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FREDERICK H. FOX WITH MRS. FOX
. . . military man and educator

 

"Profile of an Educator"
Times-Picayune, New Orleans
June 10, 1951

 

["Editor's Notes" by his grandson, William B. Fox, former Major, USMCR. This web page first posted Jan 2012, my Extended Commentary provided below first posted 15 July 2012, last updated/amended 13 March 2014. As a style note, even though certain contemporary protocol directives say to use "COL" as the abbreviation for an Army colonel, I have decided to use the abbreviation "Col." because that is the abbreviation style used for Army officers at the official DoD web site at defense.gov (see example here), the official U.S. Army web site at army.mil (see example here), and by Stars and Stripes (see example here). Last but not least, it is also the style used in the U.S. Army article "American Troops Must Learn ABCs of Soldiering...So Says Col. Fox...", THE CAMP NEWS, June 16, 1943, reproduced below. The Times-Picayune article begins as follows:]

Frederick H. Fox has been leading a double life since the end of World War I.
It was not a Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde existence, but two legitimate careers -- professional soldier and engineering educator.
At present he is head of the School of Civil Engineering in Tulane University's College of Engineering, and commanding officer of the 4614th Logistical Division.
Col. Fox began half of his dual life role in 1917 as an officer candidate at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. This was the first officers' training camp in this country, which makes the colonel of the "90-day wonders" of the U.S. Army.

STARTED TEACHING

The second half of his double life began in September, 1920, when he became instructor in civil engineering at Kansas State College. He took the job after spending a restless postwar year as a highway locating engineer in his native state of Tennessee.
"Teaching was the last thing I wanted to do at that time," he says. "But Mrs. Fox (who was then Lorena Bates, his fiancee then) suggested I try it. If all went well we'd be married the following Christmas."
He tried it and he liked it. They were married during the Christmas holidays and his second life was launched.
Both of his lives have been lived simultaneously since then and will probably continue so until retirement. That will not happen at Tulane until 1959 and in the light of the present emergency will not happen soon to Commanding Officer Fox.

[Editor's Note: By "present emergency" the author probably means the Korean War which lasted from 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953. This article was published in June 1951]


ATTENDED SORBONNE

After he was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers in 1917, Lt. Fox helped form and train the 319th Engineers at Camp Fremont, Calif. -- "the best specialist regiment the Army ever had."
After arriving in France the unit's first job was to build a camp at Brest-- a camp that eventually housed 40,000 men and built at the rate of 25 barracks a day.



[Editor's Note: My paternal grandfather worked closely with Smedley Butler, who later became a Major General and the most decorated U.S. Marine in history. He walked alongside Butler on the unusual reconnaissance and procurement mission of scoping out and carting away duckboards. According to Wikipedia "In October 1918, he [Butler] was promoted to the rank of brigadier general at the age of 37 and placed in command of Camp Pontanezen at Brest, France, a debarkation depot that funneled troops of the American Expeditionary Force to the battlefields. The camp had been plagued by horribly unsanitary, overcrowded and disorganized conditions. U.S. Secretary of War Newton Baker sent novelist Mary Roberts Rinehart to report on the camp. She later described how Butler tackled the sanitation issues. Butler began by solving the mud problem: "[T]he ground under the tents was nothing but mud, [so] he had raided the wharf at Brest of the duckboards no longer needed for the trenches, carted the first one himself up that four-mile hill to the camp, and thus provided something in the way of protection for the men to sleep on. General John J. Pershing authorized a duckboard shoulder patch for the units. This earned Butler another nickname, `Old Duckboard.' For his exemplary service he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal of both the United States Army and Navy and the French Order of the Black Star.]

Lt. Fox's next "assignment" was at the Sorbonne in Paris where he attended graduate school and received a liberal education from both the school and the city.
After the war he returned to his home at Chattanooga, worked in the Tennessee Highway Dept. and spent a year at Kansas State. It was there that he faced the most important decision of his life. He took and examination for a commission in the Regular Army. Before he had time to learn the result, he accepted a position as assistant professor of civil engineering at Tulane. Before he left for New Orleans he was notified that he placed 19th in a field of 900. Congress had commissioned him and if he would sign the oath of office he'd be in the Regular Army.

WHAT TO DO?

What to do? Sign or go to Tulane? He chose the latter.
But he couldn't keep out of the Army for long. In 1925 he was commissioned a captain in the 108th Cavalry of the Louisiana National Guard and became its commanding officer in 1940. In November of that year the unit was converted into an anti-aircraft battalion and wound up chasing Rommel in North Africa as part of the First Infantry Division.
As a result of the 105th Coast Artillery's outstanding record in this campaign, Lt.Col. Fox was promoted to colonel and sent back to the U.S. to train anti-aircraft battalions. The 105th blasted 52 Nazi planes from the skies in less than three months. Its commanding officer explained it this way:
"The Cajun duck shooters of the old 108th were responsible for the sharp-shooting record. They were used to wing shooting and knew all about leads. Every Nazi plane was just another big duck to them and they would let them have it with the .50 caliber machine gun just like they would blast away at a duck with a shotgun back home."




[Editor's Note: Because of his superlative combat efficiency, the Army transferred my grandfather out of the command of LtGen. George S. Patton back to the continental United States to serve out the war as an inspector of anti-aircraft units being readied for combat deployment. Before he left, Patton wrote a letter with "highest recommendations" stating that "Col. Fox is a fighting S.O.B." My grandfather used to joke that he was more proud of this "high complement" unique to Patton than any medals he ever received, to include the citation by the King of England depicted below which commended him for organizing a convoy of U.S. Army trucks on his own initiative which extracted a British unit threatened with encirclement by advancing German forces.
One can find an independent account of the exploits of my grandfather's 105th Coast Artillery command as experienced by a company-grade officer who served in it titled: The War Comes First; Lt. Col. Francis Carroll Grevemberg and the Development of a WW II AntiAircraft Artillery Officer (PDF) a Thesis by Robert Janous, University of New Orleans, 14 May 2010. This work mentions my grandfather about five times, starting with training in Louisiana, Texas, and California. During this training period we learn some interesting trivia, for example on page 12, my grandfather selects Grevemberg to train 350 "higher type" enlistees at Ft. Hulen, Texas, and on page 13, in regard to Mojave Desert training in California, Grevemberg wrote: "So, when headquarters told us to return to camp, `C' battery was the first to get out of the desert. On our arrival, General Patton and Colonel Fox were are the entrance of the camp. I rode in a big reconn car, and while passing them, I stood up and gave them a big salute."
This quote is significant to me, because it validates my grandfather's claim that he knew Patton from the time he trained in the Mojave Desert until the time he received a unique letter of recommendation from him (described again at the end of this article) when he returned to the States. However, he apparently did not come under Patton's direct command in North Africa until after the Battle of Kasserine Pass, when Patton relieved MajGen Lloyd Fredendall in March 1943 who had commanded the Central Task Force during the Operation Torch landings and the US II Corps during the Kasserine fiasco.
What was particularly remarkable about the 105th's combat record is the fact that various sources agree that the unit was provided inadequate training by the Army. The Hammer of Hell Chapter 3 — The Tunisian Campaign: The Tactical Situation by Colonel E. Paul Semmens, Reprinted from the ADA Magazine, observed:

. . . At Camp Hulen, Colonel Fox, the Battalion Commander, ad the foresight to insist upon moving the battalion to the field. Since the battalion only had four 37mm guns, to practice squad tactical operations, boxes were mounted on trailers and a stick affixed to simulate the AAA guns. At Camp Young, California, the battalion maneuvered in the desert and learned valuable navigation skills that allowed them to find Moore in the dark. Although the battalion was prioritized by the Antiaircraft Command and thus received a full complement of Bofors in May 1942, training ammunition was nonexistent, and the M5 directors for the guns had not been available until the battalion reached England in the fall of 1942. There, the ammunition and target shortages so prevalent in the Antiaircraft Artillery Command Training Centers until mid-1942 were exacerbated and the battalion fired their Bofors in the aerial role only once before Operation Torch, the Allied landings in North Africa. The combat at Thelepte taught them how to shoot.
In addition to the paucity of tactical training in OCS and the unit's experiences in North Africa, the battalion's unit training in the United States did little to prepare the 105th CA battalion for a tactical situation like Kasserine Pass. The 105th Coast Artillery Battalion had conducted no combined training---they had never maneuvered with armored or infantry forces---when assigned to the Antiaircraft Artillery Command. At Camp Young, Madden and the rest of the 105th had seen General George S. Patton's 2d Armored Division tanks from afar. The 105th Coast Artillery Battalion went to the field by themselves and practiced the defense of point targets, which required little coordination with the supported commander or understanding of the tactical situation. Yet the Antiaircraft Artillery Command gave the 105th Coast Artillery Battalion credit for combined training as a result of their training at Camp Young. The standard was established, but the Coast Artillery had not analyzed or implemented the training requirements needed to meet the standard.

Following the inadequate training stateside, then it was off by sea convoy to England through some German U-Boat wolf-pack activity, followed by participation in the Operation Torch invasion of North Africa. In the anecdote told by Grevemberg where a British Spitfire strafed Americans on the beach (the pilot claimed he thought he was attacking Germans), and members of the 105th had to shoot the pilot down before he could make a second attack run, my grandfather recounted to me that one of his soldiers miraculous survived as the impacting machine rounds ran up the beach on both his left and right side (some Spitfires carried four machine guns on each wing). This soldier was lucky enough to be exactly in the middle gap between the two streams of machine gun fire that roughly corresponded to the fuselage width of the attack plane.


"U.S. 40mm Bofors gun crew `covers all bets' outside the Municipal Casino in Algiers." (Caption source: "Kasserine Pass" by John Hamilton)


Kasserine Pass: North Africa Campaign Pits Inexperienced Antiaircraft Artillery Units Against Rommel’s Vaunted Afrika Corps (PDF) by John Hamilton, Air Defense Artillery, April-June 2005, also describes how the U.S. Army inadequately supported the training of the 105th Coast artillery, to include little or no tactical or maneuver warfare training, prior to its encounter with Rommel's highly experienced Afrika Korps in the Battle of Kasserine Pass.

The major antiaircraft weapon systems were the 37mm gun; the 40mm gun, which was derived from a Swedish Bofors design; and the 90mm gun. These were towed weapons for the most part. Units also had .50-caliber machine guns for close-in defense. The 37mm gun was mounted on a half-track vehicle, combined with two .50-caliber machine guns on either side of the gun. The Army also experimented with mounting two and four .50-caliber machine guns on half-tracks, which would make a difference at Kasserine. With the rapid mobilization of the Army, there were shortages of all manner of equipment and ammunition. With the focus on the technical rather than the tactical, there was no maneuver training, little attention to aircraft identification skills, and no real doctrine for integrating antiaircraft fires with maneuver forces at the line of contact or with friendly close air support. The 105th Coast Artillery (AA) Battalion, trained at Camp Hulen, Texas, with only four 37mm guns for the entire battalion and used boxes mounted on trailers with sticks to simulate anti- aircraft guns for training basic drills. Training ammunition was short, and they did not have the M5 Gun Director until they arrived in England in 1942. The battalion went to the field by itself, conducting no combined arms training. In fact, the 105th trained in the desert at Camp Young, Calif., (now part of Fort Irwin) within sight of units of the 2nd Armored Division, but without ever participating as part of the combined arms team.

