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§788 The two dictators: their ambition and destruction (1922-1945): IV-59.

IV-59 (§788):

The two personalities with ardent fervour,
Of ambitions shall be besieged and destroyed in exchange for two full cups:
The filed strong one, and an old dreamer,
Shall show their trace of Higher Descent to the Genevans.

(Deux assiegés en ardante ferveur,
De soif estainctz pour deux plaines tasses:
Le fort limé, & un viellart resveur,
Aux Genevois de Nira monstra trasse.

NOTES: « IV-59 (1937) Hitler and Mussolini quench their thirst with the two equal cups, namely Nazism and Fascism. The old dreamer, the group of nations in Geneva, shall soon see the traces of the Aryans and the acts of violence of the dictators. On December 10, 1937, writes Tardieu in the ‘Gringoire’: ‘In Germany they are waiting for Mussolini’s visit to Hitler. In Geneva they shall see an assembly of the rest of the League of Nations.’» (Centurio, 1953, p.102).

Deux assiegés (The two besieged): = The two persons who are destined to be besieged later. This figure of Nostradamus is truly prophesying = « Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany » (Lamont, 1944, p.149) = « Hitler and Mussolini » (Ionescu, 1976, p.490).

Deux assiegés en ardante ferveur, De soif estainctz pour deux plaines tasses: The construction is as follows: Deux [personnes] en ardante ferveur de soif [seront] assiegés [et] estainctz pour deux plaines tasses (The two personalities with ardent fervour, Of ambitions shall be besieged and destroyed in exchange for two full cups), “estainctz (extinguished in the plural)” predicating “deux (the two)”, not “soif (thirst)”.

Two full cups: Their territorial expansion by military aggression following their first « conquest by acquiring Ethiopia and Czechoslovakia » (Lamont, id.); « Mussolini sought to revive Italian national pride and to increase his own personal power by extending Italy’s territory on the Adriatic and enlarging its African empire. His invasion of Ethiopia provoked outrage from countries worldwide.» (Edmonds, 2000, p.47; Chart Expansion of Italy 1922-39); « One of Hitler’s priorities was to regain territory lost to Germany after the First World War and to unite all German-speaking people. In 1938 Germany annexed Austria and, following the signing of the Munich Agreement with the UK and France, the Sudetenland. German troops took control of the rest of Czechoslovakia in March 1939 and their attack on Poland in September 1939 caused the outbreak of the Second World War.» (Edmonds, id., p.46; Chart Expansion of Nazi Germany 1933-39).

Shall be besieged and destroyed: « Mussolini, Benito (1883-1945); ... He declared war on Britain and France on June 10th, 1940, when France was already defeated. On the following October 28th his troops invaded Greece but were repulsed and, soon after, suffered reverses in Libya and East Africa. These defeats weakened Mussolini’s prestige, especially as the Fascists had always sought to inculcate admiration for the glories of war. By the summer of 1941 Mussolini had become virtually a German pensionary but it was not until July 25th, 1943, that a coup by King Victor Emmanuel and Marshal Badoglio forced him to resign. He was imprisoned, but was rescued from the Apennines by German parachutists (September 12th, 1943) and set up a Republican Fascist Government which administered German-occupied northern Italy.» (Palmer, p.194-195); « The collapse of Hitler’s hold on Italy: On the German side, Field-Marshal Kesselring had returned from convalescence in January, but in March he was called to the Western Front on being appointed to succeed Field-Marshal von Rundstedt as Commander-in-Chief there. Vietinghoff now definitely replaced him as C.-in-C. of Army Group C in Italy. Most of Vietinghoff’s forces had been committed to the front line, and he had few reserves – and less fuel – to check an Allied penetration. It was no longer possible to stabilise the front or to extricate his forces, and the only hope of saving them was by retreat – a long retreat. But Hitler had already rejected General Herr’s proposals for an elastic defence, by tactical withdrawals from one river to the next – which might have stultified the British Eighth Army’s offensive. On April 14, just before the American offensive was launched, Vietinghoff appealed for permission to retire to the Po before it was too late. His appeal was rejected, but on the 20th he took the responsibility of ordering such a retreat himself. By then it was far too late. The Allies’ three armoured divisions, in two sweeping moves, had cut off and surrounded most of the opposing forces. Although many Germans managed to escape by swimming that broad river, they were in no condition to establish a new line. On the 27th the British crossed the Adige and penetrated the Venetian Line covering Venice and Padua. The Americans, moving still faster, took Verona a day earlier. The day before that, April 25, a general uprising of the partisans took place, and Germans everywhere came under attack from them. All the Alpine passes were blocked by April 28 [Shall be besieged] – the day on which Mussolini and his mistress, Claretta Petacci, were caught and shot by a band of partisans near Lake Como [and destroyed]. German troops were now surrendering everywhere, and the Allied pursuit met little opposition anywhere after April 25. By the 29th the New Zealanders reached Venice and by May 2 were at Trieste – where the main concern was not the Germans but the Yugo-Slavs.» (Hart, 1971, p.670-674).

« Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); ... His demands on Poland led to the Second World War (September 1939), which he considered he had won in the West when German troops entered Paris (June 22nd, 1940 [Armistice]). In 1941 he moved his troops eastward, but in attacking Russia he encountered heavy opposition and personally assumed command in the field on December 19th, 1941. A series of failures after Stalingrad, culminating in the Allied landings in Normandy, undermined the Army’s confidence in Hitler and led to the attempted assassination of July 20th, 1944. At the end of the war Hitler was cornered in the ruins of Berlin.» (Palmer, p.127-128); « The collapse of Germany: Hitler had stripped his Western Front , and diverted the major part of his remaining forces and resources to hold the line of the Oder against the Russians, in the belief that the Western Allies were incapable of resuming the offensive after the supposedly crippling blow of his Ardennes counter-offensive coupled with V-weapon flying bomb and rocket bombardment of the Antwerp base. So most of the available equipment coming out from the German factories or repair shops was sent eastward. Yet at that very time the Western Allies were building up overwhelming strength for an assault on the Rhine. In this massive effort the main striking role was assigned to Montgomery, the U.S. Ninth Army being employed under him in addition to his own two, the First Canadian and Second British Armies. This decision was strongly resented by most of the American generals who felt that Eisenhower was yielding to the demands of Montgomery and the British at the expense of their own prospects. Indignation spurred them to more vigorous efforts on their sectors to show what they could do, and in the event these efforts achieved striking results, as the strength put into them, though smaller than what Montgomery was amassing, much exceeded what the Germans had left to oppose them. On March 7 the tanks of Patton’s Third Army broke through the weak German defences in the Eifel (the German end of the rugged Ardennes), and reached the Rhine near Coblenz after a sixty-mile drive in three days. For the moment they were blocked, as the Rhine bridges had been blown up before they arrived. But a little farther north, a small armoured spearhead of the neighbouring U.S. First Army had found a gap and raced through it so quickly that the bridge at Remagen, near Bonn, was reached and brilliantly captured before it could be blown. Reserves were rushed up and secured a vital bridgehead. By March 21, Patton had swept the west bank clear of the enemy along a seventy-mile 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, and that the most that could be despatched to help fill the gap was a mere handful of five machines just repaired at a tank depot a hundred miles away. ‘The cupboard was bare’, and the American advance beyond the Rhine became a procession. By this time Montgomery had completed his elaborate preparations for the grand assault on the Rhine near Wesel 150 miles downstream. Here he had concentrated twenty-five divisions, after a quarter of a million tons of ammunition and other supplies had been amassed in dumps on the west bank. The thirty-mile stretch of river where he planned to attack was held by only five weak and exhausted German divisions... At midnight on April 12, the news reached Hitler that President Roosevelt had died suddenly. Goebbels telephoned him, and said: ‘My Führer, I congratulate you. Fate has laid low your greatest enemy. God has not abandoned us.’ This was the ‘miracle’, it seemed, for which Hitler had been waiting – a repetition of the death of the Empress of Russia, at the critical moment of the Seven Year War in the eighteenth century. So Hitler became convinced that what Mr Churchill called the ‘Grand Alliance’ between the Eastern and Western powers would now break up through the clash of their rival interests. But the hope was not fulfilled and Hitler was driven a fortnight later to take his own life, as Frederick the Great had been about to do, just when his ‘miracle’ had come to save his fortunes and his life. Early in March Zhukov had enlarged his bridgehead over the Oder, but did not succeed in breaking out. Russian progress on the far flanks continued, and Vienna was entered in the middle of April. Meanwhile the German front in the west had collapsed, and the Allied armies there were driving eastward from the Rhine with little opposition. They reached the Elbe, sixty miles from Berlin, on April 11. Here they halted. On the 16th Zhukov resumed the offensive, in conjunction with Koniev, who forced the crossing of the Neisse. This time the Russians burst out of their bridgeheads, and within a week were driving into the suburbs of Berlin – where Hitler chose to remain for the final battle. By the 25th the city had been completely isolated by the encircling armies of Zhukov and Koniev [Shall be besieged], and on the 27th Koniev’s forces joined hands with the Americans on the Elbe. But in Berlin itself desperate street-by-street resistance was put up by the Germans, and was not completely overcome until the war itself ended, after Hitler’s suicide, with Germany’s unconditional surrender [and destroyed].» (Hart, 1971, p.677-680).

The filed strong one: « In this text, Hitler is named “le fort limé (the filed strong one)”, the strong one sharpened with a file like the edge of a sword. It is a plastic image of his warlike character.» (Ionescu, 1976, p.490).

Viellard: = Vieillard; « Viellard, See Vieillard.» (Huguet).

An old dreamer: « The expression “un viellard resveur (an old dreamer)” should not be taken literally. It must be understood as “a dreamer of the ancient times”. Therefore it is an allusion to Mussolini’s Utopian dreams of restoring the glory of the ancient Rome.»
(Ionescu, id.).

Trasse
: = « Trasseure. Trace (Trace, track, footprint, footstep, trail, remains.). – Trace ou Trassure.» (Huguet).

De Nira trasse: = « Aryan tracts.» (Lamont, id.); « About the term “Nira”, it is an anagram of “Iran”. Iran is considered by many historians as the original region of the Aryan peoples. And “Nira” is also an anagram for “Arian”. “To show the trace of Aryans” is to show oneself as descendants of the ancient Aryans.» (Ionescu, id., p.491).

Monstra: = « for monstrera by syncope.» (Ionescu, id., p.490).

The Genevans: = The « League of Nations.» (Lamont, id.).

Shall show their trace of Higher Descent to the Genevans: « A Chief well armed and another one dreaming of the glory of the past shall oppose the League of Nations by the doctrine of the superiority of the Arian race.» (Ionescu, id., p.491).
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