A new coin for 2014 that commemorates the centenary of the First World War has been produced by the Royal Mint.
The coin marking the outbreak of the First World War features the instantly recognisable call to arms by Lord Kitchener Lord Kitchener pointing out from the face of the coin as he did from the contemporary posters asking people at the time to sign up for the Army.
The well known phrase, “Your Country Needs You!” also appears on the coin.
Kevin Clancy, director of the Royal Mint Museum, said the coin was the first in a series that would follow the progress of the war over the next five years.
He said, “There is a programme of coins to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.”
Lord Kitchener was no hero to our people. He was known for imprisoning innocent Boer civilians in concentration camps during the second Boer war, and employed a policy of burning Boer farms.
Conditions in the concentration camps, which had been conceived by Roberts as a form of control of the families whose farms he had destroyed, began to degenerate rapidly as the large influx of Boers outstripped the ability of the minuscule British force to cope. The camps lacked space, food, sanitation, medicine, and medical care, leading to rampant disease and a very high death rate for those Boers who entered.
One incident that perhaps exposes the character of Kitchener was the court martial of Breaker Morant.
In the Breaker Morant case several soldiers from Australia were arrested and court martialed for summarily executing Boer prisoners, and also for the murder of a German missionary believed to be a Boer sympathiser, all allegedly under unwritten orders approved by Kitchener. The celebrated horseman and bush poetLt Harry “Breaker” Morant and Lt. Peter Handcock were found guilty, sentenced to death, and shot by firing squad at Peitersberg on 27 February 1902. The men were excecuted for carrying out Kitcheners orders. Their death warrants were personally signed by Kitchener. He reprieved a third soldier, Lt. George Witton, who served 28 months before being released.
In 1914, at the start of the First World War, Lord Kitchener became Secretary for state of war, a Cabinet Minister. Apparently one of the few to foresee a long war, he organised the largest volunteer army that Britain, and indeed the world, had seen. He was sending these young men to their needless deaths.
“YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU!”
Why did Britain need its young men, its best men, its fathers and sons to go to their deaths?
Why did Britain get involved in that war? To achieve what for its people that would justify this rogue, Kitchener to lie to them and tell them that it was their country that needed them?
All that Britain and its people gained from that war was death and misery on a massive scale.
The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War 1 was over 37 million. There were over 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded ranking it among the deadliest in human history.
They went to their deaths, not for their country, nor for their families, but for the financial interest of the global elite, the international bankers, hedge-funders and arms dealers who supply both sides. The Rothschilds, Goldman Sachs and the Goldsmiths, the cabal of international Jews.
Herbert Kitchener, was an agent of the Jews.
In 1883 Kitchener had become a Freemason. He was initiated in Cairo at La Concordia Lodge number 1226, English constitution.
The events surrounding Kitcheners’ death are the subject of much controversy, but that, is another article entirely.