§903 Trilogy of the case of JFK (1) (1963.11.22): VI-37.

20th century:
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(The reverse of the Stemmons Freeway sign
 in Zapruder x4-x5) 

§903 Trilogy of the case of JFK (1) (1963.11.22): VI-37.

The old work shall be accomplished,
From the roof shall fall upon the great one an evil-ruin:
They shall accuse the innocent of having caused the death:
The culprit hidden. A copse in the mizzle.

(L’œuvre ancienne se parachevera,
Du toict cherra sur le grand mal ruyne:
Innocent faict mort on accusera:
Nocent caiché. taillis à la bruyne.)

NOTES: The trilogy, as to its general theme, was revealed for the first time by V. Ionescu (1987, p.430-440), his interpretations concerning the details of the verses staying largely insufficient and his “Latinism” in interpretation being too extravagant to follow the natural nuances of French itself of Nostradamus. For example, an expression ‘l’avare mere (the avaricious mother)’ (§904, VIII-73), the most important of the key words in our trilogy, is for him ‘avara meretrix (avaricious prostitute)’ in Latin, indicating the Russian communism according to him, but the Latin etymology of ‘mere (= mère)’ is ‘māter’, on the other hand that of ‘meretrix’ is ‘mereō (to receive as a pay for a service)’. Then, “meretrīx: originally ‘a woman who gains a salary, is payed. This word is specialized in an erotic use.’” (Ernout & Meillet), his linguistic speculation being of little use. Cf. §904, VIII-73.

The old work shall be accomplished: The fundamental error of Ionescu consists in his frame of analysis that granted a Russian communist complot underlying the murder of the President of the United States John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. This case was most probably of the caracter of American intestine confrontation caused by the New Frontier Policy of the Kennedy administration starting in 1961. Therefore, the anti-New-Frontier parties in USA are to be supposed to be those who accomplished the old work of this quatrain.

The old work: This is supposedly the project of eliminating Fidel Castro of Cuba designed by CIA under A. Dulles and promoted by the Vice-president R. Nixon of the preceding administration (1953-1961) of D. Eisenhower. And the project mutatis mutandis was employed and executed in their own country to eliminate their own President Kennedy (cf. Ochiai, 1979, p. 224-237, p.250-252; 2013, p.301-317, p.337-339).

From the roof shall fall upon the great one an evil-ruin: They shall accuse the innocent of having caused the death: The culprit hidden. A copse in the mizzle: " The assassination of President John F Kennedy on 22 November, 1963. Some of the gunshots undoubtedly came from roof level, and the accused assassin did not live [sic] long enough to stand trial. Even today, the true identity of the killer is as hidden in the mist as ever it was." (Halley, 1999, p.182).

They: The Warren Commission of the Johnson government.

The innocent: Lee Harvey Oswald (1939-1963), accused wrong of the murder of JFK by the Warren Commission. It is remarquable that the French Perfect Seer of the 16th century declares him NON-GUILTY, which is approved according to the accumulated results of many of the penetrating researchers on the case against the formal report of the government. Oswald himself declared, having been arrested, that he did not shoot anyone and he was a patsy (cf. Ochiai, 1979, p.57-101; 2013,p.87-144).

Nocent: s.m. Coupable (Culprit) (Godefroy).

The culprit hidden: The culprits were designed to flee safe after their work done under the protection prepared by FBI under J. Hoover, another authority coupled with CIA (cf. Ochiai, 1979, p.236-237; 2013,p.316-317). Every passion for finding out an image of an assassin there (in the copse) in the relevant photographs was in vain (cf. Trask, 1994, p.257).

A copse: A small group of relatively small trees of the north grassy knoll of Dealey Plaza(cf. Trask, 1994, p.208: Bond’s first post-assassination photo; p.235: Moorman’s Photo #5; p.350: Dealey Plaza the afternoon of November 22, 1963).

In the mizzle: Nostradamus’ figure of expressing the unsolvable or undetectable situation of a matter (cf. V-35: Soubz la bruine, under the mizzle: VI-27: par les bruynes, amidst the drizzles).

The culprit hidden. A copse in the mizzle: The two shots to the President came from the small forest of the grassy knoll (copse), the snipers left unknown to us (hidden in the mizzle):

The throat shot: According to the frame 193 of the Zapruder film, the most famous and most valuable home movie filmed on the scene, President Kennedy was, just before riding into behind the Stemmons Freeway sign on the north side of Elm Street, waving his right hand up beside his face, the elbow on the top of the edge of the right side frame of the Presidential limousine, his left hand bent horizontally upon the belly about the diaphragm, towards the people standing near the sign on the north side of Elm Street, facing them in smiling. So his throat and chest were open to the public on his right.

According to the still photographs of the frames 194-204 of the Zapruder film (Wrone, 2013, p.120-121), this posture of the President can be seen till the frame 204 when his body beneath his upper throat was hidden by the road sign, his right hand up and waving yet.

Next moment his body beneath his chin was totally hidden behind the sign board, when should have come a sudden shot into his throat. Therefore, it seems to have come from the direction of the sign board, for the President was facing the people in front of the sign on his right.

Now, it is formally said that the “ frames 208 through 211 were destroyed and frame 212 badly damaged during Life’s processing.” (Wrone, 2013, p.182)

But it cannot be the case, for the authority (CIA through the Dallas office of the Secret Service) had already on the morning of November 23 kept in hand the Zapruder copy film from Mr. Zapruder himself before Life Magazine obtained four complete Zapruder films, the one original and its three copies made by Mr. Zapruder, who had all of them transferred to Life for $150,000.00 on 25 of November; Mr. Zapruder had initiatively offered the two copy films to the Secret Service office in Dallas for only the investigative use by the Government (cf. Wrone, id., p.26-31; p.279-286).

Now, the several frames were being cut off from the available copies of the Zapruder film for a long time as if the formal comment about them were true, and these 6 missing frames (x1, x2, x3, x4, x5 and x6) have been restored through Robert Groden’s cooperation by TV ASAHI, Inc., Tokyo, Japan, in one of its programs titled “ The greatest enigma of the 20th century: the assassination of President Kennedy/ the truth of its fortieth anniversary ” aired on October 11, 2003. (TV ASAHI says that its staffs became aware of the discrepancy between the sequence of the frames of the movie and the corresponding stream of the recorded sound of the Dallas Police Departement radio communication showing some lack of frames, and Mr. Groden says that he was permitted to copy the original film when he was working for the governmental needs in seventies and that his is the only perfect copy in the world, and one can see now on YOUTUBE some articles on the Zapruder film containing these original frames; e.g. The Undamaged Zapruder Film by Robert Harris (2008): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq1PbgeBoQ4&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLD927FE61A099C96A).

