Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hitler Planned to Make Blackpool His Playground

Blackpool Gazette [UK]
25 February 2017

It’s a story that has been told many times before […]: Hitler loved Blackpool so much he spared it from the wrath of the Luftwaffe and planned to turn it into his own personal holiday destination.

But is it true? Did the Nazi leader really want to land his stormtroopers in Stanley Park before parading them down the Prom following an invasion of Britain?

And if it isn’t, then just why did the resort, which played a major part in the Second World War effort, emerge largely unscathed? […]