a Soviet attack. By then, the German army opposite Timoshenko was ready for the operation towards the Caucasus.

3          Soviet offensive

3.1      Initial success

The Red Army offensive began at 6:30 a.m. on 12 May 1942, led by a concentrated hour-long artillery bombardment and a final twenty-minute air attack upon German positions. The ground offensive began with a dual pincer movement from the Volchansk and Barvenkovo salients at 7:30 am. The German defences were knocked out by air raids, artillery-fire and coordinated ground attacks. The fighting was so fierce that the Soviets inched forward their second echelon formations, preparing to throw them into combat as well. Fighting was particularly ferocious near the Soviet village of Nepokrytaia

No-poo-cry-ta-higher, where constipation was a problem which is why the Rush-Ians only inched forward

where the Germans launched three local counter-attacks. The Luftwaffe’s fighter aircraft

Loftwaffle fighter haircraft, took advantage of the constipated Rush-Ians to give them a crew cut by removing their hair. This may remind you Samson whose hair was cut off and lost his strength, until it regrew.

despite their numerical inferiority, quickly defeated the Soviet air units in the airspace above the battle area, but without bombers, dive-bombers and ground-attack aircraft they could only strafe with their machine guns and drop small bombs on the Soviet supply columns and pin down the Soviet infantry. By dark the deepest Soviet advance was 10 kilometres (6.2 mi). Moskalenko, commander of the 38th Army, discovered the movement of several German reserve units and realised that the attack had been opposed by two German divisions, not the one expected, indicating poor Soviet reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering before the battle. A captured diary of a dead German general alluded to the Germans knowing about Soviet plans in the region.

The Germ-men understood about their lunch plans. Or as they said at the time “Ve knew about zer lunch plans, so ve ate dem”. Some food for thought there.

Next day Paulus obtained three infantry divisions and a panzer division for the defence of Kharkov and the Soviet advance was slow, achieving little success except on the left flank. Bock had warned Paulus not to counter-attack without air support, although this was later reconsidered, when several Soviet tank brigades broke through VIII Corps (General Walter Heitz)

Wall-Tar Heights, a tall man. Despite his height and the wall with tar on it Rush-Ian still managed to get over.

in the Volchansk sector, only 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Kharkov. In the first 72 hours the 6th Army lost 16 battalions

batty lions – well, everyone is batty nowadays. Probably the idea that Covid 19 came from a bat does that –

conducting holding actions and local counter-attacks in the heavy rain and mud. By 14 May the Red Army had made impressive gains, but several Soviet divisions were so depleted that they were withdrawn and Soviet tank reserves were needed to defeat the German counter-attacks; German losses were estimated to be minimal, with only 35–70 tanks believed to have been knocked out in the 3rd and 23rd Panzer divisions.

3.2      Luftwaffe

Hitler immediately turned to the Luftwaffe to help blunt the offensive. At this point, its close support corps was deployed in the Crimea, taking part in the siege of Sevastopol

The-vast-apple, like the Big Apple, New York.

Under the command of Wolfram von Richthofen

Wolf-Ram von Rich-Often, who had the head of a wolf and the body of a ram. And was often rich.

the 8th Air Corps

hair corpse, a dead body with hair on it –

was initially ordered to deploy to Kharkov from the Crimea, but this order was rescinded

by Recinda Ardern, the  recidivist .

In an unusual move, Hitler kept it in the Crimea, but did not put the corps under the command of Luftflotte 4

Loft Lottie, who could be found in the roof.

(Air Fleet 4), which already contained 4th Air Corps, under the command of General Kurt Pflugbeil

Curt plug-bile, a rather abrupt vile chap.

and Fliegerführer Süd

Flea-ger-furrer Sud, what you might call a flea circus as opposed to a Flying Circus. You get fleas in furs of course, hence the name here. The sud refers to the soap suds needed to remove fleas from furs when they become a nuisance –

(Flying Command South), a small anti-shipping command based in the Crimea. Instead, he allowed Richthofen to take charge of all operations over Sevastopol. The siege in the Crimea was not over, and the Battle of the Kerch

Bottle of the Kirsch, where they were fighting over the last bottle of cherry brandy. Cherries grow in the Crimea. It is not a crime here of course –

https://en.techexpertolux.com/plodovye-derevya/kogda-sozrevaet-krymskaya-chereshnya.html

Peninsula had not yet been won. Hitler was pleased with the progress there and content to keep Richthofen where he was, but he withdrew close support assets from Fliegerkorps VIII

Flea-ger-corpse, the fleas you will find in a Germ-man corpse, or indeed any other corpse. Fleas allegedly caused Black Death, but they didn’t know about vitamin D back then. People rather ignorant today too, but that’s another story.

in order to prevent a Soviet breakthrough at Kharkov. The use of the Luftwaffe to compensate for the German Army’s lack of firepower suggested to von Richthofen that the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht

 O’Bak-O’Man-do  the Were-macked. A distant relation of O’Barak O’Barmy who lives in the USA I believe. Were macked because he had a Big Mac. The rain coat not the edible kind. Mind you, given the way they source the meat, I wouldn’t touch Big Mac’s with a barge pole.

And they might put sodium nitrite in the burgers! May be they don’t.

https://www.foodmatters.com/article/whats-really-in-a-big-mac

But no wonder many in the USA are unwell and obese.

(OKW, “High Command of the Armed Forces”) saw the Luftwaffe mainly as a ground support arm. This angered Richthofen who complained that the Luftwaffe was treated as “the army’s whore”

The armies war. This should be obvious. You can’t win war’s without boots on the ground.

As to whores, well, if their boobs are on the ground I don’t know what that might mean. Probably that the war has gone tits down as opposed to tits up.

Now that he was not being redeployed to Kharkov, Richthofen also complained about the withdrawal of his units from the ongoing Kerch and Sevastopol battles. He felt that the transfer of aerial assets

Hairy-elle ass-ates, a type of hairy el or angel riding an ass –

to Kharkov made victory in the Crimea uncertain. In reality, the Soviet units at Kerch were already routed and the Axis position at Sevastopol was comfortable.

The ass was big and comfortable. If you have a big ass you will know what I mean.

Despite von Richthofen’s opposition, powerful air support was on its way to bolster the 6th Army and this news boosted German morale.

Rather like today when people hear there is a booster on the way from big pharma to try out and see if it works this time.

Spoiler alert: it won’t.

Army commanders, such as Paulus and Bock, placed so much confidence in the Luftwaffe that they ordered their forces not to risk an attack without air support. In the meantime, Fliegerkorps IV, was forced to use every available aircraft. Although meeting more numerous Soviet air forces, the Luftwaffe achieved air superiority and limited the German ground forces’ losses to Soviet aviation, but with some crews flying more than 10 missions per day. By 15 May, Pflugbeil was reinforced and received Kampfgeschwader

Camp-gays-Wader, a type of Wellington boot for the camp followers who carried the sandwiches for the picnic. You know the ones with the lettuce, bacon, guacamole, tomato, quinoa plus whatever takes your fancy darling.

Or LGBTQ+ for short.

27 (Bomber Wing 27, or KG 27)

27 KG or kilograms, relatively lightweight.

Kampfgeschwader 51 (KG 51)

51 KG or kilograms, mediumweight.

Kampfgeschwader 55 (KG 55)

A similar weight.

and Kampfgeschwader 76 (KG 76)

76 KG or kilograms, heavyweight.

equipped with Junkers Ju 88

Junk-curs or Jew 88, despite its name not junk but very effective. Bit like the 88mm anti-aircraft gun of WW2 used by the Germans against allied and Russian tanks.

and Heinkel He 111 bombers

He-ink-el or HE 111, the telephone number to ring first if you have a medical problem.

Sturzkampfgeschwader

Starts-camp-gays-wader 77, the first thing to try on.

(Dive Bomber Wing 77, or StG 77)

The dive bummer, the chap who could get you into a dive or night club.

https://thesaurus.plus/related/dive/night_club

also arrived to add direct ground support.[37] Pflugbeil now had 10 bomber, six fighter and four Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

 A stew car carrying the evening meal

Gruppen (Groups). Logistical difficulties meant that only 54.5 per cent were operational at any given time.

3.3      German defence

German close air support made its presence felt immediately on 15 May, forcing units such as the Soviet 38th Army onto the defensive. It ranged over the front, operating dangerously close to the changing frontline. Air interdiction and direct ground support damaged Soviet supply lines and rear areas,

I.e. kicked them up the bottom.

also inflicting large losses on their armoured formations.

As opposed to their leg-oured three-mations.

