§796 George VI’s visit to Canada and USA; Hitler as an Antichrist (1938-1941): X-66.

X-66 (§796):

The head of London on his way to the reign America,
To the island of Scotland shall be perplexed by frost,
The Berliners shall have a King so untruthful an Antichrist,
That he shall bring all of them into a severe conflict.

(Le chef de Londres par regne lamerich
L'isle d'Escosse tempiera par gelee,
Roy Reb. auront un si faulx antechrist,
Que les mettra trestous dans la meslee.)

NOTES: The head of London on his way to the reign America, To the island of Scotland shall be perplexed by frost: « It was in 1919 after the war of 1914-18 that I happened to get a review containing an article on Nostradamus. It reproduced a quatrain which retained my attention: it was the quatrain 66 of the Tenth Century. At that time I reasoned that “never so far a King of Britain had not been in America. If someday one of the Kings of Britain shall go there, it will be the announcement of a war. Then we shall wait this journey in wishing it would take place as latest as possible.” ... We had to wait 18 years to obtain the confirmation of my hypotheses. One day in 1938, I knew in a newspaper that King George VI was going to visit Canada, and that thence he would proceed so far as to Washington. Some days [sic. For months] later I knew in the same newspaper that the vessel he was on board had been stopped in front of the Isle of Nova Scotia by dangerous icebergs [frost]. The second verse I had found unusual became in this way surprisingly clear: « l’isle d’Escosse (the island of Scotland) », it was Nova Scotia.» (Willoquet, 1967, p.76-77).

Regne lamerich: = A reign the America (= a State the America = USA), regne (a reign) and lamerich (the America) being in apposition.

Regne l'isle d'Escosse: = A reign the island of Scotland (= a State the Nova Scotia [la Nouvelle Écosse] = Canada), regne (a reign) and l’isle d’Escosse (the island of Scotland) being in apposition.

= He shall be worried, tempiera being the third person singular future of the intransitive verb tempier itself from the French noun « tempier. tempête, confusion (tempest, confusion).»
(Godefroy); « Tempester. Se tempester. S’agiter. Se tourmenter, être soucieux (To tempest. To be agitated, to be worried).» (Huguet).

« 1939 Jun: 8th (-11th), George VI visits U.S. at end of tour of Canada.» (Williams, 1968, p.568).

« Introduction: During the late spring of 1939, Canada buzzed with excitement. The first reigning monarch in Canadian history was going to visit in a remarkable month long 7,000-kilometre trans-Canadian journey by rail, with a brief foray into the United States. A frenzy of apprehension arose as ice and fog delayed the arrival of the royal couple [The head of London shall be perplexed by frost] on the Empress of Australia. Finally, two days late, on May 17, to the cheers of over 10,000 at Quebec City and hundreds of thousands more gathered around radio receivers across the country, the shy King and his lovely Queen stepped on Canadian soil. For four weeks Canadians forgot about the lingering Depression, the looming war in Europe and Asia, and the pressures of everyday life; they became totally absorbed by this unprecedented visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The country was awash in royal fever. Everything came to a stand-still for the duration of the tour: meals were delayed, cut short or not eaten at all; meetings began late or were hurried or simply forgotten; life was disrupted as never before. Everyone scooped up newspapers and huddled around radios to read and to hear the progress of the tour as it proceeded from one end of Canada to the other and back again. The magnificent spectacle of this remarkable tour touched young and old alike, including a young woman in Edmonton, Vera Collins. Vera Collins was a typical young Canadian. She was born October 1, 1909 at Almonte Ontario to Mortimer and Edith Collins. When she wrote her diary, Vera Collins was single. Subsequently, she married Robert Webb and took his name, becoming Vera Webb..... Vera Collins’ journal shows that the Royal Visit was a once-in-a-lifetime event, a breath-taking happening which excited Canadians who relished a break from their daily routines. As the royal train moved westward, Vera’s journal entries became more exuberant, tinged with apprehension. She became caught up in the wonder of public preparations in Edmonton for the royal visitors. With obvious pride, Vera was most pleased with the city’s decoration colour scheme of red, white and blue for its “960 crowns, 215 coats of arms, 23,000 yards of bunting, 2,200 flags and 6,500 pennants.’’ In her personal “tour of inspection” before the arrival of the royal couple, Vera made special mention in her journal of the paintings in front of a dwelling on McDonald Drive near 101st Street. This display of oil paintings of the royal family was completed four months previously by Edmonton’s famous photographer, Ernest Brown and his assistant, Miss Gladys Reeves and put up in front of Miss Reeves’ home. Vera was well satisfied with Edmonton’s preparations. Finally, the day of the visit arrived on June 2, 1939. The city of about 90,000 had swollen to over 200,000. As the royal blue and silver Royal train carrying King George VI and Queen Elizabeth pulled into the CNR station at Edmonton, the sky was clear and blue with the temperature the warmest their Majesties had experienced in Canada at 17 degrees celsius... [Kenneth Munro, Edmonton 2005 (Kenneth Munro is a professor of History and Acting Chair of the Department of History & Classics in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta.)]» (Collins, 2005, p.8-11).

« The prospect of a nation-wide royal tour of Canada was extremely popular. To the old desire of Canadians to have their monarch among them, was added curiosity about the new King [crowned in 1936] and Queen and wish to show support for them. The Prime Minister’s enthusiasm reflected the people’s. The importance Mackenzie King attached to the tour is seen from the impressive body he set up to take charge of the planning. The Interdepartmental Committee on the Royal Visit was chaired by civil service mandarin and future Canadian diplomat Ephriam Herbert Coleman, then Under-Secretary of State and Registrar-General of Canada… Even Government House in Ottawa, always a suspicious quarter in Mackenzie King’s mind, was deeply involved in the preparations. King liked the current incumbent, the tactful Lord Tweedsmuir, although they had already had at least one major falling out. So in December 1938 King, with the tour in mind, had Tweedsmuir obtain the King’s approval for amending the official Canadian Table of Precedence last revised in 1923. In 1923 Lieutenant-Governors of provinces had been moved up to second place, following the Governor-General. King, himself responsible for the 1923 change, now wished to put the First Minister (himself) immediately after the King’s Representative… » (Bousfield and Toffoli, 1989, p.22).

