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THE GLENN MILLER CONSPIRACY- The Never-Before-Told True Story of His Life-and Death - Written by Award-Winning Author Hunton Downs, Lt. Col. US Army, Ret., a former Government Agent,reveals the incredible story of Miller's Secret Life as a Agent for the Allies in World War II and reveals documentary evidence for the first time ever, of the Truth about his Death... Downs has folllowed and researched this amazing story since he first came across puzzling clues while analyzing secret German archives at the end of WWII, and he has pursued the story and the amazing cover-up that followed for over 60 years. Miller was a key element of a plan by a group of German Generals and Eisenhower to end the war early, the failure of which led directly to the tragedy of the Battle of the Bulge and Miller's death.
"Journalist and WWII-veteran Downs has spent the last 50 years investigating the mysterious circumstances of the disappearance of big band leader Glenn Miller as his plane flew over the English Channel in 1944. Downs's intriguing if far-fetched look at Miller's final days presents a radical argument: Miller, an army major, was a U.S. spy who died while attempting to deliver a secret message from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who was requesting a group of German generals to join a top-secret operation to disrupt Hitler's war plans. Using his access to secret documents before and after the war ended, Downs makes a strong argument that Miller was captured in France by Nazi spies and tortured and killed during an unsuccessful interrogation in Paris to get him to reveal information about the operation. Downs interviews a number of U.S. troops who saw Miller's dead body dumped outside a Parisian brothel, and he argues that the U.S. Army High Command created the fake story of Miller's disappearance to keep the Nazis from claiming that they had broken Miller's spirit. While Downs's research has some merit, his breathlessly written suppositions sometimes read like the worst JFK assassination books." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Famed band-leader Glenn Miller was a superstar of his and subsequent generations, who previously had accepted the US Military position that Miller had died over the English Channel during World War II.