General Franz Halder –

France Holder. This makes sense as he came from Würzburg a city in the traditional region of Franconia in the north of the German state of Bavaria. –

praised the air strikes as being primarily responsible for breaking the Soviet offensive. The Soviet air force could do very little to stop Pflugbeil’s 4th Air Corps. It not only attacked the enemy but also carried out vital supply missions. Bombers dropped supplies to encircled German units, which could continue to hold out until a counter-offensive relieved them. The 4th Air Corps anti-aircraft units also used their high-velocity

I.e. a high bicycle for the city (velo = bicycle in French).

8.8 cm guns on the Soviet ground forces. Over the course of the 16-day battle the 4th Air Corps played a major role in the German victory, conducting 15,648 sorties

Sore-ties, a type of tie to tie up the Rush-Ians and made by a certain Ge-orgy Sore-arse who spent too long sitting down.

(978 per day), dropping 7,700 tonnes of bombs on the Soviet forces and lifting 1,545 tonnes of material to the front.

On 14 May, the Germans continued to attack Soviet positions in the north in localised offensives and by then, the Luftwaffe had gained air superiority over the Kharkov sector, forcing Timoshenko to move his own aircraft forward to counter the bolstered Luftflotte 4. The Luftwaffe won air superiority over their numerically superior, but technically inferior opponents. The air battles depleted the Soviet fighter strength, allowing the German strike aircraft the chance to influence the land battle even more. Nonetheless, the Soviet forces pushed on, disengaging from several minor battles

Against the minors or children. Protect your children at all costs from those who would rush to vaccinate them –

and changing the direction of their thrusts. However, in the face of continued resistance and local counterattacks, the Soviet attack ebbed, especially when combined with the invariably heavy air raids. By the end of the day, the 28th Army could no longer conduct offensive operations against German positions.

Soviet troops in the northern pincer suffered even more than those in the south. They achieved spectacular success the first three days of combat, with a deep penetration of German positions. The Red Army routed several key German battalions, including many with Hungarian

Hungry-Ians as opposed to Roman-Ians for example. If you are hungary this doesn’t help your morale. After all, an army marches on its stomach as Frederick the Great said, or at least something like that.

and other foreign soldiers. The success of the Southern Shock group, however, has been attributed to the fact that the early penetrations in the north had directed German reserves there, thus limiting the reinforcements to the south. But, by 14 May, Hitler had briefed General Ewald von Kleist and ordered his 1st Panzer Army to grab the initiative in a bold counteroffensive, setting the pace for the final launching of Operation Friderikus.

Regarding Ewald von Kleist, wald means forest or wood, Kleist means glue it seems, so you could say he was ordered to stick to his guns. Rifles had wooden butts, and he had wood glue.Makes sense.

3.4      Second phase of the offensive

On 15 and 16 May, another attempted Soviet offensive in the north met the same resistance encountered on the three first days of the battle. German bastions continued to hold out against Soviet assaults. The major contribution to Soviet frustration in the battle was the lack of heavy artillery, which ultimately prevented the taking of heavily defended positions. One of the best examples of this was the defence of Ternovaya,

Turn-over-here

where defending German units absolutely refused to surrender.

In other words they wouldn’t turn over the settlement.

The fighting was so harsh that, after advancing an average of five kilometres, the offensive stopped for the day in the north. The next day saw a renewal of the Soviet attack, which was largely blocked by counterattacks by German tanks; the tired Soviet divisions could simply not hold their own against the concerted attacks from the opposition. The south, however, achieved success, much like the earlier days of the battle, although Soviet forces began to face heavier air strikes from German aircraft. The Germans, on the other hand, had spent the day fighting holding actions in both sectors, launching small counterattacks to whittle away at Soviet offensive potential,

A good example of how to deal with enemy attacks today when dealing with the terminally dim who think vaccines are a Good Thing –

while continuously moving up reinforcements from the south, including several aircraft squadrons transferred from the Crimea. Poor decisions by the 150th Rifle Division, which had successfully crossed the Barvenkovo River, played a major part in the poor exploitation of the tactical successes of the southern shock group. Timoshenko was unable to choose a point of main effort for his advancing troops, preferring a broad-front approach instead. The Germans traded space for time, which suited their intentions well.

Useful lessons to be learnt here, how to lead the enemy on into a trap of their own making, whilst wearing down their capabilities.

3.5      1st Panzer Army counterattacks

On 17 May, supported by Fliegerkorps IV, the German army took the initiative, as Kleist’s 3rd Panzer Corps[48] and 44th Army Corps began a counterattack on the Barvenkovo bridgehead from the area of Aleksandrovka

Alec’s ‘androver’s car, a 4 x4 Range Rover in other words –

the south. Aided greatly by air support, Kleist was able to crush Soviet positions and advanced up to ten kilometres in the first day of the attack. Soviet troop and supply convoys were easy targets for ferocious Luftwaffe attacks, possessing few anti-aircraft guns and having left their rail-heads100 kilometres to the rear.  

I.e. they had left their real heads a long way away, not a good idea by a long chalk. Explains much of the stupidly today re mask wearing etc.

German reconnaissance aircraft monitored enemy movements, directed attack aircraft to Soviet positions and corrected German artillery fire. The response time of the 4th Air Corps to calls for air strikes was excellent, only 20 minutes.

Compared to 20 days to get a doctor’s appointment with a GP nowadays as they are very scared of the ‘flu, a.k.a. Covid 19.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/take-long-doctors-appointment-15957585

Mmm…20 days may be optimistic.

Many of the Soviet units were sent to the rear that night to be refitted, while others were moved forward to reinforce tenuous positions across the front. That same day, Timoshenko reported the move to Moscow and asked for reinforcements and described the day’s failures. Vasilevsky’s attempts to gain approval for a general withdrawal were rejected by Stalin.

Who presumably didn’t want his generals to withdraw. But then it is difficult to understand if you don’t trust them or are able to see what is really going on yourself.

On 18 May, the situation worsened and Stavka suggested once more stopping the offensive and ordered the 9th Army to break out of the salient. Timoshenko and Khrushchev claimed that the danger coming from the Wehrmacht’s Kramatorsk

Crammer tusk, like an elephant tusk dangerous in the wrong hands (or when attached to a charging bull elephant) –

group was exaggerated, and Stalin refused the withdrawal again. The consequences of losing the air battle were also apparent. On 18 May the Fliegerkorps IV destroyed 130 tanks and 500 motor vehicles, while adding another 29 tanks destroyed on 19 May.

On 19 May, Paulus, on orders from Bock, began a general offensive from the area of Merefa

Me-re-fa – next door to doh-re-me –

in the north of the bulge

The beer belly –

in an attempt to encircle the remaining Soviet forces in the Izium salient. Only then did Stalin authorise Zhukov to stop the offensive and fend off German flanking forces. However, it was already too late. Quickly, the Germans achieved considerable success against Soviet defensive positions. The 20 May saw more of the same, with the German forces closing in from the rear. More German divisions were committed to the battle that day, shattering several Soviet counterparts,

Which prevented the parts to the kitchen counters arriving –

allowing the Germans to press forward. The Luftwaffe also intensified operations over the Donets River to prevent Soviet forces escaping. Ju 87s from StG 77 destroyed five of the main bridges and damaged four more while Ju 88 bombers from Kampfgeschwader 3 (KG 3) inflicted heavy losses on retreating motorised and armoured columns.

Although Timoshenko’s forces successfully regrouped on 21 May, he ordered a withdrawal of Army Group Kotenko by the end of 22 May, while he prepared an attack for 23 May, to be orchestrated by the 9th and 57th Armies. Although the Red Army desperately attempted to fend off advancing Wehrmacht and launched local counterattacks to relieve several surrounded units, they generally failed. By the end of May 24, Soviet forces opposite Kharkov had been surrounded by German formations, which had been able to transfer several more divisions to the front, increasing the pressure on the Soviet flanks and finally forcing them to collapse.

3.6      Soviet break-out attempts

The 25 May saw the first major Soviet attempt to break the encirclement. German Major General Hubert Lanz described the attacks as gruesome, made en masse. Driven by blind courage, the Soviet soldiers charged at German machine guns with their arms linked, shouting “Urray!”

Somewhat reminiscent of those charging into having the vaccines thinking that this is a good way to defeat Covid 19, a.k.a. the ‘flu, and glad to die for the cause. It should be noted they were not maintaining a suitable anti-social distance which is shocking.

The German machine gunners had no need for accuracy, killing hundreds in quick bursts of fire.

Like the vaccines perhaps, such as made by Pfizer.

In broad daylight, the Luftwaffe, now enjoying complete air supremacy and the absence of Soviet anti-aircraft guns, rained down SD2 anti-personnel cluster bombs on the exposed Soviet infantry masses, killing them in droves.

