George Pitt-Rivers and the Nazis, by Bradley W. Hart

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A West Country landowner, Captain George Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers (1890–1966), grandson of the renowned nineteenth-century anthropologist General Pitt-Rivers, had been a British enthusiast for Nazi Germany. In 1940 he was arrested and interned under Defence Regulation 18B. During the 1930s Pitt-Rivers had mixed in the same well-heeled circles as other prominent Nazi-sympathizing ‘fellow-travellers’, individuals that we now know so much about thanks to the pioneering work of historian Richard Griffiths. Yet as Bradley-Hart rightly points out, Pitt-Rivers has attracted only passing reference.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages2
JournalTwentieth Century British History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


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