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Amery in 1932
14 March 1912|
Chelsea, London, UK
|Died||19 December 1945
Wandsworth Prison, London, UK
|Occupation||Activist, member of the British Free Corps|
|Criminal penalty||Capital punishment|
|Relatives||Julian Amery, brother|
John Amery (14 March 1912 – 19 December 1945) was a pro-Nazi British fascist. In 1942, while in Germany during the Second World War, he proposed the formation of a British volunteer force made up from former prisoners of war as part of the German military. The idea became the British Free Corps, a small unit of the Waffen-SS.
Amery also conducted recruitment efforts, and made propaganda broadcasts for Germany. He later gave direct support to Benito Mussolini. He was prosecuted by the British authorities and pleaded guilty to eight counts of high treason, for which he was sentenced to death, seven months after the war in Europe ended.
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John Amery in Milan shortly after his arrest by Italian partisans. The officer with his back to the camera is Alan Whicker.
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