Hitler and the third Reich are well known today for their infamous and horrible exploits during the Second World War. But while the world was trying to stop the maniacal mass killings and tyranny of Hitler, we now know that Hitler was also trying to assassinate key members of the Ally powers like British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Churchill was a power house in his day and well known for his love of a few fancy indulgences. Cigars, rare brandy, and expensive sweets were just a few items that made his list. Taking the well-known mantra “know your enemy” to new heights, Hitler initiated a plot to take Churchill’s love of fine chocolate and make it his downfall through the means of exploding chocolate.
Kind of sounds like a joke, right? Well, it definitely wasn’t. The general plot included bomb makers having to coat very small, but very powerful, explosives in layers of dark chocolate, and then wrapping them up in official, and expensive, looking gold paper. The plan was then to send the murderous chocolate to a dining room known to be used by Churchill.
The small bomb was said to work in the following manner: After the bomb was covered with Chocolate, the Inside would hold a high explosive with a 7 second delay mechanism…When you break off a piece of chocolate at one end in the normal way, instead of it falling away, a piece of canvas is revealed stuck into the middle of the piece which would then begin to tick before exploding, hopefully inside his mouth.
But, thankfully, one of Bond’s own MI5 agents, Lord Victor Rothschild, along with several other British spies, discovered the plot and had an artist, Laurence Fish, draw up posters of the tasty weapon on May 4, 1943 to help people keep an eye out for it. The documents that revealed this plot came to be discovered by Fish’s wife after his death at the age of 89. She found the letters from Rothschild to her husband in his possessions and then gave them to the authorities to be kept with similar war time documents. No wonder they say that chocolate is only as good as it’s last bite. Via: Yahoo