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!