Monday, June 8, 2015

Former King wanted England bombed and an Anglo-German alliance, archives reveal

This article appeared at 
THE CONVERSATION

June 8, 2015

The Duke of Windsor inspecting SS soldiers in 1937. Aktuelle-Bilder-Centrale, Georg Pahl (Bild 102), CC BY-SA

King Edward VIII was forced to abdicate in 1936, and soon took the title of the Duke of Windsor. He has always been known for his pro-Nazi sympathies. However, the extent of his betrayal could never be fully verified due to the secrecy of the Royal Archives.

The Royal Archives have always ensured that letters from German relatives of the royal family in the run up to World War II remain closed. Naturally, such censorship has led to endless conspiracy theories.

But over the past eight years I have accumulated damning evidence by sifting through 30 archives all over the world that are open. Intelligence reports and German, Spanish and Russian documents show members of the British royal family were indeed far closer to Nazi Germany than has previously been recognised. I present this in full in my new book Go-Betweens for Hitler.

One key to this Anglo-German network is Charles Edward Duke of Coburg (1884-1954). In a Channel 4 programme on him in 2007, I called Coburg "a Nazi who got away with it", but I had no idea about the magnitude of his crimes at the time.

Coburg was part of a wider group of go-betweens – private individuals who were used for secret negotiations by Hitler. My investigation into Coburg's work sheds new and damning light on the Duke of Windsor, a relative and confidante of Coburg.

Coburg in 1933. Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-2007-0184, CC BY-SA

Duke of Coburg

Coburg was a grandchild of Queen Victoria destined for a privileged and unspectacular life. But the experiences of World War I changed him. After Germany lost the war, he turned to the radical right. In the 1920s he got involved with a German terrorist group that tried to overthrow the democratically elected German Republic. Members of the group were involved in several political murders in the 1920s. Though he did not pull the trigger himself, Coburg funded these murders.

After the failed Hitler Putsch of 1923, Coburg hid several Hitler supporters on the run in his castles. Hitler would not forget this great favour and later rewarded Coburg by making him a general. But he also needed him for something more secretive. In 1933 the Führer was short of international contacts and did not trust his own foreign ministry.

He therefore used members of the German aristocracy for secret missions to Britain, Italy, Hungary and Sweden. Coburg was particularly useful in London from 1935 to 1939 and was received in Britain due to his sister Alice Countess of Athlone’s tireless work. She was Queen Mary's sister-in-law and fought for Coburg's acceptance. This resulted in him not just being welcomed in British drawing rooms, but most importantly, by the royals, including the Duke of Windsor.

Royal secrets

Coburg was first invited in January 1932 to Sandringham to see George V and Queen Mary during their Christmas break. Despite the war, Queen Mary had renewed contacts with her German relatives as early as 1918. This occasion and subsequent visits were not listed in the Court Circular, as they normally would have been.

The Duke of Windsor in 1945.

It was only by turning to intelligence reports and foreign archives that I was able to piece together that the Duke of Coburg and the Duke of Windsor dreamt of an Anglo-German alliance. Windsor helped Coburg towards this goal on several different occasions.

The Soviet intelligence services were convinced of the Duke of Windsor’s treachery when war broke out. It is probable that they had an informer on his staff. In 1940 they reported that he was conducting negotiations with Hitler to form a new English government and conclude a peace with Germany contingent on a military alliance against the USSR.

Even more evidence of Windsor's treachery was hidden in Spanish archives. Like his relative Coburg, the Duke of Windsor was anti-Semitic. In June 1940 Don Javier Bermejillo, a Spanish diplomat and old friend of Windsor – he had known him since the 1920s – reported a conversation he had had with the Duke to his superiors.

Bermejillo reported that the Duke of Windsor blamed "the Jews, the Reds and the Foreign Office for the war". Windsor added that he would like to put Anthony Eden and other British politicians "up against a wall". Bermejillo stated that Windsor had already made similar remarks about the Reds and the Jews to him long before he became King in 1936. In another conversation on June 25 1940 Bermejillo reported that Windsor stressed if one bombed England effectively this could bring peace. Bermejillo concluded that the Duke of Windsor seemed very much to hope that this would occur: "He wants peace at any price." This report went to Franco and was then passed on to the Germans. The bombing of Britain started on 10 July.

After the war Coburg and the Duke of Windsor never met again. Windsor continued his jet-set life, and Coburg died in Germany in 1954. He never found out that his beloved Führer wanted him murdered. In April 1945 code breakers at Bletchley Park came across a telegram from Hitler, saying: "The Führer attaches importance to the Duke of Coburg, on no account falling into enemy hands." This was one of Hitler's famous "Nero orders", an indirect sentence of death.

The secrets Hitler and Coburg shared seemed to be so important that they needed to be hidden from public view. More transparency at the Royal Archives is needed so that historical investigations such as this can be conducted fully, not shrouded in secrecy.

Karina Urbach's book Go-Betweens for Hitler will be published by Oxford University Press on July 23.


