Wednesday, September 06, 2006

BBC Screencaps from 1943

Update September 7, 10.30pm.Thanks for all the further examples in the comments. (And well done to my Romanian visitor for spotting the deliberate mistake. I'll do a stealth edit when I think nobody is looking any more.)

Update September 8. The People's Cube did a similar satire on the New York Times (only better). Hat tip Max.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL. Brilliant.

9:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liking it very muchly.

9:53 pm  
Blogger Ginro said...

That's great! They really would have been doing that wouldn't they?

9:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, hilarious. Really fine. Super English drinkers' wit. Whatever next?

"Busted! Bulldog blogger proves that Dresden WASN'T EVEN DESTROYED! Look, over the river, some houses still standing! And what were those people doing anyway, culpably living all in one place?"

"Bulldog and not-at-all-racist blogger proves Bosch to be all whinging fucking muslims."

Right on little "sperestillan", son: Daddy agrees, they would! They REALLY, REALLY, REALLY AND TRULY would have said that! Yes they would.

Why they probably even did!

11:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! Brilliant pastiche!

Anonymous - get over yourself. Fuckwit.

11:53 pm  
Blogger Northwing said...

Marvellous :-) I nearly ate my own arm.

12:18 am  
Blogger permanentexpat said...

Anonymous 11:30
As la boheme said. Fuckwit...and get a basic education. Bosch is an electrical company. Les sales Bosches was the French epithet you may (not) have been seeking....and DO please try not to show your complete ignorance of recent history....that is, in itself, surprizing as no other period of British history is taught apart from 'recent'....which is another way of saying 'German bashing'
What a vaginal orifice!

12:38 am  
Blogger Quetzal said...

Hey, I'm a nit-picker (or whatever you Anglos call someone who looks for errors, be they minor) ;-)

In the first image, Fergal Keane would have been reporting from PLOIESTI, not Ploetsi. You wouldn't like Sussex to suddenly become Suxxes, now, would you?

A Romanian nit-picker

6:20 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very funny, and, well, indicatave of a "wider truth"?

7:58 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is one of the more demented trollic interventions I have seen recently.

I wonder if 'anonymous' is Orla the Killer Wailer in disguise?

9:20 am  
Blogger Tom Paine said...

Absolutely brilliant. Well done.

11:08 am  
Blogger Anoneumouse said...


11:11 am  
Blogger Charles Martel said...

fantastic stuff. more please.

11:45 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful! That'll have given that warmonger Churchill (who is of course Roosevelt's puppet) something to think about!

11:47 am  
Blogger Charles Martel said...


"As part of his series on the fifth anniversary of the 11 September attacks, the BBC's Stephen Evans talks to Muslims in New York to see how they have been affected by the tragedy."

"As part of his series on the anniversary of the blitz of 1940, the BBC's Stephen Evans talks to Germans in London to see how they have been affected by the Luftwaffe bombing of the East End.."

11:58 am  
Blogger AntiCitizenOne said...

Some more BBC "articles" unearthed from the memory hole.

"Allied Bombing of V1 launchers a warcrime" Goebbels.

Black shirt think-tank highlights "path to peace"

Churchills "beaches" speech inflames Germans.

Italian Invasion "distraction from war on fascism"

Britain "more dangerous" since BEF arrived in France.

12:11 pm  
Blogger Charles Martel said...

Goering - RAF response is "disproportionate"

Fascist Council of Britain slams "foreign policy" of Churchill

Berliners under financial pressure because of bombing

Dresden strikes kill many civillians

Bavarians divided between the S.S. and the S.A.

League of Nations condemns allied invasion

Churchill - "No ceasefire" in Normandy

Laptop linkup - we speak to Hitler Youth in Cologne

Bomb blast in Coventry - many dead

Alleged "Nazi" militants arrested

more inspiration here

12:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is an interesting parallel indeed. Clearly Hezbollah have taken inspiration from the Nazis, who launched as many as 1300 V2 rockets from residential areas in The Hague, so there are strong parallels with the Katyusha attacks recently. There is an excellent map of launching sites available, which can be referenced from this V2 page.

1:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While on this track, let us not forget that the first Atomic bomb used in anger was aimed at the World Peace Memorial building in Hiroshima. A clear sign of the bloodlust of white men.

1:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are such wankers - all we needed to do at the time was extend the hand of friendship to moderate Nazis.

Our failure to do that coupled with inate British zenophobia, drove non-violent Germans into the arms of the more extreme Nazis. The Holocaust (which didn't happen) was our fault.

1:35 pm  
Blogger AntiCitizenOne said...

Here's a terminology excerpt from the BritisherBroadcastingCorporation GMBH.

"Mein Kampf" which means the inner struggle of using peaceful persuasion to build a bigger and better Germany.

"Blitz Kreig" means foreign policy.

"Arbeit macht frei" means literally "work will make you free" often found in the jewish holiday camps built by the benevolant german state.

"National Socialism" does not mean total submission to the state, it means peace.

"Sudatenland" the small area of land that proponents of German National Socialism would like to see returned to German control. German "Nazis" deny they have greater territorial ambitions.

"V1 and V2" names for the vehicles in the German space program.

1:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dickspalsh wrote;
You guys are such wankers - all we needed to do at the time was extend the hand of friendship to moderate Nazis.

Would that be the same Nazis moderates who had no problem annexing Czechoslovak
Invading Poland, France, the Low Countries, Yugoslavia, Greece and of course Russia.
The same hand of friendship which when offered to Russia resulted in the dual rape of Poland. The same hand of friendship which stabbed Stalin in the back.
The same Nazis moderates who had no problem persecuting the Jews, the gays, the Serbs and of course the liberals. Whom they quite happily sent packing to the death camps. Yup it seems you have an acute Myopic problem which must be releated somewhat to the hairs on the palms of your hands.


2:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Pounce

On a thread littered with joke historical revisionism, you choose to assume mine was meant seriously.

"Moderate Nazis" = moderate Islamists
"The Holocaust (which didn't happen) was our fault" = any Iranian president.

3:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan Turing claims Bletchley has cracked the Da Vinci Code

3:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BBC 1941: "Scandal as secret papers reveal that Churchill sacrificed Coventry to protect secret code"

BBC 1942: "Scandal as Intelligence Services fail to identify German invasion site"

BBC 1943: "Scandal as government ban demonstrations within 1 mile of Westminster"

BBC 1944: "Scandal as British troops freeze on the Russian Front"

BBC 1945: "Scandal as vodka shortage bites"

BBC 1946: "Best A-level results ever"

3:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pounce -> he was taking the piss. made me laugh anyway.

6:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are all a heap of turds. This'll set your mind straight.

7:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no, not more stone-age crap

7:28 pm  
Blogger Dave in Pa said...

My sincere congratulations!

This is really excellent satire: Truth hitting home with a bite!

(Just found this blog and it's now bookmarked! :-)

7:44 pm  
Blogger Ginro said...

Wow, there are so many 'anonymouseseses' it's difficult to tell one from the other you all look so much alike.
But to the first one I have to say, go on and admit it, I know you like me really I can see your tail wagging.

8:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pounce - it was satire. Suggest you visit an easier blog with a narrower frame of reference.

Oh, to those eye-witnesses to the bombing of Dresden and other crimes against humanity (Churchill lied; people died), did you happen to spot Green Helmet Guy rooting through the rubble by any chance?

8:56 pm  
Blogger J. Random American said...

Of course that's not what the BBC was reporting during WW2. The Soviet's were on our side. If Hitler had never betrayed Uncle Joe, however, then there certainly would have been a large number of "intellectuals" in Britain and the U.S. saying exactly this sort of thing. But the fascists were heretics to the communist way and betrayers of the Soviets so they had to be destroyed completely. If we ever declare war on some “right wing” country (Texas, perhaps) then you’ll see this same dedication to unconditional victory no matter how many have to be killed suddenly reappear again.

9:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Jeremy Bowen asks: The Allied Invasion of Sicily - Was it a War Crime?"

Shurely shome mishtake? It should read:

"Jeremy Bowen says: The Allied Invasion of Sicily - This is a war crime. This is a war crime. A war crime, I tell you, A war crime. A crime of war. A. War. Crime."

DfH - wildly off-topic: any tips on the runners and riders in the Labour leadership stakes?

I can see a pretty bloody leadership battle ( how very sad) but I am angling toward Guido's suggestion that Blair could resign as leader but stay on as PM, much to the fury (I hope) of Gordon and his Brownoids.

I now see the Blairites as my allies because they do not want that slimy, smelly Scottish prick as PM either.

11:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ramdom American
Your point is well taken and based on facts.

However the British v Argentina conflict of 82,does not back up your theory.

Although many voters on the left did back Thatcher and the British forces. The BBC and the Labour and Liberal opposition parties did not.

Even American republican support was tepid.

Now IMO as European communism and fascism are no longer strong enough to crush freedoms capitalism on their own the muslims have now become the only big hope to finally tip the balance.

Maybe if the terrorists started attacking China it may change things but I think it unlikely that it would. Principles and being left wing got a bad devorce a while back. America be warned this is one thing us Brits have got to before you.

Its Islamic fascism or go and get a proper job for these people. For a lot of socialists, this is a no brainer. Which is just as well.

12:21 am  
Blogger 5050noline said...

More please!


12:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clematis - why worry about being off topic? No-one else does!

My prediction: Brown (or Brian as Stephen Nolan pronounced him today) will take over from TB. Come the GE - he'll be humiliated.

12:49 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alas, the Romanian Nit-Picker got it wrong, too. It is PLOESTI.

2:56 am  
Blogger rexie said...

Nazi street inflamed by allied intervention in Europe

Nazi beauty queen says British foreign policy is driving even moderate Nazis to consider the final solution

British people largely unaware of the richness of Nazi culture

Archbishop disappointed by repsonse to Hug a Nazi day

10:53 am  
Blogger Eugenio Mastroviti said...

You forgot to mention the interviews with the community leader Oswald Mosley, the demonstrations with "We are all SS" placards and the complaints of the oppressed Fascists barred from working at Bletchley Park.

11:39 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brilliant. Right up there with the other classics.

12:51 pm  
Blogger strawdog said...

Great,its a good as anything on The Peoples' Cube, I'll feature it on my blog

5:09 pm  
Blogger David said...


Here in Scotland we don't want the smelly slimy Scottish P@@@@ as PM either! Meanwhile....

"War Office ban Scottish Highland regiments from front after complaints from Health and Safety (Germany) regarding the playing of bagpipes for longer than 20 minutes whilst attacking German positions"

6:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very funny, and the sort of parallel thought associations that are considered very politically uncorrect. So keep it up!

12:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gentlemen, all stand: we are in the presence of greatness.

Lovely piece of work; more of it please.

1:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A demented analogy followed by repetitoius jokes, followed by much self congratulation. Every two bit little war that has been waged by 'us'in my memory has used the Nazi comparison. I thought there was a law against it on the Web.

11:13 am  
Blogger Tapestry said...

this reaction is disproportionate.

lateral thinking is incomprehensible to foreigners and is therefore discriminatory. I'd be in favour of a total ban.

9:08 am  
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