« However anxious the king might have been that war should be averted, he undertook two state visits in these years which directly contributed to the solidarity of what would one day be the alliance against Germany. The first, in July 1938, was to France… By the time that the king embarked on the second of his major trips abroad, to North America in May 1939, little hope was left that war might finally be averted. It did not seem possible that the United States could be induced to join a coalition against Germany, but it was essential that it should at least be well disposed towards the Anglo-French alliance and be ready to give it preferential treatment when it came to economic support and the supply of arms. The royal visit therefore formed part of a campaign to influence the hearts and minds of the American people. The American tour was presented as – indeed, was originally conceived as – an appendage to a royal visit to Canada. To avoid any accusation that the king was seeking to make political points he was accompanied, not by the British foreign secretary but by the Canadian prime minister. The visit was low-key, informal and yet designed to secure as much publicity as possible. It was largely due to the dexterity, as well as the obvious enthusiasm and goodwill, of the king and queen that the aims of the mission were accomplished. The tour got off to an inauspicious start when the king’s ship, The Empress of Australia, lost more than three days because of the inordinate number of icebergs along the route [shall be perplexed by frost]. The captain, the queen told Queen Mary, was driven almost demented by helpful passengers pointing out that his ship was close to the spot where, at much the same time of year, the Titanic had met its end. No such disaster occurred on this occasion and the visit to Canada was triumphantly successful. ‘I realise now more than ever,’ wrote the Governor General, Lord Tweedsmuir, more widely known as the novelist John Buchan – ‘what a wonderful mixture [the king] is of shrewdness, kindliness and humour. As for the queen, she has a perfect genius for the right kind of publicity,’ That is the sort of thing governor generals are supposed to say, but there is enough evidence from other sources to suggest that Tweedsmuir’s flattering words were fully justified. The American public was a harder nut to crack. A large part of the population was both anti-imperialist and opposed to anything that they felt might embroil them in a European war. There was no overnight conversion as a result of the royal visit but in Washington they were greeted by enormous crowds, who may have come out of curiosity but, according even to the more anti-British elements of the American press, formed a most favourable impression of their visitors. What mattered more was the bond that was forged between the king and queen and President Franklin Roosevelt. They stayed with Roosevelt at Hyde Park, the president’s family home on the Hudson River. The two men spoke long and seriously and George VI’s record of their conversation reveals how frank the president was about the United States’ attitude towards the forthcoming war and his hopes of influencing it in favour of the Allies. Indeed, he promised more than he was able to fulfil, for he told the king that, if the Germans were to bomb London, America would enter the war. A firm if unlikely friendship established between the two men. For the five and a half years between September 1939 and his death in April 1945, Roosevelt, from the point of view of the future of Britain, was the most important man in the world. The fact that the king was able to write to him informally, reflecting the views of his government but in personal terms and free of the trammels of official communications, must, at the very least, have been a useful extra weapon in Britain’s diplomatic armoury. So it was back to Britain at the end of June, with Germany growing ever more belligerent and the inevitability of war becoming more obvious by the moment. George VI was one of the last people to abandon hope that Hitler might experience a last-minute change of heart. He offered, once more, to make a personal appeal; this time through his cousin, Prince Philip of Hesse. Chamberlain turned down the idea; he was probably right to do so, it would have achieved nothing and might merely have fortified Hitler in his belief that, when it came to the point, Britain and France would baulk at going to war. That point came on 3 September 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. As his father had been a quarter of a century before, George VI found himself monarch of a country which was at war.» (Ziegler, 2018, p.48-52).

The head of London ... so untruthful an Antichrist ... into a severe conflict « I
NTERPRETATION: The United States will join England against a cruel tyrant who will be opposed to the church – Adolf Hitler. Plainly, Nostradamus says here that the United States will join Great Britain to crush Adolf Hitler and his Nazis.» (Lamont, 1944, p.320).

Roy Reb. auront un si faulx antechrist: The construction will be as follows: Reb. auront Roy un si faulx antechrist (Reb. shall have a King, so untruthful an Antichrist). The term with a period of ellipsis Reb. probably suggests Berlinois (Berliners, those of Berlin = the Germans), and Roy and un si faulx antechrist seem to be in apposition. The interpretation by Ionescu (1976, p.544) of the term Reb. simply as “BERLIN (BER, the simple inversion of Reb., comes from BERLIN)” is insufficient because the verb in the plural “auront ([they] shall have)” demands its subject in the plural, nor his conclusive one as “the government of the Nazis of Berlin (Roy Reb.)” (id., p.545) is pertinent because he congregates the subject and the object of a sentence into one subject, wich being left yet in the singular.

: « ANTÉCHRIST or rather ANTICHRIST. According to the Epistles of John, the Christians of the end of the 1st century did not wait for the return of the Christ before the arrival of an Anti-Christ [ἀντίχριστος], namely, following the Greek etymology, of a false replacement of the Christ. On the other hand, the second Epistle to the Thessalonians precedes Advent of the Christ by that of a “Man of lawlessness, Son of destruction” who shall be the instrument of Satan to provoke a general apostasy, ruin the religions and proclaim himself God (2Th 2, 3-9)... The Antichrist and the Man of lawlessness are not but a single figure upon which the posterior centuries have projected their successive fears.» (Monloubou, p.39-40).

