Spying on the Royals DVD

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Declassified documents bring to light the secret story of the stunning events of 1936, detailing the most controversial espionage operation in British history, targeting King Edward VIII and his feisty American lover Wallis Simpson, both considered major security threats. Edward and Wallis were bugged, wire-tapped, and followed - on the orders of both the British king and the American president.
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Declassified documents bring to light the secret story of the stunning events of 1936, detailing the most controversial espionage operation in British history, targeting King Edward VIII and his feisty American lover Wallis Simpson, both considered major security threats. Edward and Wallis were bugged, wire-tapped, and followed - on the orders of both the British king and the American president.

Spying on the Royals Secret files shed new light on the scandalous romance of Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson.

On the weekend of December 5, 1936, a frazzled King Edward VIII sat alone at Buckingham Palace. In secret, he telephoned his brother Bertie to tell him of his major decision - that he could no longer be King if it meant abandoning the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson. But little did the royal brothers know that others were listening to their call.

Declassified documents bring to light the secret story behind the events that stunned the world eighty years ago, detailing the most controversial espionage operation in British history. The targets were none other than King Edward VIII and his feisty American lover Wallis Simpson. Both were considered major security threats and were suspected of having Nazi sympathies by both Britain and America. This top-secret surveillance operation involved hundreds of spies over eleven years, spanning two continents, eight countries, and the Atlantic Ocean. Edward and Wallis were bugged, wire-tapped, and followed - on the orders of both the British king and the American president. This two-part documentary will reveal the greatest royal scandal of the twentieth century through an entirely new perspective.

Executive Producer: Simon Berthon
Production Company: Brave New Media
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2018
Rating: TV-G
Narrator: Samuel West
Writers: Paul Elston
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 94 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English
Language Track: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

3.5 out of 4 stars

“The documentary, which features dramatic re-enactments, spins a fascinating tale of phone taps, spies, secrets ,and coded messages, unearthed after three quarters of a century. Highly recommended.” - Video Librarian