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ID: 2538
Typed Letter signed to Lt. Col. Charles Wood Hill

Category: History

112 Eaton Square, [London]. No Publisher.


Typed Letter signed to Lt. Col. Charles Wood Hill, one page., 8vo. Amery details the execution of his son John as a traitor after the Second World War, "The poor boy met his fate with cheerful courage never doubting that his conduct may some day seem less unintelligible, and less unforgivable... and the chapter of accidents found him on the wrong side of the barricades". John Amery (1912 – 1945) was the originator of the British Free Corps, a volunteer Waffen-SS unit composed of former British and Dominion prisoners-of-war. He conducted recruitment efforts, and made propaganda broadcasts for Germany. 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. Charles Hill-Wood (1907-88), English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Oxford University from 1928 to 1930 and for Derbyshire from 1928 to 1930.

Price £300.00

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