The murder of Sir Harry Oakes
At the height of the Second World War in 1943, the wealthiest man in the British Empire was found
murdered in his Bahamian home. Sir Harry Oakes had been bludgeoned to death and his body set on fire as he lay in bed. What followed was a catalogue of catastrophic errors or, perhaps worse, a conspiracy to ensure that the killer would never be caught. Central to this was the former King Edward VIII, now the Duke of Windsor and governor of the Bahamas whose actions were at best incompetent or at worst an attempt to frame an innocent man and to mask his own Nazi sympathies.