The apparent reason why the authority (CIA & FBI), having checked thouroughly the Zapruder film (“The agents were especially interested in prints that showed the limousine just before it reached the sign, when it passed behind the sign, and immediately after it emerged from behind the sign. Each of the mounted prints had attached beneath it the time down to the split second” – Wrone, id., p.29), cut off those frames from it for the public use is that a few of them (x2, x3, x4, x5) have one or three small round spots like bullet holes [like the figure atop ] on the upper half of the sign board somehow incriminating another than the innocent patsy at the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.

Some people say that those three spots are the bullet holes, but they aren’t, because the shot to the throat of JFK seems to be only one according to the sound record of the radio communication of Dallas Police Department. But, the three spots on the sign board are considered to be the three holes pierced by the three debris of the bullet shot to the President, it being quite natural that the bullet from a rifle could produce some debris in traveling through its rifled barrel. In a closer view, one can say that the smallest round hole was pierced first in the frame x2 followed by the same figure of x3, then in the frame x4 other two holes were made at the same time, the one larger than the first on its left side, and the other largest on the right side, the frame x5 imitating x4. They are most vaguely seen in the frame x6 because of the blur caused by the quick panning of the camera.

The sign board seems to be wooden, but an author notes “a metal two-legged Stemmons Freeway sign” (Trask, id., p.399). His “metal” may qualify only “two legs”. Anyhow, the board had a certain thickness and one can see the holes in relief in the daylight, like a cross section of an obliquely cut pipe (e.g. Figure 2 [this is not the real image from any of the frames x2 – x5]), which seemingly shows that the holes were made by the debris coming from the right from the viewpoint of Mr. Zapruder. (The frames 208 & 209 of the Zapruder film frame by frame by John Costella [Costella Combined Edit Frames (updated 2006) http://www.assassinationresearch.com/zfilm/ ] do not offer distinctively such images in relief.)

Figure 2:

One can say that it is just approximately at the moment of the first hole pierced on the sign board that the first shot to the President caught him on the throat and the shot came from the right of Mr. Zapruder filming the scene of assassination.


And the supposed sniper seems to have been located behind the picket fence in its eastern part under the foliage of the trees on the north grassy knoll just a little far behind and a little on the right of Mr. Zapruder filming on the pedestal of the west end of the north pergola (cf. Wrone, id., p.84-85: Map of Dealey Plaza by Katherine Guth). The ground level of the fence was a few feet higher than that of the pergola, but, Mr. Zapruder, suffering from vertigo, was standing on the four-foot-high pedestal with his office receptionist Marilyn Sitzman who had offered him to hold onto his coat to steady him, and his camera level seems to have been higher than that of the sight of the supposed sniper, which is somehow on the top line of the five-foot-high fence (Wrone, id., p.11); cf. Trask, id.,p.59; p.161: Betzner’s photo #3; p.333: Harry Cabluck’s second photo (The culprit hidden. A copse in the mizzle).


Then, the sniper could catch through his sight a direct vision of the head, throat and chest of the President just to the right of the road sign. And three of the debris of the first shot to the President casually hit the road sign at the same time.

In fact, in the Willis seventh slide taken moments before the President is hit (Trask, id., p.171) can bee seen the western half of the eastern part of the stockade fence commanding the President in the car just to the right of the road sign from the supposed sniper’s view, which is said to be corresponding to the frame 202 of the Zapruder film, where the Pesident is going to be hidden behind the sign (cf. Wrone, id., p.120-121).

N.B. The throat wound of the President was in reality an entry one nothwithstanding the pretended exit one of the Warren report: “The doctors at Parkland Hospital still insist that the throat wound was an entry wound; they did not see the back wound.” (Orchard, 2010-2011: Second Shot). And the Stemmons Freeway sign was removed immediately after the tragedy: “ The City of Dallas removed the Stemmons Freeway sign shortly after the assassination.” (Orchard, 2010-2011: The Shots in Dealey Plaza).

N.B. 2:
The debris of a bullet can be illustrated in the wound of the Governor of Texas Connally apart from the question of a bullet to the Governor:  “ But a close examination of Connally’s thigh wound – by Dr. Malcolm Perry on November 22 – revealed something less dramatic than an actual bullet wound. Although the Commission attorneys ignored his analysis and did not take his testimony on the thigh wound, but only on his treatment of JFK’s wounds, Perry would later tell Harold Weisberg that only a tiny flat lead flake had entered Connally’s thigh, penetrating the flesh about one-half inch and then traveling at the same level for three to three and one-half inches. The wound, he said, was so small it could not have been caused by any bullet, let alone the one the Commission said fell out of Connally’s thigh.” (Wrone, id., p.xi)

N.B. 3: If the throat shot (at Z207 of Roberdeau map [our frame x2 would be Z207+2=209]) came from the TSBD (6th floor eastern window), and its debris hit the Stemmons Freeway sign, the angle of the two lines of fire (that of the bullet and that of the debris) projected upon the horizontal plane is about 11.8 degrees (perhaps more than 15.0 degrees without projection), on the contrary the maximum angle of the two lines of fire with the grassy knoll hypothesis (the supposed sniper at the corner of the stockade fence) is about 4.6 degrees, which will be rather admittable to a value of elongation with the bullet and its own debris (I examined these data upon the basis of the detailed map of Dealey Plaza by Don Roberdeau (Copyright © 2010 by Don Roberdeau) cited in Orchard, 2010-2011).

But, Connally’s thigh wound may have been by a debris of an impacted bullet, and here is a ballistico-technical proof that a bullet leaving a rifle is able to have some debris of itself before reaching a target, probably produced by the propulsive detonation in the barrel, and make a smaller hole in the target beside a larger hole by the bullet itself. For example, Luke Haag and Mike Haag, firearms experts, conducted an experiment, to value the single bullet theory using a Carcano rifle in their own scheme, of testifying the stability and penetrating power of a Carcano bullet into one of the oldest ballistic test materials: pine boards. And the pine board first impacted by the bullet had two small holes like Figure 3 below, the larger one they declared to be the entry hole of the bullet, another smaller one they ignored utterly, but it seems to be pierced evidently by a debris of the bullet reaching the pine board at the same time as the bullet itself. Cf. PBS NOVA – Cold Case JFK (S41E07, Nov. 13 2013) by Randy Wen (2013/11/25): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4VLmPxFyk8, especially at the moments 25:47-28:20.

