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BBC Radio 4, The 1933 U.S. Coup

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Fascinating. Nothing I’d ever heard of before. Visit the BBC site and listen to the entire radio segment. Realplayer required.

Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by a group of right-wing American businessmen. 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.

BBC Radio 4: The Whitehouse Coup

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