Un si faulx antechrist
: = « An Antechrist so deceitful and so unfaithful – Hitler.» (Ionescu, 1976, p.545); « Concerning our times, the Prophet considers three Antechrists: Staline (quatrains VI-49, X-1 and X-65), Hitler (X-66) and Mao Tse-Tung (VIII-77). These dictators have in common some distinctive traits: 1. They imposed a totalitarian regime with a great cruelty. 2. The number of their victims amounts to tens of millions (by wars, executions and prisons). 3. They made “cultural revolutions” in opposing the religion and the tradition of their country. 4. They provoked the hatred and the conflict among races and social classes. 5. They erected themselves as superhuman entities and encouraged the cult of their personality.» (Ionescu, 1987, p.451-452). There appears in the Dedication to Henry II (№3, pp.3-23; №10, pp.153-173) five examples of the word Antechrist/antechrist, whose two of the paragraphs 44-46 (following Le Pelletier’s paragraphing) refer to Stalin because the passage includes the name ‘Atila [Attila]’ and the event of ‘October Revolution’, another two of the paragraphs 93-95 to Hitler because the region of Europe and the supposed years 37-45 [WWII] are told there, and the remaining one of the paragraph 107-109 also to Hitler, there being exposed the Roman occupation by ‘the antechrist, the infernal prince’ in the hottest battle in the Christian countries probably after Mussolini’s fall.

Les... trestous (all of hem): = The peoples of Great Britain, the United States, Canada and Germany.

Meslee: = « MÊLÉE. Confusion de combattants au corps à corps. Lutte, conflit (Confusion of hand-to-hand combatants. Struggle, conflict).» (Petit Robert).

The Berliners shall have a King so untruthful an Antichrist, That he shall bring all of them into a severe conflict: « Hitler “sang false”, in deed, by his solemn declarations made to the prime Minister Chamberlain – after the “Munich Conference” (September 30, 1938) by means of which Hitler obtained the region of Sudetenland – not to risk any other aggression. Moreover, all the declarations made by the Führer were revealed false; all the rest of Czechoslovakia was occupied only a few months later, and then Poland was also invaded, which determined the declaration of war by Chamberlain.» (Ionescu, id., p.544).

Que les mettra trestous dans la meslee: Great Britain (September 3, 1939), the USA (December 11, 1941 through German declaration of war against USA) and Canada (September 10, 1939) declared war against Germany in the World War II (cf. Ploetz, 1998, p.757).
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§797 Blitzkrieg (The lightning war) - May 10th, 1940 (1940): IX-83.

IX-83 (§797):

The Sun twenty of Taurus so vehemently the earth shall tremble,
The crowded big theatre shall ruin,
The air, the sky and earth shall darken and be in disorder,
When the faithless people shall call upon a god and saints.

(Sol vingt de taurus si fort terre trembler,
Le grand theatre rempli ruinera,
L'air, ciel & terre obscurcir & troubler,
Lors l'infidelle dieu & sainctz voguera.)

NOTES: « TRANSLATIONWhen the sun is in twenty (degrees) Taurus, the earth will shake so strongly (the war will be going full blast), the great theater that has just been completed will be ruined. The air, the sky and earth will be obscure and troubled, while the “infidel” will invoke God and Saints. INTERPRETATION: This is an indication of the period when the march of the German army against France began in May, 1940.» (Lamont, 1944, p.184-185).

Sol vingt de taurus (The Sun twenty of Taurus): « The date of May 10th is clearly indicated by the position of the Sun at 20° of Taurus. All of us know that on May 10th, 1940, Hitler commences the invasion of France via Belgium. We shall see in the following quatrain (§798, X-67) how Nostradamus can give us not only the day and the month, but also the year.» (Ionescu, 1976, p.482). « The attacks on Holland, Belgium and France were launched simultaneously on 10 May [1940] and again Blitzkrieg methods brought swift victories.» (Lowe, 1988, p.252); « The Poles were defeated swiftly because of the German Blitzkrieg (lightning war). It consisted of rapid thrust by motorised divisions and tanks (Panzers) supported by air power: the Luftwaffe (the German air force) put the Polish railway system out of action and destroyed the Polish air force.» (id., p.250).

Terre trembler (the earth to tremble): This phrase, together with “tremblement de terre (tremble of the earth)”, is a manner of saying preferred by Nostradamus for expressing « A war/ a war to take place » (cf. Ionescu, 1976, p.459). All of the 12 usages of this expression in the Prophecies of Nostradamus are in this sense without exception (I-20, I-46, I-93, II-52, III-3, VI-66, VI-88, VIII-29, IX-31, IX-83, X-60 and X-79). Moreover, of the other 24 phrases including the word “trembler (to tremble)”, 17 are yet in this sense (I-57, I-82bis, I-87, II-68, II-86, IV-54, IV-90, V-27, V-50, V-61, V-68, IX-33, IX-60bis, IX-94 and X-67) as well as the other 5 with an expression of ‘fear’ (III-88, IV-5, IV-36, V-23 and XII-65) and only the remaining 2 are allotted otherwise (II-64: enfeebling of laws; V-49: shake of the regime). In conclusion, 34 of 36 usages of the word “trembler (to tremble)” are designed to signify the war.

The crowded big theatre shall ruin: As well as a metaphorical usage of the term “the earth to tremble”, the term “a crowded big theatre” must be understood as a metaphor for a large civilized city ruined in the first stage of the World War II: « The attacks on Holland, Belgium and France were launched simultaneously on 10 May [1940]. The Dutch, shaken by the bombing of Rotterdam which killed almost a thousand people, surrendered after only four days. Belgium held out longer but her surrender at the end of May... » (Lowe, 1988, p.252); « Although ill trained and badly armed, the Dutch troops fought bravely against the 9th Panzer Division fighting its way towards Rotterdam. The German Eighteenth Army commander was frustrated by their resistance, but finally that evening [13 May] the panzers broke through. The next day, the Dutch negotiated the surrender of Rotterdam, but the German commander had failed to inform the Luftwaffe. A major bombing raid was mounted on the city. Over 800 civilians were killed. The Dutch foreign minister claimed that evening that 30,000 had been killed, an announcement which caused horror in Paris and London. In any case, General Henri Winkelman, the Dutch commander-in-chief, decided on a general surrender to avoid further loss of life. Hitler, on hearing the news, promptly ordered a triumphal march through Amsterdam with units from the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler and the 9th Panzer Division.» (Beevor, 2012, p.92); « Rotterdam anéantie par les raids aériens, 14 mai 1940 (Rotterdam annihilated by air raids, May 14, 1940)... » (Blaise, 1986, p.1073).

