§805 Battle of Britain; Italian expansionism; ‘Force Z’ sunk (1940-1942): V-62.

V-62 (§805):

Upon the rocks they shall see blood rain,
The Sun Oriental Saturn Occidental:
Near Orgon a war, in Rome a great evil seen,
Vessels sunk and the Tridental taken.

(Sur les rochers sang on verra plouvoir,
Sol Orient.
Saturne Occidental:
Pres d’Orgon guerre, à Rome grand mal voir,
Nefz parfondrées & prins le Tridental.)

NOTES: The rocks: = The islands = The British Isles.

Upon the rocks they shall see blood rain: = The Battle of Britain and the following Blitz: July 1940 - May 1941 (cf. §804, IV-94).

The Sun Oriental Saturn Occidental: The two countries allied to Germany in WWII, Japan in the Orient and Italy in the Occident, Japan naturally represented by the Sun because of her etymology “Nippon: where the Sun rises” and the symbolic colour of Saturn “black” representing Italy of Mussolini through his party’s ‘black shirts’(cf. Hogue, 1997, p.379). The same pair of the Sun and Saturn for Japan and Italy can be seen in the quatrain V-11 (§875) predicting their waning away: Leur regne plus Sol, Saturne n’occupera (the Sun and Saturn shall occupy no more their reign).

And the lines 3 and 4 deal with Italy and Japan respectively.
Orgon: “A small town of France (Bouches-du-Rhône) near the left bank of the Durance, 40km. NE of Arles.” (MacCarthy).

Near Orgon a war: Italian invasion into Provence = The Leman of Germany (§804, IV-94).

In Rome a great evil seen: Expressing, not the Italian intestine situation, but the expansionism of the Mussolini administration: « As France was crashing to defeat in June 1940, Mussolini declared war on the Allies, determined not to miss out on a share of the spoils. Italy had annexed Albania without a fight in the spring of 1939 (this had been recognized by Britain as part of the then still current appeasement process). Then, in the summer of 1940, Mussolini picked a quarrel with Greece, which had been trying desperately to stay out of the war. On 28 October Italian troops crossed the border from Albania but their advance into Greece was soon halted and turned back by the Greek forces. By March 1941 half of Albania was under Greek control. Italy also had large armies in its North African colony of Libya, as well as in East Africa in Italian Somaliland and Abyssinia. In August 1940 troops from Abyssinia occupied British and French Somaliland. Then in September, the Italian Tenth Army crossed from Libya into Egypt but it halted and dug in after a short distance. In all these campaigns the weakness of the Italian forces was apparent. The troops were generally ill-trained and badly led and had little commitment to the fight. Equipment on land, at sea and in the air had many shortcomings, with flimsy tanks, outmoded biplane aircraft, inaccurate naval guns and more. Results soon made this plain.» (Sommerville, 2008, p.54).

Vessels sunk: “ Sinking of Force Z: As relations with Japan deteriorated in late 1941, the British government decided to send naval reinforcements (“Force Z”) to Singapore to deter Japanese action. Two battleships, the Prince of Wales and Repulse, were sent but a planned aircraft carrier did not go. The admiral in charge was one of the least air-minded in the Royal Navy; he made a blundering attempt, without air cover, to intercept Japanese landing forces off Malaya. Instead, on 10 December, the British ships were tracked down and sunk with little difficulty by Japanese land-based aircraft.” (Sommerville, id., p.80).

And the Tridental taken: « Fall of Singapore: By the end of January 1942, the Allied forces had withdrawn to Singapore island, over 950km from the initial Japanese landings. Singapore was supposedly an impregnable fortress, but its defences had been built with a naval attack in mind and were not well suited to opposing an advance across the Johor Straits to the north. On the night of 8-9 February the Japanese surged over and soon pushed the defenders back to the edges of Singapore city itself. General Percival decided to capitulate, though his troops (recently reinforced) greatly outnumbered their attackers.» (Sommerville, id, p.80-81).

*** First published on this BLOG on February 5, 2014 (10:44) ***
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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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