The world of Global Military Conflict was up in arms today after it emerged that a shady Swiss bookmaker offered bribes to top Axis officials during World War Two in return for information and influence over certain aspects of the war.
A national newspaper has revealed that Hermann Göring may have deliberately thrown the Battle of Britain in order to cash in on the lucrative ‘spot-betting’ scam. Concerns were raised at the time as to how Germany failed to overcome the relative minnows of Great Britain but Göring blamed the defeat on poor attacking weather conditions and the solid forward defence and counterattacking of the British pilots.
Since the allegations, other results have also been called into question. Many commentators have pointed to the USA’s humiliating loss in South Asia in 1975, and Scotland’s defeat at Falkirk in 1298 after which William Wallace was forced to resign as captain.