Figure 3:

1° (b): That the throat shot to the President came from his right hand is supported by the eyewitnesses as follows:
Roy Kellerman (Secret Service agent, in the front passenger seat of the Presidential limousine), March 9, 1964: “... and there is a report like a firecracker, pop. And I turned my head to the right because whatever this noise was I was sure that it came from the right and perhaps to the rear, and as I turned my head to the right to view whatever it was or to see whatever it was, I heard a voice from the back seat and I firmly beleave it was the President’s, ‘My God, I am hit’, and I turned around....” [Later:] (Mr. Specter: “You say that you turned to your right immediately after you heard a shot ?”) Mr. Kellerman: “Yes, sir.” (Mr. Specter: “What was the reason for your reacting to your right ?”) Mr. Kellerman: “That was the direction that I heard this noise, pop.” [Warren Commission testimony: 2H73, 74, 75, 94-95, 101] ” (Costella, 2007, p.43).

Dave Powers (Presidential aid; in the follow-up car), May 18, 1964: “Shortly thereafter the first shot went off and it sounded to me as if it were a firecracker, I noticed then that the President moved quite far to his left after the shot from the extreme right side where he had been sitting.” [Warren Commission affivadit: 7H473] ” (Costella, id., p.28).

In fact, the strong impact of the rifle bullet from his right hand into his throat made him dislocate himself from right to left in his seat in the car. This dynamics is true again as to the movement of the head of the President when he received the head shot, for it moved back leftward as it was leaning a little foreward leftward after the throat shot when the strong impact of the bullet from his front right took place in the upper right corner of his forehead.

Jean Newman (on the north side of Elm Street, near the Stemmons Freeway sign), November 22, 1963: “The motorcade had just passed me when I heard something that I thought was a firecracker at first, and the President had just passed me, because after he had just passed, there was a loud report, it just scared me, and I noticed that the President jumped, he sort of ducked his head down and I tought at the time that it probably scared him, too, just like it did me, because he flinched, like he jumped.” [Sheriff’s Department affivadit: 19H489] ” (Costella, id., p.45).

Jean Newman (on the north side of Elm Street, near the Stemmons Freeway sign), November 24, 1963: “A car carrying the President and other persons had just passed her when she heard a report and saw the President jump. She stated she assumed the report to be a firecracker and thought how ‘human’ the President was that he too would react by jumping at a sudden noise.” [FBI report: CE1433: 22H843] ” (Costella, id., p.46).

Charles Brehm (on south side of Elm Street, close to the President at the start of shooting), November 24, 1963: “When the President’s automobile was very close to him and he could see the President’s face very well, the President was seated, but was leaning forward when he stiffened perceptively at the same instant what appeared to be a rifle shot sounded.” [FBI report: CE1425: 22H837] ” (Costella, id., p.45-46).

Jack Franzen (on south side of Elm Street, near the Presidential limousine at the time of shots), November 22, 1963: “He noticed the men, who were presumed to be Secret Sevice Agents, riding in the car directly behind the President’s car, unloading from the car, some with firearms in their hands, and noticed police officers and those plain clothes men running up the grassy slope across Elm Street from his location and toward a wooded and bushy area located across Elm Street from him.” [FBI report: CE1428: 22H840] ” (Costella, id., p.94).

The head shot: According to the frames 315-335 of the Zapruder film, the glaring round mass of white light like a flexible baseball on the upper right corner of the forehead of the President lasting a few seconds after the explosion evidently shows the first impact point of the bullet there, the glaring light being a signal of the highest temperature around the head caused by the first strongest bullet impact upon a hard tissue of the skull, which proves that the shot came from his front right, probably from behind the picket fence in its western part under the dense foliage of the trees on the north grassy knoll, approximately 40 meters distant from the Presidential limousine and at the height of about 7 meters (The culprit hidden. A copse in the mizzle).

In addition to this, the frames 337-338 clearly shows the entirely intact back of the President’s head after the shot (Wrone, id., p.182).

The glaring light lasting a few seconds is also a signal of the large friction heat produced there, which is proved by the fully scientific explanation of the head shot given in Head shot / The science behind the JFK assassination by Chambers (2012, p.202-210).

“ Because Kennedy’s head recoils backward at the moment of impact, it is reasonable to conclude, based on the law of conservation of momentum, that the bullet that struck him arrived from the front side of his head, remained trapped inside, and never exited... Large-caliber bullets, like those of the .26 Mannlicher-Carcano, have considerable mass and penetrating force while small-caliber rounds, like the .223, are substantially less massive and lack the punching power of their larger-caliber cousins. Small rounds, however, tend to remain inside the body, doing extensive internal damage. This is the principle behind the .22caliber M-16. Smaller objects have a larger surface area to volume ratio for a given shape. Since a bullet slows in proportion to its surface area through friction, small rounds come to rest inside the body much more readily than large-caliber bullets.” (Chambers, id., p.205).

In fact, the glaring light lasting a few seconds is as if the round were making a fire through much friction in boring the skull.

2°(b): The eyewitnesses:
Clint Hill (Secret Service agent, on the follow-up car), November 30, 1963: “I saw the President slump more toward his left. I jumped onto the left rear step of the Presidential automobile. Mrs. Kennedy shouted, ‘They’ve shot his head off;’ then turned and raised out of her seat as if she were reaching to her right rear toward the back of the car for something that had blown out.” [Statement: CE1024: 18H742] ” (Costella, 2007, p.102).

Governor John Connally (seated in front of the President), April 21, 1964: “(Mr. Specter: “Did Mrs. Kennedy state anything at that time ?”) Governor Connally; “Yes; I have to – I would say it was after the third shot when she said, ‘They have killed my husband.’” (Mr. Specter: “Did she say anything more ?”) Governor Connally: “Yes, she said, I heard her say one time, ‘I have got his brains in my hand.’” (Mr. Specter: “Did that constitute everything that she said at that time ?”) Governor Connally: “That is all I heard her say.” [Warren Commission testimony: 4H134] ” (Costella, 2007, p.104).