This article describes the experiences of Battery D of the 105th Coast artillery which had eight Bofors guns, two commanded by 1LT Kenneth Madden and another six guns under CPT George Zorini. They encountered the brunt of the German attack in the Kasserine Pass and had to make several withdrawals. At one point, 200 Germans wearing captured American uniforms worked within hand grenade range of 1LT Madden's crew, forcing them to withdraw.
The article also describes how the 105 Coast Artillery helped play an important role in grinding the Axis advance to a halt and reversing it:

The Kasserine Pass defenses were falling to pieces, the withdrawal turning into a disorganized rout. Seeking to plug the rapidly widening hole, [U.S Army's II Corps commander Major General Lloyd] Fredendall pushed Combat Command B of the 1st Armored Division into the breach. The British shoved their 26th Armored Brigade into position to cover Thala. As the weather cleared, Rommel continued to attack. Stuka dive-bombers, escorted by Messerschmitt Me 109 fighters, appeared to strike the American artillery. The 105th AAA and the 443rd AAA responded to the attacks and shot down a number of Stukas. In fact, this event represented the death knell for the Stuka, which could not stand up to .50-caliber fire when it executed its classic attack dive. As the German airplanes departed, two flights of American aircraft appeared. The AAA gunners, in the heat of battle, engaged them, too. Seven friendly aircraft were damaged beyond repair. The commander of CCB was furious, and henceforth forbade any antiaircraft fire on any aircraft unless the unit was under direct attack.
The German attack up the Thala road rapidly became a melee. Using a captured British tank to get close, the German armor penetrated the British and Americans and began to kill friendly tanks. Madden, watching from a high ground position, was horrified to see that 37mm guns had absolutely no effect on German tanks. As the Germans continued their effort to push the Americans back on the morning of 22 February, they ran into concentrated artillery fire from the 9th Division artillery, rushed forward during the night. This held up the 10th Panzer Division. Despite furious Luftwaffe air attacks, the Bofors and .50-caliber gunners kept the attackers at bay. And, despite the distinctive twin tail of the American P-38 fighter, friendly gunners shot down several. These fires reportedly came from infantry gunners, however, as the AAA gunners had complied with their orders not to fire unless directly attacked. That afternoon, the 1st Infantry Division counterattacked, recapturing three Bofors guns abandoned by D/105th AAA as well as howitzers left behind by the 33rd Field Artillery. Among the missing from Madden's platoon was his platoon sergeant, who would march into a German prisoner of war cage and remain there for the rest of the war. On 23 February, the Americans cautiously advanced to discover the Germans had withdrawn and the battle was over.
The Army Ground Forces quickly published a pamphlet on lessons learned in October 1943. They learned that air attack on maneuver elements had to be countered and in one division alone, 95 percent of all air attacks were on the field artillery. Units had to prepare effective camouflage of their positions, and friendly air reconnaissance should be used to assess its effectiveness. Hostile aircraft were to be engaged only when the aircraft's hostile intent was clear or it attacked, and when the aircraft were in range. Antiaircraft weapons had to be manned at all times. Road convoys had to be well dispersed, covered with air lookouts, and the .50 caliber machine gun had to be positioned throughout the defense, as this weapon had proven to be most effective against hostile aircraft.

The Hammer of Hell, Chapter 4 — The Battle of Kasserine Pass: Four Days to Victory, by Colonel E. Paul Semmens, describes how my grandfather was actively involved in organizing and stiffening resistance by anti-aircraft assets during the battle.

The morning of the 20th, Colonel Fox ordered his executive officer, Major John Barkley, to take command of Batteries B and D and coordinate their employment. Barkley was a solid officer, a disciplinarian and an ex-cavalryman. Even his talents were not sufficient to establish a coherent defense in the valley in light of the German successes. He surely assisted in Battery B’s reorganization for combat, and that contribution was significant.

My grandfather reminisced that one of the best success stories of his "Cajun Duck Shooter" took place when they and their allies inflicted a 100% loss on a Luftwaffe attack mission. The story is recounted in the article "American Troops Must Learn ABCs of Soldiering to Defeat Axis Armies," THE CAMP NEWS, June 16, 1943, reproduced further down this web page. The following is an excerpt:

It was at Thelepte [in lower Tunisia] that Col. Fox and his AA batteries scored some of their most striking successes against the vaunted German Luftwaffe. At one time 10 JU 88's came over to bomb and strafe their position. The 40mm and 50-cal. machine guns operating in this sector accounted for nine of the ten planes, while the 10th was disposed of by British Spitfires.
Col. Fox states that the 40's and 50's were tremendously effective against "strafing" planes that flew "in" 30 to 40 feet above the ground flying speeds of 350 to 400 miles an hour.

When my grandfather told me this story over 45 years ago, he said that the Germans were not only coming in low to achieve greater precision bombing, but they were also trying to attack with the rising sun of the morning behind them to blind the American AA gunners who were defending aircraft parked on a makeshift airfield. The "low and slow" ground attack approach was used successfully by Hans Ulrich Rudel and other legendary German aces of WWII, but this time attacking pilots were in for a rude awakening when they encountered the Cajun Duck Shooters.
The War Comes First explains the importance of the 105th battalion in the overall North African campaign on page 35 [boldface added by myself] "During the Tunisian Campaign, the 105th Battalion's batteries were most often used to protect the field artillery battalions of the First Infantry Division against the German air attacks. The Battery "C" spent majority of the time protecting the 105mm guns of the 32nd Field Battalion. Grevemberg recalled: "If we had not been there, they [the guns] would have been wiped out because the German Stuka dive bombers would attack them several times each day. The Germans had air superiority for most of the Tunisian campaign and without the AAA protection, the [field] artillery would have been wiped out . . . The bad thing about Tunisia was the lack of AAA being needed. When the First Division was pulled out of the line, the Third Division would be put in their places and after a while the Third Division would be pulled from the line and the Ninth Division would replace them. The 105th AAA Battalion would stay in position and fight with each replacement division without being relieved. After the First Division was back up to strength, they would return to the line. It was always good to see our friends."
"American Troops Must Learn ABCs of Soldiering to Defeat Axis Armies," THE CAMP NEWS, June 16, 1943 also makes the point that the 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and .50 caliber machine guns were used to support offensive infantry combat operations by providing line-of-sight direct support artillery and "heavy weapon" machine gun support as well as guard against attacking aircraft:

"I think AA action in Tunisia successfully dispels once and for all the myth that the anti-aircraft branch of the Army Ground Forces is just a defensive arm of the Service," Col. Fox says, "for the AA units who served in the North African campaign were constantly on the offensive, pushing into forward areas wherever American fighting men might be carrying the battle to the enemy."

It is worth noting that the Germans also used anti-aircraft guns to directly support ground operations. For example the "Flak 88" gun, originally conceived in the latter years of WWI as an improved AA weapon that fired a larger shell at higher velocity with a higher rate of fire in order to deliver more air burst fragmentation at higher altitudes, became quickly adapted by the German Army to engage ground targets. When loaded with armor-penetrating rounds, it become one of the Afrika Korps' primary anti-tank weapons. When loaded with fragmentation shells, it proved effective against infantry formations, and when loaded with high explosive shells, it proved effective against bunkers. In fact, the "88" was so effective as a direct fire weapon that it became the primary cannon of the Tiger Tank and other German main battle tanks.

In "The Hammer of Hell Chapter 4 — The Battle of Kasserine Pass: Four Days to Victory," Colonel E. Paul Semmens summarizes the importance of American anti-aircraft units and praises the leadership of the officers and NCO's in the 105th Coast Artillery:

Thoughts on the Tunisa Campaign
Among the most dramatic lessons of the North African campaign, Kasserine Pass taught the U.S. Army it needed air defense protection extending from the establishments in the corps rear to their front line combat units and artillery. By the summer of 1943, General George Patton was sensitive about enemy tactical air power and recommended that an Antiaircraft Artillery group be assigned to each division and an AAA brigade of two groups to each corps. The North African experience confirmed that one automatic weapons battalion could not defend everything deserving of protection in a division. Thus Patton, who had personally experienced the effect of air attack on several occasions, recommended enough Antiaircraft Artillery units to protect everything.
Patton’s recommendation was an admission that peacetime antiaircraft artillerymen had been overly optimistic in assessing their capabilities, particularly those of their automatic weapons. The realities of combat dictated Colonel Harriman’s employment of his 90mm battalion and the assignment of the AW battalions to defend point targets. Gone were the mathematical solutions to the antiaircraft problem. The doctrinal shift from area to point defense was an admission of fact, not unsubstantiated expectations.
The battle at Kasserine Pass highlighted that there would never be enough antiaircraft forces to meet every need, and that their major use would occur in a fluid environment. In mid-February, 1943, Jim Harriman began the battle, weighing his coverage toward the forward combat units. As Rommel reached the mouth of the pass, Harriman thickened the defense of the most vulnerable and critical Tebessa logistical complex, and collected and then allocated his few remaining forces to the most critical forward combat elements--field artillery battalions. He was lucky--the few Bofors at Thala and the two self-propelled AAA batteries at Djebel Hamra were sufficient to protect the critical American artillery, which, in turn, staved off defeat.
The 105th Coast Artillery Battalion was atypical of the 1942 American Army--they were led by an exceptional group of officers and noncommissioned officers whose combat in North Africa honed their gunnery skills for Kasserine. Special people were at the critical place on the Kasserine battlefield, but their arrival was happenstance, the product of exceptional junior officer initiative, not the product of an effective doctrine.

So far in my research I have not come across anything derogatory about my grandfather's performance, in fact, I have uncovered quite a few indications that he seemed to show a lot of initiative and competence in contrast to the lack of intiative and the general incompetence attributed to MajGen Fredendall that caused the II Corps commander to get sacked over Kasserine. It is true that there was a general shake-up of Fredenhall's command, but it is also true that there was a desperate need to upgrade training of anti-aircraft units stateside and apply the lessons of Kasserine. My grandfather was probably reassigned to the States for the reasons that were explicitly stated, namely to address the urgent need to overhaul AAA training.

[And now back to the 1951 Times-Picayune article].

COUPLES THEORY, PRACTICE

He returned to Tulane in November, 1945, and was named head of the school of civil engineering in 1946 when Donald Derickson retired.
Professor Fox's life as an engineering educator is just as full if not fuller than his military life. Every engineering graduate and architect from Tulane since 1921, except for the war years, has been exposed to Col. Fox's teaching. And they will tell you that they all bear the Fox trademark, which to their employers means "finished product."
The "coupling of theory and practice" is the teaching philosophy of Engineer Fox. He believes that every civil engineering graduate should have practical knowledge of his profession as well as theoretical.
That was why the engineering summer camp at Gurley, La. was created in 1916 -- the first of its kind in the South. For a month each year, the Tulane civil engineers get a practical workout under the command of the colonel. They locate branch line railroads, highways, and other major projects, and then go through every engineering step until completion.


