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§807 The British repulse German invasion and endure the ‘Blitz’; English-American Alliance (1940-1941): II-100.

II-100 (§807):

In the islands so horrible a tumult,
They shall hear tell of nothing but a military intrigue:
So great shall be the insult of the predators,
That they shall come to fall into line with the grand alliance.

(Dedans les isles si horrible tumulte,
Rien on n'orra qu'une bellique brigue,
Tant grand sera des predateurs l'insulte,
Qu'on se viendra ranger à la grand ligue.)

NOTES: Orra: = He shall hear, the 3rd person of the indicative future singular of the verb ouïr (to hear, to listen); « orrai, orra, V. oïr(Daele); « oïr < odir (audire), ouïr ouyr; va.: ouïr, entendre, - écouter, exaucer. ‖ Conjug.: Ind. Fut.: odrai, orrai [orras, orra, orrons, orrez, orront].» (Daele).

Bellique = « adj., Guerrier, militaire (warlike, military).» (Godefroy).

Brigue: = « Intrigue.» (Dubois).

Predateur
: = predator.

Se ranger
[à] = « To side, to take sides, to fall into line (with).» (Dubois).

Here is a reasonable interpretation of the quatrain by Ionescu, except his misunderstanding of the text “Rien” as “Bien”: « In the country of Great Britain there shall be, following the retreat from Dunkirk, a terrifying confusion. They shall hear tell of nothing but an imminent invasion of the Germans. The ravages by the aerial attacks shall be so great that England shall hasten to sign the Alliance with the United States.» (Ionescu, 1976, p.549).

« Throughout 1941, Britain fought on against the Nazis, ignoring a bizarre peace initiative by Hitler’s Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess (1894-1987). On 10 May, Hess parachuted into rural Scotland, convinced that he could persuade the British government to ally itself with Germany. Instead, he was arrested and remained a prisoner for the rest of his life. The chief threat to Britain at this stage in the war lay in the Battle of the Atlantic – German attempts to cut off the country’s seaborne supplies of food and war material. In May, the German battleship Bismarck sortied into the Atlantic. After sinking the Royal Navy battle cruiser HMS Hood, Bismarck was tracked down, halted by torpedoes dropped from Swordfish aircraft, and then sunk by British battleships. The British and Canadian navies were less successful at protecting merchant convoys against German submarines, however, and losses were soon mounting. The British people felt the effect of this in reduced food rations. Britain did not hesitate to ally itself with the Soviet Union, despite Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s strong dislike of Soviet communism. But the British really needed the US to enter the war. President Roosevelt made no pretence of neutrality. In March, he introduced Lend-Lease to supply Britain with military equipment paid for by the US government. American shipyards and factories benefited greatly from this, as did American workers with plentiful and well-paid jobs. Later in the year, free military aid from the US was extended to the Soviet Union. In August, Roosevelt and Churchill met at Placentia Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, where they agreed the Atlantic Charter, a statement of joint war aims embodying liberal democratic principles. American warships were already escorting convoys in the eastern Atlantic, and in October a US destroyer was sunk by a German torpedo, but Roosevelt felt he lacked the popular support needed for a declaration of war. Roosevelt’s dilemma was resolved by the Japanese. Roosevelt imposed an oil embargo. Japan was entirely depended on imported oil... The shock of the raid on Pearl Harbor (7 December) ensured popular American support for war with Japan, but not with Germany. To the relief of both Churchill and Roosevelt, Hitler chose to declare war on the US in support of his Japanese allies. At the Arcadia Conference in Washington at the end of the year, Britain and the US agreed a military strategy that gave priority to defeating the Germans. The two countries also agreed to unify their military command under the Combined Chiefs of Staff.» (DKHistory, p.392-393).
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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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