posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 06:41 AM
This is a mere drop in the ocean, there were countless peace overtures from both sides. Hitler never wanted to attack Great Britain, and he made it
clear that he did not wish to engage in conflict with the British in Mein Kampf. He visualised Britain and Germany 'walking hand in hand' in
domination of the Eurasian World Island. Unlike Winston Churchill, many in the UK saw Germany as our natural ally, and with good reason, we are after
all Anglo-Saxons and they are Germano-Saxons, we are of the same blood.
In 1941, when Hitler made his last ditch attempt at peace with Britain, he did so with the offer to return to pre-1939 territories, as long as we
would consider the Sudetenland and the Danzig corridor as German provinces. This meant he would withdraw from most of Poland, Czechoslovakia and
leave France unmolested. Britain refused, as they refused every subsequent offer (though no more offers were received directly from Hitler).
It should also be noted that Edward VIII was a weak and ineffectual man, driven by financial avarice. He willingly toadied up to the Nazis as he
thought they would offer him and his wife wealth and prestige. When Hitler realised he had no real power however they were dropped from favour...and
spirited far out of reach by the British Foreign Office so that they could do no further damage to morale on the home front.
There were numerous plots to oust Churchill, most notably one led by Lloyd George, who Churchill decried as willing to be Hitler's 'Petain' to
Britain. It was Churchill's dedication alone that prevented any peace being agreed with Germany, and there were many intelligence operations aimed
at securing information in exchange for the implied promise of a peace settlement, promises that Churchill had no intention of fulfilling. He also
ensured that our allies, France included, knew nothing of these offers. They might afterall see sense in such a peace. Churchill wanted a world war.
This latest release into the National Archives is a mere piffle considering the secrets that are still under lock and key, and that will remain that
way for many years to come.