Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Secret Files: Hitler, Astrology and the British Government

Britain's spymasters became convinced that astrology could hold the key to the defeat of Adolf Hitler during the Second World War, it has emerged. Secret files released by the National Archives show how intelligence chiefs were hoodwinked into recruiting a bogus Hungarian nobleman to study the Nazi leader's horoscope in the hope of penetrating his military plans.

Here's the story - in all its bizarre glory!

And here's a second one that adds more details.

And a third.

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