The air, the sky and earth shall darken and be in disorder
: because of motorised divisions, tanks and constant air force attacks: « ... Belgium held out longer but her surrender at the end of May left the British and French troops in Belgium perilously exposed as German motorised divisions swept across northern France; only Dunkirk remained in Allied hands. The British navy played the vital role in evacuating over 338,000 troops, two-thirds of them British, from Dunkirk between 27 May and 4 June. Dunkirk was a remarkable achievement in the face of constant Luftwaffe attacks on the beaches; it would perhaps have been impossible if Hitler had not ordered the advance towards Dunkirk to halt (24 May) probably because the marshy terrain and numerous canals were unsuitable for tanks. The events at Dunkirk were important: a third of a million troops were rescued to fight again and Churchill used it for propaganda purposes to boost British morale with the ‘Dunkirk spirit’. In fact it was a serious blow for the Allies: the armies at Dunkirk had lost all their arms and equipment so that it became impossible for Britain to help France. The Germans now swept southwards; Paris was captured on 14 June and France surrendered on 22 June.» (Lowe, 1988, p.252); « Had all the port facilities been available, and had its exodus been unopposed, the B.E.F. [British Expeditionary Force] could have escaped with all its equipment within a very few days. However, for more than two weeks Dunkirk had been subjected to an escalating fury of bombing. The docks were wrecked, the quays had been pounded to rubble, and more than half the town lay in smouldering ruins... On May 27, the vulture flock of Stukas wheeled and plunged upon the port and beaches for nearly the whole day. The smoking air was rent by explosions and the roar of flames. Goering’s Stukas, Heinkels and Dorniers dropped 15,000 high-explosive bombs, mostly 500-pounders, and 30,000 incendiaries. Over a thousand civilians lay beneath the ruins.» (Maule, 1972, p.24-25; A photograph of ‘Black smoke from burning oil tank billows from Dunkirk’, id., p. 24); « The all-out assault by the Luftwaffe on June 1 was synchronized with a surge forward by German infantry, curtained by a formidable artillery barrage, and strongly supported by tanks... That day, wave after wave of enemy warplanes blackened the sky. The beaches, the mole and the harbour were a hell of bursting bombs and shells.» (Maule, id., p.31-32).

: = Infidèle, the double LL being for exposition of the preceding E with a grave accent È; « INFIDÈLE. adj.
Qui n’est pas fidèle (Who is not faithful). Qui ne professe pas la religion considérée comme vraie (Who does not confess the religion considered as true). – Subst. Un, une infidèle (Noun. A faithless man or woman).» (Petit Robert). « Adjectives already ending in –e in the masculine cannot take an additional e in the feminine. E.g. difficile.» (Collins, p.204). Therefore, the explanation of this orthography preferentially as the feminine (e.g., Ionescu, 1976, p.482-483; Clébert, 2003, p.1043) is not pertinent.

: = The faithless, the faithless people, the French definite article (LE) in this case representing the concept of generality: « Some Special Uses of the Definite Article (a) A noun used in an abstract or in a general sense requires a definite article in French, where the equivalent English usually omits the article.
Le pain est bon. (Bread is good.) Marie aime la musique. (Mary likes music.)» (Collins, p.197-198).

When the faithless people shall call upon a god and saints: Here, the faithless people in the days of the Nazis are considered as the Jews believing in another god and saints other than the Christains’. In this sense, Ionescu’s interpretation (Ionescu, 1976, p.483) is fairly recommended. « By December 1941 Hitler had about 8,700,000 Jews under his rule. Of these he had by early 1945 murdered at least 5,800,000. At Auschwitz, where 2 million were murdered, the process was run like a large-scale industrial operation. German firms submitted competitive tenders for the ‘processing unit’, which had to possess ‘capacity to dispose of 2,000 bodies every twelve hours’. The five furnaces were supplied by the German firm of Topt & Co of Erfurt... The victims marched into the cellars, which they were told were baths, and did not at first notice the gas coming from perforations in metal columns... » (Johnson, 1991, p.415).
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§798 Blitzkrieg (The lightning war) - May 10th, 1940 (1940) (2): X-67.

X-67 (§798):

The tremble so strong in the month of May,
Saturn, Caper, Jupiter, Mercury in the bull:
Venus also Cancer, Mars, in nones,
Shall fall a hail then larger than an egg.

(Le tremblement si fort au mois de May,
Saturne, Caper, Jupiter, Mercure au beuf:
Venus aussi Cancer, Mars, en Nonnay,
Tombera gresle lors plus grosse qu'un euf.)

NOTES: Le tremblement (The tremble): This phrase, together with “si fort (so strong)”, is a manner of saying preferred by Nostradamus for expressing « A war/ a war to take place » (cf. Ionescu, 1976, p.459). In fact, of the 24 phrases including the word “trembler (to tremble)”, 17 are yet in this sense (I-57, I-82bis, I-87, II-68, II-86, IV-54, IV-90, V-27, V-50, V-61, V-68, IX-33, IX-60bis, IX-94 and X-67) as well as the other 5 with an expression of ‘fear’ (III-88, IV-5, IV-36, V-23 and XII-65) and only the remaining 2 are allotted otherwise.

The tremble so strong in the month of May: « The tremors (wars) will be very strong in the month of May.» (Lamont, 1944, p.335).

The key point of the quatrain consists in the determination of the year in question by the astronomical conditions described there. But, for a moment, the term ‘Caper’ is not known to us as a planet, we first consider the condition “Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury in the bull”:

1° The periods (year.month.day) of Saturn and Jupiter together in the Bull are as follows during the 16th – 20th centuries (1555-2000) [Paris, LMT; astronomical calculations by means of StellaNavigator]: 1763.5.6-1763.6.11, 1822.4.22-1822.7.20, 1822.12.5-1823.3.9, 1881.4.11-1882.4.22, 1940.5.16-1941.5.26, 1999.6.28-1999.10.23 and 2000.2.14-2000.6.30.

