File Title US Reaction to Activities of Duke of Windsor as Governor of the Bahamas and Axel Wenner-Gren; Views of Duke of Windsor on Outcome of the War with Germany
Reference FO 1093/23
Date 1940 - 1941
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 5 November 1996


A file of documents concerning the activities of the Duke of Windsor during his time as Governor of the Bahamas, including his views on Nazism and the war with Germany and friends and acquaintances, including Axel Wenner-Gren, who was suspected of Nazi sympathies. Documents in the file include correspondence between the United States of America and United Kingdom governments regarding the Duke’s involvement in Wenner-Gren’s plans for property development near a U.S. naval base in the Bahamas; a report on the activities of Charles Bedaux, a Franco-American collaborator who was a friend of the Windsors; reports of the Duke’s defeatist opinions on the war; and reports and press-cuttings of the Duke’s opinions on a variety of subjects, including the progress of the war.

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