By 26 May, the surviving Red Army soldiers were forced into crowded positions

Breaking coronavirus regulations on mass gatherings –

in an area of roughly fifteen square kilometres. Soviet attempts to break through the German encirclement in the east were continuously blocked by tenacious defensive manoeuvres and German air power. Groups of Soviet tanks and infantry that attempted to escape and succeeded in breaking through German lines were caught and destroyed by Ju 87s from StG 77. The flat terrain secured easy observation for the Germans, whose forward observers directed long-range 10.5 cm and 15 cm artillery fire onto the Soviets from a safe distance to conserve the German infantrymen.

Like Pfizer, essentially a German company, despite being set up in the states and under the ultimate control our favourite bogie man, Ge-orgy Schwartz/Soros.

https://bwcentral.org/2021/08/who-are-george-sores-black-rock-vanguard-glaxosmithkline-pfizer-wuhan-lab-and-other-connections-with-covid-19/

More than 200,000 Soviet troops, hundreds of tanks and thousands of trucks and horse-drawn wagons

These were WAG’s who had become hoarse shouting encouragement to their husbands’ and boyfriends’ teams.

filled the narrow dirt road between Krutoiarka

Crew-two-yucka, it was a dirt road so yucky of course –

and Fedorovka

Furred the Rocker, a hairy biker enjoying the mayhem. It was May of course, otherwise it would be April- or June-hem, for example –

and were under constant German artillery fire and relentless air strikes from Ju 87s, Ju 88s and He 111s. SD-2 cluster munitions killed the unprotected infantry and SC250 bombs smashed up the Soviet vehicles and T-34 tanks. Destroyed vehicles and thousands of dead and dying Red Army soldiers choked up the road and the nearby ravines. General Bobkin

Bob King. Possibly related to Robert King

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_King_(writer)

He wrote this. Well worth a read.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BrainDead

I quote for the above.

she discovers that Washington, D.C. has been invaded by extraterrestrial insects which are eating the brains and taking control of people, including members of Congress and their staffers. Much of the internal comedy of the series was that, in the altered reality of Washington, D.C. politics, only a few people noticed.

This explains things today obviously. And

The show had a planned four-season arc, which would have seen the bugs then invade Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Hollywood, but on October 17, 2016, CBS cancelled the series after one season.

Too close to reality I imagine. Still, those of us in the know can see it must have taken place anyway, bugs in Wall street etc. Don’t forget the viruses in Microsoft Windows, a.k.a. updates –

was killed by German machine gun fire and two more Soviet generals were killed in action on the 26th and 27th.

The show was ‘killed ‘ by CBS.

Bock personally viewed the carnage from a hill near Lozovenka

Low-so-wanker. Believe it or not there is a mountain in Bavaria, south-west Germany called Wank. It looks a beautiful spot. I wrote about the mountain elsewhere on my site. Low-so-wanker is not as high as the Wank mountain. It’s in the name.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukrainian-troops-holding-destroyed-village-believe-russians-withdrawing-across-2022-05-15/

Now if you don’t believe we follow the WW2 timeline only 80 years ago, will you ever?? Mind you, is this all fake news anyway? I sometimes wonder I really do. Reuters are no longer as reliable as I believe they once were.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-press-idUSTRE51843C20090209

And that is from 2009!!

In the face of determined German operations, Timoshenko ordered the official halt of all Soviet offensive manoeuvres on 28 May, while attacks to break out of the encirclement continued until 30 May. Nonetheless, less than one man in ten managed to break out of the “Barvenkovo mousetrap”. Hayward gives 75,000 Soviets killed and 239,000 taken prisoner. Beevor

Beaver, the eager beaver –

puts Soviet prisoners at 240,000  (with the bulk of their armour), while Glant

Glance, he could tell at a glance –

citing Krivosheev

Cri-vo-shove, makes you weep, doesn’t it.

gives a total of 277,190 overall Soviet casualties. Both tend to agree on a low German casualty count

Not counting Dracula who loves all the bloodletting –

with the most formative estimate being at 20,000 dead, wounded and missing. Regardless of the casualties, Kharkov was a major Soviet setback; it put an end to the successes of the Red Army during the winter counteroffensive.

4          Analysis and conclusions

There you have it. A battle over some car keys. The Germ-men retained the car keys which the Rush -Ians were unable to take.

Hanging onto the car keys enabled the Germ-men to drive the car latter on in the summer on their journey to the Caucasus with the blue case.

As to what happened, well, you can look that up if you don’t already know.

As regards 2022, perhaps you can see the similarities. You have the caucuses I understand prior to mid-term elections in the Fall in the U.S.A.

The blue case could be the democrats, the blue states. The Blue Case failed in 1942 for the Nazis. The case will therefore fail for the democrats.

Baldmichael has spoken.

As regards Pfizer and vaccines I found this.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/pfizer-to-pay-163-50m-after-deaths-of-nigerian-children-in-drug-trial-experiment-1663402.html

The utter bastards. This is from 2009 people. To those who haven’t done so, for God’s sake and your own, wake up!

*ACTION ALERT: W.H.O. WANTS TO ‘DOCTOR’ THE WORLD’S HEALTH*

There is to be a meeting of the W.H.O. in Geneva, Switzerland from May 20, 2022 to May 28, 2022.This was drawn to my attention by this site.

I have only looked at a few posts, but well worth a look in general.

It had referred to this.

https://jamesroguski.substack.com/p/sound-the-alarm?s=r

It says this.

At the moment, to my knowledge, no one in Geneva has stepped up to organize protests against the proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations at the 75th World Health Assembly.

We need to ensure the WHO does not implement these measures although they have no authority in my books anyway. No wonder Donald Trump wanted to defund the W.H.O.

Anyway, these dates of the meeting match the end of the 1942 Soviet attempts to take Kharkov which ended in disaster. Let’s make it the W.H.O. which does not pass these silly amendments.

This is probably easier to read for a summary of the issues.

Extracted from here.

Summary of Selected Proposed Amendments to the IHR

The WHO intends to amend 13 IHR articles: 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 48, 49, 53, 59

  1. Increased surveillance: Under Article 5, the WHO will develop early warning criteria that will allow it to establish a risk assessment for a member state, which means that it can use the type of modeling, simulation, and predictions that exaggerated the risk from Covid-19 over two years ago. Once the WHO creates its assessment, it will communicate it to inter-governmental organizations and other member states.
  2. 48-hour deadline: Under Articles 6, 10, 11, and 13, a member state is given 48 hours to respond to a WHO risk assessment and accept or reject on-site assistance. However, in practice, this timeline can be reduced to hours, forcing it to comply or face international disapproval lead by the WHO and potentially unfriendly member states. 
  3. Secret sources: Under Article 9, the WHO can rely on undisclosed sources for information leading it to declare a public health emergency. Those sources could include Big Pharma, WHO funders such as the Gates Foundation and the Gates-founded-and-funded GAVI Alliance, as well as others seeking to monopolize power.
  4. Weakened Sovereignty: Under Article 12, when the WHO receives undisclosed information concerning a purported public health threat in a member state,  the Director-General may (not must) consult with the  WHO Emergency Committee and the member state. However, s/he can unilaterally declare a potential or actual public health emergency of international concern. The Director General’s authority replaces national sovereign authority. This can later be used to enforce sanctions on nations.
  5. Rejecting the amendments: Under Article 59, after the amendments are adopted by the World Health Assembly, a member state has six months to reject them. This means November, this year. If the member state fails to act, it will be deemed to have accepted the amendments in full.  Any rejection or reservation received by the Director-General after the expiry of that period shall have no force and effect.

P.S. For more reading you could try this. Some nice maps and a few photos.

https://military-review.com/12504363-kharkov-battle-may-1942-barvenkovo-cauldron

If you haven’t read this, a humorous approach with serious points and summary.

Put In Boots – the UKraine Panto

Put In Boots – the UKraine Panto

Or ‘Putin, Ukraine and Zelenskyy in boots’, abbreviated to ‘Puz in Boots’

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING: Please note reference is made to Joe Biden, nappies and other unmentionable things, including so-called naughty words, which are nevertheless mentioned in passing. Like passing wind for example.

4th April, 2022

It rained heavily in the UK from my Cloud location on Wednesday 16th March. It was sunny, Thursday 17th when I started this post. But time moves on and it has taken time to put the post together due to the wealth of information or misinformation on the net.

Anyway, it has been relatively dry, although some sleet (1st April. And I am not playing an April Fool’s joke). And yesterday it was been wet; the UK-raine has come! That is a joke of course.