2° The periods (year.month.day hour:minute) of Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury together in the Bull are as follows: 1763.5.6 6:40-1763.5.15 16:00, 1822.5.3 17:00-1822.5.17 23:00, 1881.5.4 20:00-1881.5.19 6:30, 1940.5.16 7:40-1940.5.21 14:00, 1941.4.28 23:00-1941.5.13 1:00 and 2000.4.30 4:00-2000.5.14 7:30.

3° According to the verse “Venus aussi Cancer (Venus also Cancer)” interpreted as “Venus in Cancer during the periods of 2°”, these periods can be reduced to the following sole one: (p1) 1940.5.16 7:40-1940.5.21 14:00. As to the supposed ellipsis of the preposition ‘in (en or à)’ before Cancer, it concerns a prophetic embroilment.
Cf. A l'Entrée des Prophéties, §5, Catégorie d: Ellipse de prépositions pour embrouiller prophétiquement.

4° The verse “Cancer, Mars, en Nonnay (Cancer Mars in nones)” can be interpreted as “Mars in Cancer in the seventh day of May”, where the diction of the ancient Rome ‘nones (the 7th of May)’ [Nonnay = « nones n.pl. In ancient Roman calendar by inclusive reckoning, ninth day before ides (7th day of Mar., May, July, Oct., 5th day of other months).» (Sykes)] should be translated concerning the day of 1940 into the Gregorian date: 7+13=20 (the 20th of May) as Ionescu argued it correctly (Ionescu, 1976, p.486). Then Mars’ longitude on May 20th 00:00-24:00, 1940, are [91°32′24″]-[92°11′08″], namely, just in Cancer. As to the date by the ancient Roman manner, another example of “le dix Kalendes d’Apuril de faict Gotique (the tenth of the calends of April in Gothic fashion)” (§391, I-42) is, in its context, not to be translated to the Gregorian.

5° The term “Caper” as a possible planet may be one of the three newly discovered Uranus, Neptune or Pluto other than those known since the ancient times, which Nostradamus had already predicted in his Prophecies (§341, VIII-69; §613, IV-33; §767, I-84). Although Ionescu has identified it with Uranus with verbal imaginative confidence (Ionescu, 1976, p.484-485), we will follow the discursive route and discern these three planets’ longitude during the pertinent period above (p1):

(p1) 1940.5.16 7:40-1940.5.21 14:00.
Uranus..... [52°11′46″]-[52°30′02″]
Neptune.... [172°48′35″]-[172°46′01″]

6° In fact, as Ionescu argues it, the so-called Caper is not but the planet Uranus that is in the Bull.

7° In conclusion, we get the period 1940.5.16 7:40 - 1940.5.21 14:00 as the most pertinent. Therefore, only the case of p1 is entitled to be the year in question, namely, the year 1940.

A hail larger than an egg: = « heavy bombs » (Lamont, id.).

Shall fall a hail then larger than an egg: « ... For more than two weeks Dunkirk had been subjected to an escalating fury of bombing. The docks were wrecked, the quays had been pounded to rubble, and more than half the town lay in smouldering ruins... On May 27, the vulture flock of Stukas wheeled and plunged upon the port and beaches for nearly the whole day. The smoking air was rent by explosions and the roar of flames. Goering’s Stukas, Heinkels and Dorniers dropped 15,000 high-explosive bombs, mostly 500-pounders [a grail larger than an egg], and 30,000 incendiaries. Over a thousand civilians lay beneath the ruins... » (Maule, 1972, p.24-25).
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§799 German surprise attacks on Benelux (1940-1945): X-83.

X-83 (§799):

“No sign of battle will be given
They will be obliged to leave the park
Around Ghent, the banner will be recognised
Of one who put all his own men to death.”
(Halley, 1999, p.155).

(De batailler ne sera donné signe,
Du parc seront contraint de sortir hors,
De Gand lentour sera cogneu l'ensigne,
Qui fera mettre de tous les siens à mors.)

NOTES: « 10/83 – 1940 A reference to the fall of Belgium in 1940, under the Flag of the Nazi invaders. The Swastika is for ever associated with Adolf Hitler, who was responsible for the death of millions of his fellow countrymen.» (Halley, id.). Halley’s translation and interpretation are almost precise except a few points.

De Gand lentour: = À l’entour (= Alentour) de Gand, ‘ lentour de ’ (another example in the quatrain VIII-50: la pestilence lentour de Capadille) being without preposition ‘ à ’ as a succinct usage of the idiomatic expression ‘à l’entour (= alentour) de’ (e.g. V-30 and IX-67).

No sign of battle will be given... Around Ghent, the banner will be recognised: This refers to the German surprise attacks without declaration of war on neutral Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg on May 10th, 1940, because the phrase “around Ghent” can indicate not only Belgium but also these three tiny neutral countries and the authorities of each of them went abroad into exile in fact under the German invasion, the French word ‘parc’ signifying a small country like them as well as the Vatican City designated as ‘le parc (the park)’ in the quatrain II-65 (§486); « Thursday, 9 May 1940 was a beautiful spring day in most of northern Europe. A war correspondent observed Belgian soldiers planting pansies round their barracks. There had been rumours of a German attack, with reports of pontoon bridges being assembled close to the border, but these were discounted in Brussels. Many seemed to think that Hitler was about to attack south into the Balkans, nor westwards. In any case, few imagined that he would invade four countries, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and France – all in one go.» (Beevor, 2012, p.79);

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. The King’s conduct considerably lowered the prestige of the monarchy.» (Palmer, p.28);« On the opening of the World War II, Luxembourg was again occupied by Germany and until she was liberated by the U.S. Army the Grand Duchess [Charlotte] and her government had fled abroad.» (Morita, 1998, p.437).

