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Hitler sends wreath

Daily Express: Hitler sends wreath: Front Page: 11 February 1939 Hitler sends wreath Daily Express Staff Reporter BERLIN, Friday.- Hitler has sent a wreath with a red, white and black ribbon worded “Adolf Hitler,” to the funeral today of Sir Henri Deterding, multi-millionaire Dutch oil king, who died last Saturday.

The coffin of Royal Dutch Shell founder Sir Henri Deterding flanked by Nazi soldiers and the swastika flag

Nazi officers at the Funeral of Sir Henri Deterding in Nazi Germany

On 10 February 1939, a host of Royal Dutch Shell Group directors, senior Nazi officers, officials and members of the Nazi and Dutch governments, all attended the state funeral in Nazi Germany of Sir Henri Deterding conducted by Bishop Walther Schultz of Mecklenburg, an ardent supporter of Hitler and the Third Reich. Also a rabid […]

funeral of Sir Henri Deterding, Nazi leader of the Royal Dutch Shell Group


DETERDING BURIAL PLANS Oil Operator’s Body to Be Taken to His German Estate ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Feb. 6 (AP).–The family of Sir Henri Deterding gathered at the Swiss villa where he died unexpectedly Saturday to take the body of the 72-year-old Netherlands-born oil operator back to his estate at Dobbin, Mecklenburg, Germany, for burial. His […]

Oil king will be buried in Germany

Daily Express: Oil King will be buried in Germany: 7 February 1939 Page 11 Oil king will be buried in Germany Daily Express Correspondent GENEVA. Monday.- The two sons of Sit Henri Deterding, the oil magnate, who died on Saturday, were expected to fly to St. Moritz yesterday, but arrived tonight by train with other […]


THE CALGARY DAILY HERALD: 7 February 1939 Page 4 EXTRACTS FEW careers in modern times have been more strange and eventual that that of Sir Henri Deterding. An inveterate enemy of Soviet rule in Russia because of confiscation of the rich Caucasus oil fields, he later swung over to the support of the Hitler movement […]


Daily Express 7 February 1939 page 11 Divorced, went to live in Germany Daily Express Staff Reporter SIR HENRI DETERDING, the oil king, once estimated to have a personal fortune of £25,000,000, has left practically nothing in England. FULL ARTICLE: Daily Express 6 Feb 1939 Page11

Rockefeller of Europe, Sir Henry Deterding, Dies

THE OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN, MONDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1939 Page 7 EXTRACTS Son of Sea Captain Rises in Meteoric Career in Fashion Comparable to Horatio Alger Tales – Strong Pro-Nazi and Bitter Russia Opponent Carves Way to Success. He became an ardent nazi after Adolf Hitler attained power in Germany. Deterding immediately saw the possibilities and set […]


The Montreal Gazette Monday 6 February 1939 Page 14 SIR HENRI DETERDING EXTRACTS Netherlands – born Magnate Built Up Royal Dutch Petroleum Company Was Ardent Hitler Supporter and Foe of Soviet Sir Henri, who possesses a personal fortune estimated at between $150,000,000 and $200,000,000, retired from the direction of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company. He […]

Sir Henri Deterding: 9s.-a-Week to Millions

Daily Mirror: 9s.-a-Week to Millions: 6 February 1939 Page 7 Oil King Sir Henri Deterding, seventy two, who died at St. Moritz, Switzerland, began as a nine-shillings-a-week bank clerk and rose to riches so great that eventually he matched dollar for dollar with Rockefeller. Sir Henri was a Dutchman. He was knighted by the British […]

Deterding millions in Germany

Daily Express Front Page article 6 February 1939 Deterding millions in Germany THE personal fortune of Sir Henri Deterding, multi-millionaire oil king, who died after a heart attack on Saturday, is believed to be in Germany, where he went to live after his divorce in 1936. PAGE ELEVEN

Dutch Shell Head Dies In Holland

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS Dutch Shell Head Dies In Holland: Sunday 5 February 1939 EXTRACTS Sir Henri Wilhelm August Deterding was an outstanding figure in world financial affairs because of his role as guiding genius of the great Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, of which he remained a director after retiring from the post of director-general. He […]

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