It is still panto season. Pantomime season in full. In fact whilst normally panto season starts around late November and continues to the end of February, people may be forgiven for thinking that the season is still going on.

https://moviecultists.com/when-is-panto-season

In fact I consider that the season started in March/April 2020 globally, and has yet to finish.

‘Oh no yes it has’, ‘Oh no it hasn’t’ we may chant, depending on what stance we take. Are we the audience or the actors on stage I wonder?

Certainly those in government and MSM are acting rather strangely to put it mildly.

But sadly so are a large proportion of the general public who lost their marbles in 2020. I consider that the Ukraine situation is more theatre from MSM. I note others do too.

After all, for those of us who see straight, we know that we are being lied to hand over fist by the MSM. So what of the current situation, what is wrong with it?

I am putting (or putin’!) my own humourous take on matters, as whilst some of what is going on is far from funny, an awful lot does not add up until you dig deep.

The panto seems to be a mish-mash of characters from various panto scripts.

The main players or actors on the stage are as follows:

Vladimir Putin – he is playing the baddy whose past form includes being a Colonel in the KGB. Note K-GB and the fact this panto is set in the UK-raine.

He is president of Russia, but has not rushered (sic) into invading the UK, raine (sic) or otherwise.

He is considered to be a dick-tater, although his name is not Dick.

Said to have been part of the WEF (see later).

Also said to be a ‘Threemason’ which explains the triangle in ‘Threemasonry’.

His nickname allegedly is Vlad the Implier, as he implies that the Russians in parts of the Ukraine are being oppressed, and which is why he, well his troops, have invaded the Ukraine.

As most people seem to think he is a ‘bad’ man, I won’t comment further. I am trying to do a separate post on him.

But the whole thing is all very odd. Still, all helps sow confusion and strife which is Satan’s favourite game, the silly Bugger. This could be because he lives by the river Bug, see later.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy – with two y’s please note. Goodness knows y, why. The comic role, as he has been a comedian for most of his life.

He is Jewish, of the Ashke-nazi. Some people think he is Neo-Nazi, and rather nasty as a consequence. Whether this is funny is debatable.

He is president of Ukraine as the Ukrainians seem to prefer comedians to people who know how to run a country…Mmm. Sounds like most countries then.

He is a protégé of the W.E.F or World Economic Forum. This is considered dodgy due to Klaus ‘You will own nothing and be happy (or else)’ Schwab’s leadership.

The initials WEF could be rearranged thus: FEW. This indicates the fact that Klausy babe fancies that the few, that is the ‘chosen ones’ should run the world as beneficent technocrats/bureaucrats who of course know best.

No doubt Klaus ‘Angel face’ Schwab considers he knows best as he is German.

Personally, I think the FEW should be F EW. Which sounds like F Ew. Or F U. Or even F you. Or yet again F EU. Sounds fair to me.

Volodymyr’s nickname allegedly is Volo the Dimmer as he is rather dim. After all, whilst being a comedian is great and entertaining, you do need more life skills to run a country.

Unless you want to run down a country that is, in which case that’s fine. The wealthy and powerful will agree with that as they can always make money out of a crisis.

On the other hand, if you are one of the ones that suffer from such stupidity, it is not fine.

https://www.weforum.org/people/volodymyr-zelenskyy

https://alilybit.substack.com/p/the-world-economic-forum-and-volodymr?s=r

This talks about the possibility of WW3

Actor Zelenskyy Says the World is on the Verge of World War Three

Well, as I keep saying we are already in WW3, only a war of words primarily.

But then in reality war has always been about words and propaganda, having a proper gander or look at the truth and realising the enemy is not all he’s cracked up to be.

Like Satan who pretends to be big but is little, a master of disguise and deception, casting ‘scary’ shadows, a shadow of death for example. Yeah, really scared you nit wit Loopy Lucy.

Zelenskyy has been compared to Winston Churchill

WTF (possibly World Trade Federation)!!! Excuse me! Winston Churchill?? What planet are you on Ahmed Charai!

Anagrams of his name include:

Adah chimera

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(mythology)

Airhead mach

I ham charade – well, those who know about Ham the son of Noah in the Bible might not be too surprised.

Ah Crimea had – !!!

Here are further links to check.

The link below needs to be pasted in to browser and hopefully will work.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-ukraine-2014-coup-b2038129.html#

By Leon Trotsky which is fascinating.

https://www.stalkerzone.org/putschist-zelensky-righteous-ukraine-the-defiant-constitutional-court/

https://www.stalkerzone.org/hive-of-soros-zelensky-no-longer-hides-his-alliance-with-poroshenko/

Klaus Schwab – A.k.a Klaus ‘You dirty rat’ Schwab, as he plays the pirate captain. Or in this case a rat pie captain as he is considered a dirty rat by many, including James Cagny (good name, James).

As referred to earlier, he is the leader of the WEF. His ship as captain of the pirates is ‘The Lieder Ship’ or ‘SS Woofter’.

Apparently he had a Nasty (sic) role in WW2, so SS makes sense. And he supports woofters, hence the name. Woofters are dogs I believe.

He leads the other pirates in a song by Tom Lehrer which I enjoy for its satire called ‘We’ll all go together when we go’.

He goes around the deck of his ship saying ‘You dirty schwab, you, schwab the decks.’ Or something like that.

He is Black-hearted as he serves George Black, a.k.a Schwartz or Soros. ‘Black’ is a part anagram of his name so this should be obvious.

Olaf Scholz – plays the villainous Nazi, but plays it for laughs or ‘laffs’ hence his first name O laf. If you don’t laff or laf he will come and cosh you over the head. This is considered funny by some and many in Germany.

As anagram of his name is ‘Cosh loaf LZ’ and loaf is cockney rhyming slang for ‘head’ this makes sense.

Oh, and LZ can be landing zone, so cosh will land on your head.

It wouldn’t be so bad but sometimes he uses a real cosh and it hurts.

Not to be confused with Hartz where the witches come from. The Hartz mountains that is.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/witch-hunt-sollee-excerpt

Reading the above makes you wonder if this is where the problems with Germany stem from, the country is a bit mad and weird.

After all starting wars seems to have been desirable to the country; Franco-Prussian war, WW1, WW2, and now WW3, the war of words, politics, economics and health (with some bombs etc thrown in for good measure to keep people scared).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olaf_Scholz

From the above.

Scholz called the US “Europe’s closest and most important partner.” Upon assuming the chancellorship in December 2021, he stated he would soon be meeting with President Joe Biden, saying: “It is now clear what binds us together.”

It is obvious what binds them together – stupidity. Probably also lies. But at least Olaf appears to have a brain, unlike Joe.

As you can see in the two photographs they are both wearing masks. These are masks of the beasts of course.

Note black masks to remind them they serve their master George Black.

I found this.

https://www.politico.eu/article/germany-to-prosecute-use-of-z-symbol-to-support-russias-war/USA

Now I know the whole world has gone mad, but this take the biscuit. Honestly, Germany has lost the plot. And who pray is Michael Roth, impugning the mighty name of Michael??

Well I strongly suspect he is one of the children of Roth (let the hearer understand). What a twat he is. Still, what do expect from a career politician, they are all as useless as each other.

As to the ‘Z’ symbol, well, can’t use ‘Z’ in Germany then?? They probably don’t want the word Nazi as people might suspect the Germans of starting another war (spoiler alert – they have, indeed they didn’t really stop fighting WW2, only changed tack to political, health and economic war which we see today).

Nazi without the ‘Z’ is ‘Nai’. This seems to mean ‘Nope’ or ‘No’. I suspect this will give some problems in the language as the Germans like their ‘zeds’. Nutters the lot of them.

For further research if interested.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/02/germany-unites-behind-chancellor-olaf-scholz-u-turn-on-arming-ukraine-russia

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1582644/Zelensky-germany-olaf-scholz-ukraine-money-war-news

Joe Biden – playing the doddery old king. Lost his brain a while back. Wanders around the stage saying ‘Has anyone seen my marbles?

I say ‘saying’, it is more like mumbles, he mumbles ‘marbles’. People struggle to understand him. It is a very good comic role.

Apparently ‘Since the 2014 coup, Ukraine has received billions of dollars in US military aid.’

From

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/12/ukra-d04.html

Which of course is very helpful to arms manufacturers. And when the arms etc. have been blown off various individuals, then the medical Nazis can either sew them back on or have a nice robotic arm or leg fitted instead at some expense. That is, wars cost you an arm and a leg, and it will cost you an arm and a leg to replace them, as they say in the UK.

Again

On Sunday, speaking to NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken threatened Moscow that “there will be consequences” for amassing troops on the Russian-Ukrainian border. “President Biden’s been very clear about this. If Russia acts recklessly, or aggressively, there will be costs, there will be consequences,” Blinken stated.