Qui fera mettre de tous les siens à mors
: Hitler shall be determined to put to death all of his people [tous les siens] in case of German defeat, and in deed by his death had destroyed millions of the Germans [de tous les siens], the partitive article ‘de’ signifying the latter fact. « It was essentially Hitler’s decision to fight the war to its now inevitable finish. For a time at least Stalin was already prepared to revert to the Nazi-Soviet Pact. He offered to negotiate with Hitler in December 1942 and again in summer 1943. In the autumn, fearing that Anglo-American long-term strategy predicated a Nazi-Soviet war of exhaustion, he sent his Deputy Foreign Minister and former Berlin ambassador, Vladimir Dekanozov, to Stockholm, with an effort of a return to the 1914 frontiers and an economic deal. No doubt Stalin hoped to resurrect his 1925 strategy, pull out of the war and re-enter it later. But in November 1942, on the anniversary of his putsch, Hitler had said, ‘There will no longer be any peace efforts coming from us’, and he stuck to that resolve, fulfilling the menacing prediction he had made on numerous occasions in the 1920s and 1930s that Germany had the choice only between world leadership and national destruction.» (Johnson, 1991, p.410-411); « By March 21 [1945], Patton had swept the west bank clear of the enemy along a seventy-miles stretch between Coblenz and Mannheim, cutting off the German forces in that sector before they could withdraw to the Rhine. Next night, Patton’s troops crossed the river almost unopposed at Oppenheim, between Mainz and Mannheim. When the news of this surprise stroke reached Hitler, he called for immediate countermeasures, but was told that no resources remained available... On the eve of the Rhine crossing Hitler had issued an order declaring that ‘the battle should be conducted without consideration for our own population’. His regional commissioners were instructed to destroy ‘all industrial plants, all the main electricity works, waterworks, gas works’ together with ‘all food and clothing stores’ in order to create ‘a desert’ in the Allies’ path. But his own Minister of War Production, Albert Speer, at once protested against this drastic order. To these protests Hitler retorted: ‘If the war is lost, the German nation will also perish. So there is no need to consider what the people require for continued existence.’ Appalled at such callousness, Speer was shaken out of his loyalty to Hitler. He went behind Hitler’s back to the army and industrial chiefs, and persuaded them, without much difficulty, to evade executing Hitler’s decree.» (Hart, 1971, p.678-679); « Balance sheet of the WWII, human loss: Germany 5.25 millions, whose 500,000 are civilians.» (Ploetz, 1998, p.801-802).
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§800 Birth of Hitler in Austria; Early successes of his expansionism (1889-1941): III-58.

 III-58 (§800):

Near the Rhine of the Austrian mountains
Shall be born a great of the people having come too late,
Who shall defend Sarmatia and Pannonian districts,
So that none shall know what he shall have become.

(Aupres du Rin des montaignes Noriques
Naistra un grand de gents trop tart venu,
Qui defendra
SAVROME & Pannoniques,
Qu'on ne saura qu'il sera devenu.)

NOTES:  Boswell (1941, p.171-174) first gives us an all-around pertinent explanation of the quatrain and Centurio (1953, p.79) also an interesting information about it.

Les montaignes Noriques: = the Austrian Alps; « NORIQUE (in Latin Noricum). A province of the Roman empire, between Raetia west and Pannonia east, the Danube north and Illyria south. Noricum forms now [in 1875] a part of Bayern, of Austria and of Styria. – the Norique Alps, a part of the chain of the Alps which extends south of Noricum.» (Landais); « NORIQUE, A province of the Roman empire. It extended from the mouth of the Œnus [the Inn] till Mt. Cetius [Kahlenberg or Wienerwald].» (Bescherelle); « KAHLENBERG or WIENERWALD, Mt. Cetius of the ancient, a mountain of the Austrian States, Austria beneath the Ens [Anisus]. It is the extreme ramification north-east of the Norique Alps, that orients itself, in the direction of the north, till the bank of the Danube where it terminates itself.» (Bescherelle).

Le Rin (the Rhine): The orthography of the Rhine in the Prophecies of Nostradamus is Ryn (V-12, V-43, VI-40 and VI-87) or Rin (III-58 and V-68). But, « at first view, it seems strange to say that the Rhine is in the “mountains of Austria”, which is, with respect to this river, just on the opposite side of Germany. But in fact ‘Rin (the Rhine)’ is composed of R. and IN and will signify “the River INN” that in truth traverses “Noricum” and upon which is situated the town of Braunau, where Hitler shall be born. On the other hand, one can take the word Rin in its etymological sense, that will signify “river” and in this way we are shown the river that passes the “Austrian mountains”, which is not but the Inn.» (Ionescu, 1976, p.492); « Rhine. The river takes its name from the Rheni, the people who lived along its banks. Their own name may derive from Gaulish ren, “water”, “sea”, or in this case really “river”.» (Room, 1997, p.301); « INN (Œnus), a river of Germany which takes its source in Mt. Lungin, in the Julian Alps, and in the canton of Grisons, in Switzerland, traverses Tyrol, then a part of Bayern, where it forms, until Passau, the limit between Bayern and Austria, and joins the Danube, near Passau.» (MacCarthy); « ENS Anisus), a river of Austria, which starts from a lake in the region of Salzburg, near a small town of Waczrain, and joins the Danube. It divides Austria into the territories above and beneath the Ens.» (MacCarthy).

Shall be born a great of the people
: « The expression “grand de gents (a great of the people)” is remarkable, for it is equivalent to the German expression “Grosser des Volkes (the great of the nation)”, a surname given to Hitler by his partisans and which will underline also his common birth.» (Ionescu, id.).

Tart: =  « adv., trop tard (too late).» (Godefroy). 

Having come too late: Hitler in the Weimar regime after the defeat of Germany in WWI came into power too late to enjoy his desirable world-hegemonic Great Germany so that he was to risk his life and his whole nation to realize it in vain faced with the « Anglo-American Grand Alliance.» (Cf. Ionescu, id.; Hart, 1971, p.680); « On 5 April 1940, four days before the Nazi invasion of Norway began the European phase of the war in earnest, Goebbels gave a secret briefing to selected German journalists, one of whom made a transcript. The key passage is as follows:

Up to now, we have succeeded in leaving the enemy in the dark concerning Germany’s real goals, just as before 1932 our domestic foes never saw where we were going or that our oath of legality was just a trick. We wanted to come to power legally, but we did not want to use power legally... They could have suppressed us. They could have arrested a couple of us in 1925 and that would have been that, the end. No, they let us through the danger zone. That’s exactly how it was in foreign policy too... In 1933 a French premier ought to have said (and if I have been the French premier I would have said it): ‘The new Reich Chancellor is the man who wrote Mein Kampf, which says this and that. This man cannot be tolerated in our vicinity. Either he disappears or we march!’ But they didn’t do it. They left us alone and let us slip through the risky zone, and we were able to sail around all dangerous reefs. And when we were done, and well armed, better than they, then they started the war!’

