World War I raged from August 1914 to November 1918.
Total casualties numbered over 50 million people!!

The catalyst for World War I was the assassination of the Archduke and Duchess of Austria-Este, in Sarajevo, on June 28, 1914. They were the first 2 casualties in a war that would eventually consume over 50 million people either killed, wounded, victims of genocide, or the "Spanish Flu."

The war led to the Russian Revolution, the rise of Hitler, World War II, the Holohoax, the smokescreen state of "Israel," the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War etc., etc....In 1918, 26-year-old Walt Disney drove an ambulance in France.

Pope Pius X (1835 -1914).
Pope Pius X (1835–1914).
Pope from 1903 to 1914.


The Vatican desperately wanted the return of the Papal States which they claimed Italy "stole" in 1870.

In order to accomplish this, Orthodox Russia had to be expelled from the Mediterranean.

Since 1892, Republican France had a military alliance with Orthodox Russia called the Franco-Russian Alliance.

Franz Xavier Wernz (1842 -1914).
Franz Xavier Wernz (1842–1914).
Jesuit general from 1906 to 1914.

The war was supposed to be a repeat of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870; with France capitulating quickly, and then Imperial Germany would send its vast armies eastward to defeat Orthodox Russia before the winter. That was the plan . . . but they reckoned without the Almighty:

Then the king of Israel replied, “Tell him, ‘Let not him who girds on his armor boast like him who takes it off’”
(I Kings 20:11).

Once the dogs of war are unleashed, nobody can predict the outcome. In order to reduce the fog of war, generals like to have their spies commanding the opposing side.

Lord Kitchener
Lord Kitchener

The man who unleashed the dogs of war in August 1914 was "Mr. British Empire" Lord Kitchener of Khartoum.

This year the Royal Mint released a £2 coin "celebrating" the start of the war using the iconic Kitchener recruiting poster.

The German military buildup was financed by the Bank of England from gold stolen from South Africa.


Kitchener coin "commemorating" the start of WWI.
Kitchener coin "celebrating" the
start of World War I.

Ex Consul-General of the Sudan Kitchener was the perfect man for starting the war because he almost started a war between Britain and France in 1898. The Fashoda Incident in the Sudan, initiated by Francophobe Kitchener, was only defused when both sides compromised. The real aim of the British Empire in the bloody Sudanese War (1873–1898) was control of the French built Suez Canal.

War is the most expensive and destructive activity of fallen mankind. If you follow the money trail, and find out who is paying the salaries of the soldiers, it is easy to unmask the real sponsors of the conflict. A typical example of this was the American Revolution, which was financed by the silver mines of Mexico . . . and the Hudson's Bay Company!!

Rudolf Haverstein
Rudolf Haverstein

Edomite banker Rudolf Haverstein was president of the Reichbank from 1908 to 1923.

International banker Hjalmar Schacht was the financier of the Second Reich, and like Churchill, he survived the war to finance Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.


Hjalmar Schacht
Hjalmar Schacht

Money doesn't grow on trees–even in Germany, so gold stolen from the Boers of South Africa was used to finance the German military buildup.

Walter Cuncliffe
Walter Cuncliffe

Walter Cunliffe was Governor of the Bank of England from 1913 to 1918.

David Lloyd George (Merlin) was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1908 to 1915.

George succeeded Asquith as Prime Minister in 1915, and he arranged for the Romanovs to "escape" to Britain in 1918.


David Llloyd George
David Lloyd George

Neither man expected that the conflict would last longer than 6 weeks on the Western Front. David Lloyd George was the only Welshman to ever serve as Prime Minister. They haven't forgotten what happened when Welsh Tudor King Henry VIII reigned!!

J.P. Morgan
J. P. Morgan

J. P. Morgan did not live to see the beginning of the war, He died in Rome in 1913.

Before Morgan went to meet his Maker, his protégé, Paul M. Warburg "Warbucks", created the "Federal" Reserve System.

That private banking monopoly, with the newly introduced income tax, financed Imperial Germany, and the subsequent Russian Revolution.


Paul M. Warburg
Paul M. Warburg "Warbucks".

