17 Facts About Barry Domvile


Domvile was the son of Admiral Sir Compton Domvile and followed his father into the Royal Navy in 1892.

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Barry Domvile served as Director of Naval Intelligence from 1927 to 1930, then commanded the Third Cruiser Squadron from 1931 to 1932, and served as President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich from 1932 to 1934.

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Barry Domvile visited Germany in 1935 and was impressed by many aspects of the Nazi government.

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Barry Domvile was invited to attend the Nuremberg Rally of September 1936 as a guest of German Ambassador Joachim von Ribbentrop.

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Barry Domvile became a council member of the Anglo-German Fellowship and founded the Anglo-German organisation The Link.

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Barry Domvile supported St John Philby, the anti-Semitic British People's Party candidate in the Hythe by-election of 1939, and visited Salzburg that summer, which attracted some criticism.

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Barry Domvile was prominent in British far-right circles as the prospect of war seemed imminent in the late 1930s.

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Barry Domvile's endorsement consisted of the comment in the preface:.

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Barry Domvile is best known to the world as a brilliant scientist, but hehas found time in the intervals of his work to pursue with ardour the task upon which every sensible member of the British and German races should be engaged – namely the establishment of good relations and a better understanding between these two great nations.

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Barry Domvile is one of the small group who founded the Association known as "The Link", whose sole aim is to get Britons and Germans to know and understand one another better.

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Barry Domvile is one of the most zealous workers in this good cause in the country.

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Barry Domvile writes of the National Socialist movement with knowledge and great sympathy.

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Barry Domvile tried to commit suicide in prison and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment.

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Barry Domvile himself was interned during World War II under Defence Regulation 18B from 7 July 1940 to 29 July 1943.

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Barry Domvile largely faded from public life in the postwar period.

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Barry Domvile was a supporter of the League of Empire Loyalists but was never more than a peripheral figure in that group.

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Barry Domvile was a member of the National Front's National Council from its formation in 1967 to his death in 1971.

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