A Nazi Chocolate Bar Plot to Kill Churchill?

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The Chocolate Grenade

“Dear Fish, I wonder if you could do a drawing for me of an explosive slab of chocolate,” begins a letter from Lord Victor Rothschild, a British intelligence officer in World War II. “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. Inside there is high explosive and some form of delay mechanism.”

The letter, which was sent on May 4, 1943 to Laurence Fish, an illustrator, referenced a very real assassination plot by the Nazis. Their target: no less than the round mound of resolve, Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The chocolates were to be placed “amongst other luxury items in the War Cabinet’s dining room where Winston Churchill often spent time.” But the plan was discovered by British spies and (ahem) foiled.

 The plot is revealed below:

The Nazis planned to kill Winston Churchill during World War II with exploding chocolate, it has been discovered.

In an extravagant plot, similar to inventive plans used today by Islamic extremist terrorists, the Adolf Hitler commissioned his bomb makers to create an explosive device covered in a thin layer of chocolate. The exploding chocolate bar was then to be wrapped in expensive black and gold covering to disguise the bomb as Peters Chocolate brand of premium chocolates, according to a Telegraph report.

The explosives were planned to be powerful enough to kill anyone within a few meters of the chocolate bar.

The inventive device would be triggered by a piece of the chocolate bar being broken off, which would start a timer to set off the device seven seconds later.

According to the devilish Nazi plan, secret agents would infiltrate Britain and somehow manage to plant the chocolate bars in Britain’s War Cabinet dining room, along with a host of other luxury items so as to blend in. During the war in Britain there was a strictly imposed rationing of luxury items such as chocolate. So their presence in the War Cabinet would likely have quickly attracted those working there.

However, according to The Daily Mail the plot was foiled by British spies, who found out about the exploding chocolate devices. The British spies contacted Lord Victor Rothschild, one of MI5′s most senior intelligence chiefs, who commissioned an artist, Laurence Fish, to create a poster warning of the device to warn the British public.

By Jim Gardner , Christian Post Contributor

July 19, 2012|12:44 pm

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