AN IDEAL COUPLE

During his years at Tulane, Professor Fox has served as engineer for all athletic facilities; designed and installed drainage for Tulane Stadium, tennis courts and other athletic fields; was in charge of the tennis programs for many years, served as faculty chairman of athletics; was director of student activities for a year, and has had numerous commissions as consulting engineer on special projects throughout the New Orleans area.
If there was such an award as "New Orleans' Most Ideal Couple" Col. and Mrs. Fox would win the title hands down. They are inseparable companions, sharing each other's interests in community, university, professional, cultural, sports, military and church life of New Orleans. Mrs. Fox accompanied her soldier husband wherever his war duties took him, except his overseas assignment.
They are the parents of two grown sons, Hewitt Bates, a petroleum geologist at Lake Charles, La., and William McNair, a civil engineering professor at Texas Tech.

[Editor's note: This is incorrect. My father, William McNair Fox, was an assistant professor teaching business management at Texas Tech. Also, in regard to the observation below, more grandchildren came later, including myself.]

Frederick H. Fox II, nine months, is the Fox's only grandchild.
You'll find both of young Frederick's grandparents at the 2000-acre Tulane engineering camp right now-- grandfather commanding his engineering "troops" and grandmother feeding the regiment.

 

[End of the Times-Picayune article]



LtCol. Frederick Fox on the left as Executive Officer, 108th Cavalry, New Orleans in 1938

 

 

American Troops Must Learn ABCs
of Soldiering to Defeat Axis Armies


So Says Colonel Fox of AA Who
Has Returned From African Front
-- Sees Long, Hard Struggle

THE CAMP NEWS
Wednesday, June 16, 1943

 

American soldiers fighting this global war must learn, remember and practice the A, B, C's of soldiering if they are to defeat the first string armies of the Axis. This is the terse summation of Lt.Col. Frederick H. Fox, who has returned to this country as Commanding Officer of the 57th Group, AAATC, following active participation in the successful invasion of North Africa.

SEES LONG STRUGGLE

Col. Fox says he cannot share the optimism displayed by so many Americans who profess to see German arms collapsing in defeat within a few months. He sees a long, hard struggle with the German Army fighting every inch of the way as the European invasion progresses, with the only hope for an early victory in a Nazi political disintegration, which he thinks unlikely.
Therefore American soldiers, whom he likens to a freshman football team playing a mature, toughened varsity eleven, must learn and retain many things that the enemy has had a chance to acquire over years of training.

BATTLE PROBLEMS VITAL

The American soldier learns quickly and seldom repeats the same mistakes twice is Col. Fox's observation, although he stresses they should be given more simulated battle problems and maneuvers so they will learn to fight the "hard way."
A veteran officer of the first World War, Col. Fox was recalled to active service in January, 1941, when he reported to Camp Hulen, Texas. During the ensuing 16 months he trained an AA Battalion that sent batteries to the [one or more lines of text is missing from the copy of the original newspaper clipping used for this web posting] with the heavier 40 mm's being landed the following morning, when AA protection was thrown up at the airports surrounding Oran.

RIDDLED LUFTWAFFE

After consolidating the Oran position, Col. Fox was ordered to Algiers to join forces with the British at Bougie and later Philippeville, thence to lower Tunisia and Thelepte where he was stationed during six weeks of intensive fighting with American AA units cooperating with the British.
It was at Thelepte that Col. Fox and his AA batteries scored some of their most striking successes against the vaunted German Luftwaffe. At one time 10 JU 88's came over to bomb and strafe their position. The 40mm and 50-cal. machine guns operating in this sector accounted for nine of the ten planes, while the 10th was disposed of by British Spitfires.
Col. Fox states that the 40's and 50's were tremendously effective against "strafing" planes that flew "in" 30 to 40 feet above the ground flying speeds of 350 to 400 miles an hour.

DOWNED 49 PLANES

It is definitely known that AA units at Thelepte accounted for 49 "downed" planes, and many more were listed in the "probable" column.
American artillery fire was amazingly effective during the Tunisian campaign, Col. Fox states, and invariably brought high praise from British military leaders who often were astounded at the accuracy displayed by U.S. [one or more lines of text is missing from the copy of the original clipping used for this web posting] fire which proved so accurate it was continued, thus completely wiping out a battery of German 88's that had fallen within their range of fire.

AA ON OFFENSIVE

"I think AA action in Tunisia successfully dispels once and for all the myth that the anti-aircraft branch of the Army Ground Forces is just a defensive arm of the Service," Col. Fox says, "for the AA units who served in the North African campaign were constantly on the offensive, pushing into forward areas wherever American fighting men might be carrying the battle to the enemy."
A resident of New Orleans, Col. Fox is a graduate of Ohio State University where he received a degree in Engineering, and later served as an Associate Professor. Entering the Army in 1917, he served in France with the Engineering Corps and later attended the Sorbonne in Paris.
On March 18th of this year Col. Fox was ordered to return to the United States and, after making a 1,500 mile motor trip in Africa, he embarked at Casablanca for this country and his new command with the Anti-aircraft Training Center, Camp Edwards.

 

 

 


 

 


Editor's Extended Commentary

The Never-Ending Political War
on the Home Front


by William B. Fox

[First posted 15 July 2012,
last updated/amended 4 Jan 2014]


I think it is well worth my adding a number of personal reminiscences regarding my grandfather, Col. Frederick Fox. It is also worth discussing his wife (my paternal grandmother), Lorena Bates, and her brother (my great "uncle Creed") Col. Creed Fletcher Bates of Chattanooga, Tennessee who formed the "inner sanctum" of Col. Fox's life. Last but not least, at the risk of making numerous digressions regarding the true nature of various propaganda "matrices" that enshroud America today, I think it is well worth exploring why in retirement they became heavily preoccupied with trying to deal with various forms of nonstop psycho-political warfare attack against the most fundamental values embodied in the communities they had grown up in as children, all of which is very relevant to the ever growing police state and continually deteriorating society we find ourselves in today.
I have always viewed republican government at its roots as essentially an effort to adapt elements of the scientific method to governmental decision-making to make it more rational, responsive, transparent, and consistent. In an honest and viable society that has a republican form of government, voting citizens have a duty to stay on top of ultimate issues and challenge abuses of authority as well as various forms of criminal or incompetent behavior by their elected government officials.
Traditional America has always stood for the "citizen soldier" concept, which holds that Americans do not discard their responsibility to think independently once they don military uniforms, although military personnel are certainly more restricted than civilians in their ability to speak out on occasion for various "operational security"-related reasons and other justifications that include "good order and discipline." My article The First Amendment and the U.S. Military, dated Jan 1992, explains all of this in greater detail.
Consistent with the "citizen soldier" theme of this web page, my grandfather and other members of his "inner sanctum" were engaged in a heroic life-long struggle to grapple with deeper social and political realities in their efforts to perform their citizen duty to combat tyranny, corruption, incompetence, and high level treason. My grandfather felt strongly that his oath to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic did not stop when he took off his uniform upon retirement.
I think it is important to be able to interpret the real meaning of this oath not only on an abstract Constitutional law level, but also on a very basic sociobiological level. Since at least as far back as the dawn of Cro-Magnon Man tens of thousands of years ago, there has always been an implied collateral mission for those who accept the responsibilities of the warrior path, namely the warrior should not only protect his nation against violent invasion and foreign occupation, but also defend his own tribe from subtle forms of subversion that undermine its ability to determine its own destiny and survive as a distinct people. Or at least this has always been a common sense collateral mission for healthy, free, and autonomous tribes, as opposed to those that have been conquered, broken, and brainwashed by alien peoples who parasitically seek to invert healthy tribal morality with imperialist systems that suit their own special interests.
Although he was certainly "action-oriented," my grandfather believed strongly in tempering action with wisdom. Two of his favorite sayings were "The roads to hell are paved with good intentions" and "Discretion is the greater part of valor." He stressed thorough research and analysis of problems and meticulous preparation of operational plans to guard against rash and ineffective actions with unintended consequences.
A Tennessee version of all this (appropriate here since I refer to Tennessee and pioneers quite a lot later in this commentary) is "Be always sure you're right — THEN GO AHEAD!" -- a favorite motto of the pioneer, soldier, and U.S. Congressman from Tennessee named Davy Crockett.
One area that demonstrated my grandfather's desire to think for himself was his refusal to blindly go along with WWII Allied propaganda that preached unconditional hatred towards Germans. He was willing to give his former enemies credit where it was due based upon his personal experiences. As one example, my grandfather recounted a situation where he was being bombed and strafed. A German fighter plane circled around where my grandfather was standing, close enough so that my grandfather could see the pilot in the cockpit. My grandfather started shooting at him with his .45 automatic pistol. In response, the German pilot made a chivalrous gesture to my grandfather, like a wave or salute, and then winged away. That chivalrous gesture always remained firmly embedded in his memory.
The following excerpt from the Wikipedia article on Erwin Rommel may help explain the pilot's behavior. "The Afrika Korps were never accused of any war crimes, and Rommel himself referred to the fighting in North Africa as Krieg ohne Hass — war without hate. Numerous examples exist of Rommel's chivalry towards Allied POWs, such as his defiance of Hitler's infamous Commando Order following the capture of Lt. Roy Woodridge and Lt. George Lane as part of Operation Fortitude. He also refused to comply with Hitler's order to execute Jewish POWs."
My grandfather also felt a strong desire to act in a professional, civilized, and chivalrous manner "without hate," just like his former Afrika Korps adversaries. He never expressed any of the utterly sick and vicious forms of hatred against Germans that are portrayed in the video "David Duke on the film `Inglorious Basterds.'" In fact, quite to the contrary, my grandfather always respected and admired Germans as fellow soldiers and on many other levels as well.
The last name "Fox" comes from the German "Fuchs," and my grandfather was not only descended from German immigrants to America, but he also had a direct ancestor who was a member of the Austrian lower nobility who had served on the military command staff of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. When my great uncle Col. Creed F. Bates from Tennessee crossed paths with my grandfather a couple of times while on active duty during World War II, he said that quite a fellow officers behind scenes remarked that my grandfather exuded the air of a "soldier's soldier" and a "perfect Prussian officer."
My grandfather maintained a large library of professional military reading in his home in New Orleans, to include a number of books about the aristocratic German general staff. My grandfather clearly had a reverence for the "profession of arms" very similar to what Col. Trevor N. Dupoy describes in his book A Genius for War: The German Army and General Staff, 1807-1945, where Dupoy tries to explain historical, sociological, and other factors to account for results of war game studies showing that man-for-man, with all things kept equal, der Wehrmacht consistently demonstrated superior combat efficiency compared to all rivals throughout World War II.
Typical of the head of a traditional German family, my grandfather remained in character with a certain emotional distance and bearing in his home life, although he by no means ever demonstrated any behavior as extreme as the portrayal of Georg Ludwig von Trapp at the beginning of the The Sound of Music where the former naval Captain of the Austro-Hungarian Empire blows a military whistle and lines up his sons and daughters in formation. However, whenever my grandfather used the word "Army" he always had a certain reverent emphasis in his voice that echoed similar traditional popular sentiments towards "Das Heer" back in the old country.
In fact, the only time he ever wrote me a personal letter was when he commended me after I earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant out of Marine Corps Officer Candidates School. But even then, probably half in jest, he commented that some day I might want to step up to the real military and transfer into the Army. I responded, half in jest, that funny thing, the Marines say the exact same thing to entice qualified members of other branches of the Armed Forces to transfer into the Marine Corps. But I never interpreted his lack of correspondence as a form of rejection, but rather just his natural form of aloofness. In fact, when around him in person, he was often very complementary. A nickname he gave me from the time I was a small kid was the "White Hope."
My grandfather visited Germany a number of times and used a Volkswagen as an additional personal get-around car back home in America. There was also a place in Chattanooga worth mentioning where his German background really shined, and whose eventual closure symbolized ominous transitions in American society also worth some extended discussion.
Whenever my parents and grandparents were in downtown Chattanooga while I was a kid, they would usually always make it a point to "rendezvous at the Rat" for lunch or dinner. ("Rat" in German means "council" and is applied to meeting places such as a "Rathaus" or "Ratskeller" and has nothing to do with furry little rodents). The Ratskeller which then existed in downtown Chattanooga was the most cozy, atmospheric, and "authentic" meeting place that I have ever experienced, more so than even a number of historic beer halls I have patronized in Munich, Germany. Unfortunately it closed in 1970, and the building has since been razed, as noted in the article Remembering the Rathskeller, Sunday, March 20, 2005, by Harmon Jolley, chattanoogan.com, however, this article also points out that quite a few people to this day retain fond memories of what became a Chattanooga legend with absolutely outstanding food and decor.
This Rathskeller was founded in 1935 by a German immigrant, Albert Schlickling from Saarbrucken, who put his heart and soul into the place. It was a major meeting center of the German-American community in Chattanooga, during a time in America when northern-European ethnic groups were still enjoying a steady flow of immigrants from the old country who continuously revitalized European cultural ties.
Let me digress for a moment to discuss how the sociological lifeblood of the German-American community in Chattanooga that supported this Rathskeller -- not to mention other European ethnic communities across America with their own distinctive cultural centers -- eventually got cut off. It began in the mid-1960's with forced race-mixing laws and and major immigration policy changes orchestrated by the ADL and other major Jewish organizations. These Jews were supported by "useful idiot"-type Liberal Minority Coalition allies such as the Irish Catholic leader Senator Teddy Kennedy and the Italian Catholic counterparts in that era to the more recent phenomenon of "Rudy Giuliani" of "9/11 inside job" fame. All of this was part of a longstanding Democratic Party political pattern that goes back to the 19th century in which Jews used Irish Catholics and Italian Catholics as their principle muscle and front men to run utterly corrupt big city political machines in places like New York City and Chicago. These front men did an excellent job of pooh-poohing conspiracy facts as conspiracy theories. They camouflaged the steady Jewish rise in financial, economic, and political power while unsuspecting WASPs in the heartland were falsely led to believe that their good-natured works alone were sufficient to return America to the enlightened principles of the Thomas Jefferson era. In addition, these petty greedy, not-too-bright, glad-handing, rent-seeking, mafia-like Irish Catholic and Italian Catholic front and muscle men continually shrugged their shoulders, drowning their worries at local pubs rather than attempting to think too hard about long term implications, and swept everything under the rug as the steady drum beat of Jewish aggression -- from creating the privately owned Federal Reserve central bank -- to monopolizing Hollywood and other major media -- to taking command of all major vice industries and organized crime operations -- to shanghaiing America into WWI -- to taking down Russia with bloody Bolshevism -- to committing endless other outrages -- all these things continued to flash EXTREME DANGER! RED ALERT! signals that ordinarily would have moved most responsible and civic-minded WASPs to action.
(This Jewish-Catholic alliance becomes easier to understand when one considers not only significant sociological differences between Irish and Italian Catholics compared to WASPs that I cover in my Pat Buchanan section on my Reconciling Libertarianism and Nationalism web page, but also in view of how the Rothschilds and other elite Jews have been major managers for the Vatican's finances in recent centuries, as noted by Mike Piper in The New Babylon. In addition quite a few Popes and their highest advisors have been either Jews or crypto-Jews in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. Although it is true that in various historical eras leaders of the Catholic Church have turned against the Jews and severely circumscribed their criminal activities or have even expelled them, in other eras the highest levels of the Church have been thoroughly infested and corrupted by these aliens).
Then came the 1960's, when the treasonous Jewish-Catholic alliance opened up the floodgates of Third World immigration, and brought us to to the very tragic situation we find ourselves in today where whites have dropped from 90% of the total population in the 1960's down to where whites are now a "soon to be" minority, given that most Americans under age 30 are now non-whites. Not surprisingly, because America now has the demographics of a Third World country, it now also has all the same kinds of social, political, and economic problems which commonly plague Third World countries -- most of which were hardly visible in America in the 1960's.
The "Dispossessed Majority" described by Wilmot Robertson in his classic work by this same name (free PDF download page Here, Amazon listing Here) has now gone from not only being dispossessed, to also being genocided, particularly now that the Nordic percentage of the total population in America has declined from somewhere around 60% in the mid to late 19th century to less than 16% today. (Please see my web page regarding anti-WASP/Nordic genocide here). And yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is no exaggeration to call this treason. In fact, it is not only treason, but a crime against humanity conducted against my own people by fifth columnists in America.