Apparently Blinken said this without blinkin’ as president Biden can’t even be clear about the way to the bathroom, let alone Ukraine which he probably thinks is in the UK, rain or no rain.

Quite what these consequences are is unclear. Probably they will threaten to send Joe Biden to Russia where he will fart and the Russians will have to change his nappies which I doubt they would relish.

There are rumours that Putin might use chemical weapons in the Ukraine. Given there is a lot of pollution from other sources anyway, chlorine and heavy metals in water,  how effective these would be might be debatable.

If the USA sends Joe to Russia in retaliation, then a strong detergent and air freshener will be required after Joe has passed wind and other more solid objects. And so I would sympathise with the Russians on that.

No doubt such a threat will be an excellent deterrent, perhaps better than the nuclear bomb.

See Joe Biden’s comments below.

Asked whether the use of chemical weapons by Russia’s Vladimir Putin would prompt a military response from Nato, Mr Biden replied that it “would trigger a response in kind”.

“We would respond if he uses it. The nature of the response would depend on the nature of the use,” he said.

From

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60870771

It appears that Winston Churchill made a similar comment in WW2.

Events soon undercut this cautious strategy of silence. In May 1942 Prime Minister Winston Churchill, fearing German gas warfare against Russia, publicly warned Adolf Hitler that Britain would retaliate with gas on German cities.

https://www.americanheritage.com/why-we-didnt-use-poison-gas-world-war-ii

Whilst on the subject of gas, Joe ‘the old farter’ Biden, rather fluffed his lines in rehearsal.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1575320/biden-us-russia-oil-keystone-xl-ukraine

Of course funding Russia seems sensible when you apparently haven’t got other sources. As George S Patton said ‘My men can eat their belts but my tanks have gotta have gas’.

As there is a lot of gas from Joe and his team and democrats generally (plus some RINOs), I suggest hooking up to the grid and make them eat beans. Methane produced should help the USA with its energy crisis somewhat.

Tony Blair – the smooth talking snake oil salesman. Lies frequently, ingratiating himself into places he is not wanted.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2022/mar/15/boris-johnson-russian-oil-gas-energy-prices-ukraine-uk-politics-latest-updates

Emmanuel Macron – a.k.a. ‘God with us Mac Ron’. He plays God, obviously. Also considered by some to be the Aunty Christ or something like that. Apparently,

Last week, Macron asked his Russian President Vladimir Putin to lift the siege of Mariupol, allow humanitarian access and order an immediate cease-fire. His demands came as spoke to Putin on Friday 70 minutes, during which he revisited complaints about repeated attacks on civilians and Russia’s failure to respect human rights in Ukraine. Putin, in turn, laid the blame for the war on Ukraine, Macron’s office said.

https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/russia-ukraine-crisis/russia-ukraine-war-macron-avers-no-prospect-of-ceasefire-after-call-with-zelenskyy-putin-articleshow.html

This is rather confusing as I was not aware that Putin was Macron’s president as the piece implies, but then then this might make sense of things. Macron is in fact a Russian stooge.

Still Putin did the equivalent of a French ‘Pouf’ and, shrugging his shoulders said it was the Ukraine’s fault.

Of course a French ‘Pouf’ is possibly what Putin thinks of Macron, but I don’t know if anyone has asked him.

I found this.

https://www.politico.eu/article/macron-putins-last-open-line-to-the-west/

It says

“France has to play this role; it’s a member of the U.N. Security Council and it is one of the European countries that matters now that the U.K. has left the EU,” said a former junior foreign affairs minister.

With diplomacy like that, no wonder he is only a junior foreign affairs minister. What a pillock or ‘con’ as they say in French slang.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1575358/macron-putin-phone-call-inside-relationship-evg

Justin Trudeau – plays Prince Charming as he considers himself ’Sooo beautiful’. However, thought by some to be the witch of Snow White infamy. Believed to look into the mirror every day and says ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all’.

If you look into the Mirror you will see what I mean.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/justin-trudeau-sexiest-politician-world-6666495

Others say he says ‘fairy’, not fairest. As Pink News likes him a lot, this seems reasonable.

Personally I think this is bloody stupid as we have no idea what is in the blood. All sorts of nasty drugs no doubt, in some anyway. This might explain why Jehovah’s Witnesses will not accept blood transfusions, don’t blame them. But then, lots of us have nasty drugs in us. Or Nazi drugs, it’s the same thing.

But in reality blood donors, whoever they are, need to be free of any drugs otherwise there is a severe risk the recipient will be drugged too. How nice (that is sarcastic by the way).

Of course, it is written in the Bible that the life is in the blood. I don’t think it says anywhere that death is in the blood, but if the blood is contaminated, well…

In other ways mirroring is evident. Justin is very kindly sending lots of arms to the Ukraine with taxpayers’ money which the arms manufacturers will be very grateful for.

Please note links to Putin.

I see Justin ‘call me Fidel’ Trudeau has weighed in to the condemnation of Russia. He can talk, the hypocrite. Lockdown the economy, try and enforce vaccinations which harm and kill. It is you who will be brought to justice mate.

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3447973-russia-will-be-punished-for-murder-of-civilians-in-ukraine-trudeau.html

The Queen – playing the queen, naturally. A cameo role, with one line taken from her great-great-grandmother Victoria, namely ‘We are not amused’.

https://www.womanandhome.com/us/life/royal-news/queen-makes-unusual-political-statement-on-russias-invasion-of-ukraine/

So rather than pen a stiff, if diplomatic, letter, she has taken back the swords on loan.

This might indicate that the sword is mightier than the pen, or it might not. Everything is very topsy-turvy nowadays.

Boris Johnson – Playing Buttons, although he should be in Cinderella, not ‘Put in Boots’.

Buttons is a simple lad, who struggles with his hair which he keeps tidy by keeping it under his hat. Rather like Boris who keeps his real motives for the Brexit muck up and Covid 19 debacle under his hat as we say in the UK.

He wants to visit the Ukraine for some reason.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/mar/21/boris-johnson-desperate-to-visit-ukraine-says-tory-party-chair

Here he is, sitting in the UK rain.

If you have been to the UK in the rain Boris, why go to the Ukraine, makes no sense.

But then, what does nowadays?

By the way Boris, having your umbrella like that will collect rain, not disperse it. Might be useful as a raine (sic) gauge in the UK. Or in the UK raine (sic).

Possibly in the Ukraine in the rain too, but I’ve never been there, so what do I know.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan – he is the president of Turkey, and not to be confused with Bernard Matthews who in Norfolk at least might have been considered the president of turkeys which he considered ‘Bootiful’

If Bernard were around today he might consider that Putin the boot in to the Ukraine was not very ‘bootiful’.

Anyway, although the Ukraine is the main focus of this so-called war, it seems Mr Erdogan is more interested in the crime here in the Crimea.

In 2016 ‘…That same year, he warned that the Black Sea was turning into a “Russian lake.” It is obvious he doesn’t ‘lake’ the idea of the Black Sea turning Red, or whatever colour Russia might prefer.

George Black, a.k.a. Soros, is presumably also put out by this as it would impugn his family name.

Some people think Turkey should just get stuffed and mind its own business closer to home.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/12/ukra-d04.html

Xi Jinping – playsWinnie the Phoo, a beloved cuddly friendly character. Comes up with phrases such such as ‘Watcher doin’ me old china’, and ‘Fancy a nice cuppa Ty-phoo tea? Ty- phoo is of the course the house where Phoo lives.

He loves honey and piglets. There are a number of piglets in North Career near his house. One of these is understood to be Kim the young-un who was younger than his father.  

Apparently he is belting down a road or belting the road, it is not clear which.

Despite the name this includes railways. But then in the USA these are railroads. The USA always likes to confuse things with word changes.

Some people say that the USA is the Babylon of Revelation infamy. Given the baby way the Biden government or maladministration is talking this could explain matters.

Please note that Babylon stands for, among other things, baby lane or baby way. Babbling like a baby.

A ‘lôn’ is welsh for lane in case you wondered. Easy when you know how.

Without the ‘hat’ or circumflex ‘lon’ means ‘cheerful’ in Welsh. A babbling baby is cheerful. It all makes sense. Nonsense yes, but still sense if you see what I mean.

Pope Francis – A.k.a the poop who struts around in a white coat on the pope deck of the ‘SS Woofter’. Or the other way round, I forget.

Also known as ‘St France is a sissy’. This may explain his love for ‘God with us Mac Ron.’

He is usually surrounded by his swish guards who look very Swiss in their knickerbockers. Or the other way round, I forget.

