“…the River Tiber foaming with much blood..”

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When many Germans and Austrians living in Britain were rounded up when War was declared against the Nazi death machine, and at similar circumstances in America when all ethnic Japanese were shuffled into internment camps after Pearl Harbour was attacked, both groups were termed “Fifth Column”. This name was conjured up by that supreme wordsmith Winston Churchill, as he strove to rally his nation which had sleepily acquiesced to the values of ‘appeasement’ and ‘laissez-faire’. He gave his people a fulcrum upon which to rest their feelings, although he knew that ninety-nine percent of the internees were totally opposed to Hitler’s domination of his country.

When the German panzers swept through Sedan in the Ardennes in 1940,