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It took decades to locate the true core of this investigation, and it turns out to be the same subject matter that is once again bubbling away in the news media under the heading of 'Climate Change' (and a variety of related titles.) But 'Saving the Planet' is not a topic that we will be engaging in, although, the underlying subject matter of that topic, is the same subject that is at the core of this research. Or narrowed down to our focal point: it is all about aspects of natural gas and the petroleum products derived from oil.
What seems to be overlooked in all of the anti-oil rhetoric, is that without oil our present civilized world would vanish overnight. So much of our daily life is dominated by oil and its derivatives, from the clothes we wear to the machines used to make them, and a lot of essential items that we use on a daily basis without giving a moment's thought to how they came to be. Without oil the human race would hurtle backwards in time to a very primitive existence where life spans would contract considerably.
In this regard, our marrying of offshore broadcasting (radio and television) to the topic of oil is because of their locations on the high seas. But to date, not enough attention has been paid to what was directly beneath those offshore stations.
Although governments reacted to the presence of those stations, only one of them demanded immediate physical capture, and that was the radio and television facility on REM Island located off the coast of Holland. (We are aware that in a few instances, ships had been boarded primarily due to nautical registration problems. REM Island was in a different category.)
In war it is often claimed that "amateurs talk strategy while professionals talk logistics", and with regards to this investigation, it means that it is one thing to figure out the way in which you intend to do something, but if you lack the means to do it, you will fail. In World War II, this issue became acutely focused upon the need for Adolf Hitler's Armed Forces to capture oil fields in order for his military campaigns to succeed. He had the means to start a series of interlocking invasions of other nations, but he lacked the means to keep his armies moving ahead because they soon ran out of fuel. That is what happened to him in several instances, including his campaigns in North Africa and Eastern Europe. No matter how good the strategy of his generals was, without fuel, his planes and his tanks simply could not move, and neither could his men be transported to battle lines.
When it comes to the subject of offshore broadcasting in the North Sea, the issue is not about the records that rival DJs were playing on their turntables. We know that their 'strategy' was to capture the ears of as many listeners as possible in order to aim advertising messages at them. The real question is: why were the stations there in the first place?
It is this issue of misunderstood motivation that has convinced a lot of amateurs to imitate scenes in the movie 'Life of Brian'. That is where some go off brandishing a gourd and others a sandal, in order for followers to worship their Master. Translated into terms relating to offshore broadcasting, it refers to the people who claim that "Caroline continues" into 2021, when in reality, it died on August 14, 1967, never to return.
The sham imitators have all missed the entire reason why Radio Caroline was created in the first place: it was to test the reaction to its presence by the British government. Would the Government challenge its logistical location in the North Sea? It became obvious that it was one thing for a ship to drop anchor, but it was another thing for a tower to pile drive its legs into the sea floor. In the first instance an anchor was moveable, but in the second instance legs were fixed in place.
Radio stations were set up on old World War II towers off the British coast. The Government reacted by making sure that they were subject to existing British laws which required all British broadcasting stations to be licensed by the British Government. In one instance that required re-drawing the coastline to incorporate a location that had been outside government jurisdiction. In another instance they blew up an old fort to make sure that it could not be used for unlicensed broadcasting.
With regards to the sidebar issue of Rough Tower, that was a structure that the British Government had put in place as part of a WWII defense chain. Had its squatting primary occupant proceeded with any of his seemingly never-ending claims to both expanding that location and promising to use it for some enterprise that would directly challenge the sovereignty of British laws, then Rough Tower would have been physically taken over by the British Armed Forces and probably destroyed. As it was, at low enough cost to the British Government, sufficient counter warnings in private were addressed to the primary occupant and they were enough to deter him and any investors he attracted from attempting to put any of his various plans into operation.
What is totally overlooked by all of the amateur writers about Radio Caroline, is the fact that there was only one primary operating company behind both of its two floating ship stations, and that was Project Atlanta Limited. On the board of that company sat James Deterding who was always known as Jimmy to his friends.
Jimmy Deterding sat on the board of directors of Project Atlanta Limited in a very quiet manner, because he had no desire to attract attention to himself or his family. His grandfather Henri who had ordered the construction of the Norfolk mansion in which Jimmy lived, had attracted more than his share of family publicity.
Sir Henri Deterding who we will be telling you more about in future editions of this Blog, was the man who created Royal Dutch Shell. He was loved by Adolf Hitler because of Sir Henri's logistical support for Nazi ambitions, and consequently Sir Henri Deterding received a full Nazi State funeral ceremony upon his death.
