August 25, 1997
from AmericanAlmanac Website
One of the biggest public relations hoaxes ever perpetrated by the British Crown, is that King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne in 1938, due to his support for the Nazis, was a "black sheep,'' an aberration in an otherwise unblemished Windsor line. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The British monarchy, and the City of London's
leading Crown bankers, enthusiastically backed Hitler and the Nazis,
bankrolled the Führer's election, and did everything possible to build the
Nazi war machine, for Britain's planned geopolitical war between Germany and
In 1862, Prince William of the Danes was
installed as King George I of Greece, and married a granddaughter of Czar
Nicholas I in 1866. Prince Philip is a grandson of Queen Victoria, and he is
related to most of the current and former crowned heads of Europe, including
During 1931-1932, Philip's four older sisters married as follows:
Three of Philip's brothers-in-law were part of a group of German aristocrats who were Anglophile and pro-Nazi at the same time, and who remain a subversive force in Germany to this day.
Prince Bernhard, like Prince Philip, whom he
recruited to the eco-fascist cause, had strong roots in the Nazi movement.
Prince Bernhard first became interested in the Nazis in 1934, during his last year of study at the University of Berlin. He was recruited by a member of the Nazi intelligence services, but first worked openly in the motorized SS. Bernhard went to Paris to work for the firm IG Farben, which pioneered Nazi Economics Minister Hjalmar Schacht's slave labor camp system by building concentration camps to convert coal into synthetic gasoline and rubber.
Bernhard's role was to conduct espionage on
behalf of the SS. According to the April 5, 1976 issue of Newsweek,
this role, as part of a special SS intelligence unit in IG
Farbenindustrie, had been revealed in testimony at the Nuremberg trials.
William Hoffman writes in his book Queen Juliana:
This is the man who recruited Prince Philip to eco-facism, but Prince Philip's Nazi roots had been laid much earlier.
During World War I, Prince Max von Baden had been chancellor, while the Oxford-trained Hahn first served as head of the Berlin Foreign Ministry's intelligence desk, then as special adviser to Prince Max in the Versailles Treaty negotiations. Von Baden and Hahn set up a school in a wing of Schloss Salem, employing a combination of monasticism and the Nazis' "strength-through-joy'' system.
At first a supporter of the Nazis, Hahn, who was
part Jewish, soon got into trouble with the SS, and came to support the more
centrist elements of the Nazi Party. What Hahn really had become is what
Henry Kissinger's friend, Michael Ledeen has termed a "universal fascist,''
in the sense of Vladimir Jabotinsky, Count Coudenhove-Kalergi, the Strasser
brothers, and other fascists whom the hard-core Nazis would have no dealings
It would play a major role in rearing all the male children of Queen Elizabeth II and Philip. When Philip arrived at Hahn's school in Schloss Salem, it was in control of the Hitler Youth and the Nazi Party, and the curriculum had become Nazi "race science.''
Hahn became an adviser to the Foreign Office in London, urging policies of appeasement based upon appeals to the "centrist'' Nazis.
The Forschungsamt used electronic intelligence-gathering methods to police the Nazi Party, while working with the Gestapo against the Catholic Church, the Jews, and labor organizations. When rumors of homosexuality spread against Capt. Ernst Roehm of the Stormtroopers, Himmler turned to the Forschungsamt's eavesdroppers, and ordered the "Night of the Long Knives'' as a result.
The eldest of Prince Christoph and Sophie's children was named Karl Adolf, after Hitler.
Later, Prince Philip would promote his
According to the British magazine Private Eye,
the funeral became a gathering point for leading Nazis and their appeasers.
Prince Philip himself developed secretive ties with King Edward VIII,
continuing after Edward was deposed in 1938.
Through much of World War II, secret channels of
communication were maintained between the British royal family and their
pro-Hitler cousins in Germany, by Lord Mountbatten, through his sister
Louise, who was crown princess of pro-Nazi Sweden. Louise was Prince
On Nov. 20, 1995, the Washington Times reported, based on recently discovered Portuguese Secret Service files first published in the London Observer, that the Duke of Windsor had been in close collaboration with the Nazis in Spain and Portugal to foment a revolution in wartime Britain, that would topple the Churchill government, depose his brother King George VI, and allow him to regain the throne, with Queen Wallis [Simpson, the American divorcée, for whom he abdicated the throne] at his side.
Portuguese surveillance revealed that Walter Schellenberg, head of Gestapo counterintelligence, was one point of contact in this plot. After Schellenberg met with the Spanish ambassador to Portugal, Nicolás Franco, brother of fascist Gen. Francisco Franco, Ambassador Franco told a Portuguese diplomat:
Whatever correspondence was hidden in Sophie and Prince Christoph's Kronberg Castle, King George VI, in June 1945, felt compelled to dispatch the former MI-5 officer turned "Surveyor of the King's Pictures,'' Anthony Blunt, to gather up the correspondence.
Queen Elizabeth II reportedly insisted that there be no interrogation of Blunt about his secret trip to the castle.
Otherwise, it is notable that starting with an exchange between King George VI and President Eisenhower, the House of Windsor has been desperate to keep classified those documents from Kronberg Castle that fell into American Army hands, long beyond the normal length of time.
Clearly, Prince Philip's patron Lord Dickie
Mountbatten, Mountbatten's sister Crown Princess Louise, and Philip's
brother-in-law Prince Christoph of Hesse were not just exchanging Christmas