The Brits who fought for Hitler..

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    Strange to hear that BRITS fought for HITLER........EK KADWA SACH..........
     
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    There were 59 of them. I'd bet 58 were Irish.

    Although, there was a strong fascist movement in England pre-war.
     
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    Towards the end of the war, not just Brits, but people from all over western Europe fought for Germany in an effort to stop the Russian advance and possible annexation of Europe. There were Danes, Swedes, Frenchmen etc who all took up arms.

    There's a lot of allied propaganda about how Hitler wanted war.....in fact, it was Stalin who wanted to conquer all of Europe, and the massive war preparations of the Soviets since the early 1930's are a testament to that fact.
     
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    Adolph Hitler (a British (Atonist) Agent, seen with King Edward VII, of the Windsor Family. The Windsors are of German and Venetian ancestry. Sir Oswald Mosley, the leader of Britain's Fascist Party, during the 2nd World War years, was related to the Windsor Royals. Gregg Hallet, the author of Hitler was a British Agent, has exposed the connections between the Nazis and the British Crown. In his Mein Kamf, Hitler hypocritically professed hatred for the world's aristocracy.fo
    British Royalty with Hitler - David Icke's Official Forums
     
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    German roots still a royal embarrassment

    by Richard Woods

    WHEN Harry appeared in Nazi uniform it left the rest of his family suddenly looking naked. In an instant, years of painstaking effort to smooth over the royals' past were stripped away as memories and suspicions of royal links to Hitler's Germany were resurrected.

    The house of Windsor springs from the marriage of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert in 1840. He was the son of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in Germany and his name became that used by the British royal family.

    A bit of a mouthful, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha turned out not to be Albert's real surname, which was Wettin, the name of another aristocratic German dynasty.

    It was only in 1917 that George V, worried by the anti-German feeling caused by the first world war, ordered the royal family to scrap Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Wettin for Windsor.

    Matters are still not that simple. The name of the royal house is Windsor, but the surname of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh [Prince Philip] is Mountbatten-Windsor. The duke is also from the house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg and so, arguably, are his heirs.

    However, more embarrassing than names the length of a bus are the family's links to Nazi Germany. The duke is Greek and some of his relatives sympathised with the Nazis; others joined them.

    One brother-in-law, Prince Christoph of Hesse, was a member of the SS and flew fighters that attacked allied troops in Italy. In fact, so many of Philip's relatives had Nazi links that when he married Princess Elizabeth he was severely limited on the guests he could invite.

    Like most of the British aristocracy in the 1930s, George VI and his wife, the late Queen Mother, hoped to avoid war with Germany. The king sent birthday greetings to Hitler weeks before Germany invaded Poland.

    More notoriously, his brother, the former King Edward VIII, who became the Duke of Windsor after abdicating in 1936, was sympathetic towards Hitler. Even in 1970 he told one interviewer: "I never thought Hitler was such a bad chap."

    The duke and his wife, Wallis Simpson, had visited Germany in 1937 and were taken to meet the Führer. When they left, Hitler said of Simpson: "She would have made a good Queen."

    Suspicions lingered that if Hitler had successfully invaded Britain, he might have tried to make the duke king again. Confidential files released in 2003 revealed that Nazi officials thought the duke was "no enemy to Germany" and would be the "logical director of England's destiny after the war".

    Last year files released from the national archives revealed how a former head of British naval intelligence thought the duke's return was a real possibility. The British admiral, who had attended Hitler's 1937 Nuremberg rally, featured in an MI5 report as having said that Hitler "would soon be in this country, but that there was no reason to worry about it because he would bring the Duke of Windsor over as king".

    Other royals also had links to the Nazis. Baron Gunther von Reibnitz, the father of Princess Michael of Kent, was a party member and an honorary member of the SS. And the brother of Princess Alice, a great-aunt to the Queen, was a Nazi who said that Hitler had done a "wonderful job".

    Real History and the German side of the British royal family
     
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    Many European countries, including Russia, imported their princes from German States in the 18th and 19th centuries, it seems to me. Perhaps civfanatic could tell us more.
     

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