“College professor and well respected assassination researcher Josiah Thompson in his 1967 book Six Seconds in Dallas, systematically examined much of the photographic evidence, including the Moorman photograph. Emmett Hudson, one of the three men who had been standing on the knoll steps, had told the FBI that the shots sounded as if they had been fired to his left, behind and above him, which Thompson saw to be the corner of the stockade fence.” (Trask, id., p.253) “According to later studies, Moorman made this picture [#5] at about 1/5 of a second after the fatal head wound had occurred... Park employee Emmett Hudson (second from left) and two unidentified men also stand on the steps. Abraham Zapruder and Mary Sitzman are on top of a pedestal at the upper right corner of the print, while the five-foot-high grassy knoll stockade fence and a concrete retaining wall are in view across the street from Moorman’s position.” (Trask, id., p.246)

1°, 2°: The eyewitnesses: A puff of smoke emerged from the trees on the grassy knoll:
Some people say that they saw the smokes from the trees on the north grassy knoll when they were viewing the Presidential motorcade, standing on top of the triple overpass commanding Dealey Plaza very well [FBI report, etc.] (Costella, id., p.31-32).

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§904 Trilogy of the case of JFK (2) (1963.11.22): VIII-73.

20th century:

§904 Trilogy of the case of JFK (2) (1963.11.22): VIII-73.

A barbarous soldier shall strike the great King,
Being not distant from his unjust death,
The avaricious mother shall be the cause and conspirator of the deed
And the government in a great wrench.

(Soldat Barbare le grand Roy frappera,
Injustement non eslongné de mort,
L’avare mere du fait cause sera
Conjurateur & regne en grand remort.)

A barbarous soldier
: The only formally accused Lee Harvey Oswald, once a marine of US Army, “barbarous” meaning in Nostradamus in this usage “cruel, uncivilized”. This person cannot be, in this context, a true culprit, but an innocent, for the second verse will say: Being not distant from his unjust death, which refers to the death of Oswald two days after the assassination of Kennedy caused through a shot by Jack Ruby, a member of a syndicate in Chicago.

The great King: The President John F. Kennedy = The great one (§903,VI-37) = A King (§905;VIII-74).

A barbarous soldier shall strike the great King: This is a kind of formal mention of Nostradamus arranged for the Warren Commission report.

The avaricious mother: The most important and enlightening of the key words in our trilogy, this expression, being far from Ionescu’s ‘avara meretrix (avaricious prostitute)’ (cf. §903, VI-37), is to be interpreted according to the general use of the word ‘mother’ in the Prophecies of Nostradamus. In fact, the word ‘mother (mere = mère)’ is used four times (III-16, IV-7, VII-11, X-55) in the proper sense and twice (V-73, VIII-75) in the figurative, excepting the use here (VIII-73), the latter being also immediately based upon the former: thus, all these usages have a referential term to be compared with the term ‘mother’: for example,

III-16 (§298): ‘sa mere (his mother)’, i.e. the mother of Charles II.
IV-7 (§621): ‘sa mere (his mother)’, i.e. the mother of Napoleon II.
VII-11 (§154): ‘la mere (the mother)’, i.e. the mother of ‘l’enfant Royal (the Royal child = Duke of Anjou).
X-55 (§72) : ‘mary & mere (a husband & a mother)’, i.e. the husband of Mary Stuart (François II) and his mother (Catherine de Médicis).
V-73 (§201) : ‘l’enfant la mere mettra nud en chemise’ (the mother shall make the naked child put on shirts).
VIII-75 (§953) : ‘la mere à Tours du filz ventre...’ (the mother in Tours of the son belly...).

But, the quatrain under analysis has no such explicit referential term, which should be interpolated, and probably the term ‘regne (government = the central Government)’ is to be considered as a counterpart of ‘the mother’. In such a context, the Government is ‘the father of the nation’, the nation being the children. So, ‘the mother of the nation as compared with the Government as its father is naturally represented by a sector of the nation that affords ‘goods, conveniences, protection and security’ for the nation, i.e. the sector of Military-Industrial Complex. And, in fact, the Military-Industrial Complex in USA was fiercely contrary to the pacifist New Frontier Policy of the Kennedy administration (cf. Ochiai, 1979, p.224; 2013, p.301).

This is the key argument that supports the hypothesis of an intestine confrontation as to the case and at the same time destroys the theory of the Russian communist complot by V. Ionescu (1987, p.430-440).

Remort: “s.m. Déchirement (Tearing, rending), blessure (hurt)” (Godefroy). This word is different from ‘remors, remords’, and Ionescu’s reading as ‘timor in Latin (peur, effroi, panique)’ is completely irrelevant.

The avaricious mother shall be the cause and conspirator of the deed And the government in a great wrench: The eventual reading of the lines 3-4: “The avaricious mother shall be the cause of the deed And the conspirator and the government in a great wrench” is to be rejected, because ‘the conspirator’ is considered to have succeeded in lacerating (déchirer) the government in power.

And the government in a great wrench: The Kennedy administration in its essential constitution was utterly destroyed by the assassination of the President, for the Vice-president Johnson, in taking over the presidency, made a new government of the belligerent caracter, who did not hesitate to precipitate itself into the Vietnam War.
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§905 Trilogy of the case of JFK (3) (1963.11.22): VIII-74.

20th century:

§905 Trilogy of the case of JFK (3) (1963.11.22): VIII-74.

A King entered the new territory deep within
When his subjects shall come to welcome him:
He shall encounter a serious perfidy against him
Even amongst the citizens; a place of rejoicing and miscellany.

(En terre neufve bien avant Roy entré
Pendant subgés luy viendront faire acueil,
Sa perfidie aura tel rencontré
Qu’aux citadins lieu de feste & recueil.)

A King
: The President John F. Kennedy = The great one (§903,VI-37) = The great King (§904, VIII-73).

The new territory (terre neufve): = §813,II-89: la terre neufve = America (Ionescu, 1987,p.342, p.436).

Deep within: The President, leaving the Capital, travelled far into the interior of his country (Dallas, Texas) (Ionescu, 1987,p.436).

When his subjects shall come to welcome him: The people crowded along the streets in Dallas to see and acclaim the President in the motorcade.

He shall encounter a serious perfidy against him: This is the grammatical construction of the line 3; the French grammatical subject [Il = le Roy = the King] for the English [He] of the definite verb aura rencontré ( [He] shall have encountered) is understood in a Latin fashion and sa perfidie (his perfidy) in the sense of a perfidy against him is grammatically the direct object of the definite verb.

