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John Amery
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Amery in 1932
Born (1912-03-14)14 March 1912
Chelsea, London, UK
Died 19 December 1945(1945-12-19) (aged 33)
Wandsworth Prison, London, UK
Occupation Activist, member of the British Free Corps
Criminal charge(s) Treason
Criminal penalty Capital punishment
Spouse(s) Una Wing
  • Leopold Stennett Amery
  • Florence Greenwood
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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