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Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, visited Nazi Germany in October 1937. He had abdicated the British throne in December 1936, and his brother George VI became king. Edward had been given the title Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson in June 1937. The Duke appears to have been sympathetic to Germany in this period, and that September, he announced his intention to travel privately to Germany to tour factories. His interests, officially into researching the social and economic conditions of the working classes, were against the backdrop of looming war in Europe. The Duke's supporters saw him as a potential peacemaker between Britain and Germany, while the British government refused to sanction such a role and was against the tour, suspecting that the Nazis would

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  • Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, visited Nazi Germany in October 1937. He had abdicated the British throne in December 1936, and his brother George VI became king. Edward had been given the title Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson in June 1937. The Duke appears to have been sympathetic to Germany in this period, and that September, he announced his intention to travel privately to Germany to tour factories. His interests, officially into researching the social and economic conditions of the working classes, were against the backdrop of looming war in Europe. The Duke's supporters saw him as a potential peacemaker between Britain and Germany, while the British government refused to sanction such a role and was against the tour, suspecting that the Nazis would
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