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§854 The utmost disasters of WWII (1921-1945): II-75.

II-75 (§854):

The voice of an unusual bird heard,
On the spout of the ventilative story,
The bushel of wheat shall cost so high,
That men shall be anthropophagous of men.

(La voix ouye de l'insolit oyseau,
Sur le canon du respiral estaige,
Si haut viendra du froment le boisseau,
Que l'homme d'homme sera Antropophage.)

NOTES: Canon: = « TECHN. Spout, pipe, barrel.» (Dubois).

Respiral: Probably the adjective form coined by Nostradamus of « Respirail. Ouverture pour l’aération (An opening for ventilation).» (Huguet).

Le respiral estaige: = the ventilative story = « Söller, die Plattform des Hauses, wo man frische Luft schöpft (A loft, a story of the house, where fresh air is scooped).» (Centurio, 1953, p.62).

« Huy 1. Cri. – Suyvez le roy, et qu’il n’y ait celuy Qui près de luy ne face ung plaisant huy (A cry. – Follow the king, and be not anyone Who would not make a pleasant cry beside him). Anc. Poés. franç., VIII, 85; Huy 2. Aujourd’hui (Today).» (Huguet).

The voice of an unusual bird heard, On the spout of the ventilative story: This unaccustomed bird, whose voice is like that of some kind of bird on a chimney of a house, is not be able to be ‘aircraft or anti-aircraft’ (Centurio, id.) nor ‘a space flying machine’ (Ionescu, 1976, p.706) because these dynamic objects cannot stay on a chimney like a bird and their explosive roarings do not simulate voices of birds. The answer is in the following paragraph of Nostradamus’ Epistle to Henry II as Clébert remarks it (Clébert, 2003, p.309):

« ... encores par la derniere foy trembleront tous les Royaumes de Chrestienté & aussi des infidelles par l'espace de 25. ans, & seront plus grieves guerres & batailles, & seront villes citez chasteaux & tous autres edifices bruslez desolez destruictz, avec grande effusion de sang vestal, mariees, & vefves violees, enfans de laict contre les murs des villes allidez & brisez, & tant de maux se commettront par le moyen de Satan prince infernal, que presque le monde universel se trouvera defaict & desolé, & avant iceulx advenemens aucuns oyseaulx insolites crieront par l'air.
Huy, huy, & seront apres quelque temps esvanouys.» (№3, p.21-22; №10, p.171-172) [& again (for the last time) all the Kingdoms of Christianity and those of the infidels shall tremble for the space of twenty-five years, & there shall be even more terrible wars & battles, & towns, cities, castles & all the other buildings shall be burned, sacked, & destroyed with great shedding of virgin blood, wives & widows raped, suckling babes dashed & shattered against city walls, & so many evils shall be committed through the influence of Satan, Prince of Hell, that almost the entire world shall find itself undone & abandoned, & before these events a number of fabulous birds shall cry out Huy huy in midair & then swiftly vanish,…] (Sieburth, 2012, p.206).

This is almost the exact description of the Second World War, where by the phrase in question we can easily imagine the frequent siren whisling of air-raid alarms (the Nostradamic naming “an unusual bird” of the alarming siren is well founded because the original sense of the mythological Siren was probably ‘bird’ [cf. Skeat, s.v.]. Moreover, the two images in common prelude to a possible urgent death), except the comment of “
for the space of twenty-five years”. But, if we trace the WWII back to its remotest origin, we find ourselves in face of the Versailles Treaty seriously unpleasant with the Germans, whose critical resentments were to be personified in the character and policies of Adolf Hitler who will unleash, in power, the fatal war.

« 1921 Jan: 24th (-29th), Paris conference of the Allies fixes Germany’s reparation payments; Mar: 8th, French troops occupy Düsseldorf and other towns in Ruhr on grounds of Germany’s failure to make preliminary reparations payment; 23rd, Germany announces she will be unable to pay £600 mill. due as reparations on May 1st; Apr: 24th, Germany unsuccessfully asks U.S. to mediate in reparations controversy; 27th, Reparations Commission fixes Germany’s total liability at £6,650 mill.; May: 2nd, French troops are mobilised for occupation of Ruhr; 5th, Allied Supreme Council warns Germany that failure to pay reparations, by 12th, will lead to occupation of Ruhr; 10th, in German cabinet crisis Julius Wirth, Catholic Centre Party, becomes chancellor; 11th, Germany accepts Allies’ ultimatum on reparations.» (Williams, 1968, p.486-488);