V. Ionescu’s proud expanded ‘anagram’: FIDEL CASTRO EN AURA ENTREPRI(S) (1987, p.437) has scarcely any meaning convincing his theory, itself based upon his misunderstanding of ‘mere’ as ‘meretrix’, because of the large number of the permutation (650) of the 26 character text: Sa perfidie aura tel rencontré. When he believes he found an ‘anagram’ congruent to his scheme in the optional long sequence of characters of a text, he himself was diminishing his argument itself, for a longer sequence of a text produces a larger number of permutations (20 cases as to 5 characters, whereas 600 cases as to 25 characters), which may involve a negation or contradiction of the anagram he selected arbitrarily. In fact, he left all the other possible anagrams (648 cases in principle, the case of the text itself excluded) of the text concerned intact.

Tel (for telle)... que... (so...that...): This is meant to express the astonishing contrast between the gravest crime of regicide and the utmost public openness of the criminal place full of citizens and journalists, some of them filming the scene to deliver the most exciting records of witnesses to their contemporaries and posterity all over the world. My translation “a serious perfidy” would represent this emphasis by the Author.

The citizens (les citadins): The comment of Ionescu that « The word citoyen (citizen) and citadin (townsman) almost always mean American people in Nostradamus » (Ionescu, 1987, p.184-186) is not true, for the usages of citoyen (citizen) mean ‘French soldiers’ in the quatrain VII-22, and ‘the German, the Savoyard, the Italian’ in X-59, and ‘the American’ only in X-68. And the usages of citadin (townsman) mean ‘the American’ in the quatrains VII-19 (§915) and VIII-74 (§905), ‘the French’ in III-6 and X-81, and ‘the Italian’ in IV-69.

Feste (Fête): Festivity, rejoicing (Dubois).

Recueil: Collection, anthology, miscellany (Dubois).

A place of rejoicing and miscellany: The criminal theatre was Dealey Plaza in Dallas, a symmetrically constructed public urban park in the form of a spade with a horizontal top bordered by Houston Street; Main Street in the center, and each side (north & south) of it an infield grass, a reflecting pool, a pylon, a peristyle, a street (Elm & Commerce) and a sidewalk with lampposts and road signs, a grassy knoll along the Street, in the middle of it a white concrete tall-shelter-winged crescent pergola linked to the Street through steps, shrubs, a waist wall, a picket fence and a coppice. The three streets slope down in gathering closer and closer into the triple underpass supporting several railways at the bottom of the spade. Thus, Dealey Plaza is not only a place of rejoicing for the public, but also a place of exhibiting various kinds of things in couples (miscellany), including moreover a statue by the south reflecting pool commemorating a Dallas civic leader and newspaper publisher George B. Dealey (1859-1946), after whom the park was named (cf. Trask, 1994, p.622-623: Dealey Plaza illustration).

As to the interpretation by Ionescu of the line 4: Qu’aux citadins lieu de feste & recueil, he postulates such a transposition with no effective grammatical excuse as: “Et aux citadins (au) lieu de feste (ne sera) que recueil” (And for the American people, in place of the traditional feast of Thanksgiving, shall be nothing other than their spiritual concentration to bury their President, on November 25, 1963) (id. p.439-440).

This is no grammatical treatment but a kind of acrobatic manipulation according to his own scheme that exploits the text of Nostradamus, which wishes to say that “A treason against the President shall occur so extraordinarily as even amidst the citizens themselves, in their immediate presence, directly in front of them (aux citadins) ”, and the criminal theatre (lieu in the sense of place, location) shall be “a place of festivity and collection”, i.e. Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, where there is no ellipsis of any preposition such as in, at; for the tight expression “lieu de feste & recueil (a place of feast & anthology)” is meant to stress in its nominative form the place itself that should be memorial and historic ever since. In fact, Dealey Plaza is now renamed as “ The Dealey Plaza Historic District ” and “ a National Historic Landmark ” for the American people.
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§906 Pétain, De Gaulle and Churchill (1940-1959): III-14.

20th century:

§906 Pétain, De Gaulle and Churchill (1940-1959): III-14.

By the branch of the valiant personnel
Of the lowest France: by the unfavored father
Honours, riches work in his old ages
Because of his having believed the counsel of a victorious man.

(Par le rameau du vaillant personnage
De France infime, par le pere infelice
Honneurs, richesses travail en son viel aage
Pour avoir creu le conseil d’homme nice.)

NOTES: S. Hutin (1972, p.164) offers a good diagnosis of this quatrain: “The important political role of the general De Gaulle notwithstanding his advanced age (Vth Republic).” And M. Dufresne (1992, p.82-83) fails to develop the theme of Hutin in deviating from it away into focussing his analyses on the career of Philippe Pétain, whose real role in this quatrain seems to be limited to what the line 2 explained: “The lowest France (under the German controle) because of (by) the unfavored father (Philippe Pétain)”, all the other verses are considered to be pertinent to De Gaulle.

This quatrain with few punctuations requires our sensitivities in interpreting it grammatically and historically. For example, Dufresne took no notice of the grammatical role of the first preposition “Par (By)”, which ought to be reffered to “Honneurs, richesses travail en son viel aage”. So, the grammatical construction is as follows: {Honneurs, richesses [&] travail en son viel aage par le rameau du vaillant personnage de France (infime par le pere infelice), pour avoir creu le conseil d’homme nice.}

In this perspective, the first preposition “Par (By)” refers to the politics of the Fifth Republic of De Gaulle aged 67 in 1958 (work in his old ages) that made the post-war France honorable and rich (Honours, riches).

The valiant personnel: This expression does not necessarily and directly indicate Marshal Pétain in particular, but the French military class in general, where Marshal Pétain is like a father and De Gaulle like a branch in their wartime relation: “In better times the British would have retreated to their Isles, much as they suspected the Americans of wanting to retreat to their continent, and left the security of Western Europe to its traditional guardians, the French. As recently as 1938, this had been the basis of British strategic calculation: that France, the strongest military power on the continent, could be relied on as a counterweight not just to German ambitions in cetral Europe but even against future Soviet threats further east. This image of France as a–the–European Great Power was shaken at Munich, but outside the chancelleries of Eastern Europe it was not yet broken. The seismic shock that ran through Europe in May and June 1940, when the great French army collapsed and fell apart before the Panzer onslaught across the Meuse and through Picardy, was thus all the greater for being so unexpected.” (Judt, 2005, p.112-113).

The lowest France: by the unfavored father: “The shattering defeat of June 1940 was followed by four years of humiliating, demeaning, subservient occupation, with Marshal Pétain’s Vichy regime.” (Judt, id., p.113).

