They Started It




The provocative image was photoshopped by Der Spiegel for its latest edition under the headline: “How Europeans see the Germans: The German Ubermacht (superior power)”

It shows the Chancellor, smiling, with a group of Nazi commanders including Field Marshal von Brauchitsch at the Acropolis of Athens during the Axis occupation of Greece.

Angela Merkel ‘pictured’ with Nazi commanders in Greece as war reparation dispute continues (

Nazi Extortion: Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans (Der Spiegel)

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11 thoughts on “They Started It

  1. realPolithicks

    If the cap fits…The EU is a “union” in name only, in actuality it is an organization(at least the economic and finance aspects of it) run by and for the benefit of Germany.

    1. Blublu

      I’m sure you’ve got this before but… you really put the “thicks” into realpolithicks

  2. Soundings

    Greek press should retaliate with sticking the Syriza PM and his finance minister in stripey p-jays and photoshopped into a black-and-white group being led down the steps to the gas chambers at Auschwitz, and ask is this how the Germans see the Greeks.

    1. All the good ones fly south for winter

      I’m thinking of a response in terms of a large wooden horse, hollowed out, inside? horse poo.

  3. Kieran NYC

    “You started it.”

    “No we didn’t!”

    “Yes you did, you invaded Poland!”


  4. CousinJack

    We should applaud this degree of self awareness, perhaps it would help us if our media adopted a similar attitude (best little country, etc, etc)

  5. Pedantic Pat

    The thing is we are not a little country! Go compare with other countries in Europe! Just sayin’ is all………..

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