Jimmy Deterding lived on his enormous estate near the village of Holt, which is a stone's throw from Bacton in Norfolk. That is where the coastline of southeastern England bulges out into the North Sea. It was offshore from that location where exploration to find 'British' natural gas and then petroleum fields began in the Sixties, with resources supplied by Texans, and it occurred approximately within the same time frame that plans for 'Radio Caroline' were being drawn up.
The operation off Bacton began in earnest from a rig that emanated from the same drawings which created REM island, and the first 'British' offshore exploration platform bore a remarkable resemblance to half of that earlier offshore broadcasting structure which was located off the coastline of Holland.
[With editorial textural corrections and pictorial addition on 2/9/2021]
There are so many sham commentators "out there" who have attacked this research, but the more we expose their lies, deceit and fraud, the quieter they have become. Now they are, at least for the moment, totally silent!
They name-call in abusive and childish ways, but when it comes to the facts in evidence as shown here, they have nothing to say.
To be precise, the story begins with John D. Rockefeller and the revelation of Ida Tarbell, because the 'Plot' involves the story of oil. But, we are skipping ahead in this Blog version of our narrative and bypassing the invention, development and competition by broadcasters, even though that theme is a part of the underlying story behind the 1964 creation of 'Radio Caroline'.
However, this part of the story, which forms the basis of the 'Plot', begins much earlier than 1964, because it is actually a parallel story to the adventures of Captain Plugge and the development of pre-World War II commercial broadcasting in English from the European continent. But today we are not focusing upon Captain Plugge, but on Sir Henri Deterding, or to be more precise, his grandson.
Sir Henri built Kelling Hall just "down the road" from Bacton where the entire UK natural gas and offshore oil bonanza began off the coast of Norfolk. When Sir Henry died his son took over Kelling Hall, and then he died, and his son, Henri's grandson, moved in.
Now this is where the story really comes together, because in the Ian Cowper Ross wild-goose chase westward to Hindhead, which is just outside Haslemere, where he had anoraks all looking for "Jimmy", who was not there; they should have been directing their attention eastward to Norfolk. That is where they would have found the kind of person and the kind of place that Ian Cowper Ross described in his roman-a-clef 'Rocking the Boat'. But, none of this had to do with Ian's Dad who is named Charles, but it has everything to do with James Deterding who was always called Jimmy!
Oh, the games people play!
Trace back Jimmy Deterding's working life and all of the puzzle pieces suddenly fall into place. You will you run into a profusion of printing and publishing businesses along with ITA independent television contractors. Indeed, the 'Mister Big' that Joceyln Stevens said did not exist, did exist! Oh yes he did, but he was not in Eastern Europe (as Jocelyn correctly stated on Granada TV), because 'Mister Big' was in Norfolk at Kelling Hall!
But those pieces of the puzzle that begin to fit together also include: Pye; 'Queen' magazine; Kitty Black; 'Radio Nord'; 'Radio Caroline'; REM island and even the original strain of Nazis - not those fake kids running around today - but the real SS Nazi members from the days of Auschwitz and the invasion of Poland. You know, that invasion that was really a joint venture with the Soviet Union, but which Neville Chamberlain blamed upon Hitler alone. Chamberlain and then Churchill went on a rant for causing Britain to declare war on Germany. You know, that 1939 act of madness which resulted in the death and maiming of so many British young men who went off to fight the Chamberlain-Churchill senseless war.
Yes, senseless, we want you to be incensed at the use of that word!
Simply this: Nazi Germany did not have enough fuel for its tanks and planes to wage any major war and so they did a deal with Sir Henri Deterding and then Joe Stalin (before Hitler double-crossed him), because the name of the Hitler's war game was to lay his hands on enough petroleum products to make his lebensraum possible.
Well that is the game that Sir Henri Deterding was playing for Adolf Hitler, and it was the same reason that Jimmy Deterding came on to the board of directors of Project Atlanta Limited. The connection was the mv Fredericia anchored just off the coast of southeastern England with Simon Dee on board. The idea was to see how the British government would react in those halcyon days of the Wild West style rush to discover offshore natural gas and oil.
Back in the early Sixties offshore law and order did not exist. It was like the Wild West where "might make right" and first stakes count. There was no finer example of that kind of behavior than in the Lone Star State where Houston was becoming the commercial oil capital of the Western Word, and Fort Worth summed it all up in its motto: "Where the West Begins".
Now that you know who 'Jimmy' is, don't try to couple the bogus account of Ian Cowper Ross to Ronan O'Rahilly and Jimmy Deterding. That would merely become another work of fiction. It is why Ronan O'Rahilly was separated from Allan Crawford's Project Atlanta Limited and then assigned to the control of Jocelyn Stevens, after Jimmy Deterding joined the existing board of directors.