Because of his having believed the counsel of a victorious man: This is a very important comment as to De Gaulle in wartime, who was cooperating in exile in London with the English Prime Minister W. Churchill who recognized the personality and opinions of De Gaulle and recommended him as chief of Free France among the Allies: “ The new French government (established at Vichy) broke off relations with Great Britain after the British had seized or destroyed French warships they feared might fall into German hands. With only a handful of neutral states left in Europe, the USSR supplying Germany with the war materials it asked for, no ally left on the continent, half of France, the whole of Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway occupied by the Germans, so that the European coast from the Pyrenees to the North Cape was in German hands, Great Britain faced a strategic situation worse by far than that even of her struggle against Napoleon. She was not quite alone, it is true; all the Dominions except the Irish Free State had entered the war on her side, and a number of governments in exile from the overrun continent had still some small forces under their command. Frenchmen, Norwegians, Danes, Dutch, Belgians, Czechs and Poles were to fight gallantly, and often to outstanding effect, in the years ahead. The allegiance of some Frenchmen was especially important because of the potential for exploitation of the French overseas Empire, whose fate was in many places uncertain, but their leader, a junior general who had left France before the armistice (and had been condemned to death in absentia), Charles de Gaulle, represented only a faction within France, not its legal government, and was distrusted by many Frenchmen. He saw himself nevertheless as constitutional legatee of the Third Republic and the custodian of France’s interests and honor and began almost at once to show an independence which was in the end to make him the greatest servant of France since Clemançeau. He was soon recognized by the British as ‘leader of the Free French'.” (Roberts, J. M., 1999, p.414-415).

A victorious man: English Prime Minister W. Churchill that gained through the most challenged situation of the United Kingdom the victory of the Allied Powers against the Axis in cooperation with the leaders of the same camp in WWII.

Homme nice: Although the French word ‘nice’ has ordinarily a meaning of “foolish, silly, without experience” (Godefroy), it is not congruent with the context that is insisting upon the favourable advice of the man to intensify Free France of De Gaulle.

Now, Nice as the name of a city has a meaning of Victory in Greek: νἰκη (nikē) (cf. Pillon, p.106; Torné-Chavigny, 1861, p.58), and this option is not exceptional in Nostradamus, for the Prophet often affords such kind of expressions in employing Proper Names as descriptive terms: e.g. of the other 6 uses of the term ‘Nice’, ‘nice’ or ‘Nisse’, 4 times (III-82, VII-30, X-60, X-87) for the proper name and twice (V-64, IX-26) for victory; Monech (Monaco) for moine (monk) (VI-62 - Tornné-Chavigny, 1862, p.56); Gennes (Gênes, Genoa) for gêne (consraint, torture) (IV-66, V-64 - Tornné-Chavigny, 1862, p.33), etc.

Moreover, W. Churchill is somehow identified distinctively as “a silly” (only in appearane, of course) by Nostradamus in the quatrains dealing with him properly (cf.§804, §809, §818, §821).

Then, “homme nice” is for W. Churchill as a man of victory and at the same time a seeming silly.

Honours, riches work in his old ages by the branch of the valiant personnel: “ In any case the Fourth Republic itself could not deliver France; it was too weak to deliver anything permanently. For France to embrace Germany, it required the self-confidence born of renewed strength; and a man and a regime which embodied that confidence. It was Adenauer’s great fortune that he survived long enough to capitalize on de Gaulle’s triumphant return to power [1958.6.1] and the birth of the Fifth Republic [1958.10.5]. The recovery of France in the 1960s and the 1970s is one of the most striking phenomena of modern times.” (Johnson, 1991, p.587).
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§907 Pétain and De Gaulle (1940-1969): III-72.

20th century:
§907 Pétain and De Gaulle (1940-1969): III-72.

The good old man buried right alive,
Near the grand river for a false suspicion:
The new old man of wealth and dignity
Deprived halfway of all his gold for ransom.

(Le bon viellard tout vif enseveli,
Pres du grand fleuve par fauce souspeçon:
Le nouveau vieux de richesse ennobli
Prins au chemin tout l’or de la rançon.)

NOTES: The good old man buried right alive, Near the grand river for a false suspicion: Marshal Pétain aged 89 in 1945 sentenced wrong to death, then commuted to life imprisonment in the island of Yeu in the Atlantic near the Loire for high treason:

France (1944-6) Following the liberation of Paris (25 Aug. 1944), the Resistance and General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) formed a ‘government of concord’ (Aug. 1944). France received a seat in the U. N. Security Counsil and a German and Austrian zone of occupation. 1944-5 Persecution and (sometimes arbitrary) conviction of ‘collaborators’ and ‘followers of Vichy’: Pétain (1856-1951) and Laval (1883-1945(executed)) among others were condemned to death; Pétain’s sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. 1946 de Gaulle resigned (Jan.) A popular referendum decided against the 1st draft of the constitution.” (PenguinAtlas 2, p.246)

The trial and sentence of Pétain: July 23 – August 15. The trial of Marshal Pétain begins on July 23, 1945. In the first session, the defendant pronounces an opening statement in which he justifies his past deeds and leaves them to the verdict of the history: “ [...] I spent my life serving France [...] I conducted her armies to the victory in 1918 [...] On the most tragic day of her history, it is still to me that she turned [...] Thus I became the heir of a catastrophe of which I had not been the author and the actually responsible persons hid behind me to shelter from the anger of the people. When I demanded an armistice in accord with our military leaders, I practiced an act of necessity and saviour. Yes, the armistice has saved France and contributed to the victory of the Allies, in assuring the free Mediterranean Sea and the integrity of the Empire. The power was then confided to me legitimately and recognized by all the peoples of the world, from the Holy See to U.S.S.R. Of this power I have made use as a buckler to protect the French people. For the sake of the French people I dared to sacrifice my prestige. I remained at the top of a country under occupation. Will you understand the difficulty to govern under such conditions ? Every day I fought, a dagger upon my gorge, against the requirements of the enemy. The hitory will say what I have deviated for you, when my adversaries would not reproach me but for the unavoidable. The occupation forced me to indulge somehow the enemy, but it was only for the sake of my true indulging yourselves untill our territory should have been liberated [...]” Pétain then observes a complete silence and leaves his advocates the care of defending him. On August 15, the High Court condemns the Marshal to death, but asks General De Gaulle, according to the vow of the juries, to sign his pardon. Pétain is then interned in the fort of Portalet, then in the fort of Pierre Levée, in the island of Yeu, where he shall die on July 23, 1951, aged 95.” (Kaspi, 1995, p.525)