In any event, back in that barely remembered era in American history (prior to the mid-1960's) when Germanic peoples were not shut off from immigrating to America in favor of swarms of Russian Jewish "mafiya" criminals and miscellaneous swarms of swarthy featherless bipeds from the most exotic reaches of this planet who started pouring into America between the late 1960's up until today, the Rathskeller in Chattanooga had quite a few blond, buxom German-accented waitresses and was often frequented by people who spoke German at the tables and engaged in pick-up sing-alongs in their native tongue to the tune of live piano and accordion music.
The inability or unwillingness of the last owners of the Rathskeller (who bought it from the original founder in 1960) to perpetuate their Chattanooga "institution" by closing it in 1970 is highly symbolic to me, because this coincides with the accelerating evil impact of not only the aforementioned immigration policy changes, but many other negative trends that were gathering force. These trends served as coffin nails for the highly productive WASP society that had once built America in the 19th century and had created the greatest industrial base with the highest standard of living and the highest level of personal freedom in the world.
I provide deeper commentary on these "coffin nails" on other web pages. For example, on my Chernobyl web page I comment:

At the time of Chernobyl (April 26, 1986), Jewish-controlled Wall Street ignored urgent warnings by leading academics across America that the country had been suffering industrial decline ever since the 1960's, and major policy changes had to be taken to pull America out of the tail-spin. In June 1980 Business Week sounded the alarm with its cover story "The Reindustrialization of America." This was followed by a long series of books and studies explicitly addressing America's competitiveness problems. For example, in 1985 Harvard Business School professor Bruce R. Scott and his coeditor George C. Lodge, published U.S. Competitiveness in the World Economy (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1985). Scott and his colleagues went on a national road tour, and the working papers version of this book which explained the nature of decline in great detail was circulated widely around the country among business school organizations and top consulting firms. In 1999, Eamonn Fingleton published In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the key to Future Prosperity, almost like a last call before America plunged into its Central Asia/Middle Eastern military adventures post-9/11 designed to grab natural resources and destroy real or perceived enemies of Israel.

If someone wants to rebuild American industry, cutting off German immigration does not make any sense because Germans have always had superior worker productivity and a special talent relative to other white ethnic groups for industrial engineering. On the other hand, if the real motivation of a totally corrupt and malevolent power elite over America is to sabotage this country, then cutting off German immigration makes perfect sense.
Another excellent idea to really hurt America good and hard is to take the last remaining economic seed corn of America which once consisted of tens of trillions of dollars of savings from the "greatest generation" through the "baby boom" generation and squander it all on financial speculation and useless wars overseas rather than rebuild America's industry -- and this is exactly what high level malefactors have done as well. They have been running up all forms of debt on all levels and are still running "weapons of mass financial destruction" (Warren Buffet's expression for "derivatives") to the moon and beyond.
Scandinavian-Americans -- typically viewed as "the WASPiest of the WASPs"-- have always been particularly talented in long range operational planning and execution, and squeezing them out is also a fine idea for saboteurs out to completely wreck America. In Appendix A in Part VI of my Oslo-Utoya 7-22 series I describe the longstanding tendency of Jews and certain Catholic allies to squeeze them out in America. In Appendix B I explain how the Protestant Work Ethic -- spearheaded by WASPs -- was a major factor that once built this country. I also talk about how "Nordic" does not necessarily have anything to do with authoritarian or jack-booted forms of "Nazism," in fact quite to the contrary the Nordic peoples have had a better track record for creating and sustaining viable republican, democratic, and parliamentary forms of government that are respectful of human rights than any other racial or ethnic groups on this planet. They are also particularly talented in entrepreneurial endeavors that require a high level of personal initiative. Entrepreneurial companies are typically the well-spring of new job creation and real productivity gains in a vibrant economy.
Last, but not least, I cover Dr. Lothrop Stoddard's explanation in his chapter Alpinized Germany from his classic work Racial Realities in Europe (1924) which makes the very important point about how German institutions became increasingly authoritarian as the percentage of Nordics in Germany declined, particularly during the catastrophic Thirty Years War of the 17th century.
Dr. Stoddard began his chapter on Germany with the following somber commentary:

MODERN Germany is the victim of a tragic delusion: the delusion of believing that she still is what she was in the past. The terrible spectacle of post-war Germany should teach people everywhere that exact knowledge and clear thinking on racial problems is a vital necessity, while ignorance or self-deception in such matters may mean a people's undoing.
Germany's fundamental mistake during the generation before the Great War lay in misreading history and perverting biology -- the science of race. On this basic error the Germans built up a gigantic delusion which in some sections of German public opinion came to amount almost to what insanity experts call a "mania of grandeur." That phrase just fits the extreme "Pan-German" propaganda so many German professors and publicists spread broadcast before and during the war, and which most Germans swallowed as gospel truth. Describing past glories as present realities and juggling racial facts to fit nationalistic hopes, these propagandists preached the doctrine that the modern Germans were a "chosen people," vastly superior to everybody else in every respect. The effect of this doctrine upon German public opinion was as dangerous as it was deplorable. Germans tended more and more to overrate themselves and to underrate their neighbors. Losing their sense of reality and proportion, anything that they keenly desired seemed to be within their power to attain...

[Ed. Note: We now skip to the last paragraph of "Alpinized Germany", which proved prescient for its publication date of 1924]

. . .Whatever their shortcomings, the Germans are not decadent. On the contrary, they are an unusually tough combination of Alpine and Nordic stocks both racial elements having been rigorously selected by long periods of ill-fortune. Present-day Germany may lack much of the high-spirited individuality and initiative that old-time Nordic Germany displayed, but in return she has the Alpine's dogged tenacity and willingness to obey the commands of masterful ruling minorities. That was the secret of. Imperial Germany's disciplined power before and during the late war. The chances are that a similar regime in Germany will ultimately arise.