Apparently there are quite a lot of ‘ri pests’ (sic) dressed in black who ‘admire’ the swish guards as well as other younger boys dressed (or not), whom the poop overseas from his see. Or is it the other way round?

I gather the poop’s favourite number is 666, or six, six, six or even sex, sex, sex in Latin and German for example. As the poop is supposed to be celebrate (sic) it is not clear why this should be his favourite number.

But then perhaps he likes celibating (sic). Or maybe he just likes taking about the issues and debating it with the masses. This is called mass debating of course. Each to his own I suppose.

Mass debating reminds me of bankers for some reason. But then Macron was a banker. Some say he still is.

Don’t forget a ‘b’ can be a ‘v’ and a ‘v’ can be a ‘w’. These letters can be interchangeable with words such as banker, and can explain the link to mass debating I feel.

http://prophecynewsstand.blogspot.com/2022/03/ukraine-president-calls-on-pope-francis.html

Zelenskyy has called the pope to help make peace between Russia and the Ukraine. This sounds like a wonderful idea, because then the pope could be hailed as a peacemaker which would suit Satan and the synagogue of Satan very well.

Mind you they have been aiming for that sort of thing all along, a saviour as it were. Like the vaccines for example, that cause harm and death, but hey, what’s a few (sic) sick people and the occasional (sic) death??

The ones who perpetrate these crimes against humanity doesn’t care as long as it makes money, and anyway gives plenty more Lebensraum, or living space.

Peter Tatchell – he plays a ‘camp’ follower. He supports Zelenskyy because of Zelelenskyy’s support for LGBTQ+ rights. Which are the rights to have whatever sandwich ingredients you want in your bap, wrap, bread slices, taters, dick-taters etc etc.

As mentioned elsewhere, LGBTQ+ stands for (or sits for if you prefer, it’s a free country – at the moment), lettuce, guacamole, bacon, tomato, quinoa + mayonnaise. Or any other sauce or indeed source of sauce.

He says some very sensible things in the above. Organised religion is not what Jesus has in mind, no doubt about it.

And Peter doesn’t think much of Labour, but then neither do I. Not that I think much of the conservatives either, let alone many politicians of whatever party.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10612969/PETER-TATCHELL-Alice-Wonderland-delusions-Lefts-Putin-apologists-sicken-me.html

But he is also confused which is understandable given a moralistic so-called Christian upbringing rather than one truly based on love. His parents divorced when he was 4 and he was brought up by his mother and stepfather. It is a sad story. If he turns to Christ it still could turn out well in the end.

Valery Gergiev – he plays a bus conductor as he is very good at conducting. He may very well be good at electrical conducting, but his résumé doesn’t say. Peter Tatchell doesn’t like him. But then as I have indicated Peter had a difficult upbringing as so many like him have had. It messes with their brains. Very sad.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valery_Gergiev

Plot spoilers

A Nato no-fly zone

There is talk of a no-fly zone. This amuses me as if you are a man, having no flies is inconvenient to say the least, especially if you need to use Water Closet in a Public Convenience.

In other words, use a W.C. in a P.C.

I do not recommend using a Police Constable or P.C. as a W.C. as you are likely to get arrested. Although you may get charged with spreading Covid 19.

You may also be charged with giving the piss rather than taking the piss if you see what I mean.

Of course if the bodies pile up and are not buried, with the warmer weather coming on, then flies will be a nuisance.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/world/ukraine

In fact it is relatively warm, so I imagine the snow has melted. Which makes me wonder about any pictures with snow in them. Just a thought.

Still banning flies would be problematical as flies like dead bodies, so it wouldn’t work very well.

I see a place called Sarny is rather cold at 5o. And it is cloudy and damp. And not sarny at all, no ‘sarnshine’ anyway. Very odd.

Mass graves found

https://gulfnews.com/world/europe/ukrainians-accuse-russia-of-atrocities-in-kyiv-region-1.86962511

There is talk of mass graves. Whether these were of Eastern Orthodox followers trying to celebrate mass is unclear.

Some say that this is similar to Nazi atrocities in WW2 in 1942, 80 years ago.

And here is a link taking about an incident in April 1942.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-a-ukraine-forest-terrible-events-of-75-years-ago-given-resonance-by-handful-of-survivors/

Some remembered the Nazi atrocities that took place in 1941, an article from 2021 last year.

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-world-war-two-babyn-yar-anniversary/31482424.html

There is this from The Sun. But I see not bodies in the video, correct me if I am wrong. The still photos are blurred and unclear. How convenient.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18150183/bodies-ukraine-civilians-roads-russian-retreat/

Miscellaneous

I found this article

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/russia-s-war-on-ukraine-the-lessons-so-far

It is actually quite useful, but misses some of the aspects, including the Nazis in the Ukraine.

Nevertheless, well worth reading about Joe Biden and his maladministration’s stance on energy and fuel. What fuels (sic) they are.

From point 10.

The result: the administration’s refusal to confront green energy activists in its own party has produced a preposterous, incoherent plan to deal with global consumption of Russian oil and gas and soaring prices at home.

However, he does say

The rising toll of civilian casualties across Ukraine is not a bug

I am not sure why he says this. However, it is true; it is not a bug, because the Bug is a river in Western Ukraine. It flows into the river Vistula downstream of Warsaw.

He also says

The world needs to worry that Putin, backed into a corner and with nothing to lose, takes the biblical story of Sampson as his guide and tries to bring down the entire world with him.

It is written by a Charles Lipson. Well, Charlie boy, you should know that Sampson in the Bible has no ‘p’. You are a right Charlie. Or are you just taking the ‘p’ and Putin’ it in the wrong place??

Still, you are in Chicago, so as there are problems in that city with J.B. Pritzker and his cronies, perhaps this is not too surprising.

He was born and raised in Marks, Mississippi according to Wikipedia, so perhaps he is one of the Marks of the Beast.

Armed Forces compared

I suggest you examine the link, but Russia is far stronger. Whilst it doesn’t necessarily imply it should win hands down, it is worth noting.

https://armedforces.eu/compare/country_Ukraine_vs_Russia

Nazis in Ukraine

This link is worth considering.

The links to Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, and the US should be noted.

Who benefits from arms sales?

https://www.therichest.com/the-biggest/top-20-largest-arms-manufacturing-companies-in-the-world/

China’s arms sales are unknown for comparison, but of the 20 listed the U.S.A. has 10!!! And I make it 6 in the top 10!!!

Regardless of the other countries, and the UK is certainly one of them, a huge amount of money, including taxpayers’ money, goes into the military in the U.S.A.

So that the children of God can be traumatised, maimed or blown to bits.

Scenes

Here are some of the back drops for the stage.

Kiev or Kyiv

The war from Putin’s point of view is to take Kiev, Kyiv or Kev for short. Whether Kev, or Kevin for long, has been consulted is a moot point.

A lot of footballers seem to be called Kevin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin

Whether being called Kevin is an indication of social standing is debatable. Whether being a footballer is an indication of social standing is debatable.

Personally, I think the whole thing is a load of balls, but then many people like so kick their balls around, especially men, so I suppose that explains things.

Odessa

Things seem fairly quiet in Odessa. As ‘D oases’ is an anagram perhaps this is no surprise.

https://www.euronews.com/2022/03/19/us-ukraine-crisis-odessa-attack

I see in the above post some thinks that Odessa is well defended. I find that rather funny. If Russia really wanted to invade it could, easily. Not sure it wants to though.

But threat of invasion ties up defensive forces. Or defensive farces as I consider the whole thing a bit of a farce. Too much misinformation, or distortion of what is really going on.

But then then that is the point, distract us from other things going on. ‘Ooh look over there!’ Right, now to pickpocket the taxpayers.

There are recent reports of missile attacks on Odessa’s refinery. Well, near Odessa. The article link below spells it Odesa, one ‘s’. O dear sir, (or madam as the case may be) can’t you check your smelling pisstakes?

I suspect ‘O dear sir’ more likely as this sounds like Odessa.

https://gulfnews.com/world/europe/missiles-hit-near-odesa-in-ukraine-as-new-mariupol-evacuation-bid-planned-1.1648988450745

Still, the article is from Reuters, and as they have gone downhill in quality and truth I am not surprised.

And whilst off subject, the next article has a photo of a girl in a blue surgical mask. It says she wears it because of Covid 19. The head line says ‘Nearly entire global population breathing polluted air: WHO.’

Quite frankly if they don’t know WHO wrote this, why say it?

And as the atmosphere in the photo suggests, reasonably, a high level of pollution in Bejing why not blame that? Or are they trying to subtly say that air pollution IS Covid 19?

