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BBC Radio - The Whitehouse Coup - Prescott Bush led Nazi Coup Attempt in 1933

Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen
Monday 23 July 2007

The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush's Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.

Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy.


wow 05.Oct.2008 00:13

Ecotopian Yeti

I knew the basics of the story with Snedley Butler but this goes into far more detail and the BBC journalist says he has not even gotten into the huge files that have been locked up all these years.

What did you espect? 05.Oct.2008 04:39


This country is now led by the spirit of Prescott Bush. George Bus the First played a key role in the JFK assassination. Million know 911 was an inside job. Yet we still lack the backbone of an EFFECTIVE resistance. The beat goes on.

wow 05.Oct.2008 12:27

xiu xiu

WOW I thought you said "huge flies" that have been locked up all these years.
Oh well, same thing

The plot to overthrow FDR 05.Oct.2008 16:04


From the Hitory channel - documentary about the same event. They leave out some info (like names) that the BBC fills in nicely.