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Hardcover Betrayal at Pearl Harbor: How Churchill Lured Roosevelt Into World War II Book

ISBN: 0671708058

ISBN13: 9780671708054

Betrayal at Pearl Harbor: How Churchill Lured Roosevelt Into World War II

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Did Winston Churchill have advance knowledge of Pearl Harbor? If so, did he withhold that information from Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to draw the U.S. into WWII? James Rusbridger and Eric Nave... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Betrayal at Pearl Harbor

Betrayal at Pearl Harbor is not a factual accurate description of what actually happened concerning JN-25B, it is an interesting story, but not true. I believe the book like many after the fact conspiracy novels is a farce. I have at least 80 + books on Pearl Harbor and perhaps a dozen or more on codes, encryption and decryption most written by the experts. No where in almost 100 books in the name Eric Nave ever found. The book in my view is trash. While Churchill and Roosevelt were not perfect and made many mistakes prior to and during the war. There was no betrayal concerning the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Some items of note, and often missed ... Nave was there!

A book which every Pearl Harbour wannabee "expert" might find of interest; even those who believe it has been "dis-credited" - a favourite and reactive phrase oft seen used by some - might approach this book with fresh and renewed objectivity. Of the many nuances beyond the JN-25 material in this text, three items to be aware of for the careful reader are suggested: (A) At the top of page 14, in the "Acknowledgments" section is " ... thus enjoying the first interview he has ever given since leaving the U.S. Navy as to how he received the Winds message. I was pleased that I was able to show him the first documentary proof from the Australian archives that his story could now be confirmed after so many frustrating years. ..." (B) The tale of the Blue Funnel streamer SS AUTOMEDON and just how highly classified British Chief of Staff (COS) papers were captured by a German raider and then passed on to the Japanese in 1940. In essence, these papers told the Japanese that the British Far East Fleet would be no threat at all to their moves south. Further, as Professor Chapman shows in his "The Price of Admiralty" - the Japanese concerns, as a result, were almost singularly focused on the US naval forces - those are Pearl Harbour in particular. (C) A very detailed set of notes and Appendix section, with many copies of still censored documents. Just these three items should spur more threads of research beyond the US archives. While those remain a useful datum, the FOIA progress is very selective; the ripe fruit of Pearl Harbour is now shown to be elsewhere.

Betrayal, or collusion?

This is another fine account of the codebreaking activities by the British and Americans prior to and during World War II. for those of us who lived during those years, it is more than "interesting." It is vital information about how the United States was led into that war. Perhaps an even more interesting account is that written by Stinnett, in Day of Deceit. Both books, however, have the ring of truth to them, in that each incorporates much detail, extensive footnotes, detailing dates, times, places, names, ranks, and photographs of declassified documents verifying most of their statements. This book was written by a Brit, assisted by an Australian Navy codebreaker (Nave) who transferred to the Royal Navy in the same capacity after spending some years in Japan, learning Japanese. He was an early codebreaker, and responsible for many breakthroughs. Now, today, the British Navy would like to deny his existence, and indeed tried to, because of his knowledge of embarrassing facts. The thrust of the book is that Churchill was intent upon dragging America into the war by any means possible, including inducing Roosevelt to push the Japanese into attacking us, and, say the authors, he was successful in doing so--and then kept the day and hour of the attack, of which he was aware through breaking thier code, from the United States, thereby resulting in the loss of many lives, which could have been avoided had the commanders on the scene (General Short and Admiral Kimmel) been warned. Because the United States Navy's archives have been "cleansed" of all intercepts of the Japanese codes, specifically the naval code known as JN-25, it is difficult to prove guilty knowledge on the part of our top commanders, including Roosevelt himself. The authors of this book make the assumption that he was innocent of wrongdoing, and naive when pitted against the wily Churchill. After reading Stinnett's book, however, you will come away with a different viewpoint, and a different opinion of FDR. But, one must remember the stakes! Both men were faced with a world in flames, and a bleak outlook for their own nations, at best. Hitler and Mussolini dominated Europe, and the Japanese were well on the way to establishing their Greater East-Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere--a sphere devoid of the hated white race, and the domination by Europe of the Dutch East Indies, French Indochina, China, the Malay Peninsula, the Philippines, the Marianas, Borneo, and eventually Australia, New Zealand, and India. And the United States population resisted getting involved in "foreign wars;" the isolationist movement was strong. Roosevelt had to promise (tongue in cheek, of course) during the campaign for a third term, against Wendell Willkie, that he would not send their sons to foreign wars. So, he lied to his people. So did Churchill. It could have been better handled. We could have trapped the Japanese fleet north of Hawaii, inflicted heavy losses on them and minimized our own losses at

Substantiated Conspiracy Theory

The book was the proper length for the evidence put forth, although the final chapters were somewhat repetitive. Excellent description of the JN-25 system. This title belongs on the shelf of any historian interested in the US entry into WWII. That JN-25 had been read by the British had appeared previously, notably in the book "And I Was There" by Admiral Layton and have been ignored by mainstream historians. "Betrayal" forces the reader to reconsider the manipulations of the British whose conduct was clearly cost US lives. Continued British lying and secrecy surrounding the issue indicates that England wishes to wait for the WWII generation to quietly pass from the scene before they come clean.
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