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Britain's Nazi King 

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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Clive Maltby
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Episode credited cast:
Jack Davenport ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Tom Carter ... Edward VIII
Hannah Young Hannah Young ... Wallis Simpson
Tom Bonington ... Fulton Oursler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Bradford Sarah Bradford ... Herself - Author of 'George VI & Elizabeth'
Sonna Cadman Sonna Cadman ... Nancy Cunard
Duchess of Windsor ... Herself (archive footage)
Duke of Windsor ... Himself (archive footage)
Frank Giles Frank Giles ... Himself - Former Editor of the Sunday Times
Stephen Haynes ... Bedaux / Special Branch
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
King George V ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert MacPherson ... Philips
John Julius Norwich ... Himself
Jonathan Petropoulos 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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16 July 2009 (UK) See more »

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Was the Duke of Windsor a Nazi agent or a Nazi dupe?
1 September 2010 | by ey925See all my reviews

The story is Edward's life, mainly 1934-45, and his youth and old age are summarized as briefly as possible. The main twist is its presenting as fact the FBI files on the Duke of Windsor (recently made public) which in turn manifest the main difference between American and British intelligence methods. British intelligence policy is that no testimony is believable until and unless confirmed by someone else. US policy (as implied in these FBI files) was to take at face value all reports -- e.g. that Joachim von Ribbentrop sent 17 scarlet carnations every day to the Duchess of Windsor, commemorating their 17 sexual engagements, and that she sent Ribbentrop intelligence information in 1940 after the Windsors fled to Biarritz. The film is slightly weakened by anachronism, e.g. making Churchill prime minister before the German invasion of France, introducing socialite/industrialist Charles Bedaux in 1937 as a Nazi agent (which the FBI judged he was in 1943), showing dinner place cards with first names (e.g. Joseph Goebbels rather than Herr Goebbels) etc.


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