John Amery (March 14, 1912 – December 19, 1945) was a British anti-Communist the son of Conservative Member of Parliament and cabinet minister Leo Amery. In October 1936 during the Spanish Civil War Amery joined Franco’s Nationalists fighting against the Zio-Marxists. He gained Spanish citizenship and was awarded a medal of honour while serving as an intelligence officer. He then left for France and remained even after the German liberation and creation of the Vichy government. It was German armistice commissioner Graf Ceschi who offered Amery the chance to leave France and go to Germany to work in the political arena. Ceschi was unable to get Amery out of France but later, in September of 1942, Hauptmann Werner Plack got Amery what he wanted and in October, Plack and Amery went to Berlin to speak to the German English Committee. It was at this time that Amery suggested that the Germans consider forming a British anti-Bolshevik legion (what became the British Free Corps). Adolf Hitler was impressed by Amery and allowed him to remain in Germany as a guest of the Reich, where he made a series of recruitment efforts and pro-German radio broadcasts to Britain. Amery continued to broadcast and write in Berlin until late 1944, when he travelled to Northern Italy to become an important advisor to the Mussolini administration. Amery was captured in the last weeks of the war by Communist partisans, who handed him over to the British and after the war was tried and convicted for treason by the Jewish authorities in control of Europe. Amery was hanged by Albert Pierrepoint, who stated that Amery was “the bravest man he had ever hanged” that could instantly provide Nationalism with a martyred hero. Therefore, Amery’s name has been brought into question by Jewish researcher a professor of modern history at the University of Wales. Asserting a Jewish heritage ‘concealed from John by his father Leo, it is highly suspicious that Rubenstein waited until 1999 after younger brother Julian Amery (1919-1996) was deceased and therefore unable to dispute, to publicise his ‘findings’.
John Amery, radio broadcast on 19th November, 1942.
Listeners will wonder what an Englishman is doing on the German radio tonight. You can imagine that before taking this step I hoped that someone better qualified than me would come forward. I dared to believe that some ray of common sense, some appreciation of our priceless civilization would guide the counsels of Mr Churchill’s Government. Unfortunately this has not been the case! For two years living in a neutral country I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth. That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization. Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests – but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers? Morally this is a stain on our honour, practically it can only lead sooner or later to disaster and Communism in Great Britain, to a disintegration of all the values we cherish most.
It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism. It is up to you to decide that this has lasted long enough, that our boys are dying to serve no British interest but for the interests of a small clique of utterly unscrupulous men. There is more than enough room in the world for Germany and Britain. Your leaders say Germany seeks world domination. Did it ever enter your mind that this is but another trick of that long-planned strategy of Jewish propaganda, expected to thwart Germany’s commanding position on the continent, to which she is, after all, entitled? However fantastic it may sound, the German Army is at this moment the only thing that stands between Communism and you, the only protection that exists for private property. If that rampart collapsed your liberties would be a vague souvenir of a happy past.
John Amery, Proclamation To All British Subjects Interned At Home.
150,000 of our fellow countrymen are in prison in the home country, because they have declared themselves against this fratricidal war. In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution these men have never been brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England.
Naval bases and Colonies have been handed over to Mr. Roosevelt’s administration.
Europe and our country, your wives and children at home are menaced by the invasion of the hordes of Bolshevik barbarity. For this reason I have approached the German Government with the proposal to form a British Legion Against Bolshevism, to be known as the Legion of St. George.
I appeal to all Britishers to answer this call to arms for the defence of all the principles that we Englishmen have been the first to proclaim in the world. The St. George Legion will fight only against the Communists and on no other front!
All men will commence in their present rank and promotion will be open to all men alike, without any distinctions or qualifications, political or otherwise.
Within the limits of the military possibilities the Legion of St. George will fight at the junction of the German-Finish front, beside the troops of the undaunted liberty loving Finish people.
Hundreds of soldiers have volunteered to join this Legion. Men who have escaped from England have come to join us. Three Royal Air Force aeroplanes have come over to us so far with their arms and equipment. It is up to you civilians to give a hand to show that we intend to take our responsibilities to maintain the integrity of our Empire, by giving the world proof that we have not all sold out to the Jew or Plutocrat.
“It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests.”