One hundred years ago this month the English Nazi and upper class Hitler fancier, Unity Valkyrie Mitford, was born.
She moved from England to Munich in 1934 to learn German and, she hoped, to meet the dictator.
In all she met him 140 times before shooting herself in the head in September 1939 when she learned that Great Britain had declared war on Germany.
Oddly, given her life history, she was born in the mining town of Swastika, Ontario.
Source: Mark McGinness, The Spectator, 9 August 2014.
blueprint brief – 13th August 2014