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Just Curious

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So, is it fairly widely known that Hitler, Schellenberg and Von Ribbentrop planted Wallis Simpson in Edward VIII's social circles to influence Britain's involvement in WWII? Apparently it had gotten to the point where Nazi Germany had told Japan that Britain would not interfere, so that was Japan's green light to attack Pearl Harbour.

A Google search doesn't seem to say much other than the fact that the Edward/Wally thing and the Hitler/Nazi thing happened at roughly the same time, so I decided to put this question to my learned friends...

[Update - January 17, 2001]

badkarma_05 briefed me on WWII again and I think I'm beginning to piece this together a bit. The short of it is, Hitler and his posse tried to gain access to British State Secrets by pimping Wallis Simpson to Edward VIII before the war. They continued to do stuff during the war too, but none of it really worked out well enough that the mainstream media picked up on it.

All the press I've seen says that there were three things against Wallis Simpson - she was a commoner, American and divorced. What no one ever says (and I'm not quite sure why) is that she was also on the Nazi Government's payroll. This little ploy fell apart, of course, and no one's ever thought much of it.

I guess what's intriguing to me is that the publicity around the Edward/Wally situation was made to be such a romantic anti-fairy tale. A King abdicates for the woman he loves; "the heart has its reasons"; "I have found it impossible to carry on the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge the duties of King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love."

And it's all bullshit =) The British intelligence knew about her and what she was there for. I supposed the media was easier to control back then.

Fascinating.

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