The new old man of wealth and dignity:
What were de Gaulle’s achievements?
(i) The new constitution was a marked improvement on the previous one since it allowed strong and decisive government for the first time since 1871. It tranferred the power to make law from parliament to the President who could choose his own Prime Minister and other misisters. The Assembly and the Senate had to agree to laws before they could be carried out, but the President, elected by a national referendum for seven years, could dissolve the Assembly. He controlled foreign policy and defence and could hold referendums on important questions, thus reducing the influence of parliament.
(ii) He settled the Algerian problem. Troubles in Algeria reached a climax in 1958 and the crisis brought de Gaulle back to power. Vicious fighting continued with the FLN (National Liberation Front) and the army both committing atrocities; de Gaulle soon realised that militray victory was out of the question and opened negotiations with the FLN, offering them independence. When some French generals defied him and seized power in Algeria, de Gaulle, appearing on television in his general’s uniform, denounced them, and the rebellion collapsed. Public opinion in France was now sick of the war and when it was agreed (March 1962) that Algeria should become independent, the decision was approved by a 90 per cent vote in a referendum. The Algerian settlement was probably de Gaulle’s greatest achievement after 1945.
(iii) The economy continued to expand steadily between 1958 and 1963 with many new industries established and moves made to modernise agriculture.” (Lowe, 1988, p.399-400).

Deprived halfway of all his gold for ransom: “ De Gaulle was at the height of his popularity in 1962 at the end of the Algerian war. By 1965 his prestige was already waning and in that year, although he defeated the socialist François Mitterrand in the presidential election, the margin was much smaller than in 1958 – 54 per cent to 46 per cent. This trend continued until in 1969 he failed to win a referendum and retired into private life.
Why did de Gaulle lose power?
(i) His foreign policy aroused criticism. In his quest to make France a great power again, he pursued an anti-American, anti-NATO and anti-British line, twice vetoing British entry into the EEC. In 1966, he withdrew France from NATO and insisted on having his own nuclear deterrent. Many people were horrified at the vast expense of this policy and realised that it was absurd of France to be developping her defences in isolation instead of co-operating with other states in western Europe, especially as France’s real weakness had been shown up in Indo-China and Algeria.
(ii) By 1968, all was not well with the economy: coal, steel and railways seemed to have expanded too far and were showing deficits.
(iii) Pressing social problems had been ignored by de Gaulle; there was a serious housing shortage making it almost impossible for young married couples to find homes.
(iv) In February 1968 there was a wave of student strikes and demonstrations; students were objecting to poor accomodation, irrelevancy of courses and the authoritarian and undemocratic nature of the regime. In May, ten million workers joined the students and there seemed a real danger of revolution developping. However, de Gaulle was able to weather the storm by promises of wage increases and shorter hours and by playing on the danger of a communist takeover if he fell.
(v) The economic problems and inflation still remained and de Gaulle tried to revive his prestige by creating regional assemblies and abolishing the sanate. In April 1969 he held a referendum seeking approval of the changes and indicated that he would treat the result as a vote of confidence. Nearly 11 million voted in favour but 12.5 million voted against; consequently the general resigned.”
He died in 1970, a controversial figure who, as Walter Lacqueur says, ‘outlasted his usefulness. By clinging to power too long, he put in question the achievements of the earlier years of his rule.’ (Lowe, 1988, p.400-401).
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§804 Tetralogy of Winston Churchill (1) (1940-1942): IV-94.

IV-94 (§804):

Two great brothers shall be chased from Spain,
The eldest defeated beneath the Pyrenean Mountains:
Sea shall redden, the Rhone blood, the Leman of Germany
Blyterre, of the Good. contaminated.

(Deux grands freres seront chassés d’Espaigne,
L’aisné vaincu soubz les monts Pyrenees:
Rougir mer, rosne sang leman d’Alemaigne
Narbon. Blyterre, d’Agath. contaminees.)

NOTES: It is most strange that our predecessors in Nostradamus scholarship seem not to have found out any prophetic quatrain dealing properly with Sir Winston Churchill, one of the distinguished heroes of the 20th century in world history.

Of only two quatrains featured by V. Ionecsu (1976, p.551-552; p.558-560), the one (II-59) is substantially misunderstood by him as we see it later (§822), and the other (II-82) was completely deformed by him as we analysed it before (§20), and there we were announcing the four quatrains in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, that are in a desirable mutual correlation with the one same proper name, similar to a French place name, which suggests vehemently the well-known character of W. Churchill through the eventual composition of the two words, the one German and the other French.

Now, let’s take in consideration the name ‘Narbon. (= Narbonne = Narbon)’ of the line 4 of the quatrain in question and divide it into ‘Nar-’ and ‘-bon’, the former hinting a German ‘Narr’ (a fool, a silly) and the latter a French ‘bon’ (good).

The composition ‘Nar-bon’ can thus signify ‘a good fool’ or ‘a good silly’ which leads to another term ‘homme nice’ for W. Churchill as a man of victory and at the same time a seeming silly (cf. §906, III-14).

« Already sensing the ordeals ahead, Winston Churchill, newly elected Prime Minister of Britain, told the House of Commons defiantly, ‘
I have nothing to offer you but blood, toil, tears and sweat... You ask, what is our policy? I will say: it is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and all the strength that God gave us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. This is our policy. You ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word: it is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of terror, victory however long and hard the road may be.’ But at this moment victory was all for Hitler’s iron columns from the Ardennes. They roared onwards, fanning out behind the French 9th Army, spreading confusion and terror and defeatism. Two more armoured divisions crossed the Meuse and broke through at Dinant. Early in the morning of May 15 Winston Churchill was amazed to receive a telephone call from the French Premier, Paul Reynaud, ‘We are beaten, we have lost the battle.’» (Maule, 1972, p.12-14).

The image of W. Churchill (1874-1965) in his later years is sometimes described as kind of childishness (cf. Trémolières IV
, p.106: « Un visage de poupon mais une volonté de fer (a man with iron will notwithstanding his baby face): telle est l’image de Winston Churchill.»), and resembles the figure of a famous Japanese painting ‘Muga (無我)’ (a child with no selfish ego symbolising a state of mind supremely enlightened as in Buddhism) by Master Yokoyama Taikwan (横山大観) (1868-1958), who left us three pieces of Muga in 1897, the one is now in Tokyo National Museum, another in Mizuno Museum, Nagano, and the third in Adachi Museum of Art, Shimane.

