Churchill’s royal cover-up

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

LON­DON: For­mer Bri­tish leader Win­ston Churchill and US Pres­i­dent Dwight Eisen­hower tried to sup­press cap­tured Nazi doc­u­ments that showed Britain’s for­mer King Ed­ward VIII dis­cussing his de­sire for peace with Adolf Hitler.

The Na­tional Archives pub­lished more pa­pers yes­ter­day from the UK’s se­cret room in the Cabi­net Of­fice, which in­cluded a 1953 memo from Churchill, on re­ports of comments by the Duke of Wind­sor, as Ed­ward VIII was known af­ter he ab­di­cated in 1936. “He is con­vinced had he re­mained on the throne, war would have been avoided,” a tele­gram from Lis­bon in July 1940 re­vealed.


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