No doubt there was quite a lot taking place on many different levels in America around the time frame that the Rathskeller was closed in 1970, and I do not have space to go into all it here, except to make three other important points before moving on.
First, there is a very strong likelihood that the Mossad and its City of London-New York City - Tel Aviv overlords were the principle ringleaders behind the JFK assassination, as documented by Michael Collins Piper in his classic work Final Judgment. In other words, beginning in the early 1960's, America was clearly in the clutches of utterly ruthless men willing to gun down a U.S. President in broad daylight to get what they wanted for alien interests. Or to paraphrase Dr, Lothrop Stoddard from the quote I have just provided from his chapter "Alpinized Germany," it would appear that America was now obeying the commands of an alien and criminal "masterful ruling minority" -- with innate values completely antithetical to those held by the kinds of WASPs who successfully built America in the 19th century.
As a second point, John Kaminsky notes in his article "The J Word" that "The Holocaust of World War II is an utter fabrication that was not really invented in full until the 1960s, when it began to be used as a PSYOP after the first Kennedy assassination." Jewish organizations and Jewish-controlled media "doubled down" on their efforts to intensively brainwash the American public with their "Holocaust" PSYOP concept in an effort to promote even more white guilt, more white self-hatred, even more anti-Germanism, and fraudulently soak Germany even further for reparations based on grossly exaggerated fatality figures for Jewish deaths and other forms of suffering in internment camps during WWII. Prior to WWII, Jewish groups had repeatedly exploited the creepy Kabbalistic and occult 6,000,000 numerological figure to exaggerate Jewish victimization claims and earn undeserved sympathy, but now the anti-German hate propaganda of WWII would be extended into a full blown secular synthetic religion for the masses around the world, complete with punishment of all real or perceived "heretics," as noted by Michael Collins Piper in his Preface "The Cult of Death" and Willis Carto in his Afterword "Why Is the Holocaust Important? for the book Best Witness. Please also see Chapter 34 Saving Dr. Toben, Handling Real Nazis, and Countering the Holocaustianity Intellectual Blackjack in my Mission of Conscience series where I try to sort out the facts from the disinformation regarding "Shoah Business."
The third point involves the strong likelihood that the psychedelic revolution and counter culture of the 1960's were both heavily promoted by Mossad-CIA-MI6 and their major media allies, ultimately controlled by the the UK monarchy and Rothschilds/City of London. See, for example, the web overview page for Dope, Inc.: Britain's Opium War Against the U.S; The Book That Drove Kissinger Crazy or LSD, the CIA, and the rise of the counterculture, richardbrenneman. wordpress. com, 5 May 2010.
I think that Mossad-CIA-MI6 had many different kinds of motivations on many different levels for popularizing drug culture beginning in the 1960's, ranging from making profits over new forms of drug trade to fulfilling a nihilistic desire to disorient America's youth and make it less capable of having the sense of European-based cohesion and identity necessary to rise up and break the power of America's Zio-overlords. (One of the ancient rules of tribal warfare is to be publicly left wing and to promote decadence towards people outside ones own tribe to get them to drop their guard, while at the same time privately encouraging right wing indigenous identity among the members of ones own tribe to strengthen its sense of cohesion, purpose, and self-discipline). The kind of German-American community which would support a successful Rathskeller in Chattanooga, with its healthy sense of "folk values," would certainly be high on the target list of Zionist enemies.
The following articles at aangirfan.blogspot.com provide helpful additional background on the global drug mafia:

It is on record that Mossad-CIA-MI6 uses U.S. Marines in the current Afghan War to guard opium fields in Afghanistan for their global drug trade, and that an important reason for the Vietnam War was to also secure opium in the Golden Triangle. Mossad-CIA-MI6 used the cadavers of U.S. military personnel who were killed during the Southeast Asia War in the 1960's and 1970's to smuggle opium into the U.S.A.
In other words, we are talking about hard core parasitic subversion of America by global mafia such as the Rothschilds/City of London who hate people like the Germans for their basic honesty and productivity. In fact, they are so sick and evil that they really do not seem to like humanity in general very much, which may help explain the wanton use of depleted uranium and other radiation poisons since 1990 that have been driving up rates of sterility, mutations, and miscellaneous other diseases around the planet. Please see my Leuren Moret archive and discussion of U.S. nuclear power plant contamination for more details on global depopulation through radiation warfare.
Getting back to the Chattanooga Rathskeller, Albert Schlickling was clearly a man who loved his native Germany and wanted to bring its wholesome strengths to America. He tried to accomplish through his restaurant something analogous to the effort by Walt Disney to bring the happier sides of German culture to America with his Cinderella Castle and animations of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and other Germanic fables.
In addition to the accouterments mentioned in Remembering the Rathskeller, I remember colorful streaming banners, ornate wood carvings and other relics with medieval German themes, and wall-sized 1930's-era posters or paintings of beautiful frauleins holding mugs of beer set against majestic snow-covered mountain backdrops still perceptible through a slight haze of cigarette smoke. It also had a large model of what most people today think of as the "Budweiser-Clydesdales Beer Wagon."
The place attracted people from all walks of life in Chattanooga and was usually packed. It had a certain vibrancy to it, like a nonstop Oktoberfest, a place where one just off from work could get down to some serious partying and really unwind. Once we were seated at a table, I could tell my Großvater was in his element. Among other things, he delighted in reciting Die Lorelei in German by heart over a frothing stein of beer. One could easily become mentally transported to the Germany extolled by the 19th century romantic nationalists, with the brilliant High Culture of the late Middle Ages. The Germany of the charming Hansel and Gretel cottages and fairy tale castles, that went on to produce a disproportionate number of the world's greatest classical music composers and became a dynamic world leader in science, technology, and industry.
I can read between the lines and surmise that deep down inside my grandfather felt that both World War I and World War II were horrific tragedies rather than "holy wars," and his role in both wars basically just involved the performance of grim duties demanded of him by his country. While he stated that he was not a big admirer of Adolf Hitler, he never voiced any pleasure about hurting Germans on the battlefield either. In fact my grandfather remarked on a many occasions that he viewed war in and of itself as an extremely serious and inherently cruel and destructive matter full of unintended consequences -- not to be taken lightly or undertaken willy-nilly.
This, incidentally, was a sentiment also voiced to me by his brother-in-law, Col. Creed F. Bates of Chattanooga. Col. Bates served in the U.S. Army in both World War I and WWII as a reservist brought on active duty, having pursued a civilian career as the principal at Chattanooga High School. While growing up, I would often stay at his large two-story log cabin which served as home for a gentleman farmer's estate on Signal Mountain, Tennessee during the summers along with my parents, paternal grandparents, and other relatives.
The two Southern colonels (my grandfather Col. Frederick Fox and great uncle Col. Creed Bates) remained very close friends all their lives. As the saying goes, "old soldiers don't die, they just fade away," and that is what both of them did together. They were good at keeping people entertained around them with insightful comments and witty humor. I retain a fond, Norman Rockwell-like portrait in my mind of these two retired, patrician-like "citizen-soldiers" sitting near each other in rocking chairs of the log cabin porch sipping home-made cider (or beer in the case of my grandfather). They not only discussed social and political topics between themselves, but frequently included in their conversations other retired military officers and various Chattanooga-area professionals and other bigwigs who were always dropping by, often sharing their concerns about America going to hell. To complete my portrait, members of this continuing forum could look out from their "eagle's nest" on top of Signal Mountain over a long well-kept lawn that included split-rail and stone fences towards a valley off in the distance.
Somewhat paradoxically, the discussions that what went on between the colonels and their friends on the porch were almost tame compared to the lengthy discussions by my grandmother Lorena (pictured above, the wife of Col. Fox and the sister of Col. Bates) at the supper table and elsewhere inside the house. She was a leader of the John Birch Society chapter in New Orleans, and kept large stacks of the Congressional Record wherever she went. (She also subscribed to numerous "patriot" publications, for example, she became an avid follower of The SPOTLIGHT which was founded in 1975, and was recreated in 2001 as The American Free Press). She was forever monitoring the activities of elected officials and continually firing off complaint letters. She kept us well briefed on the latest news about the Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, and other nefarious globalist organizations, and it almost goes without saying that she also tracked Communist subversion around the world. In addition to all this, she was certainly no great fan of the United Nations, which she correctly viewed as a diabolical instrument which ultimately aimed to destroy national sovereignty everywhere (with the exception of Israel) and move the world towards global dictatorship. (Thanks to Alex Jones videos like Endgame: Blue Print for Global Enslavement (2009) (2:19:30), the exposure of U.N. Agenda 21 global depopulation schemes by lady activists such as the late Joan Veon and the still living radiation expert Leuren Moret, and the publication of works like The New Babylon: Those Who Reign Supreme; The Rothschild Empire: The Modern-Day Pharisees, and the Historical, Religious, and Economic Origins of the New World Order by Michael Collins Piper, millions of Americans are finally beginning to wake up and realize that the United Nations and other creatures of the New World Order are really not their friends after all.)
While I believe that my grandmother had a good heart and was always very well-intentioned, if I were to critique her views, my first comment would be that in many areas she wasn't far enough to the right. For example, Dr. Revilo Oliver, one of the co-founders of the John Birch Society, (archived at revilo-oliver.com) later left JBS and wrote about how the society had been hijacked from within to provide a form of "limited hang-out." That is, at the same time that JBS members were encouraged to focus on the "global communist conspiracy," they were simultaneously strenuously discouraged (often upon threat of expulsion) from discussing the key Jewish role behind the creation and spread of Bolshevism, and the key role that Jews play today in manipulating Congress, major media, and the privately owned Federal Reserve central bank. The Table of Contents for The Judas Goats by Michael Collins Piper lists Chapter Twenty-Two: The John Birch Society: A Premier Case Study of The Judas Goat where the reader can find more details on the hijacking of JBS.
Once in a while my grandmother switched gears and discussed historical topics, such as the terrible suffering her mother endured as a young girl in Tennessee when Unionist cutthroats of the American Lenin dictatorship marched through during the War of Northern Aggression Against Southern Independence and burned down or stole just about everything, and then installed totally corrupt carpetbagger regimes run by criminals and illiterate former negro slaves during the so-called "Reconstruction" era. My grandmother had grown up amidst quite a few still-living Confederate Army veterans, many of whom were crippled for life. A number of family members had even been killed or unjustly imprisoned during the war or misnamed "Reconstruction" era. Sometimes my grandmother became so impassioned about these kinds of topics and started hammering home her points home so vehemently that my grandfather would start waving has hand parallel to his face, the old Army firing range signal for "Cease Fire!" They would both then chuckle and the conversation would move on to something else.
My grandmother's intensity of feeling reminds me of the anecdote told by Sam Dickson in Shattering the Icon of Abraham Lincoln about the mother of the later President Harry S. Truman:

The first taste of what was to come in the South in the course of the war was seen in the border states. In Missouri, the Anglo- Saxon population was disarmed and the state was garrisoned with volunteer units of Germans who could be counted on to support the Lincoln administration. The Anglo-Saxon population of the whole western tier of counties in Missouri were deported from their homes by General Ewing's General Order Number 11, which depopulated the region by forcibly evacuating the women and children on the shortest of notice, along with burning their houses and stealing their property. Among those experiencing this deportation and expropriation was the mother of later President Harry S. Truman. The memories of the sufferings she and her family had endured while she was a small child stayed with Mrs. Truman throughout her life. On one occasion the aspiring young politician told his mother that he had been invited to dinner at the house of a prominent family in Kansas City. His mother admonished him to turn the silver over and check the hallmark because, "It's probably ours." On another occasion, Truman showed his mother his new National Guard uniform only to be ordered out of the house because the pants were blue.

