John Amery was a British fascist who proposed to the Wehrmacht the formation of a British volunteer force (that subsequently became the British Free Corps) and made recruitment efforts and propaganda broadcasts for Nazi Germany. He was executed for treason after the war.
Brittain in February 1945 William Charles Brittain (known as 'Carl') was a lance-corporal of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment who was serving in No. 4 Commando at the time of his capture in Suda Bay, Crete, in June 1941. During the Second World War he became a member of the 'staff' at the PoW 'holiday camp in Genshagen, Berlin in mid-1943  and later a Rottenführer in the Waffen-SS British Free Corps. In Dresden in February 1945 he "had long since lost his enthusiasm for the unit and…
British Soldiers Fighting for Hitler: John Amery and the British Free Corps
John Amery was born in 1912 to Leo Amery. His father was half-Jewish and a Conservative government minister, and served as Winston Churchill’s Minster for India. John Amery had all the advantages of a wealthy childhood, with private tutors and schooling at the prestigious Harrow School for Boys. However, he only lasted one year at […]