The revelations that A.A. Milne worked for MI7b during the First World War adds intrigue to the suggestions on the controversial series of blogs created on Blogger several years ago purported to be by former MI6 whistleblowers that many famous children’s authors and television programmes have been used by the spooks to shape the minds of children in a certain way, to enhance an agenda and to pass on coded messages to field agents through things like ISBN numbers and passages of published stories.
Whilst remaining highly sceptical of ‘ex’ intelligence and ‘former’ military viewpoints, particularly if the source is undisclosed we are able to investigate the negative space of such things that are unknown and also retrospectively evaluate information based on data as and when it becomes available.
The revelations that A.A. Milne, as well as the cream of English literature at the time, were covertly working for MI7b with the intention of quelling a popular uprising against the Great War in order to extend hostilities is a case in point. Children’s authors, journalists writers and even poets were doing the bidding of the war machine coordinated by military intelligence unit 7b according to dox not supposed to still exist but that recently turned up out of the blue having been found in the proverbial ‘skip’ or ‘great aunt’s attic’ (pre-internet anonymous drop-boxes or simply devices for the authorities to release files unofficially).
Arguably the Second World War, which was really a continuation of the First World War was different. The type of person working for SOE during the war were well aware if Hitler or indeed the Soviets conquered Britain their class would be wiped out. Their survival and Britain’s survival as a whole were co-dependent.
So what can we make of Milne and other writers employed by MI7b during the Great War to write propaganda with the aim of continuing one of the most futile and deadly wars in history against the wishes of the people? Were they made to think defeat in the war was a worse proposition than the continuation of the war itself?
According to a BBC News report
Mr Arter said MI7b was established to sustain support for the war at a crucial time when the numbers of soldiers killed were rising and social unrest threatened to undermine the military effort.
The unit’s stories were published by friendly newspaper proprietors and editors.
Notice too, obviously, how sections of the ‘free press’ were also compromised by ‘the war effort’.
In more recent times Ashdown Forest has also been linked to black magic sects who are alleged to have used the forest to conduct their own black mass rituals.
Nearby East Grinstead is the cult capital of Britain. The psycho-geography of this area of Southern England appears to have a mysterious attraction.
A.A. Milne wrote the Pooh series of stories in Cotchford Farm in Ashdown Forest. This is also where The Rolling Stones Brian Jones was found dead in a swimming pool.
According to his son, Christopher Robin Milne, in his book ‘The Enchanted Places’ the reason his father left their home in Chelsea and moved to Hartfield was Ashdown Forest.
“Anyone who has read the stories knows the Forest and doesn’t need me to describe it. Pooh’s Forest and Ashdown Forest are identical.”
The Enchanted Places by Christopher Robin Milne
So what can we deduce from the apparent utilization of Aleister Crowley and Jimmy Savile during the Second World War by British Intelligence?
Was it a bit like the film ‘The Dirty Dozen’ where Lee Marvin recruited 12 of the meanest convicts to accompanying him on a ‘suicide’ mission whereby if they survived they won their freedom?
Does this give a hint as to why Savile was awarded the freedom of the UK after the war as well as an honorary green beret and explain Prince Charles cryptic note to Savile that read ‘Nobody will ever know what you have done for this country Jimmy’? Is he implying that Savile’s war-time exploits that may have helped save Britain and the world from Nazism would never be revealed to the public, at least not in our lifetimes?
Much like Obi Wan Kenobe used black magic to control the mind of a storm-trooper at Mos Eisley spaceport, Djerba, Tunisia, in order to secure passage to the Alderaan system – was black magick used by the British against the Nazis to serve a higher purpose? Every avenue and every area of expertise that might help the war effort was explored during hostilities and it would appear this included Crowley style magick and other forms of sorcery.
It is suggested the Nazi’s were scouring the earth for ancient artefacts including the Ark of the Covenant during the war so both the Allies and the Axis powers were trying to militarise magic to be used against each other.
If the account of the Magickal Battle of Britain at Ashdown Forest is based on fact was it a case of fighting fire with fire, with two negatives making a positive or was it simply darkness within darkness all contributing to the chaos of the times?
The imprisonment of Hess and his subsequent death is subject to further intrigue that will be the subject of a future post as it is beyond the scope of this document.
“So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”
The House at Pooh Corner – A.A.Milne