Nazis planned to kill Churchill with chocolate

The letter that warned of the lethal chocolate

WRITTEN BY: Elif Geris
The letter that warned of the lethal chocolate
Image Source: Imperial War Museums via wiki commons
The letter that warned of the lethal chocolate

Familiar with the sweet tooth of Winston Churchill, Nazis plotted to kill him with explosive chocolate during World War II.

According to WebProNews, the Nazis planned to kill Churchill by placing a small bomb in a thin layer of dark chocolate. The Nazis planned to kill Churchill by wrapping these delectable “candies” in gold, luxurious looking paper. The paper would read, “Peter’s Chocolate.”

The package of Nazi chocolates planned to kill Churchill would have fit in well with an assortment of extravagancies in the dining room. Nazis planned to kill Churchill, as well as his entire war cabinet.

But the Nazis’ plan to kill Churchill went under when British spies outwitted the plan, and warned officials.

While Nazis planned to kill Churchill, MI5’s senior intelligence chief, Lord Victor Rothschild, aimed to help the effort in warning. Rothschild’s wife uncovered a letter in 2009, which read his warning and a request to Lawrence Fish.

Rothschild wrote, “Dear Fish, I wonder if you could do a drawing for me of an explosive slab of chocolate.”

Following this address to the illustrator, Rothschild proceeded to describe the chocolate’s appearance.

Rothschild continued, “When you break off a piece of chocolate at one end in the normal way, instead of it falling away, a piece of canvas is revealed stuck into the middle of the piece which has been broken off and a ticking into the middle of the remainder of the slab.”    

Rothschild wrote the letter on May 4th, 1943 enlightening that the Nazis planned to kill Churchill.

These poster-sized drawings would warn that the Nazis planned to kill Churchill, and would cover the walls of England to caution people of the bars.
 

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