But then this is how the whole Covid 19 fraud started, isn’t it, as I make clear in my post on Wuhan ‘flu.

Pollution causes respiratory diseases, add in faulty viral theory increasingly believed over the decades, stir or spin rapidly with a spin doctor, a lot more propaganda and you have the recipe for a crisis caused by ignorance and fear.

Donbas region

The attacks have been most evident in the dumbass (sic) region. This is because if you look at a map of Russia it looks vaguely like a bear. As this is a symbol of Russia, at least to the west, this should again be of no surprise.

To my mind the bear faces east for some reason. It appears to have a small tail which is formed by the Karelia and the Kola Peninsula in the north-west.

Please forgive me, but it rather suggests to me, that the bear is ready to do a poo. Or pooh bear a well-known bear from East Sussex.

Anyway, it may be fair to say that the Russian bear does not want its ‘business’ interfered with and protecting its dumb ass is understandable after all.

Have you ever seen an ass that is dumb by the way? Can your bottom speak?

Mmm?….Oh yes, silly me, I forgot. Joe Biden and a few others. Quite right.

Mariupol

Mariupol is situated on the north coast of the ‘C’ of ‘As of’ (sic) near the Crimea. As there is no ‘C’ in ‘As of’ this is rather strange. And as regards ‘as of’, we may enquire ‘as of what exactly?’

On 19 March 2022 a Ukrainian police officer in Mariupol made a video in which he said “Children, elderly people are dying. The city is destroyed and it is wiped off the face of the earth.” The video was authenticated by the Associated Press.

From

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariupol

As an anagram of police is ‘cop lie I’m very suspicious of this. Cops have been known to lie before as in Ottawa more recently re truckers’ dispute and in London re the brutal murder of Sarah Everard.

Still I am not sure the Associated Press haven’t made it up. I found this.

The AP gave the Nazi regime access to its photo archives for its antisemitic propaganda.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associated_Press#AP_deal_with_Nazi_Germany

Well, it was a while ago. But then if you look further at the main Wiki page and recent issues…what do you think?

Again from Wikipedia Mariupol link earlier.

“They don’t have access to water, to any food supplies, to anything. More than 85 percent of the whole town is destroyed,” Stefanishyna said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” referring to the citizens of Mariupol.

“That’s why they do it with the U.N. system, the Red Cross organization, and what I can confirm as an insider of some parts of this negotiation is that they do not really care about a single life of a person who died or suffers there,” she said, referring to Russian officials. “So for them, it has nothing to do with the humanity.”

From sub link in Wikipedia link above.

I see the people in the picture have clothes and their mobile phones. Perhaps they’re going to take picture of the burning pile of tyres which we can’t see, except for the smoke, he said sceptically.

From 1st April 2022, April Fool’s Say. Mmm….

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/mariupol-evacuation-up-in-the-air-amid-questions-over-destination/ar-AAVKyNa

Mariupol doesn’t exist?? Is this photo really of Mariupol anyway?? I see a burnt out block of flats. And 2 blocks that don’t seem to, and look intact. So maybe a third of the three out of use. But not a flattened area as in WW2.

How about this

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/10/mariupol-bombing-ukraine-before-and-after-satellite-images-map-russian-attack-residential-maternity-childrens-hospital

Still doesn’t look flattened, but it was March the 10th mind.

Any thoughts? Load of bollux comes to my mind. Something is going on but just how much is the question.

Kharkiv or Kharkov

In 1942 battles raged for the recapture by the Soviets for this city in the spring.

Kharkiv sound like it may be khaki in colour, rather boring. Or maybe someone has lost their kar-key (sic).

Still, the city looks quite attractive, at least in part. See below.

I have looked at the images. I can’t see how one can easily relate the images to before and after.

There are five images. Now I know I am a bit slow, but even I know that before and after, which is 2, goes into 5 2.5 times. So where is the sixth photo? The labelling doesn’t help me.

More bollux I say.

Conclusions

All is not as it seems. I take from it the following:

  • If Putin really wanted to take Ukraine, or at least the bits he wants, he could.
  • Putin is problematic but so is Zelenskyy.
  • In reality Zelenskyy and his regime are Neo-Nazi. He is part of the WEF and Klaus Schwab’s team so has to be suspect.
  • The agenda seems in part to make out that the pope will save the day, but as he is a false Christ, ultimately he is deceiving the nations.
  • The ramping up of fear distracts the nations from what else is going on, the various evils and battles against them. We should not be distracted.
  • This includes the rise of inflation and economic disruption
  • Centralisation of money and power and control in fewer hands, the elites who wish to subjugate the children of God, the gentle gentiles, a far larger group than some may imagine.
  • Using taxpayers’ money to buy arms that are either not required or can be used to blow others to bits so that undertakers can bury or doctors repair and all for money of course – the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
  • Push countries into huge debts owed to the banks which are owned by…? Double check. Bankrupting countries will help them subjugate the nations. Unless perhaps you are Germany with a budget surplus of course…Mmm…I mention Germany somewhere, don’t I?
  • Vaccine harm and deaths.
  • And where have all the ‘push the vaccine’ videos on YouTube gone??
  • Euthanasia laws as an excuse to murder the innocent elderly, then the disabled, then the useless eaters, then you…..
  • Abortion laws as an excuse to murder the innocent unborn and traumatise mothers. Why stop there if a child is born with a disability missed in a scan or otherwise. Or if you become disabled etc etc. Where will it stop?
  • Mid-term elections in the USA, indeed elections anywhere. Don’t be distracted, watch the ballots like hawks. Don’t let fraud occur.

If you want a site that also says a similar conclusion try this.

Reality Check – The Staged Pandemic and Russia-Ukraine War

Perhaps I needn’t have bothered doing this post. Still, I made it funny which is something given the whole thing is funny peculiar, as they say in the UK.

I don’t agree with all his conclusions on his site as there is more going on than meets the eye. There is God’s agenda and Satan’s agenda running parallel.

As God is way more clever and devious than the moron Satan (or is it Macron Satan?), and all things work together for those who love God, well even what seems a Red Herring can be used by God to good effect.

Anyway, it does seem rather as if the so-called war is rather like in a vague  (or not so vague) way the Eastern Front in WW2. This should not be surprising given the current war of words mirroring WW2, but 80 years ago, that I see going onto day.

So why not check the WW2 timelines online, see what you think, and let me know. All contributions gratefully received.


P.S. Here is a historical timeline of the eastern front in the Ukraine area. You will see the similarities I hope.

https://www.worldwar-2.net/timelines/war-in-europe/eastern-europe/eastern-europe-index-1942.htm

You might find this interesting.

https://lawrencemorra.com/2022/03/21/lara-logan-goes-off-in-epic-rant-on-ukraine-citing-fake-ngos-vindman-hunter-biden-romneys-son/

If you have nothing better to do, I have written more about many of the characters in the plot, especially Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau. I hope to do more detailed analyses of others in due course. Just type in name to search box at the top right hand side of the page.

E is for…..Europe

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

2nd October 2021

This is a page from last year which I am making a post as I struggle to do something on Jacinda Ardern to help the hard pressed New Zealanders.

From 6th September 2020

Here is a list of the present countries of Europe. I have tried to explain my thoughts on the meaning of the names, which may or may not be correct. There may be more truth than meets the eye on first reading, of course.

We mustn’t forget the meaning of Europe, or Europa as it was traditionally known. I shall no doubt look at this in more detail, but it can be noted Europe can be split into EU rope.

Rope is something to tie up things, and certainly the EU ties up the associated countries in complex knots of directives. It is just as well that the UK is out of it now. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this concoction.

A

  • Albania – So-called as alba means ‘White’, and as a people they were ‘All white’. As opposed to those who weren’t, who were ‘All Wong’. They, the ‘Wongs’ came from China of course.
  • Andorra – Named after the popular girl’s name in this principality, Dora. Usually as a second name. When asked what they were going to call their new-born daughter, the father might say ‘Ann’, whilst the mother would say ‘And Dora’.
  • Armenia – People known for saying ‘I mean, yeh’, hence the name.
  • Austria – Österreich in German. Sounds like ostrich. Makes sense as they buried their heads in the sand when Hitler came to power, and ignored the cruel goings on.
  • Azerbaijan – Somewhat corrupted from ‘Has a boy, Jan?’ One of the odd questions you might get asked if you go there.

B

  • Belarus – After well-known superstore chain dominant in the country, Bel ‘R’ Us’.
  • Belgium – Famous for beer and chocolate. Tendency to over indulge means the people are rather tubby or even obese in some cases. This explains why they were originally called ‘Bulgiem’, the ‘Bulgy people’. It should be noted that obesity one of the conditions associated with Covid 19, so explains deaths earlier this year.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – Related to ‘boss’ and ‘her ze gov(enor)’. A husband and wife team which, at its best, always works well.
  • Bulgaria – Similar to Belgium obviously. But ‘b’ can be ‘v’ (see last entry under Ingredients for more details). Originally considered a bulgar or vulgar country, so once called ‘Vulgaria’.

