Nazis Intended To End Churchill’s Life With Deadly Candy
A letter written on May 4, 1943 was discovered by the wife of artist Laurence Fish that was asking Fish to create a detailed drawing of explosive chocolate.
The letter was written by Lord Rothschild during World War II.
“I wonder if you could do a drawing for me of an explosive slab of chocolate,” the letter, written from a secret London bunker and addressed to Fish read. ”We have received information that the enemy are using pound slabs of chocolate which are made of steel with a very thin covering of real chocolate.”
He continued, “Inside there is high explosive and some form of delay mechanism…When the piece of chocolate is pulled sharply, the canvas is also pulled and this initiates the mechanism.”
Classified documents were exchanged with MI5 officials that revealed the intention that the Nazis intended to kill Sir Winston Churchill with this idea of exploding chocolate.
The plan was to have German bomb inventors hide explosives within chocolate and wrapped with gold and black paper.
The Daily Mail reports:
The Germans planned to use secret agents working in Britain to discreetly place the bars of chocolate – branded as Peter’s Chocolate – among other luxury items taken on trays into the dining room used by the War Cabinet during the Second World War.
The lethal slabs of confection were packed with enough explosives to kill anyone within several metres.
But Hitler’s plot was foiled by British spies who discovered they were being made and tipped off one of MI5’s most senior intelligence chiefs, Lord Victor Rothschild.
‘Thank goodness we discovered what they were up to,’ said Mr Fish’s wife, journalist Jean Bray. ‘If the Germans had been successful, the whole outcome of the war could have been quite different.’