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Hitler's men 'used chocolate, coffee to kill Allied leaders'

world Updated: Apr 04, 2011 12:10 IST

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Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's henchmen got so desperate in the dying months of World War II that they planned to use poisoned chocolate, coffee and whisky to assassinate Allied leaders, de-classified documents reveal.

The Nazi henchmen also planned to create a "Fourth Reich" by sending secret agents to start unrest and promote fascism all over the globe, according to the files. Both schemes were concocted in the dying months of the war, when Hitler was certain to lose and the Allies were poised to take control of Europe.

They were revealed by Nazi agents, captured by British intelligence in 1945. Details have now been made public for the first time in British spy agency MI5 files published at the National Archives in Kew, London, the Daily Express reported.

One memo says the poison plot was the subject of a Berlin conference in October 1944. Assassins were told they could put lethal substances in whisky, schnapps and wine, or inject killer chemicals into sausages. But Allied soldiers were warned not to eat German food and chocolate and coffee samples were sent back to London for analysis, the documents have revealed.