To her credit, my grandmother was in fact a very talented conversationalist. After marrying my grandfather and moving to New Orleans, one of her big aims in life was to become a social lioness. Born and raised a Tennessee "country girl" descended from hard-shell Protestant English and Scottish pioneers, she managed to become an active member of the leading social clubs that host Mardis Gras. In many ways her life was a Southern variation on the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" theme (a character study featured in a 1960 Broadway Musical and 1964 movie about an ambitious pioneer girl from the hinterlands of Colorado who tries to make it among the social elite in the big bad city of Denver, with the episode where she survives the Titanic sinking as a motif for her resolute and winning spirit) applied instead to a Tennessee girl from "God's Country" who has gone off to the wicked city of New Orleans.
My grandmother's brother, my great uncle Creed, was a big social lion in Chattanooga just as his sister was very active in New Orleans. He belonged to all the major civic and charitable organizations, and once was even made the honorary marshall of a downtown parade on a specially designated "Creed Bates Day." Col Bates was something of a staunch egalitarian as well as an avid church goer who bent over backwards to cultivate local mountain people, to include working class folks as well as professional people. He idolized longstanding residents of eastern Tennessee as brother and sister fellow descendants of the pioneers. Often banjo, fiddle, and guitar players would drop by who jammed with country music. My great uncle held frequent social gatherings for civic organizations at his mountain home, and gave away free apple cider, corn, and other food he produced on his farm to almost all visitors.
My great uncle Creed was also a local county historian and liked to discuss early Americana, to include sharing stories about his father, Lafayette W. Bates, Esquire. His father had grown up on a farm near Chattanooga. He was too young to get drafted into the Confederate Army, however, he could remember laying down his plow as a young lad while working the family farm and hearing the constant thundering of cannon fire from the Battle of Missionary Ridge off in the distance. Beginning sometime during the 1870's, my great grandfather decided he want to find adventure and his fortune in the West. For a period of about ten years he wound up roaming by himself on horseback in virtually every state west of the Mississippi except Minnesota. He did a little bit of everything -- from hunting buffalo to panning for gold to standing in as a teacher for one of his brothers who ran a college near San Francisco -- before returning to Chattanooga to settle down and prosper as a self-taught lawyer and judge. The log cabin where I stayed in the summers was originally built by Lafayette Bates and was filled with many interesting 19th century curios, to include the Winchester lever-action rifle he had carried with him during his Western adventures. A 16 mm home movie that depicts my white-haired great grandparents hobbling out from the log cabin shortly before they passed away in their early 90's has to be one of the best expressions of "American Gothic" I have ever seen. Judge Bates has this eagle-like glower in his eyes and slightly downturned lips. My great grandfather was a very hard man, a strict disciplinarian with a totally no-nonsense attitude towards law enforcement and an uncompromising sense of moral rectitude that is completely missing most everywhere in America today. His wife, Jane Lloyd Bates, taught Sunday School every week for fifty years without fail. They were definitely products of a very different era in American history when life was generally hard, especially before the advent of electricity and modern conveniences.
Like father, like son in the case of my Uncle Creed. In fact, some ways my Uncle Creed was like an American counterpart in mental toughness to Gen. Patton's description of Russians, as noted in Patton On Communism And The Khazar Jews, General Patton's Warning, Edited by Raquel Baranow, dated 18 Feb 2009:

"I have never seen in any army at any time, including the German Imperial Army of 1912, as severe discipline as exists in the Russian army. The officers, with few exceptions, give the appearance of recently civilized Mongolian bandits."
And Patton's aide, General Hobart Gay, noted in his own journal for May 14: "Everything they (the Russians) did impressed one with the idea of virility and cruelty."

My great Uncle Creed frequently gave one the impression of the hard-fisted strength and virility of a recently urbanized Tennessee pioneer. As one example, when I showed up in the summer with my parents, part of the welcome aboard package involved a good hard slug in the shoulder and comment that I am just a spoiled brat from the city. (During the school year in the fall, winter, and spring, I went to a very secular, cosmopolitan, and liberal grade school affiliated with the University of Florida in Gainesville, where my father was a professor, which was almost like living on totally different planet compared to what I encountered in Tennessee). But I never took any treatment by my Uncle Creed as being malicious, but rather as a remnant of the pioneer culture described by Teddy Roosevelt in his classic work The Winning of the West. Roosevelt noted that the Western expansion really did not get moving until colonists fully developed rough and ready pioneer cultures in their western territories by the mid 18th century.
It was a truly wonderful environment to grow up in, providing profound resonance with the early America of the pioneers and the Founding Fathers, almost like a living mini-Smithsonian Museum. Without question, it greatly deepened the emotional impact on me as a kid when I saw movie characters like Jimmy Stewart's interpretation of a mountain man in How The West Was Won when it was first released in the Cinerama format in 1962, a classic film that some critics call "America's answer to Leni Riefenstahl" and "a latter-day ode to Manifest Destiny." It has also deepened my sense of awe and appreciation when I read real life accounts about the incredible bravery demonstrated by the Virginia militia that went clear across what is now the state of West Virginia to win the Battle of the Great Kanawha in 1774 along the banks of the Ohio River (some historians have interpreted this as the first battle of the American Revolution), or the "Overmountain Men" from the Watauga Association of eastern Tennessee who played a key role in winning the pivotal Battle of King's Mountain, or the dauntless courage shown by Lewis and Clark in their successful exploration venture clear across the continent to the Pacific Northwest. These noble men in buckskin exemplified steely determination and pure guts and valor.
I certainly met a lot of really interesting people and overhead quite a few really fascinating conversations. In fact, in some ways it may have been too wonderful, to the extent that this environment mainly involved honorable, manly, and chivalrous people consistent with heroic indigenous Northern European cultures, and hence it did not help me fully comprehend the alien traits and criminal psychopathology of gangster cabals that have been growing like cancers in America, such as the Mossad-CIA-related wise guys documented by Michael Collins Piper in Final Judgment who orchestrated the JFK assassination, or the Zionist neo-con traitors documented by Piper in High Priests of War who have shanghaied America into disastrous Middle Eastern and Central Asian military adventures. Let us not forget the breathless arrogance and greed of Goldman Sachs and other Zionist bankers who have extorted tens of trillions of dollars out of Congress since 2008, nor the strong evidence that Mossad operatives recklessly unleashed the Stuxnet virus at Fukushima -- where melted-down reactors are still spewing radiation into the atmosphere and ocean, poisoning America and most of the rest of the Northern Hemisphere as well. These parasitic punks stop at nothing to marginalize and squeeze out whatever is left of the heroic culture of 19th century WASP America, and in its place spread moral disorder and criminality everywhere.
In many ways the pioneers became victims of their early successes against their relatively primitive and high physical enemies consisting of Indian tribes and the conventional warfare tactics used by British soldiers. They were completely unprepared to handle what I call "covert 4th generation warfare tactics" employed by the Jewish tribe that came in from behind in major urban centers like New York and Chicago later in the 19th century, backed up by Rothschild / City of London control of the Bank of England. (See more discussion of these "Mongols of Covert 4th Generation Warfare" in Chapter 38 of my Mission of Conscience series). Unlike the Cherokee Indians that pioneers fought in the greater Chattanooga area during the Chickamauga Wars, Jews hide behind business suits rather than trees, and wage psycho-political warfare attacks through their control of mass media rather than by shooting arrows and throwing spears. They make money through international crime organizations like Dope, Inc and major money center banks that dispossess people of their homes through mortgage fraud rather than attack pioneer wagon trains or loot homesteads. They infiltrate and take over strategic bases in white society such as central banks by paying off politicians behind the scenes rather than creep up through the bushes, throw tomahawks, and assault their victims directly. They also try to shock us into submission through Mossad-CIA-MI6 false flag attacks like the "9/11 inside job" and by ramming through "Patriot Act"-type police state provisions to supposedly protect us against a make-believe "Al Qaeda" enemy rather than try to crush us by burning down whole settlements and scalping all the men, women, and children inside. One has to come up with a whole new set of tactics compared to what 19th century pioneers successfully used to handle hostile Indians to deal with the unique danger posed by the self-anointed and self-Chosen International Master Criminal Race of Old Yahweh.
My grandfather's military career foreshadowed this unique evil that we experience today, particularly in the way that he was maneuvered into fighting fellow Germanic kinsmen in both WWI and WWII. (Please see my article Thomas Jefferson and the "Incredible Truth" about Bush Cabal Wise Guys and False Flag Nukes, dated 30 Sept 2007, for some background on how America got tricked into entering WWI).
When back at their home in New Orleans, my grandparents lived in a large, white, multi-storied, Victorian-style house near Audubon Park and Tulane University. My grandmother was a member of both the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution in addition to serving as the leader of the local John Birch Society chapter. Her living room looked like a set from Gone With the Wind. It included crushed red velvet furniture, an overhanging chandelier, and a large painting of her mother Jane Lloyd (the wife of Judge Bates), dressed like a Southern belle, who as previously mentioned had personally witnessed the horrors of the War Against Independence and Carpetbagger Occupation. Elsewhere in the house were pictures of Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee and Jeb Stuart, all of whom my un-Reconstructed grandmother admired as "gallant" and "dashing."
Once my grandfather told me that sometimes he had second thoughts about the other side of his dual career as college professor, because if he had accepted the Regular Army commission and been able to better focus his life he probably would have been a shoo-in for making Brigadier General or higher. But then again, he did not regret how his civilian career exposed him to other important important sides of life that he probably would have missed as a "Regular."
However, sometimes experiencing the "civilian side" also provided an education on the seamier sides of America. For example, my grandfather recounted an episode where "The Kingfish" Gov. Huey Long ordered him to mount out his Louisiana national guard unit to bust up a gambling operation that apparently was not making adequate contributions to the "deduct box."
In view of this background, it may not be surprising that my grandfather admired Gen. George Patton (who as a "Virginian" definitely qualified as a "fellow Southerner") and apparently got along with him very well, although he expressed some disdain for Patton's overabundant use of profane language. One of his most vivid recollections of Patton was during an officer's orientation session after his battalion arrived at the Mojave Desert for its final phase of advanced training before overseas deployment. Instead of giving a usual friendly and hospitable "welcome aboard to a new band of brothers-in-arms"-type orientation talk (such as what I typically experienced at various peacetime U.S.M.C. commands during my periods of active service as a Marine officer), Patton was very stern and demanding from the very beginning of his speech. This really shocked many of my grandfather's fellow officers. Patton basically said words to the effect that only way Americans would win the war was to hold a very aggressive fighting spirit, continuously show initiative, and be on the offensive whenever and wherever possible. If any officers in the orientation room had serious objections to his approach, he wanted them to get the hell out of his command right now.
I sense that my grandfather and Patton shared a similar "gut" on quite a few issues besides military affairs. In regard to Patton's social and political views, while serving as a Military Governor of Bavaria after the end of WWII, Patton refused to go along with the Morgenthau Plan originally proposed by a Jewish Secretary of the Treasury that would have resulted in the deaths of perhaps 20 million more Germans if it had been fully implemented. He also saved an enormous number of lives by sending German prisoners of war home rather that go along with the "Eisenhower Death Camp" schemes described by James Bacque in Other Losses.
After surveying the devastation wreaked on Germany and the looming Soviet threat, Patton commented in a letter to his wife "The Germans are the only decent people left in Europe." Even Winston Churchill observed: "We killed the wrong pig!"
In regard to my own activities as a former U.S. Marine Corps Major, all of this may help explain why I am currently more interested in fighting the "Info War" through alternative media to reduce as much as possible propaganda manipulation of fellow Americans than feel any great desire to rush off to every "shoot 'em up" military misadventure around the world orchestrated by very corrupt, malevolent, and alien "power elites" who have hijacked this country. For more regarding my own views related to the "Info War" (or "Nameless War") and the current status of both America and its hijackers, please see my author archive and my Mission of Conscience series. Please do not miss my analysis of the horrific ongoing Fukushima radiation assault on America, probably instigated by Mossad-CIA-MI6 through its Stuxnet virus, as well my discussion of the Oslo-Utoya 7-22 false flag attack against my Norwegian kinsmen (on my mother's side of the family).
In The First Amendment and the U.S. Military I describe the historic cases of BGen. William Mitchell, MajGen. Smedley Butler, Gen. George Patton, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and MajGen Edwin "Ted" Walker as examples of leading military figures who also figured out that America was getting hijacked in their own era and felt as a matter of conscience they needed to try to do something about it. I also mention strong evidence presented in the book Target: Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton by Robert K. Wilcox that Patton was assassinated by O.S.S. intelligence operatives ultimately working for the U.S.-UK establishment to shut him up forever.
Unfortunately the faith held by my grandparents and my great uncle Creed Bates in which they felt that solid civic service and appeals to reason and a conscientious effort to "get along" would be appreciated and would help make everything work out for the better over the long run in America has been betrayed by high level sociopaths who have done nothing except continually drive America deeper towards total ruin. I am convinced that there is a biological element to these high level criminal- sociopathic groups in America, and these vile creatures hold deep within themselves an unlimited and irreconcilable subterranean hatred for the most honest and productive members of American society. As a point of fact, the Jewish leader Elie Wiesel once stated "Every Jew, somewhere in his being, should set apart a zone of hate -- healthy virile hate -- for what the German personifies and for what persists in the German."
The primary modus operandi of these aliens has always been focused on deception, intrigue, monopolization, and speculative quick gain rather than the encouragement of individual creativity and the creation of ever more real and useful things by perpetually developing science, technology, and an industrial base. All of this will never change. The widely held notion during my grandparents' era that these aliens could somehow be assimilated as "fellow Americans" to genuinely support the "American Dream" has proven tragically naive.
Please see Chapter 15 The Katrina Strike Against New Orleans as the “Weather 9/11” of my Mission of Conscience series which describes how real enemies of America wreaked havoc on the resident city of my late grandparents in 2005, and Chapter 5 Profiling the Opposing Forces Commander, “Circle B,” and His Kosher Handlers, “Circle Z” which provides a closer look at the true nature of some of the most dangerous high level criminal parasites we face today. Last, but not least, please see my web page on the BP Gulf Catastrophe which provides strong evidence that these same globalists who control British Petroleum conducted another false flag operation on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico not far from New Orleans. BP actually took control of the Obama administration response, and in an effort to hide its oil spill crime, released enough of the highly toxic dispersant Corexit to poison millions of Americans.
Maj Gen Smedley Butler demonstrated some praiseworthy independence of mind when he published War Is A Racket in the 1930's. It makes many good points, although in my opinion it has a leftist bias and does not paint a complete picture of the special interests who dragged America into WWI -- and hence prolonged it -- against the best interests of North America and Europe. (As previously mentioned, I provide more background on these interests in my Thomas Jefferson and the "Incredible Truth" article. See also see the classic work The International Jew by Henry Ford for deeper background on Jewish manipulation of U.S. national policy and war profiteering during WWI). Nevertheless, if Maj Gen Butler were alive today, he would probably agree with my focus on resisting the hijackers on the home front rather than getting dragged into un-Constitutional wars and foreign entanglements abroad that serve absolutely none of America's legitimate national interests. In fact, I am willing to bet that if Gen. George Patton were alive, he would probably agree with this approach as well, not to mention my late grandfather Col Frederick H. Fox and my late great uncle Col. Creed F. Bates.
I would go even further and bet that these military leaders would not only encourage a spirit of total resistance to growing Zio-tyranny in America by the hijackers, but also recommend that common citizens put more time and energy into organizing themselves on the grass roots level, researching and analyzing the real nature of their true enemies, and figuring out ways to intelligently go on the offensive to take back America.
Gen. Patton was correct in the aforementioned Mojave Desert officer orientation talk in stating that a defensive mentality alone virtually never produces victory against an aggressive, determined, and ruthless enemy -- and this is exactly what we are faced with today on a broader social, political, and economic level.
In view of the ever rising levels of Fukushima radiation, the ever encroaching police state, the strong likelihood of an impending economic collapse within a country that has allowed most of its industrial base to get transferred overseas since the 1960's, and the risk that agents of Mossad-CIA-MI6 could insert a USB stick with the Stuxnet virus at any reactor in the U.S. at any time and precipitate a melt-down over here that would immediately make uninhabitable major regions of this country -- we can't afford to stand around like dodo birds anymore and simply hope that everything will somehow work out for the best.
Chronic low level radiation can be very bad for DNA (called the "Petkau effect") and right now Americans are bio-accumulating radiation that has contaminated food and water as well as the air. This threatens to damage the DNA of all future generations. I have created a special web page on Chernobyl which provides scientific studies that examine these horrendous long term effects on large human populations. Please also see my "Aerial Dance of Mass Death and Genetic Destruction" Week-by-week Fukushima radiation and fallout projections and companion articles series to get a visual as well as narrative sense of the ongoing Fukushima radiation threat, beginning with the plume dispersion charts for North America in March 2011. Last, but not least, please also see my special web that explains individual and group protective measures.
Despite the major media blackout and denial by government officials, we are currently in a de facto civil defense emergency. Please help pass the word on to fellow citizens!

