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Unity Mitford

(1914-1948), Nazi sympathizer; daughter of 2nd Baron Redesdale

Hon. Unity Valkyrie Freeman-Mitford

Sitter in 15 portraits
Blonde sister of Nancy, Diana, Jessica and Deborah Mitford, Unity became a member of Adolf Hitler's salon in Munich in 1933 which regarded her as an outstanding example of Nordic beauty. Deeply in love with Hitler who discouraged any discussion of politics she nevertheless attempted to encourage good relations with Britain. On 3 September 1939, the day Britain and France declared war on Germany she shot herself and was sent home to England never fully recovering.

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Mary Hermione (née Ormsby-Gore), Lady Mayall; Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27528

Mary Hermione (née Ormsby-Gore), Lady Mayall; Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 December 1932
NPG x27528

Mary Hermione (née Ormsby-Gore), Lady Mayall; Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27530

Mary Hermione (née Ormsby-Gore), Lady Mayall; Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 December 1932
NPG x27530

Unity Mitford; Robin Farrer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85410

Unity Mitford; Robin Farrer

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 18 February 1932
NPG x85410

Unity Mitford; Robin Farrer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27523

Unity Mitford; Robin Farrer

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 18 February 1932
NPG x27523

Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27524

Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 18 February 1932
NPG x27524

Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27525

Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 18 February 1932
NPG x27525

Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27526

Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 18 February 1932
NPG x27526

Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27527

Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 18 February 1932
NPG x27527

Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26624

Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 November 1937
NPG x26624

Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30969

Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 9 November 1937
NPG x30969

Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26625

Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 November 1937
NPG x26625

Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26626

Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 November 1937
NPG x26626

Unity Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26627

Unity Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 November 1937
NPG x26627

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