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Title What did you do during the war? : the last throes of the British pro-Nazi Right, 1940-45 / Richard Griffiths.
Imprint London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 358 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in fascism and the far right
Routledge studies in fascism and the far right.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-344) and index.
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Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Political aspects -- Great Britain.
Right-wing extremists -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Nazis -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Fascists -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Failure (Psychology) -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1936-1945.
Great Britain -- Relations -- Germany.
Germany -- Relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain.
World War (1939-1945) fast (OCoLC)fst01180924
Genre History.
Contents Part I. Puncturing myths about the "phoney war" period -- Part II. Peace and war, high-mindedness and low connections : the Duke of Bedford and the peace movement -- Part III. Defence regulation 18B, and its after-effects -- Part IV. Renegades -- Part V. Pro-nazism, patriotism, hatred, fear, remorse : the extraordinary variety of motives among former "fellow-travellers" -- Part VI. Aftermath.
Summary "This book is a sequel to Richard Griffiths's two highly successful previous books on the British pro-Nazi Right: Fellow-Travellers of the Right : British Enthusiasts for Nazi Germany, 1933-9; and Patriotism Perverted : Captain Ramsay, the Right Club and British Anti-Semitism, 1939-40. It follows the fortunes of his protagonists after the arrests of May-June 1940, and charts their very varied reactions to the failure of their cause, while also looking at the possible reasons for the government's failure to detain prominent pro-Nazis from the higher strata of society. Some of the pro-Nazis continued with their original views, and even undertook politically subversive activity, here and in Germany. Others, finding that their pre-war balance between patriotism and pro-Nazism had now tipped firmly on the side of patriotism, fully supported the war effort, while still maintaining their old views privately. Other people found that events had sincerely made them change their views. And then there were those who, frightened by the prospect of detention or disgrace, tried to hide or even to deny their former views by a variety of subterfuges, including attacking former colleagues. This wide variety of reactions sheds new light on the equally wide range of reasons for their original admiration for Nazism, and also gives us some more general insight into what could be termed 'the psychology of failure'"--Provided by publisher.
Other Author Griffiths, Richard, 1935- Fellow travellers of the Right.
Griffiths, Richard, 1935- Patriotism perverted.
Other Title Print version: 9781317495659