But there was only one working company: Project Atlanta Limited, and while Allan James Crawford may have been squeezed out, that company still called the shots! It never ran out of money, because it was drenched in money!
Ronan O'Rahilly knew little of the true story, but since Ian Cowper Ross seems to have been working under Jocelyn Stevens, there is reason to believe that Jocelyn Stevens was the person who set the myth-making-mind of Ian Cowper Ross in action.
Sorry Paul Rusling and all of the other plagiarists who stole our earlier research, you had no idea then what 'Radio Caroline' was all about, and until we began to reveal all here, you still didn't know. Your absurd books are proof of that!
I guess it's time for all swindled readers to demand their money back from these bogus authors, and for them to keep in mind the fact that you are getting the true story right here, right now: free of charge!
We spent decades, off and on, in the search to find the core to the story of offshore broadcasting. We do mean radio and television, because it is the television part of this story that ultimately unraveled "The 'Plot".
Oh yes, there was a 'Plot', and until we began to reveal it - within the context of offshore broadcasting - no one else had revealed this 'Plot' to the public. In fact, our detractors have scoffed at us and claimed that there was no greater 'Plot' that no one knew about until now. Our critics are in for a rude awakening!
These folk have also mocked us by claiming that "no one is interested" - while they support activities peddling the old lies and distortions for financial gain. You are reading about it here, free of charge, contrary to the filching; twisting and vanity-prone ambitions of those who have previously befriended us. These people have stolen intellectual research from us in order to satisfy their own goal of promoting their own self-importance to gullible followers. By publishing it here, first, we are date-stamping our copyright claim.
While our detractors repeatedly scoffed at our research ambitions, in so doing they validated our claims to publishing unique information that directly contradicts the lies and misinformation published by others! This includes anoraks writing as both male and female (whether the same people under bogus names we don't know), who have decried our expose of the trio of conmen that includes Ronan O'Rahilly; Ian Cowper Ross and Christopher Moore.
We have been called "sick" for telling the truth about these people!
For decades we plodded down the same paths as everyone else until one day Steve England produced for sale a cassette recording about 'Swinging Radio England'. We played that tape to Don Pierson in his home and asked for his comments during an audio interview that we conducted. Then that interview became part of several broadcasts we made, and which you can still hear on Mixcloud at: https://www.mixcloud.com/mervyn-hagger/4fws-march-10-1985-rebuttal-of-the-tapetrix-radio-england-story-about-don-pierson/
Don Pierson then gave us his collection of financial and legal documents relating to his creation of 'Radio London'; 'Radio England' and 'Britain Radio'.
When Steve England heard our rebuttal broadcasts featuring the voice of Don Pierson, Steve England issued a second edition of his commercial cassette which acknowledged that when he made his recording, he did not know what Don Pierson had revealed. Don Pierson proved that Johnnie Walker and others had lied about Don Pierson, and even ridiculed him. They did not knowing that their words would one day be heard by, and then responded to, by Don Pierson himself!
Again, it was the vanity issue that jerked the rug from underneath Johnnie Walker who had mocked Don Pierson in Steve England's commercial recording!
Then came discovery that all was not true with the accounts given by Ronan O'Rahilly under the pen of Ian Cowper Ross - which were both published and then broadcast by many licensed UK stations, including those operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation. All of that came to a head when we read page 276 of the IEE book 'Radio Man'.
That book about the life of Charles Orr Stanley and his son John who both managed the Pye Group of companies, caused us to embark upon a new round of discovery in 2014, after a scheduled speech at the Communications Museum at Burntisland in Scotland. But it then took many more years for us to finally uncover the real 'key' that unlocks the door to the mystery about the 1964 creation of 'Radio Caroline', and why in 1967 it was given a death sentence.
While Tony Benn has been vilified in the press and in a movie as being the person who set out to kill-off offshore radio, enquiring minds should have been looking into what his American-born wife and British Crown civil servants were actually saying and doing, because to them, Tony Benn was merely their puppet on strings.
Now that our further research has been published elsewhere within the last few days, and in so doing has firmly established the legal requirements for our own copyright claims, we can begin to identify the real core of this story in greater detail.
We alluded to the 'Plot' yesterday, but in future editions we will amplify it here, prior to releasing it in commercial book format. You of course are reading this free of charge - as a public service in the public interest of further education and enlightenment - about a yesterday that really did happen!
Forget the trio of 'useful idiots' who spread fanciful silly stories to the media which they picked-up and presented as 'news'. It is not Ronan O'Rahilly, Ian Cowper Ross and Christopher Moore who are keys to understanding how and why Radio Caroline came on the air in 1964, the person you should know about is this man: James Deterding.
Who is James Deterding? He is the grandson of the man looking down on him from a portrait hanging on his wall.