The "Federal" Reserve System (a devil in every dollar) hijacked the U.S. financial system after its creation in 1913. All the wars that the "United States" fought since that time were financed by that sinister monopoly.

Britain was broke just a year after the war began, so Imperial Germany, with far less financial resources, was financed by J.P. Morgan via "neutral" Switzerland.

The proposed lighting conquest of France was called the Schlieffen Plan!!

The plan for this lighting conquest was called the Schlieffen Plan, named after Count Alfred Graf von Schlieffen (1833–1913). The Schlieffen Plan would employ an early version of Blitzkrieg–lightning warfare–to quickly overthrow France before Russia could fully mobilize.

Alfred von Schlieffen
Alfred von Schlieffen

The 1905 Schlieffen Plan called for the rapid conquest of France, but omitted any plans for the capture of the Channel Ports.

This plan had the full approval of Winston Churchill, who knew that it would enable a quick withdrawn of the token British Expeditionary Force once France surrendered.

The Schlieffen Plan.
The Schlieffen Plan.

Kaiser Wilhelm II was German emperor or Kaiser from 1888 to 1918. The Kaiser's mother, Victoria, was the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria.

Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859–1941).
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859–1941).
Reigned from 1888 to 1918.

Kaiser Wilhelm II "Dead Head" was the grandson and favorite of Francophobe Queen Victoria.

Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke was Chief of the German General Staff from 1906 to 1914.

He was relieved of his command in October 1914, thus becoming the first high ranking casualty of the war.

Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke (1848–1916).
Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke (1848–1916).

Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke was entrusted with the task of carrying out the Schlieffen Plan and he looked forward to entering Paris by at least August 15, 1914. The Kaiser's proud boast was "lunch in Paris and dinner in St. Petersburg."

Lord Kitchener was the counterpart of the Kaiser in Britain. Immediately after the outbreak of the war, Kitchener was appointed Secretary of State for War.

Prime Minister Henry Asquith.
Prime Minister Henry Asquith.
Prime Minister from '08 to 1916.


On August 4, 1914, Prime Minister Asquith appointed warlord Kitchener head of the War Office.

That position was normally held by a civilian.

His job was to make sure that the British Expeditionary Force arrived to little and too late to hinder the German conquest of France.

As head of the War Office, Kitchener dominated the government.
As head of the War Office, Kitchener
dominated the government.

Kitchener's commanding presence awed all who came into contact with him. He despised civilians and came to work every day in his uniform.

From the very beginning of his appointment, the imperious Lord Kitchener would brook no opposition to his plans.

The success of Imperial Germany depended on the use of spies in France and Russia. Mansfield Cumming (cunning) headed the newly created MIi6 and general George Cockerill handled military "intelligence" at the War Office.

Mansfield Cumming
Spymaster Mansfield Cumming

Spying came out of the closet in 1908 and Spymaster Mansfield Cumming was the first head of MI6.

General George Cockerill was Deputy Director of Military "Intelligence" at the War Office.

He kept Kitchener informed of every move of the Germans, French, and Russians.

General George Cockerill (1867-1957).
General George Cockerill

Unfortunately for Lord Kitchener, Cockerill didn't warn him in advance of the "enemy within" planning to give him a watery grave.

The youthful Winston Churchill, as 1st Lord of the Admiralty, coordinated the coming war with the Kaiser. As head of the navy, his job would entail the rapid withdrawn of the token British Expeditionary Force once France was conquered.

Winston Churchill. 1st Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 to 1915.
Winston Churchill (1874
1st Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 to 1915.

Secret Service agent Churchill was concerned about the safety of any British troops in France once the Germans invaded.

The Kaiser reassured him that the Schlieffen Plan called for no capture of the Channel Ports.

Prior to WW2, Churchill discussed this omission with Hitler, and thus the "miracle" of Dunkirk.

Churchill and Kaiser discussing strategy for the upcoming war.
Churchill and Kaiser discussing
strategy for the upcoming war.

During the first 2 weeks of the war, everything seemed to be progressing according to the plans worked out by the Kaiser, Kitchener and Churchill....Then disaster struck.

Tsar Nicholas II completely upset the Schlieffen Plan!!

