Sunday, December 12, 2004

This isn't going to win a war... I see it in the stars

Bit of luck the Americans were around to win the Second World War. According to today's London Times, the Brits' grand plan was... "to flood the world of astrology with fake horoscopes in an attempt to influence Hitler."
Hitler was known to be interested in astrology... British agents decided to exploit Hitler’s interest in the stars by inserting bogus horoscopes in newspapers around the world, knowing that reports of his impending demise would get back to Berlin.
It was hoped that the weight of celestial opinion would undermine Hitler’s authority and cause him to doubt his own decision-making ability...
Unbeknown to the British, however, Hitler had lost some of his faith in stargazers after Rudolf Hess, his deputy, had used astrological charts to plan a flight to Britain that ended with him being incarcerated for the rest of his life.

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