« 1930 Sep: 14th (-29th), in German elections Socialists with 143 seats and Communists 77, but National Socialists (Nazis), denouncing Versailles Treaty, gain 107 seats from Moderates; 1933 Jan: 30th, Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor, forming a Nazi cabinet with Franz von Papen vice-chancellor; Mar: 5th, in German elections Nazis win 288 seats, Socialists, 120, Communists, 81, Centre, 74, and Nationalists, 52; 23rd, enabling law in Germany grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers until Apr. 1937; 1934 Aug: 19th, German plebiscite approves vesting of sole executing power in Adolf Hitler as Führer; 1935 Mar: 16th, Germany repudiates disarmament clauses of Versailles Treaty; 1936 Mar: 7th, Germany violates Treaty of Versailles by occupying demilitarized zone of Rhineland; Nov: 14th, Germany denounces clauses of Versailles Treaty about internationalization of her waterways.» (Williams, 1968, p.526-554); « What was it about the Nazis that made them so popular? (i) They offered national unity, prosperity and full employment by ridding Germany of what they claimed were the real causes of the troubles – Marxists, the ‘November criminals’ (those who had agreed to the armistice in November 1918 and later the Versailles Treaty), Jesuites, Freemasons and, above all, Jews. Great play was made in Nazi propaganda with the ‘stab in the back’ myth (In 1919, the view was widespread that the army had not been defeated: it had been betrayed – ‘stabbed in the back’ – by the democrats who had needlessly agreed to the Versailles Treaty. What most Germans did not realize was that it was Ludendorff who had asked for an armistice while the Kaiser was still in power. However, the ‘stab in the back’ legend was eagerly fostered by all enemies of the republic [Lowe, 1988, p.127]). (ii) They promised to overthrow the Versailles settlement, so unpopular with most Germans, and to build Germany into a great power again. This would include bringing all Germans (in Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland) back into the Reich. (iii) The Nazi private army, the SA (Sturmabteilung – Storm Troopers), was attractive to young people out of work; it gave them a small wage and a uniform. (iv) Wealthy landowners and industrialists encouraged the Nazis because they feared a communist revolution and they approved of the Nazi policy of hostility to communists. (v) Hitler himself had extraordinary political abilities. He possessed tremendous energy and will power and a remarkable gift for public speaking which enabled him to put forward his ideas with great emotional force. (vi) The striking contrast between the governments of the Weimar Republic and the Nazi party impressed people: the former were cautious, respectable, dull and unable to maintain order, the latter promised strong, decisive government and the restoration of national pride – an irresistible combination. (vii) Without the economic crisis though, it is doubtful whether Hitler would have had much chance of attaining power; it was the widespread unemployment and social misery which gained the Nazis mass support, not only among the working classes but also among the lower-middle classes – office workers, shopkeepers, civil servants, teachers and small-scale farmers.» (Lowe,1988, p.133-134).

« 1939 Sep: 1st, Germany invades Poland and annexes Danzig; 1940 May: 10th, Germany invades Holland, Luxembourg and Belgium; 14th, German troops turn the line of the Albert Canal and pierce French defences near Sedan; Jun: 14th, Germans enter Paris; 1945 Apr: 23rd, junction of U.S. and U.S.S.R. forces at Torgau; 30th, death of Adolf Hitler in Berlin; May: 7th, General Jodle makes final capitulation of Germany to General Dwight Eisenhower near Reims.» (Williams, id., p.570-596).

The bushel of wheat shall cost so high, That men shall be anthropophagous of men
: This is a briefest summary of peoples’ need and a great number of war dead in WWII;
« European dwellings destroyed: (% of pre-war dwellings):
Poland, 21.5
Greece, 20.7
Netherlands, 7.8
France, 7.6
Great Britain, 6.5
Belgium, 6.2
Italy, 4.9
Hungary, 3.9
Norway, 3.6
Czechoslovakia, 3.4

The numbers of war dead
(thousands):
USSR, 20,000
Poland, 4,320
Germany, 4,200
China, 2,200
Japan, 1,219
France, 600
Romania, 460
Hungary, 420
Italy, 410
USA, 406
Great Britain, 388
Czechoslovakia, 365
Austria, 334
Netherlands, 210
Greece, 160
Belgium, 88
Finland, 84
Bulgaria, 20
Norway, 10
Luxembourg, 5
Denmark, 1
Total: 37,600 (Total WW1: 17,000)

(
Middleton and Heater, 1989, Unit 19, The Price of World War Two).
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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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