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Britainís 'finest WWII general' accused of child sex abuse in Australia
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 13 Mar 2014 | Jonathan Pearlman

Posted on 03/14/2014 11:57:27 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

One of Britain’s greatest military commanders, Viscount Slim, has been accused of molesting children at a school for underprivileged youths while serving as the Queen’s representative in Australia.

Bob Stevens, a claimant in a lawsuit against Fairbridge Farm, a school in Australia for mostly British child migrants, said Viscount Slim would arrive in his Rolls Royce and the “next minute we were sitting on his knee and he's got his hands up our trousers”.

... He was labelled “the finest general World War II produced” by Lord Mountbatten.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: australia; childmolestation; unitedkingdom; viscountslim
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1 posted on 03/14/2014 11:57:27 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I saw an interview with a German Field Marshall who was in prison in England at the time. He was asked who the best allied general was and he replied, “Montgomery and Patton were the best”.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 12:00:07 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Montgomery has been accused of much the same thing.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 12:03:04 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How do you get a hand up trousers?


4 posted on 03/14/2014 12:04:21 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Brits and their boarding schools...


5 posted on 03/14/2014 12:04:47 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: yarddog

I also read where Eisenhower commented that General Simpson, never made a mistake during the entire war as far as he knew.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 12:05:11 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sad to hear if true. Bill Slim was one of the UK’s greatest commanders, ever.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 12:06:52 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: yarddog
He was asked who the best allied general was and he replied, “Montgomery and Patton were the best”.

Then the Germans were just as susceptible to the relentless self-promotion of those two as everyone else. The more I read about both of them, the less impressed I am.

8 posted on 03/14/2014 12:09:04 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I didn’t know the UK had democrats.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 12:10:22 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Monty equals McClellan. Patton had great flaws but a good gene.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 12:10:33 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Brits, tropical climate, short pants


11 posted on 03/14/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: yarddog
"Montgomery and Patton were the best".
Montgomery and Patton was the best. *fixed*..rem: "A Bridge Too Far".
his ignoring of the 2 Panzer Tank divisions within
miles of the drop zone doomed the operation.

12 posted on 03/14/2014 12:12:02 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Theoria
Sad to hear if true. Bill Slim was one of the UK’s greatest commanders, ever.

"If true" is the operative phrase. I have problems believing people who come forward decades later complaining about things like this.

13 posted on 03/14/2014 12:18:08 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: yarddog

Maybe because he actually faced those two. Bill Slim fought against the Japanese in World War II. Slim was a genuine military genuius, Montgomery I would rate as ‘competent’. He wasn’t a complete fool, but his arrogance sometimes led him to make foolish mistakes.

Orde Wingate was also a military genius, if somewhat lower down the pecking order and slightly prone to madness and eccentricity.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 12:20:26 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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Montgomery I would rate as ‘competent’.

Maybe, but he built his reputation on "brilliance" that came from broken German codes in North Africa.

His constant hesitation and slowness caused constant problems.

15 posted on 03/14/2014 12:27:09 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

My dad was in WWII and I remember him saying that he couldn’t stand Patton, which shocked me. Part of the reason is that Patton’s troops always got the best while leaving everyone else had to fend for themselves.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 12:36:08 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Spot on. Patton may not have been a genius, but at his core he was a doer and got shit done. Every day you gave most German commanders to scrounge and dig in was a hazard in the long run and I think Patton did readily see that and that situation was ideal for an offensive general on the allies side.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Patton had great flaws but a good gene.

I just can't figure out the great battle or campaign Patton's genius won. North Africa? He really played a small part and operationally there was no brilliant stroke, just a grind. That "Hold 'em by the nose and kick 'em in the ass" battle in the movie never happened. Sicily? Yeah, he ran wild...against Italians who couldn't surrender fast enough. When he hit the Germans, it was another grind until the Germans evacuated the island. France? Once the bombers blew a hole in the German lines in Normandy and Cobra stepped off, they were an army in full retreat and the Americans struggling to keep up with them until they hit the Siegfried Line. Patton's one great accomplishment was turning his army to hit the German flank at the Bulge. Other than that, I just don't see what he did that just about any other US general on those fronts did.

And don't get me started on Monty.

18 posted on 03/14/2014 12:41:45 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Daily Telegraph is now becoming a subscription site? Looks like they are the main ones running with this story.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 12:42:56 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Not sure if 80% of Germany’s manpower was at the Eastern Front, read one place that said so. Kind of a depressing figure that the Commie sympathizers throw around. Of course, Stalin himself, they executed some of their own Generals in the USSR I understand and the Soviet side did not fight competently I hear. I don’t know myself.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 12:45:34 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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