By Andrew Morton
A meticulously researched ancient travel de strength concerning the mystery ties between Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler sooner than, in the course of, and after international warfare II.
Andrew Morton tells the tale of the feckless Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, his American spouse, Wallis Simpson, the weird wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of england, and the tried cover-up via Churchill, basic Eisenhower, and King George VI of the duke's kinfolk with Hitler. From the alleged affair among Simpson and the German overseas minister to the invention of most sensible mystery correspondence concerning the guy dubbed "the traitor king" and the Nazi excessive command, it is a saga of intrigue, betrayal, and deception suffused with a heady aroma of intercourse and suspicion.
For the 1st time, Morton finds the whole tale at the back of the cover-up of these damning letters and diagrams: the bold heist ordered by way of King George VI, the graceful duplicity of a Soviet undercover agent in addition to the sour rows and recriminations one of the British and American diplomats, politicians, and teachers. Drawing on FBI records, particular photographs, and fabric from the German, Russian, and British royal documents, in addition to the private correspondence of Churchill, Eisenhower, and the Windsors themselves, 17 CARNATIONS is a stunning ancient drama, choked with event, intrigue, and startling revelations, written by means of a grasp of the style.
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I put my flaps down, cut my throttle and continued turning to the left. I had completed about three-fourths of a 360-degree turn when a Me 109 cut across in front of me at high speed. I gave my fighter full throttle, pulling up on his tail. I fired one burst, observing strikes on the right wing. The enemy aircraft did a split-s and I followed him. He pulled out of range in a vertical dive. I glanced at my airspeed, which indicated well over 550 mph. The Me 109 was still pulling away from me, however.
One of the last P-51Bs in service with the 357th FG, 43-24823 was written off by Lt William S Davis in a landing accident on 30 May 1945 (Olmsted via Roeder) P-51B-10 42-106462 U'VE HAD IT! 5 victories by D-Day, when his aircraft received its invasion stripes. England would not score again until August, by which time he was flying a P-51D. On 4 October 42-106462 lost its tail assembly during a training flight, but its pilot, Lt Richard Potter, managed to bail out safely (Olmsted via Roeder) Maj Tommy Hayes and his crew pose with Frenesi in August 1944.
This, and the ground coming up rather rapidly, caused the German plot to flare out and level off. We were now at approximately 300 ft, and "Kit" was getting hits all over the Fw 190 when the German's engine failed. We were heading east just above the Grand Armee-Champs Elysees Boulevard. It looked like the Fw 190 was going to crash into the Arc de Triomphe! The pilot must have been dead since he did not try to bail out. 'Capt Carson broke away and I was fascinated to watch the prop windmilling as the Fw 190 headed toward its fatal end.
17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History by Andrew Morton