By Oswald Mosley
Mosley’s post war policy, like most ex-Fascists and National Socialists, was to build a United Europe as a third force in the world. It was to be able to stand against Soviet Communism and also the influence of American plutocracy. This idea of united Europe was poisoned by the alienation of Germany. This had a great deal to do with the allegations of war crimes.
He does not deny the Holocaust, no detailed research had been done into that question at that time. But he does say the the Allies at Nuremberg were judge and jury in their own cases, and that history would not regard the verdicts as correct until a neutral court had made a judgement. He also attacks the morality of hanging young soldiers because they had obeyed orders. He also attacked the policy of hanging young girls because they had been placed in executive positions as guards in detention camps. He points out that decease and starvation in the camps had often been caused by allied bombing. He talks of the hypocrisy of allied leaders sitting in judgement over their defeated enemies when they themselves were also guilty of the same offences.
Questions of morality, hypocrisy and retroactive law are considered in detail. Why were no Russians in the dock? Why none of the allied bombing chiefs who had killed thousands of women and children ever condemned? He also points out that to make a law that criminalised an offence after the act was done – and at at a time when it was legal – is not law but a travesty. He felt strongly about this point as he himself was a victim, along with many of his colleagues, under the wartime Defence Regulation 18B.