Go-Betweens for Hitler

4 comments:

  1. Allen Dulles

    Baron Kurt von Schroder - a hard core nazi, a financier of SS chief Heinrich Himmler
    and a leading member of the "circle of friends of the
    Reichsfuhrer." Von Schroder coincidentally employed Allen Dulles as
    his American attorney [40] Royal Dutch Shell has long believed to be
    largely owned by the Dutch and British royal families.

    "Who was Schroeder?" asks Sutton in his book. "Baron Kurt von Schroeder was
    born in Hamburg in 1889 into an old established German banking family. An
    earlier member of the Schroeder family moved to London, changed his name to
    Schroder (without the dierisis) and organized the banking firm of J. Henry
    Schroder in London and J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation in New York."


    In his well-documented story of the American financiers who provided the
    money and material Hitler used to launch World War II, Dr. Sutton recounts
    how Nazi Baron Kurt von Schroeder "acted as a conduit for I.T.T. money
    funneled to Heinrich Himmler's S.S. organization in 1944, while World War II
    was in progress and the United States was at war with Germany."

    https://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg30594.html

    http://www.royalinsight.net/forum/index.php?topic=41797.90;wap2

    --- Quote --- A further dynastic marriage was to the well-known Baring family of
    bankers. Their influence kept on expanding and expanding. Frances
    Dora Smith married Sir Claude Lyon-Bowes, who were the grandparents of
    Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon who would marry Prince Albert (Bertie) in 1923.
    Prince Albert became King George V1 in 1936 and Elizabeth become Queen
    Elizabeth 1 - later known as the Queen Mother. Frances Dora Smith
    married Sir Claude Lyon-Bowes, who were the grandparents of Elizabeth
    Bowes-Lyon who married Prince Albert (Bertie) in 1923. Prince Albert
    became King George V1 in 1936 and Elizabeth become Queen Elizabeth 1 -
    later known as the Queen Mother.[bIn recent years, newspaper article
    concerning the Queen Mothers favourable attitude to the "pro-peace
    movement" spoke of her "desire to avert war with Germany and for
    closer ties to be established between the two countries." [/b] [37] One
    newspaper went so far as to state that the Queen would have willingly
    accepted a German occupation providing that the monarchy and her place
    in it remained intact. [38]

    Her brother, David Bowes-Lyon, to whom she was exceptionally close was,
    before the war, a director of Lazard Brothers bankers and who also held
    an "important but vaguely defined role in SOE." [39] The
    Lazard's connection is significant inasmuch as this bank was a link
    to pro-nazi Sir Henri Deterding of Royal Dutch Shell and Viscount
    Bearsted of Hill Samuel, both of whom connect to Baron Kurt von
    Schroder - a hard core nazi, a financier of SS chief Heinrich Himmler
    and a leading member of the "circle of friends of the
    Reichsfuhrer." Von Schroder coincidentally employed Allen Dulles as
    his American attorney [40] Royal Dutch Shell has long believed to be
    largely owned by the Dutch and British royal families.

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  2. This is the same war and the same case we are fighting today--mind you--banker and Zionist war-profiteers against the world for 222 of the past 239 years. Edward was framed in a honeytrap by his father, for whom Wallis Simpson served as MI5 agent from 1917-1922, the traitor and scoundrel George V that forced Edward to vacate the throne. . . . This occurred at a time when Germany was riding high under Hitler, Edward's half-brother. Hitler and King George were related in secret; and the King was pursuing Tavistock propaganda from 1921 onward, satisfying Occult Luciferian predictions by Albert Pike of a second of three wars by which he intended to bring on the Apocalypse for God. . . . Further the King had slandered Edward to the Archbishop unbeknownst to Edward himselfnot knowing why, after being Golden Boy for 22 years, Populist and pro-Labor, the entire body of courtiers turned against him at once. . . . http://www.holyconservancy.org/King_Edward_VIII:_Shocking_letters_Mail_Online.html . . . This article is actually about Elizabeth Bowes Lyons, who was the woman whom Edward spurned as Consort in 1920, who colluded with the bankers, with the Fascists . . . the absolute adversary to everything Edward lived and stood for. . . . This particular version of the story is so hobbled with lack of behavioral facts, it's simply a smear job. I mean, ordinarily one doesn't condemn another person on the basis of what he said once. . . . He was not allowed to express frustration over what he saw Zionists and Occult Illuminati war-mongers doing? He saw that the Zionist Jews were not faithful to their Covenant. Wow? Was that a matter of treason? What relationship did Edward have with the Rothschilds? NONE. Check his www.Peerage.com profile. He was not an Occultist Luciferian as both George V and VI were. No. He lived out his life on a 25K pound annual dole, by the charity of the Government of France. What an ignorant piece of dysinfo this is. Why don't you at least read "Saints or Sons of Perdition" before you print slander like this?

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    1. Did Abel Danger strike a nerve?
      Go fuck yourself shill, you inbred limey mutherfuker.

      -cmonkey

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