His name is Sir Henri Deterding.
In 1913, Henri Deterding commissioned the building of Kelling Hall in Norfolk. Originally it occupied 1,600 acres, and Kelling Hall became home of Henri's son, and then his grandson James.
His grandfather was the primary mover and shaker behind the creation of Royal Dutch Shell, and after becoming an ardent supporter of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party, Henri helped to fuel those German tanks that raced across occupied Nazi Europe, and those German planes that bombed the British Isles.
The story of oil is not only the story behind the militaristic rise of the Nazi Party, but it is also the backbone to the story about World War II.
James Deterding climbed onto the board of directors of Project Atlanta Limited after it had been formed, and contrary to all of the nonsense spun by people like Paul Rusling in his 'Radio Caroline Bible', it was from Project Atlanta Limited that both Radio Atlanta and Radio Caroline were born.
But why was James Deterding on the board of directors that controlled two 'pirate' radio stations?
To find the answer to that question you have to find the story behind the rush to exploit North Sea oil and natural gas. All of the other issues are sidebar issues. This is why we were stopped dead in our tracks back in 2014 after reading the book 'Radio Man' concerning the involvement in Radio Caroline by Charles Orr Stanley and his son John, both of whom managed the Pye Group of companies.
We also researched Jocelyn Stevens and all of his printing and publishing associates, but the key to the entire offshore broadcasting story of the Nineteen Sixties was the search for and development of North Sea oil and natural gas. Now we are talking about real money; serious money; big money relating to substances that make modern life possible.
Oil doesn't just fuel engines, it also has derivates that allow for the manufacture of many products used by humanity in everyday life. See our previous Blog entry at: https://www.yesternoir.org/caroline-brooks-blog/in-the-beginning-there-was-oil
The further one examines the claims of O'Rahilly; Ross and Moore, the quicker their individual story lines fall apart and are revealed as nothing but lies and distortion. Even today, with the recent death of Christopher Moore, this misdirection continues.
We originally followed the misdirection of that trio and spent years trying to make sense out of it. But you can't. The more you examine it, the more it becomes clear that it is a misdirection, because the claims made by the individual members of the original Radio Caroline trio are continually revealed as either totally fake, or distortions of factuality to the point that they become lies.
Today, that same lie is being spread with the statement that "Caroline continues". No it doesn't, Radio Caroline was given a lethal injection on August 14, 1967, and by March of 1968, it was as dead as a doornail.
We then examined the known investors behind Project Atlanta Limited that gave rise to its offspring called 'Radio Caroline'. That trail seemed to lead to the printing and publishing industry, but that was not the key to understanding the story at all.
There was one man who joined Project Atlanta Limited after it had been formed, and he provides a clue to the real story. That man was the grandson of the founder of Shell Oil.
Shell Oil was founded with Nazi influence and guidance, and the story that began to develop in the Sixties about offshore broadcasting also had people with that same ideology pulling some of the early strings. There is nothing to suggest that the grandson was such a person, but there is everything to suggest his tie to the man who built Shell Oil, and it is to the subject of oil - offshore oil - that anyone who wants to understand how and why Radio Caroline was created, must pay attention to.
The three stooges of O'Rahilly; Ross and Moore were willing 'patsies' who went along with the plan - which was kept from them because the plan operated on a military-style 'need-to-know' basis, and the three 'useful idiots' did not need to know anything but what they were told to say!
The question above was asked yesterday on our publishing forum. Here is a more detailed response to that question:
We are a combination team from academia and journalism. We believe in truth in publishing accounts of past human activities. We do not support propaganda, nor vanity publishing for profit, and our Blog is free to all to read as a public service in the public interest. Therefore we denounce those who mislead others for personal financial gain, no matter who they are.
Clearly we upset a LOT of people, even though in one sense, that is not our objective. But in another sense, that is our objective! That is not a contradiction, it is the differentiation between accurate reporting of facts in evidence, and sloppy, make-believe hack-writers who are in the vanity publishing business to make money.
Our Blog contents are free of charge to you, and we ask for no form of identification from our readers. It is what it says that it is: an investigation into past events performed as a public service in the public interest.
We began our trek into past events decades ago.
Because we are a team of different nationalities; backgrounds and age groups, we therefore began our combined trek using different paths in order for us to come together at this moment in time in this venture. Some of our publications appear in newspapers; some in magazines and some in academic journals, but unless we have a reason for doing so in a given Blog entry, we do not necessarily relate them here.
As previously stated, our findings will appear later in a commercial book form, just as some have already appeared in daily newspapers, specialist magazines, and both academic journal and book formats. Our timetable for publication is based solely upon completion of work, and not upon a contrived timetable.