  This remarkable statement is, on the whole, an accurate summary of what happened in the 1930s. It was adumbrated by Hitler’s secret briefing of his Service chiefs on 3 February 1933, his first meeting with them after his assumption of supreme power. He told them he was going to overthrow the Versailles settlement and make Germany the greatest power in Europe, and he emphasized: ‘The most dangerous period is that of rearmament. Then we shall see whether France has statesmen. If she does, she will not grant us time but will jump on us.’ Everyone knew Hitler’s aims were ambitious. The German masses believed they could and would be attained without war, by assertive diplomacy, backed by armed strength. The generals were told that war would almost certainly be necessary, but that it would be limited and short. In fact Hitler’s real programme was far more extensive than the generals, let alone the masses, realized and necessarily involved not merely war but a series of war. Hitler meant what he said when he wrote Mein Kampf: ‘Germany must either be a world power or there will be no Germany.’ Hitler’s aims can be reconstructed not merely from Mein Kampf itself, with its stress on the ‘East Policy’, but from his early speeches and the so-called ‘Second’ or Secret Book of 1928. This material makes it clear that the ‘cleansing’ process – the elimination of the Jews – was essential to the whole long-term strategy. Being a race-socialist as opposed to a class-socialist, Hitler believed the dynamic of history was race. The dynamic was interrupted when race-poisoning took place. The poison came, above all, from the Jews. He admired Jews as ‘negative supermen’. In his Table-Talk he said that if 5,000 Jews emigrated to Sweden, in no time at all they would occupy all the key positions: this was because ‘blood purity’, as he put it in Mein Kampf, ‘is a thing the Jew preserves better than any other people on earth’. The Germans, on the other hand, had been ‘poisoned’. That was why they lost the First World War. Even he was poisoned: that was why he occasionally made mistakes – ‘all of us suffer from the sickness of mixed, corrupt blood’. Hitler calculated it would need a hundred years for his regime to eliminate racial poisoning in Germany: on the other hand, if Germany became the first nation-race to do so successfully, it would inevitably become ‘lord of the Earth’ (Mein Kampf).» (Johnson, 1991, p.341-343).

« What distinguished Hitlerian race-theory was, first, this rooted belief that ‘cleansing’ could make Germany the first true superpower, and ultimately the first paramount power in the world; and, secondly, his absolute conviction that ‘Jewish race-poison’ and Bolshevism were one and the same phenomenon... Hitler’s full programme, therefore, was as follows. First, gain control of Germany itself, and begin the cleansing process at home. Second, destroy the Versailles settlement and establish Germany as the dominant power in Central Europe. All this could be achieved without war. Third, on this power base, destroy the Soviet Union (by war) to rid the ‘breeding-ground’ of the ‘bacillus’ and, by colonization, create a solid economic and strategic power-base from which to establish a continental empire, in which France and Italy would be mere satellites. In the fourth stage Germany would acquire a large colonial empire in Africa, plus a big ocean navy, to make her one of the four superpowers, in addition to Britain, Japan and the United States. Finally, in the generation after his death, Hitler envisaged a decisive struggle between Germany and the United States for world domination. No one since Napoleon had thought in such audacious terms. In its gigantic scope the concept was Alexandrine. Yet until he was engulfed by the war he made, Hitler was always pragmatic. Like Lenin he was a superb opportunist, always ready to seize openings and modify his theory accordingly. This has led some historians to conclude he had no master-programme. In fact, while always adjusting the tactics to suit the moment, he pursued his long term strategy with a brutal determination which has seldom been equalled in the history of human ambition. Unlike most tyrants, he was never tempted to relax by a surfeit of autocratic power. Quite the contrary. He was always raising the stakes on the table and seeking to hasten the pace of history. He feared his revolution would lose its dynamism...» (Johnson, id., p.343-344).

SAVROME: = « Sauromatae, See Sarmatae.» (Smith-Lockwood); « Sarmatae, pl. the Sarmatians; a barbarous people, who occupied the eastern parts of Europe; esp. portions of S.E. Russia; Sarmatia, their country.» (Smith-Lockwood); « SARMATIE (Sarmatia), A vast region which extended, in Europe and in Asia, between the Baltic Sea and the Caspian Sea, north of the Black Sea. It was divided into Occidental or European Sarmatia and Oriental or Asiatic Sarmatia. The first contained the countries now called Russia of Europe and Poland; the second included a part of the countries designated under the names of Siberia and Tartary and those situated between the Tanaïs [the Don], the Caucassus and the Caspian Sea.» (Landais).