When Imperial Germany invaded France in August 1914, Tsar Nicholas II ordered the mobilization of the vast Russian army. The general assigned to lead the invasion of East Prussia was a Russian patriot named Pavel (Paul) von Rennenkamph.

Tsar Nicholas II (1894-1918).
Tsar Nicholas II (1868–1918).
Tsar from 1894 to 1917.

In August 1914, Tsar Nicholas II dispatched patriotic general Paul von Rennenkampf to East Prussia.

In no time at all the general had the Germans on the run and fleeing back to Berlin.

As a result, Germany had to withdraw 2 army corps and a cavalry division from France.

General Paul von Rennenkampf
General Paul von Rennenkampf

Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke was fearful of the prospect of Russian troops entering Berlin while he occupied Paris. As a result, he lost his nerve and moved as many as 275,000 soldiers back to East Prussia. This action caused him to lose his command a few months later.

Small unforeseen events can have a major impact on history. Nobody could foresee that the Haitian Revolution, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, would change the course of history.

Field Marshall French
Field Marshall French

As a result of the Germans "forgetting" to capture the Channel Ports, Field Marshall Sir John French had no problem landing the British Expeditionary Force.

This token force consisted of a meager 100,000 soldiersa mere "calling card."


Field Marshall French landing unopposed in France in August 1914.
Field Marshall French landing unopposed
in France in August 1914.

French's highest ranking casualty was lieutenant general Sir James Grierson, who died of a "heart attack" and was replaced by a more compliant general.

The ubiquitous Kitchener recruiting poster.
The iconic Kitchener
recruiting poster.

By September 1914, it was apparent to all but the delusional Kitchener that the war was a stalemate.

Instead of calling for peace, Kitchener went on a recruiting binge, using his own image.

Like sheep to the slaughter, thousands of young men flocked to the recruiting stations.

Eager young recruits as cannon fodder
Eager young recruits as cannon
fodder for Kitchener's army.

By mid September, Kitchener should have contacted the Kaiser and urged him to withdraw from France and Russia. If the Kaiser did not comply, he could have ordered general Cockerill to arrange for him to have a timely death by poison.

Lord Kitchener inspecting the bunkers and troops at Gallipoli.
Lord Kitchener inspecting the bunkers
and troops at Gallipoli.

In April 1915, Lord Kitchener decided to relieve pressure on the Germans by attacking Constantinople.

The Terrible Turks fought bravely to defend New Rome, and the invasion turned out to be another disaster.

Lord Kitchener inspecting Australian
Lord Kitchener inspecting Australian
troops at Gallipoli.

The cannon fodder for the attempted invasion of Constantinople consisted mostly of Australians and New Zealanders. Kitchener knew that the Gallipoli Campaign was just a sideshow, and would take away British troops from the besieged Western Front. Since 1453, the Tsars of Russia claimed Constantinople as their city. A British conquest of that city was considered by them as worse than its occupation by the Terrible Turks.

Despite his omnipresent recruiting posters, not enough recruits were volunteering, so Kitchener ordered Prime Minister Asquith to introduce mandatory conscription.

In January 1916, the Prime Minister introduced the Military Service Act and the Bill was passed by Parliament in March of the same year.

Trench warfare during the Battle of the Somme.
Trench warfare during the
Battle of the Somme.

By June 1916, Kitchener's conscripts were ready for the meat grinder called the Battle of the Somme, which lasted from July to November 1916.

British casualties alone totaled over 400,000.

British soldiers going over the top at the Battle of the Somme.
British soldiers going over the top at the
Battle of the Somme.

Kitchener was not alive to witness the carnage of the Battle of the Somme. By 1916, he was the most hated man in the British government–not for starting the war–but for underestimating the length of the conflict.

Kitchener's failed gambit earned him a watery grave!!

His gambit that the war would only last 6 weeks was a colossal blunder. Unlike von Moltke in Germany, the powerful head of the War Office could not be forced to resign.

To make matters worse, the war was bankrupting the British Empire and they had to buy munitions from the United States. Prime Minister Asquith, Winston Churchill, and Mansfield Cumming were all unanimous that a watery grave was the best way to get rid of Kitchener.