 

William B. Fox, grandson of Col. Frederick Fox, is a former Marine Corps Major with experience in logistics, public affairs, and military intelligence. He is an honors graduate of the Harvard Business School, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Southern California, publisher of America First Books and president of the America First Institute.


My grandfather avoided going to see the movie Patton (1970) for quite some time because he distrusted Hollywood and wanted to remember Gen. Patton as he knew him in real life. Above, a clip of the real life Gen George Patton titled Patton Speech (4:54) YouTube caption: "Patton speech in Los Angeles 1945 and death. Narrated by Ronald Reagan." See also Patton-speech.avi (:31).(History Channel). Contrary to the "Hollywood" interpretation of Patton played by actor George C. Scott, the real life Patton not only had a higher-pitched voice, but was also more complex and intellectually deep and far less "cartoonish" as an individual. As I note in my mention of Patton on my Oslo-Utoya 7-22 web page, "The movie Patton itself reflected `wise guy' editing by Jewish Hollywood, for example, please see the article General Patton's Warning, which explains some of the very well-grounded concerns of the real life Patton that motivated his heroic efforts to speak out. In contrast, the movie falsely insinuates that Patton (a WASP of Scots-Irish descent) was a loud-mouthed militarist nut who simply shot from the hip. Please also see Did Jews Kill General Patton? by Brother Nathanael Kapner." I view the jingoistic George C. Scott speech at the beginning of the movie Patton as a heavily edited and "spin-doctored" PSYOP to suit the political objectives of the Pentagon and CIA to counter growing leftist anti-war pacifism and dwindling public support for the Vietnam War. (Regarding CIA-Hollywood collusion, please note the quote: "The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." --William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy). Shortly after Patton was released in 1970, President Nixon ordered the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. Jewish Hollywood and Mossad-CIA-MI6 are ultimately controlled by the Rothschilds / City of London and its plutocratic allies who make up Dope, Inc., and they routinely play complex games as part of a "full spectrum dominance" strategy that seeks to infiltrate, lead, control and pervert all ends of the political spectrum (ie. from "radical Left" to "radical Right") while playing off groups against each other as part of the "strategy of tension." (The Rothschilds/City of London and their fellow travelers effectively beat out all their major competition between the Robber Baron era and the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve Banking System in 1913, and ever since have utilized complex strategies to avoid making their moves too obvious and keep most of the people fooled most of the time -- while simultaneously ratcheting up covert "scientific dictatorship," "control grids," and utilizing "mobile defense in depth" tactics to control real dissent -- please see my article Government and Major Media Denial and Cover-ups Regarding Chernobyl and Fukushima Radiation: How Americans Have Been Brainwashed Into Thinking They Still Live in a Free Society and How `Deep' or `Mobile Defense' Tactical Concepts Have Been Used to Control Them). Therefore, in 1970 Hollywood probably released Patton as part of a short term tactical PSYOP that "pumped" jingoistic forms of U.S. militarism to win points with American hawks, many of whom were shipping opium back to America inside the cadavers of dead U.S. servicemen. (A good example of a more recent attempt to hijack the Patton persona for propaganda purposes is the video Incredible! New George S Patton speech! Iran & modern warfare. This misuses Patton to stir up support for phony "War on Terror" misadventures fought for Zionists in the Middle East and Central Asia that, among other things, keep Afghanistan secured as the world's number one opium producer for Mossad-CIA-MI6's global drug trade). In contrast to the "right wing" slant of Patton released in 1970, Hollywood subsequently released movies like Harold and Maude and Vanishing Point in 1971 which had scenes that 'played to the Left" and sneered at the military by portraying a general as a robo-brained lap dog of the establishment with a goofy "prosthetic" salute (the character Gen. Ball in Harold and Maude) or by depicting a war hero (the main character "Kowalski" who is a Medal of Honor Vietnam War veteran in Vanishing Point) as a crazed, out-of-control individual tormented by war-related memories. The American military has always been viewed with trepidation by Jews who promote the liberal agenda to gentiles because the armed forces typically serve as bastions of traditional, patriotic values. The general pattern of anti-patriotic propaganda serves a longer term PSYOP objective of further disorienting America's declining WASP population in the face of advancing multi-racialism, multi-culturalism, and other dark creatures of Zionist New World Order "globalism."



The web page "Chattanooga High School, Class of 1946" has the following caption "Dr. Annetta Trimble, Lt. Walter Wooten, Lt. Ted Atwood, Col. Fred Fox, Col. Creed F. Bates, our principal, and Mrs. Elizabeth Dalton are shown at a tea given in honor of Col. Bates on his return to City. During Col. Bates' absence while serving our country, Mr. Edgar K. Smith served as principal. Because the end of THE WAR came in the Summer before we began our senior year, Col. Bates was able to return to City to be with us during our last year."

 

 


Third from the left, Col. Creed F. Bates. Second and third from the right, Col. Frederick H. Fox and his wife Lorena. This is a group wedding photo for my parents taken 10 September 1949 in the home of Col. and Mrs. Fox in New Orleans. Various members of the extended Fox and Bates family accompany them. The groom, a future college professor, has either blinked or has downcast eyes, with thoughts probably diverted towards something else besides the cameraman. The bride is fairly new to America, having arrived after voyaging two thirds the way around the world with her Norwegian sea captain father. Each person in this picture has an interesting story to his or her life that is like a cross section of WASP America in 1949, for example, second from left is William Bates, brother of Col. Creed Bates and my grandmother, who lived in New York City and became very wealthy after rising to the level of senior Vice President of the Cannon Mills Corporation, having worked his way up through the ranks Horatio-Alger style. Fourth from the right is Hewitt Fox, another son of Col. and Mrs. Fox, who was successful as an independent petroleum geologist and entrepreneur in Texas.



Distinguished service citation by the King of England for Lt.Col. Frederick Fox, who took it upon his own initiative to organize a convoy of U.S. Army trucks which extracted a British unit at night threatened with encirclement by advancing German forces in North Africa.

