Heroes And Villains

Dallaire and Ngeze
Heroes And Villains

Dallaire and Ngeze

Roméo Dallaire and Hassan Ngeze likely never met, but the Canadian general’s efforts to prevent genocide in Rwanda conflicted with the plan of one of the masterminds behind the slaughter of the country’s Tutsi peoples On May 1, 1994, Major-General Roméo Dallaire arrived at the Sainte-Famille Church in the Rwandan capital city of Kigali to find thousands of people hiding there. Several blue beret-wearing UN observers were scattered in their midst. Dead and dying lay everywhere. Despair washed over Dallaire. There was little he or his UN force could do to protect these people from the murderers perpetrating one of the worst genocides since the Second World War. The previous October, Dallaire had deployed to Rwanda to referee a peace agreement aimed at ending a bloody civil war between...
Churchill and Hitler
Heroes And Villains

Churchill and Hitler

Winston Churchill and Adolph Hitler were both charismatic, demanding leaders who promised to restore order to their society after the disruption and devastation of the Great War. They were also mortal enemies with very different visions of what social order should look like.  Emnity  “If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be freed.” —Churchill (LEFT) “The gift Mr. Churchill possesses is the gift to lie with a pious expression on his face.” —Hitler (RIGHT) When Adolph Hitler came to power, Winston Churchill was in the political wilderness, but speaking out against appeasement. “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last,” he warned. With the signing of the Munich Agreement (the 1938 pact among the major powers of Europe—except the Soviet Union and...

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