Pannonia: = « PANNONIE (Pannonia), A region of Europe, bordered north and east by the Danube, and west by Noricum, from which Mt. Cétius [Kahlenberg or Wienerwald] separated it. The Romans divided it into High-Pannonia to the west, Low-Pannonia to the east, and Ripuary Pannonia or Savia upon the oriental bank of the Save.» (Landais); « PANNONIE (Pannonia), A region of ancient Europe. It corresponds to a part of Low-Austria [Austria beneath the Ens], to a part of Hungary, to a part of Slavonia, and to a part of Austrian Croatia. Different nations inhabited it. Their principal cities were Vindobona [Vienna], Carnuntum, ... » (Bescherelle). Cf. Duby, p.25, Chart B. In the context of the quatrain, the term « Pannoniques (Pannonian districts) » seems to involve, in addition to Austria, Czechoslovakia immediately north of Austria. In fact, the term « les Pannons (the Pannonians)» of the quatrain VIII-15 (§901) designates the peoples of Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

Who shall defend Pannonian districts: « Hitler’s first successful breach of Versailles came in March 1935 when he announced the reintroduction of conscription. His excuse was that Britain had just announced air force increases and France had extended conscription from 12 to 18 months (their justification was German rearmament). Much to their consternation, Hitler told his startled generals and the rest of the world that he would build up his peacetime army to 36 divisions (about 600,000 men). The generals need not have worried: although the Stresa Front condemned his violation of Versailles, no action was taken, the League was helpless, and the Front collapsed anyway as a result of Hitler’s next success.» (Lowe, 1988, p.231); « Stresa Conferences. There were two conferences held at Stresa in 1930s... The second conference was in April 1935 and was between the Prime Ministers of Britain, France and Italy (MacDonald, Flandin and Mussolini) and their Foreign Secretaries to discuss the formation of a common front against Germany in view of Hitler’s denunciation of the clauses in the Versailles Treaty limiting Germany’s armaments. The conference, which issued a formal protest, was the last demonstration of unity by three former Allies against the former enemy. Within six months Mussolini’s invasion of Abyssinia had ranged him with the delinquent Hitler, and the so-called ‘Stresa Front’ had disintegrated.» (Palmer, p.269-270).

« Shrewdly realising how frail the Stresa Front was, Hitler detached Britain by offering to limit the German navy to 35 per cent of the strength of the British navy. Britain eagerly accepted in the resulting Anglo-German Naval Agreement (June 1935) apparently believing that since the Germans were already breaking Versailles by building a fleet, it would be as well to have it limited. Without consulting her two allies, Britain had condoned German rearmament, which proceeded with gathering momentum. By the end of 1938 the army stood at 51 divisions (about 800,000 men) plus reserves, there were 21 large naval vessels (battleships, cruisers and destroyers), many more under construction, and 47 U-boats. A large air force of over 2000 aircraft had been built up.» (Lowe, 1988, p.231).

« The Anschluss [union] with Austria (March 1938) was Hitler’s greatest success to date. German troops moved in and Austria became part of the Third Reich. It was a triumph for Germany: it revealed the weaknesses of Britain and France who again did no more than protest, and it dealt a severe blow to Czechoslovakia which could now be attacked from the south as well as from the west and north. All was ready for the beginning of Hitler’s campaign to acquire the German-speaking Sudetenland, a campaign which ended in triumph at the Munich Conference in September 1938.» (Lowe, id., p.232); « Czechoslovakia was crippled by the loss of 70 per cent of her heavy industry and almost all her fortifications to Germany. Slovakia began to demand semi-independence, and when it looked as though the country was about to fall apart, Hitler pressurised President Hacha into requesting German help ‘to restore order’. Consequently in March 1939 German troops occupied the rest of Czechoslovakia. Britain and France protested but took no action.» (Lowe, id., p.237).

Who shall defend Sarmatia: Here the term Sarmatia seems to allude to the first German acquisitions and occupations in the East such as Poland, Danzig, Memel, Denmark, Norway and the western districts of Russia: « After taking over the Lithuanian port of Memel (which was admittedly peopled largely by Germans), Hitler turned his attentions to Poland. The Germans resented the loss of Danzig and the Polish Corridor at Versailles, and now that Czechoslovakia was safely out of the way, Polish neutrality was no longer necessary. In April 1939 Hitler demanded the return of Danzig and a road and railway across the corridor. This demand was, in fact, not unreasonable since Danzig was largely German-speaking; but coming so soon after the seizure of Czechoslovakia, the Poles were convinced, probably rightly, that the German demands were only a prelude to invasion. Already fortified by a British promise of help ‘in the event of any action which clearly threatened Polish independence’, the Foreign Minister, Colonel Beck, rejected the German demands and refused to attend a conference, no doubt afraid of another Munich. British pressure on the Poles to surrender Danzig was to no avail, and the British were so slow in pursuing negotiations for an alliance with Russia, the only way in which their promise of help to Poland could be made effective, that Hitler got in first and signed a non-aggression pact with the USSR. Also agreed was a partition of Poland between Germany and the USSR (24 August). Hitler was convinced that with Russia neutral, Britain and France would not risk intervention; when the British ratified their guarantee to Poland Hitler took it as a bluff. When the Poles still refused to negotiate, a full-scale German invasion began early on 1 September. Chamberlain had still not completely thrown off appeasement and suggested that if German troops were withdrawn, a conference would be held – there was no response from the Germans. Only when pressure mounted in parliament and in the country did Chamberlain send an ultimatum to Germany. When this expired at 11 a.m. on 3 September, Britain was at war with Germany. Soon afterwards, France also declared war.» (Lowe, id., p.237-238); « By the end of September [1939] the Germans and Russians had occupied Poland; after a five months pause (known as the ‘phoney war’) the Germans occupied Denmark and Norway (April 1940).» (Lowe, id., p.249-250); « The German invasion of Russia (Operation Barbarossa) began on 22 June 1941: The attack was three-plonged: in the north towards Leningrad, in the centre towards Moscow and in the south through the Ukraine. It was Blitzkrieg on an enormous scale involving close on 3.5 million men, and 3550 tanks supported by 5000 aircraft. Important cities such as Riga, Smolensk and Kiev were captured; the Russians had been caught off guard, still re-equipping their army and air force, and their generals, thanks to Stalin’s purges, were inexperienced.» (Lowe, id., p.254-255).

So that none shall know what he shall have become
: This is a fearful astonishment of the peoples of the Allies at Hitler’s remarkable military successes in the beginning. The interpretation of this verse by Ionescu as « His death – for he shall be immediately incinerated by his closest followers – shall give birth to the most diverse suppositions.» (Ionescu, 1976, p.493) is not pertinent, the theme of Hitler’s death in the utmost end being too early in the context of the quatrain.
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We have covered 143 quatrains (§588-§730) concerning the World Events in the 19th century after Napoleonic ages [1821-1900] in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, and 218 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§948).

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