 


The lighter side: hamming it for The Tulanian (news magazine of Tulane University), April 1949. "Spotting a stray vulture in the air, Colonel Frederick Fox of the Tulane Cavalry pulls his "persuader" and prepares to keep law and order in his command. Holding the Colonel's plunging mount is Mrs. Fox..."


Photocopy of the original article:

 


World War II - Operation Torch - Part 1 (10:00) "Canada at War documentary series on the events of the Second World War. Produced after the war with first hand accounts from both Allies and Axis soldiers." See also World War II - Operation Torch - Part 2 (11:41) [Editor's Note: This was not exactly a rollover campaign for U.S. forces. Among other things, "The green Americans are wiped out at the Kasserine Pass."]


 

[Editor's note: For some reason my web page software repeats the Patton video portrayed further up this web page at this location as well, even though I have entered embedded code for a different video. I might as well leave it since trying to remove it pre-empts other videos. If any technician who understands what is going on wants to send me an email explaining how to fix this problem, please refer to my contact web page. Please also see the YouTube video "General George S Patton talks about excellent job done by The Third Army during W...HD Stock Footage" for more speeches by the real Patton.

 

 

Operation Torch: The Allied Invasion of North Africa 1 (15:00) A documentary produced during WWII, thick with Allied propaganda, but with some good material. Part 2 here (15:00).

 

 

Hitler's Warriors - Rommel The Hero (43:12) a film by Guido Knopp. This documentary provides an overview of Rommel's career, to include his North Africa campaigns. It has interviews with people who were close to Rommel and even shows the "Desert Fox" himself providing newsreel briefs. Other videos on YouTube include Clash of Warriors- Rommel v Montgomery (El Alamein) (45:00) and +-WWll in Colour-Rommel The Desert Fox (10:00), documentaries that cover German intervention in North Africa from inception to the Battle of El Alamein. See also Erwin Rommel, A History (4:36), a short documentary overview of Rommel's career, and "Unser Rommel-Lyrics with English Subtitles" (3:39) -- a German military march song specially composed in honor of the Afrika Korps commander. Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps (4:12) provides WWII color film footage with haunting background music.




Additional References


Col. Fox Retires June 1, 1959: Biography of Col. F. H. Fox (PDF), by Walter E. Blessey, The Tulane Engineer, May 1959, pages 1 and 3.

 


Colonel Creed F. Bates, 1957


Col. Creed Bates, Principal of Chattanooga High School 1927-1964, (born Feb 1, 1894, died Oct 11, 1975)


2010-02 The Dynamo Legacy by Mike Haskew, Chattanooga CityScope,
...Recollection of Gene Roberts, Class of 1951 "Reflecting on City High, he remembers it as a wonderful place to go to school. “Colonel Creed Bates, the principal then, could pick his people for the faculty from anywhere across the city,” Roberts relates. “Not everybody could do that. We had a great mix of people, who came from all over town to go to school at City. There were students from Signal Mountain, North Chattanooga, East Lake, Downtown and all over. It really was a unique atmosphere.”
...Testimony of Frank `Skip' Bowman, class of 1962, who later became a U.S. Navy Admiral. When asked "What made City High so special for Admiral Bowman, he responded "“In a word, people,” he responds. “There were events and things that are memorable, but fond memories are about the people, starting with ‘the Colonel,’ Colonel Creed Bates, our principal, guiding light and moral compass; then the amazing faculty who would make Hallmark weep with their caring, their involvement, their insistence on perfection and finally my fellow classmates who remain my best friends today, 47 years after we graduated . . . "
2009-10-09 Hamilton County leaders among first Chattanooga High School inductees by Clint Cooper "..."Almost everybody who went to City [High School] was someone who knew he was getting a really good education," said Gene Roberts, a member of the class of 1951, a former Chattanooga mayor and a member of the first hall of fame class...." [Col. Creed Bates is listed in the Hall of Fame on this web page, needless to say].
2006-04 Walden's Ridge: The Early Years Interviews with Col. Creed Bates, Martha Bachman McCoy, Ellis A. Smith, Jr., Dr. J. Livingston White, and others. Origins of Place Names of Walden's Ridge by Karen Stone. Softcover; 106 page book.

1964 Chattanooga High School Dynamo Yearbook Text from page 19: "The ideals and integrity of Col. Creed Fletcher Bates as principal of Chattanooga High School have taught dignity, happiness, and beauty to generations of boys and girls to prepare them to take their places as responsible citizens and outstanding leaders. Col. Bates' interest in the individual has always predominated all others. He has cultivated thousands of young minds, molding each into a distinct contributing entity. The commonplace, the second best, has never been enough for Col. Bates. Under such inspired and dedicated leadership, Chattanooga High School has become renowned as one of the quality schools in the South. Last year Colonel often expressed his primary wish, "I want to see my people safely over Jordan." Now, this wish has been granted in his final year of service Col. Bates brought to the new location [of Chattanooga High School] all the warmth, depth and excitement of a great heritage. Through him, the great traditions have survived, the high standards and spirit of the past are now encompassed in new walls. Chattanooga High School is prepared to meet the challenge of the future! Col. Bates graduates this year. Emblazoned across his diploma are the words: "You have acted well your part, therein all the honor lies." In the past months many individuals and organizations have paid tribute to this great leader, and thus do we, however, the most fitting monument Chattanooga can erect is the students -- past, present, and future -- who are living and will continue to live by the precepts taught and lived by this builder of men, Col. Creed Fletcher Bates, r. Chattanooga High School."
1964 Chattanooga High School Dynamo Yearbook Text from page 20: "CHS: The Oldest and Best Second[ary School in the South]. A born leader of men through the years, Col. Bates has taken part in all types of civic and church activities. He has served as a Trustee of Bonny Oaks Orphanage since 1929, succeeding his father, Squire L. W. Bates who was instrumental in founding Bonny Oaks. Col. Bates now serves as secretary of the Board of Trustees. Col. Bates has been prominent in Methodism for more than a century. In the St. Elmo Methodist Church, he is on the board of trustees. For ten years he was chairman of the board and steward. He has previously been a delegate to the District and Annual Conferences of the Methodist Churches. The Methodist Church established a school, the Standard Training School, of which Col. Bates was named Chairman of the Board of Managers and since 1946 he has been a dean. Col. Bates has also held the position of Sunday School Superintendent. Col. Bates joined the Chattanooga Civitan Club in 1922, two years after it was founded. He has been an active member for forty-two years and served as president in 1932-33. Col. Bates has served as District Commander of Civitans, Chairman of Chattanooga Armory Advisory Committee, President of State Y.M.C.A. Board, President of Chattanooga Half Century Club, Commander of James-Craig Ludon Post of the American Legion, Trustee of the University of Chattanooga, Member of the Committee on Colleges and Universities for Southern Association of College and Secondary Schools. Creed Fletcher Bates was born February 1, 1894, the sixth child of Squire L. W. Bates and Jane L. Bates. He was born in St. Elmo and spent all the summers of his boyhood on Walden's Ridge. Creed received his elementary education at St. Elmo Grammer School. He was a good student even as a small boy. He loved local history and spent many of his waking hours on Lookout Mountain hunting for Indian relics. Completing four years of work in three years, Creed graduated from Central High School in 1911 with honors. He was Alumni Editor of The Digest, the school's newspaper, president of the debating society, and a member of the track team. Receiving his A.B. degree in education, Mr. Bates graduated from U.C. in three hears with honors. He worked on U.C.'s yearbook and newspaper, he also held comic rolls in all the college plays. In 1911 Prof. Bates began his far reaching career as an educator at Central High School. He taught there until the outbreak of World War I in 1917. Professor Bates was began his military career at the Student ..." [continued next page].
1964 Chattanooga High School Dynamo Yearbook Text from page 21: "...School in the South" first Officers Training Camp held in the South in Fort Oglethorpe. He graduated as a 2nd Lt. in Field Artillery. Since Lt. Bates spoke French fluently he was chosen to go France as a billeting officer. After he was discharged in Germany at closing of the war, Lt. Bates decided to remain in Europe and study at the Sorbonne in Paris. He later received his M.S. Degree from Columbia University and has done graduate work at Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, Peabody, and the University of Cuba. He returned to Chattanooga to teach at City until 1925 and then he opened up the new Lookout Junior High School as principal. He served in that capacity until May of 1926. In the fall of 1927, Prof. Bates became principal of Chattanooga High School. He has served continuously in this capacity, except during service in World War II and for over one year when he served as acting School Superintendent while Superintendent Derthicle was in England. During World War II he served as a Special Services Officer, securing entertainment for troops abroad. He also served as an interpreter. For outstanding service he was given the Legion of Merit Award and was discharged as a Lieutenant Colonel. Returning to Chattanooga, Col. Bates resumed his position as principal of the "oldest and best secondary school in the South." There is much more which could be said, these words can not possibly do justice to the life, influence, and talents of this great leader in determining the destiny and prestige of Chattanooga High School."


Related to the WWI and WWI service:

Bofors 40 mm gun/ This Wikipedia article begins "The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun,[1] is an anti-aircraft/multi-purpose autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors. It was one of the most popular medium-weight anti-aircraft systems during World War II, used by most of the western Allies as well as by the Axis powers. The cannon remains in service (as the main armament in the CV 90) making it both one of the longest-serving and most widespread artillery pieces of all time..."
"American Troops Must Learn ABCs of Soldiering to Defeat Axis Armies," THE CAMP NEWS, June 16, 1943
Kasserine Pass North Africa Campaign Pits Inexperienced Antiaircraft Artillery Units Against Rommel’s Vaunted Afrika Corps (PDF) by John Hamilton, Air Defense Artillery April-June 2005, John Hamilton is the Air Defense Artillery Historian, U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Bliss, Texas. This PDF also available here at airdefenseartillery.com.
Kasserine Pass National World War II museum resource page.
The War Comes First; Lt. Col. Francis Carroll Grevemberg and the Development of a WW II AntiAircraft Artillery Officer (PDF) a Thesis by Robert Janous, University of New Orleans, 14 May 2010.
World War II Story by Robert F. Gallagher, "Scratch One Messerschmitt" Chapter 6 - Camp Irwin on the Mojave Desert. An interesting account with photos by a soldier who trained in the Mojave Desert on a 40 mm anti-aircraft gun, albeit with a different unit and at a later time and with a different destination (northern France after D-Day instead of North Africa) than his counterparts with the 105th Coast Artillery commanded by Col. Frederick Fox.
Air Defense Artillery In Action at airdefenseartillery.com, web site of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Museum at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. This includes a number of interesting articles in addition to the previously cited Kasserine Pass article, such as:

THE HAMMER OF HELL: The Coming of Age of Antiaircraft Artillery in WW II by Colonel E. Paul Semmens, Reprinted from the ADA Magazine. This has some detailed coverage of the 105th Coast Artillery in North Africa, to include its role in the Battle of Kasserine Pass. This has all the chapters of the book.
Northwest Africa: Seizing the Initiative in the West, Chapter XXIV: The Enemy Is Turned Back by George F. Howe
Captain Rick Jacobs: "Kasserine Pass and the Tunisian Campaign" (YouTube) (57:32)

 

 

Memorabilia

Featured Rifle: A North African Garand A draft article for the GCA Journal
Col. Fox M1 Garand (a more in depth analysis of the Garand)
Col. Fox M1911 .45 Automatic Pistol


 






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