JF Ptak Science Books Post 1323
[Part of our series on the History of Blank, Empty and Missing Things]
The flag of the group Militant Christian Patriots may tell you something about them faster than even their name: it was a large bright red field, with a white circle in the center, in the center of which was a simple black cross. Drop the horizontal bar to the middle, elongate it, shrink the vertical just a tad, and turn the ends of each bar 90-degrees at 75% of their length, et voila, you have the Nazi flag.
This unsigned circular blasts the "appeasers" from inside the government of the valiant Mr. Chamberlain, who is supported by the Militant Christian Patriots in his stance to keep Britain out of the developing (and developed) trouble brewing between the Nazis and the Czechs. The piece of paper that Chamberlain held aloft at the airport, claiming victory with his appeasement of the Nazis and happy with the firm trust in Hitler's signature, was a good document to start with for this extremist group. Next, they would have Mr. Anthony Eden (who wound up resigning his position until recalled by Churchill when he finally and thankfully took over the office of PM from Chamberlain in May 1940) removed, what with his alliances to Fabian-Zionists and all. The other ministers targeted by the Militant Christian Patriots were among those others who supported Eden and worked against Chamberlain--undesirables, "pacifists, Socialists, Communists and Zionists". The other branch of their unholy alliance were "the disgruntled refugees and their powerful friends in Britain, who aim at bringing Germany to her knees", because, somehow, members of Parliament were somehow responsive to disgruntled refugees.
[The original document is available for purchase from our blog bookstore.]
This is a photo of Chamberlain at the airport with Hitler's signature, telling the world, basically, that "it was up to the Czechs, now", somewhat confident in the fatal Munich Agreement, trusting Hitler to end his European territorialism . The occupation of Czechoslovakia came just months after the Austrian Anschluss of March 1938, but, well, the Prime Minister had Hitler's signature. It would not take long for this picture, and for the newsreel, and for Mr. Chamberlain's face and even his very umbrella, to be used as iconic symbols of disastrous failure.
The Militant Christian Patriots were faithful to none of the words they used to identify themselves--after all, calling yourself something does lead to some sort of expectation...