C

  • Croatia – From the Jesuits in the country, as they are known as the ‘Crows’. ‘Crows here’, became ‘Cro’shia’ then ‘Croatia’.
  • Cyprus – Another superstore chain, Cyp ‘R’ Us.
  • Czechia – Short for Czech Republic. The people are well known for not understanding foreigners. They give you a blank stare. Hence they are called ‘Blank Czechs’.

D

  • Denmark – Originally Danmark, from two brothers, Dan and Mark. Their names are recorded on the Jelling stones. One brother was large and fat, one was short and relatively slim, just like the stones. A type of the cartoon characters, Obelix and Asterix.

E

  • Estonia – A question asked by the natives. ‘Is Tony here?’. There is a puzzle book called ‘Where’s Tony?’, which is  little known outside of the country. Rather like ‘Where’s Wally?’.

F

  • Finland – The end of the world. ‘Fin’ is end in French. Obvious really.
  • France – The French are Franks. And frank they often are, as they will tell you what they think without reserve. Unless they are Gauls in which case they can be galling, as when they go on strike.

But France contains Brittany, which is related to the Bretons and the British, so they are bright.

G

  • Georgia – From ‘George’ meaning ‘farmer’. But the female version, a matriarchal society where the women were the farmers.
  • Germany – Source of diseases and ideas about diseases, i.e. where germs come from. Including Covid 19 (the idea not the disease).
  • Greece – Are the Greeks greasy? Well, they have an oil-rich diet with olives and fish. But the ancient Greeks were Hellenes, meaning ‘of the light’. Nowadays they seem in an awful muddle, so it’s all Greek to me.

H

  • Hungary – The people are always starving. Lots of Goulash, but never enough it seems.

I

  • Iceland – Lots of ice, clearly. Set up a freezer supermarket chain in Britain. Many people go to Iceland, but one cannot be sure if they are going to shop, or going on holiday unless they explain further.
  • Ireland – See I is for…..Ireland for more info.
  • Italy – From I.T.A., Ideas to Action, and Ly, short for lie. The nation dominated by people who come up with lots of ideas to do things, say they are going to do them, but don’t. So it is a lie. Thus ‘ITAlie’.

The word, really a phrase, can be heard when an Italian claims something is true, and another exclaims ‘It a lie!’.

K

  • Kazakhstan – The word originates from Kazakhs Tan, the effect of living a nomadic life on the Steppes where the sun beats down. The Kazakhs are the people of course, and they get a good tan from the sun.
  • Kosovo – Apparently this derives from a word meaning ‘blackbird’. Well, Kos or Cos is a type of lettuce and ‘ovo’ is an egg in Esperanto. Blackbirds come from eggs, but what the lettuce part means is anybody’s guess. Lettuce know if you have an idea.

L

  • Latvia – Appears to come from ‘Latvija’ which itself is derived from the name of the ancient Latgalians. This was originally ‘Laitgallans’ or ‘Laitgallons’, a reference to the gallons of milk they drank (lait is milk in French).
  • Liechtenstein – Meaning ‘Light ten stone’. This was the weight of the first prince of this principality, and indeed quite light for a man (like me when I was younger). Very understandable, as he burnt off the calories from going up to and down from the pastures in the Alps.
  • Lithuania – The meaning clearly comes from ‘Lith’ meaning stone of which there are plenty in the country. They lie all over the place. See the following for more details.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Stones_in_Lithuania

  • Luxembourg – Originally a hill or ‘berg’ which got the light (lux) from the sun as opposed to the valley where the sun didn’t shine all the time. A town was built on the berg (a sensible place for towns at the time) and became corrupted to ‘bourg’. This became a name for towns generally in the area.

Today, Luxembourg is very rich; hardly surprising as it is a tax haven. I think it should now be called ‘Luxuriousbourg’.

M

  • Malta – The islands lived in by Maltesers, a milk chocolate coloured ethnic group. They have a tendency to get aerated.
  • Moldova – Named after a lot of bandits, who were bad eggs. I am sure you can work out how the name arose. If not let me know.
  • Monaco – A small principality named after its founder, Mona Lisa. She set it up in company with some friends, hence Mona & Co, or Monaco.
  • Montenegro – From Venetian meaning ‘Mountain Black’. That was easy, but boring.

N

  • Netherlands – Nederland in the Dutch language. Neiderlande in German. I believe the Dutch were once a German family who needed land (need the land). They took up residence in this low lying country.

They got rid of the ‘I’ and the end ‘e’ so as to distinguish themselves from their German cousins. Understandable, when you don’t want be thought of as stupid, or responsible for world wars.

  • North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia) – Only changed its name to North Macedonia in 2019, apparently. This is the land of the Mac Edons, a Scottish family who emigrated here, having got fed up with the wind and rain in Scotland.

There is a picture in Wikipedia under ‘Modern Period’ which shows a man with a gun rather like a Scottish gamekeeper of the period.

  • Norway – Wikipedia says it has two official names, Norge in Bokmål and Noreg in Nynorsk. I have said elsewhere that rge probably stand for rage or urge. As the Vikings came from Norway this makes no sense, as they had both the ‘urge’ to travel and the ‘rage’ to beat up other peoples. They should have called the country ‘Yesrge’.

No reg makes more sense as I am not aware of anybody called ‘Reg’ or ‘Reginald’ in Norway. Let me know if I am wrong.

P

  • Poland – The land of the po, short for potty. Inhabitants driven mad by being invaded all the time, either by Russians or Prussians or Germans. Or a combination of them. Enough to drive anybody potty.
  • Portugal – Derives from the Royal Navy of Great Britain, of the sailors who had a girl or ‘gal’ in every port.

R

  • Romania – Pronounced Row-mania. The people are very keen on boating on the Danube, or any other suitable stretch of water. In fact they are quite mad on it. You will often see them sculling on the water, frantically rowing away.
  • Russia – You have to rush around to get anywhere in any reasonable time as it is so vast a country. But once you get there things can seem slow. Something of a contradiction. That’s Russia for you.

S

  • San Marino – Named after Saint Marino, who invented a type of sheep. Unfortunately he was rather naïve. The local inhabitants would make him a sweater or jumper and he would try it on.

It was too tight, so somebody had to help him remove it. As soon as it was over his face, they would go and steal his sheep. He ruefully exclaimed that he had had the wool pulled over his eyes.

  • Serbia – The Serbians are very happy living here. This is the opposite of those who don’t, who are near neighbours. They are known as Ascerbicians, and very bitter about it they are too.
  • Slovakia – From ‘Slow vacca’. The cows graze contentedly, there’s no rush.
  • Slovenia – Unlike Russia they are slow movers. Slow to come that is (‘venir’ to come in French). Maybe because they do not understand what you are saying.
  • Spain – Used to be a spain in the bum, but now quite friendly. The natives used to be Spaniards, but after metrification became Spanmeters.
  • Sweden – Lived in by Swedes, from the Turn’ip family. They can be seen wearing blue swede shoes, like Elvis Presley. Woe betides anyone who steps on them (the shoes that is).
  • Switzerland – In German this is ‘Schweiz’. As schwei is ‘sweat’ in German, Schweiz is obviously ‘Sweats’. Which is what you will do if you ‘climb every mountain’, like Julie Andrews.

And the people will be known as ‘Sweaters’. Which is what you need to wear in the winter when it is cold.

T

  • Turkey – Turks live here, they have a habit of gobbling everything up. Have tended to take things easy over the years, taking matters lying down on their Ottomans.

U

  • Ukraine – Typically either very hot or very cold. Despite its name, does not see the rain of the UK.
  • United Kingdom (UK) – Despite machinations of S.N.P., who wish us untied, we are still united. And never really part of Europe after the English Channel was formed.

V

  • Vatican City (Holy See) – In the city of Rome, Italy. Awash with roaming Catholics. You may see men in black robes (batmen) taking money asking for donations from the crowds in St Peter’s square. Supported by scarlet breasted men (robins).

Rather like Robin the Hood taking from politely asking the rich to donate to the poor. Only the other way round.

On rare occasions you might see a ‘vacca’ wandering around. It will have escaped from the papal compound following its ritual bathing in the holy see or ‘sea’. Then you may hear a robin say to a man in black, ‘Holy cow, batman!’.

P.S. If you need another dessert, why not try U is for…..Union. The European Union