As a matter of fact, the usage of the word ‘Narbon’ of this quatrain (followed by III-92 [§809], VI-56 [§818] and II-59 [§822]) cannot be fitting to the name of a French city ‘Narbonne’ (which is referred to 6 times in the Prophecies: I-5, I-72, I-99, IX-38, IX-63, IX-64), nor to a historical figure in the times of the French Revolution, the Count of Narbonne (1755-1813) (which is referred to there twice: §354,VIII-22; §355, IX-34).

At first, we must analyse the line 4: Narbon. Blyterre, of the Good. contaminated, especially the enigma ‘Blyterre’ in order to interpret the whole quatrain.

Blyterre: A composition of ‘Blitz’ (lightning in German) and ‘[Angle]terre’ (England in French) representing ambiguously Great Britain exposed to the German Blitz (a swift and massive attack like those that defeated instantly Denmark, Norway, Holland and Belgium) resulting in ‘the Battle of Britain’: « The conflict between the R.A.F. [Royal Air Force] and the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) in British skies between July 10th and October 31st, 1940. The Germans, with an initial force of over 1,350 bombers and 1,200 fighters, launched a series of attacks, first against shipping, then against airfields and finally against the towns, the whole operation being a prelude to invasion. The main air defence was the ‘Hurricane’ and ‘Spitfire’ fighters which were, on the average, outnumbered 3 to 1 by the attackers. The climax of the battle came on September 15th, when 56 German planes were destroyed (confused reports led to an original British claim of 185). When the invasion plan was postponed, the Germans changed their tactics and resorted to indiscriminate bombing of the larger cities, especially London, with the main attack falling at night. During the twelve-week battle 1,733 German aircraft were destroyed for the loss of 915 British fighters.» (Palmer, p.41-42).

Narbon as a compounding of a German ‘Nar’ (abbreviation of Narr) and a French ‘bon’, and Blyterre (= Bliterre) as a mixing of a German ‘Blit’ (abbreviation of Blitz) and a French ‘terre’ (abbreviation of Angleterre) (Bliterre as an abbreviation of Blitterre) are linguistically fully approved because of their following the traditional rules of word formation such as compounding and abbreviation; e.g. a French word ‘autoguidage’ (self-guidance) is a compounding of a Greek ‘auto’ and a French ‘guidage’, and ‘bus’ is an abbreviation of ‘autobus’. On the contrary the conjecture by Leoni (1982, p.248) that will see ‘Béziers (Baeterrae Septimanorum)’ in Blyterre cannot afford any excuse for its possibility but an irregular resemblance.

And properly speaking, the English Blitz signifies the battle following the battle of Britain: « London’s ordeal was not over. The German bombers came back almost every night, up to 400 or more strong, until late November. By then they were also attacking a range of major cities that included Coventry, Birmingham and others. From November through to May 1941, when the attacks ended because most of the Luftwaffe was being transferred to eastern Europe, the main targets were various port areas like Merseyside and Clydeside. The British people called these attacks “Blitz” (from the German word “Blitzkrieg”). At first defences were very ineffective. There were few anti-aircraft guns in service and radar-equipped night fighters were only just being developed. Although matters improved as the battle went on, the German loss rate remained low. Some 43,000 British civilians were killed and tens of thousands made homeless in the Blitz, but Britain’s war effort was scarcely scratched.» (Sommerville, 2008, p.41).

The Good (Agath.): From a Greek word áγαθóς: Good, noble, brave (Bailly); Agath.= Agatha (in pl.) = the Good (nation, people) = the nation of the good silly = the English of Churchill.

Contaminated: To be suffering seriously, but not fatally.

Narbon. Blyterre, of the Good. contaminated: The good silly Churchill and his good and brave nation of England being suffering from a serious German attack like a lightning.

Two great brothers shall be chased from Spain: Spain was a neutral in WWII, then the term is metaphorical and represents probably the area of the ancient Spanish Netherlands, and the two great brothers thence chased are the governments in exile of the Netherlands and Belgium occupied by Nazis. Cf. X-83, §799: They will be obliged to leave the park: « In Britain, the disastrous campaign in Norway destroyed confidence in the Chamberlain government. On 10 May [1940], Winston Churchill became prime minister at the head of a broad coalition. On the same day, German forces invaded the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. After Rotterdam was heavily bombed, the Dutch forces surrendered to avoid further destruction. Dutch Queen Wilhelmina defiantly set up a government-in-exile in London.» (
DKHistory, p.390); « ... after eighteen days of resistance King Leopold III ordered the Belgian Army to capitulate, thereby putting the British and French troops that had gone to Belgium’s assistance in a desperate position. While the King remained a prisoner of war, the Government [of Pierlot] in exile [in London] continued to fight with the Allies.» (Palmer, p.28).

The eldest defeated beneath the mountains of Pyrenees: There are beneath the Pyrenees only two principal countries, Spain and France, of which the latter should be the subject of the verse because France was occupied by Nazi Germany in her northern half and the maritime zone on the Atlantic from Nantes till the Spanish frontier in the Pyrenees. The qualification ‘the eldest (l’aisné)’ is itself opposed to the ‘two great brothers’.

Sea shall redden: « With France beaten and the British Army practically disarmed after the evacuation from Dunkirk, Hitler probably expected Britain to surrender. However, inspired by Churchill, Britain seemed ready to fight on. On 16 July [1940] Hitler therefore ordered his armed forces to start preparing for a invasion of England. Already the Luftwaffe had begun attacks on British shipping in the English Channel [Sea shall redden], in order to draw the Royal Air Force (RAF) into battle. Since Britain’s Royal Navy was still very powerful and much of the Germany Navy had been lost during the Norwegian campaign, winning air superiority was an essential prelude to invasion.» (Sommerville, id., p.40).

The Rhone blood: “ The battle of Dunkirk: Since May 27 [1940], a rain of grenades and bombs falls close upon the port, without preventing the British troops from embarking. The German planes take off too distant bases, want protecting fighters and are often too early located by the radar of the adversary. On June 3, after having inflicted heavy human and material losses upon the Allied troops, the Luftwaffe ceases its attack on Dunkirk. She intervenes upon the aeronautic factories of the Parisian suburbs, as well as upon Marseilles and the valley of the Rhone.” (Kaspi, 1980, p.81).

The Leman of Germany
: This ‘Leman’ indicates the French territory south of Lake Leman occupied by the Italians allied to Germany, Switzerland being a neutral (cf. Kaspi, id., p.102-103).
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