HMS Hampshire: a huge battle cruiser to take Lord Kitchener on a "secret" diplomatic mission to Russia. 
HMS Hampshire: a huge battle cruiser was assigned to take Lord Kitchener on a "secret" diplomatic mission to Russia.

A court-martial to remove warlord Kitchener was out of the question.

A "car accident," or poison, was just too obvious.

The solution: send him on a diplomatic mission to Russia!!

Admiral Jellicoe bidding farewell to Lord Kitchener on HMS Iron Duke.
Admiral Jellicoe bidding "farewell" to Lord Kitchener on HMS Iron Duke.

Kitchener was very, very reluctant to leave London as he knew that the government was anxious to get rid of him. As bait, King George V received a telegram from "Tsar Nicholas II" urging him to send Kitchener to Russia!!

  Stoker Walter Farnden was
Stoker Walter Farnden was
one of only 12 survivors.


Kitchener's route to Russia was the area where the Battle of Jutland was fought and "German" submarines were known to be in the area.

It required the death of 650 men to get rid of one man!!

Additionally, £2,000,000 in gold bullion went down with the ship!!

HMS Hampshire went down stern up like the Titanic.
HMS Hampshire went down
stern up like the Titanic.

Salvage work at the site has not been very successful. An attempt was made in 1933 by an Australian named "Costello," a U.S. "locksmith" named Charles Courtney, and a German named "Mansfield." The salvage team was assisted by "Merchant of Death" Sir Basil Zaharoff:

Costello also had verified the rumors about the gold. It was true that in the government archives, at least so far as a private citizen could discover, there was no record of the $10,000,000 in gold for the Russian government, but there was a record that this amount had been withdrawn from the Bank of England. Not even a wartime government draws 10,000,000 secretly and makes no record of it unless it is intended for a very important mission. (Courtney, Unlocking Adventure, p. 247).

"Locksmith" Courtney had a narrow escape from the wreck, and, predictably, he said that there were no signs of an internal explosion!!

The Kitchener Memorial
in Orkney, Scotland.


A stone monument to Kitchener dominates the spot where HMS Hampshire exploded.

According to the BBC, plans are in the works to memorialize the crew also but not to get to the bottom of the conspiracy!!

The Kitchener Memorial plaque.

Here is the wording on the plaque:

“This tower was raised by the people of Orkney in memory of Field Marshall Earl Kitchener of Khartoum on that corner of his country which he had served so faithfully nearest to the place where he died on duty. He and his staff perished along with the officers and nearly all the men of HMS Hampshire on 5th June 1916.”

Secret Service agent Winston Churchill was one of the few high ranking survivors of the deadly, disastrous war. For World War II, he adopted a modified Schlieffen Plan, with the Nazis occupying the Channel Ports. This would make great propaganda in the United States, with the "beleaguered" British Expeditionary Force saved by the "miracle" of Dunkirk.

World War II was really a replay of World War I, only Tsarist Russia was replaced by "Soviet" Russia. Kitchener's protégé, Winston Churchill, was running the war, and only the Greeks and Serbs prevented a British-Nazi victory by delaying the invasion of Russia by 6 weeks.

Vital links


Barton, George. Celebrated Mysteries of the Great War. The Page Company, Boston. 1919.

Cassar, George H. Kitchener's War: British Strategy from 1914 to 1916. Brassey's, Washington City, 2004.

Courtney, Charles, Unlocking Adventure. Whittlesey House, London & New York, 1942.

Meyer, G. J. A World Undone: The Story of the Great War 19141918. Delacorte Press, New York, 2006.

McCormick, Donald, The Mystery of Lord Kitchener's Death. Putnam, London, 1959.

McCormick, Donald, The Mask of Merlin: A Critical Biography of David Lloyd George. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1963.

Royle, Trevor, The Kitchener Enigma. Michael Joseph, London, 1985.

Summers, Anthony. The File on the Tsar. Harper & Row, New York, 1976.

Strachan, Hew. Financing the First World War. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004.

Tuckman, Barbara. The Guns of August. Ballantine Books, New York, 1962.

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