Unity Mitford

Socialite + Fascist
Born Aug 8, 1914

Unity Valkyrie Mitford was a member of the aristocratic Mitford family, tracing its origins in Northumberland back to the 11th century Norman settlement of England. Unity Mitford's sister Diana was married to Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists. In the UK and in Germany, she was a prominent and public supporter of Nazism and fascism and from 1936, a part of Hitler's inner circle of friends and confidants for five years.… Read More

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1914 Birth Born on August 8, 1914.


1932 17 Years Old Mitford was a debutante in 1932. … Read More
1933 18 Years Old Unity and Diana Mitford travelled to Germany as part of the British delegation from the British Union of Fascists, to the 1933 Nuremberg Rally, seeing Hitler for the first time. … Read More
1934 19 Years Old Mitford returned to Germany in the summer of 1934, enrolling in a language school in Munich close to the Nazi Party headquarters. … Read More


1936 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The letter caused public outrage in Britain but Hitler rewarded her with an engraved golden swastika badge, a private box at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and a ride in a party Mercedes to the Bayreuth Festival. … Read More
1938 23 Years Old In 1938, Hitler gave her a choice of four apartments in Munich, one flat lived in by a Jewish couple. … Read More
1939 24 Years Old At the 1939 Bayreuth Festival, Hitler warned Unity and her sister Diana that war with Britain was inevitable within weeks and they should return home. … Read More
1940 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Stating she could remember nothing of the incident, Mitford returned to England with her mother and sister in January 1940 amid a flurry of press interest and her comment, "I'm glad to be in England, even if I'm not on your side", led to public calls for her internment as a traitor. … Read More
1941 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Up to 11 September 1941, Mitford is reported to have had an affair with RAF Pilot Officer John Andrews, a test pilot, who was stationed at the nearby RAF Brize Norton. … Read More
1943 28 Years Old Norah Elam and her husband Dudley escorted Mitford to see Diana and Oswald Mosley in Holloway on 18 March 1943.


1948 34 Years Old On 28 May 1948, Mitford died of meningitis caused by the cerebral swelling around the bullet. "Her sisters, even those who deplored her politics and hated her association with Hitler, mourned her deeply." … Read More
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