Did Hitler Really Spare Du Cane Court For His Nazi Headquarters?
We’ve all heard the rumours that Du Cane Court was to have been earmarked for Hitler’s HQ. According to Londonist, Du Cane did avoid direct bombing, although as they also point out Bomb Sight records a bomb falling just metres from Du Cane Court. Londonist also put forward the theory that the Nazis wouldn’t have bombed so close to the building if Hitler had ordered them not to (unless it was a case of bomber error).
As Londonist also point out the theory that Du Cane Court resembles a swastika from above is also bunkum. Read for yourself what other buildings were thought to be slated as a Nazi HQ if Hitler had won the war and a fascinating article showing Du Cane looking in no way like a swastika.