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War is a horrific experience made worse by those who try to control it for their own advantage In Famous Last Words Timothy Findley creates a world of intrigue as he describes the tales of conspiracy and corruption for world domination That made World War II far worse than it otherwise would have been This is shown through the relationships of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor Joachim von Ribbentrop and Benito Mussolini The Duke and Duchess of Windsor are prominent people in society who want more power The people in the Dukes alliance invited Mr Coty to join the alliance because in the Dukes words From time to time Monsieur Coty and his friends are useful to us 141 Although the Duke dislikes this man he pretends to like him because he needs this man in order for his own selfish schemes to work The Duke and Duchess of Windsor use their own alliance to gain leadership over the people in Europe and truly believing they are the right leaders The Duke says Europe needs a new kind of leader--someone like a flag whose very presence makes us rise Not a Mussolini of who we are afraid Not a Hitler who drives us to our feet But an emblem whose magnetism pulls us upward 180 The Duke sees himself as being more powerful and influential more of a leader than either Hitler or Mussolini He compares his potential leadership to that of a countrys flag- someone people will respect and admire He truly believes he can be their new leader and puts himself on a pedestal The Duke and Duchess posses many secrets Findley explains how an agent of Churchills was-- playing on Davids Dukes drunkenness to discover how deep his treason ran 198 The Duke has become very manipulative in his schemes and people want to know what he plans to do next Thus the Duke of Windsor was very manipulative and
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