Skip to comments.Churchill stopped missiles – at British Jews' expense
Posted on 10/14/2007 8:22:54 AM PDT by Nachum
Incoming V1 "flying bomb"
LONDON With Nazi "flying bombs" raining down on the nation's capital and largest population center, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a fateful and agonizing decision to use a double agent to redirect the missiles toward the Jewish sector of the city, secret MI6 files reveal for the first time.
On June 14, 1944, Churchill gathered his top military advisers, including John Cecil Masterman, who ran the double-agents spies recruited by the Nazis and sent to England only to be "turned" by the intelligence service to work for Britain.
Among the most daring recruits was Eddie Chapman, a Londoner who before the war had led a devil-may-care life as a safe cracker. He had fled to Jersey to avoid arrest for his latest crime only to arrive there at the time the Germans invaded the island.
On that June night, the Air Ministry analysts had calculated the flying bombs, or doodlebugs, as they would be called, would continue to be aimed at Central London at the Air Ministry headquarters in Kingsway and on Whitehall.
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Well as usual the headline totally misrepresents what the story says Churchill did.
(Do I really need a < /sarcasm> tag? Yeah, probably)...
More revisionist nonsense. Churchill was the 20th Century’s greatest leader, followed closely by Reagan. If he gave an order that adversely affected British Jews, it would not have been because they were British Jews. None of the occupants of #10 Downing Street since Churchill could have done better — and that includes Thatcher, who is probably the 3rd greatest leader of the 20th Century.
What a load of crock.
So the lies go on and on. In any case there was no Jewish ghetto. Although there were areas where Jewish people seemed to congregate, they were absolutely intermingled with the usual population.
I worked in the suburbs 1948 and delivered piece goods of cloth with a cockney van driver. I got to know the cheerful and non-snobbish Jewish business man. I said the cockney, "they ain't snobs". He agreed. Admitted we did think they were different though. (laughs)
From Enigma intercepts, Churchill knew that the Germans were going to carpet bomb Coventry within hours. He kept the lid on to protect the most important espionage weapon the allies had knowing Coventry was going to get clobbered.
In the week starting 25th June, 1944, Germany launched 127 V1 rockets causing 357 deaths (2.81 per missile)
In the week starting 2nd July, 1944, Germany launched 119 V1 rockets causing 262 deaths (2.2 per missile)
The lower death number of deaths after 1st July could be attributed to the misinformation being spread to the Germans which causes the missiles to fall outside the heavily congested centre of London. Lives were probably saved by this decision.
The implication from the article is that the Jews were targeted but this is not the case.
The Germans knew which direction London was, but the exact distance was determined by the damage reports that they received. All Churchill could do is affect the distance that they travelled. Better to have them fall short than to fly over the city in the hope that they had enough fuel to carry them out of harms way.
This was the right decision for many reasons, the Jews were never targeted by Churchill.... bad article for giving people that impression.
Source of deaths from V1 ---> http://www.flyingbombsandrockets.com/statsbyweek.html
The testimony of the double agent was that numbers of lives, overall, were spared. I will not accept from the article any implication that W. Churchill was desirous to destroy the Jewish population of London.
OTOH, I think the Germans were intelligent enough to know how to read a map and use a compass and knew the V-1s capabilities well enough to do their own targeting.
This is why they relied so heavily on reports from spies who could tell them if they were falling short or going long.
Good post and accurate. Churchill, FDR, Eisenhower, and Montgomery made many many hard decisions that they knew would result in the death of their countrymen but at the same time save many more than were lost due to their decision.
The Brits had broken the German Code via the capture of the enigma machine from a sub and this combined with brilliant Brits at the Code Breaking center at Betchly Green in Berkshire let the allies know what the Germans were doing. The Germans planned a massive raid on Croydon. Churchill knew this and did not inform the RAF. The reason he did not inform the RAF is they would have put up many fighters and the Germans would then know their code was broken. D-Day was in the near future and much more important than the lives of the people in Croydon.
Those were hard decisions made by great men. They were the right decisions.
Well, I’ve watched too many WWII documentaries over the decades that
I can’t give a citation for what I’m going to mention.
IIRC, the story I heard was that the area of V1 impacts was so scattered
that disinformation was spread via the English newspapers and by
covert means to let the Germans think they were doing a good job
of hitting their desired targets.
When, IN REALITY, their V1s were landing all over the place and having
mininal impact on key targets.
(even though, as a regular part of war, the ones that took out
civilians, soldiers and workers were sad affairs).
Maybe my recollection is in error, but the scenario mentioned
above did make sense in regard to the use of disinformation.
Oh, this outta help. /s/
absolute horseshite article and lying title
the AM should yank this one.
is Donnie Deutsch a freeper now?
Sing it, brother!
Hitler's campaign ended in August 1944. The doodlebugs had killed 6,184 people. In one of the documents in the Y-Files, Masterman noted: "This was one of the most difficult decisions Winston Churchill made."
Wow. Kinda makes 9/11 seem even more devastating. I assumed the British losses from the Nazi bombings were much higher.
LOL! Aim a V1?
Poor WND must be getting desperate for articles.
‘Wow. Kinda makes 9/11 seem even more devastating. I assumed the British losses from the Nazi bombings were much higher.’
That’s just the death toll from V1’s. The total was over 55,000 people killed by bombs in London.
The Germans were smart enough to know that the only real variable was distance, not deflection. If a double agent had told the Germans that the missles were missing downtown either to the lefy or right, they would have known something was amiss. The only believable lie was that the bombs were overshooting the target.
Anyone visiting england should not miss visiting the old bombed out Coventry Cathedral and the new one; the new one being completed in 1962.
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Thanks for the info. Public school, ya know.
I didn’t think the V1s were that accurate ?
They apparently don't only NOT know history, they don't even know how to read a calendar at WND.
Are they really so ignorant that they think that Dachau, Auschwitz and Belsen had been liberated by June 14, 1944?
Hey, Farrah, if you read this, the western Allies were still pinned down in Normandy on June 14. They wouldn't get to the Munich suburbs until 10 months later. The Russians got to Auschwitz in January 1945.
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