Revealed

Britain's Nazi King (16 Jul. 2009)

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According to research, mainly from FBI files, British king Edward's abdication was not exactly the price for marriage to twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson, an outrage, especially for ... See full summary »

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Fulton Oursler
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Frank Giles ...
Himself - Former Editor of the Sunday Times
Stephen Haynes ...
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John Julius Norwich ...
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Jonathan Petropoulos ...
Himself - Author of 'Royals and the Reich' (as Professor Jonathan Petropoulos)
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According to research, mainly from FBI files, British king Edward's abdication was not exactly the price for marriage to twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson, an outrage, especially for the royal head of the Anglican church. It was a convenient excuse for the British government to remove a royal prince who, from before his ascension to the throne end even during the Second World War, let his Nazi sympathies prevail on patriotism, making him a spy for Berlin, mainly trough Von Ribbentrop. Hitler hoped to restore Edward as a satellite pawn after militarily conquering Britain. Written by KGF Vissers

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What's the exact truth?
8 December 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Up until very recently, the stated reason for King Edward VIII giving up his title was simply because he wanted to marry a twice-divorced American. It was a romanticized story about a love affair that superseded even the monarchy. However, "Revealed: Britain's Nazi King" and other documentaries reveal that the truth might be a bit more complicated. While "Revealed" seems to support the original assertion to a degree, an earlier show "Edward VIII: The Traitor King" goes so far as to say that the marriage really was NOT the main reason for this abdication but his treasonous associations and political leanings. Both documentaries outline how Edward was very, very close friends with important Nazis--both before and after his abdication! Even when the war began, the couple STILL counted among his best friends a lot of Nazi scum and kept in contact with them! And, Wallace Simpson's earlier affair with Von Ribbentrop (one of the highest Nazi officials) sure didn't help matters! Clearly, the real reasons for the abdication are a bit more complicated than the standard romantic story of Edward and Mrs. Simpson.

The bottom line, however, is that although both documentaries are well documented and convincing, people simply WANT to believe a fabricated story--not that they were traitors. Me, with my anti-monarchist leanings and love of the real, behind the scenes story, enjoy this new revisionist version of history. Compelling and fascinating--especially when you think that the Nazis had contemplated re-installing Edward as king once they conquered Britain! Think about what might have been!


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