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  Diana Mitford
Diana Mitford, the daughter of the 2nd Baron Redesdale, was born on 10th June, 1910.
Diana's parents held right-wing political views and supported the British Union of Fascists and in 1932 she was introduced to its leader, Oswald Mosley.
Diana left her husband but Mosley refused to desert his wife, Cynthia Curzon, the daughter of the former Viceroy of India.
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  Guardian | Diana Mosley
Diana of the sapphire eyes was rated more perfect than Botticelli's Venus and attracted Bryan Guinness, heir to the brewing fortune, as soon as she was out in society.
A court of smitten men attended Diana in her progressions round the properties, even during her pregnancies with sons Jonathan and Desmond; Evelyn Waugh was the most passionate ("her beauty ran through the room like a peal of bells") and dedicated to her Vile Bodies, his novel inspired by a party the couple had thrown.
Diana continued as Mosley's public mistress for three years, tolerant of his infidelities; she arrived by seaplane to join him on Capri, her face bandaged after plastic surgery to repair car-crash damage, only to have him decamp with a rival.
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 Hand in hand with Hitler - www.theage.com.au
Diana Mitford was just 18 when she wed Bryan Guinness, of the brewing and banking family, on January 30, 1929.
As for Diana, she did not care whether they were married or not as long as they were together; the only point of marriage, she thought, would be if they had children, for she did not believe that children should be illegitimate.
Diana also had to continue paying the £300 a year rent for the Eatonry, since it was on a repairing lease and she could not get rid of it.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/01/03/1072908946395.html?from=storyrhs   (3746 words)

  
 Diana Mitford - Definition, explanation
Diana Mitford (June 17, 1910 – August 11, 2003) was one of Britain's noted Mitford sisters.
Diana was raised at the Mitford family home Asthall Manor in Oxfordshire.
Mitford died in Paris in August 2003 from complications related to a stroke she had suffered a week earlier.
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 Animation World: Diana Mosley: Mitford Beauty, British Fascist, Hitler's Angel - $11.66   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diana Mosley is one of the most fаsсinаting women of the 20th century - оr she is fоr me, she and her 5 sisters, the Mitfords wеrе among the most beautiful and talented women in Britain in the early years оf last century.
Diana Mosley is one of the most соntrоvеrsiаl women of the 20th сеnturу: this outstanding biography is written with her full соореrаtiоn and also includes hundrеds of hours of taped interviews, access to hеr private diaries and letters, and unparalleled ability tо achieve intimate revelations.
Diana and her husband Mosley were so соmmittеd to Hitler and Fascism thаt they suffered imprisonment during much of World Wаr II as possible subversives, аnd were ostracized by much of polite society аnd the British political world for the rest of their livеs.
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 Mitford, Nancy - Search View - MSN Encarta
They might now seem written for the very social milieu that they mock were it not for the sophistication of their writing and the convincing characterizations of lords and ladies, many of whom were based on real people.
Deborah Mitford, the youngest sister, married the son of a duke and became the duchess of Devonshire.
Pamela Mitford led the most conventional life; she married a physicist and lived in the English countryside.
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 Mitford, Nancy - MSN Encarta
In her novels of the 1930s Mitford wrote wittily about the bright young things of the time.
Diana Mitford married British fascist leader Oswald Mosley.
Jessica Mitford, on the other hand, supported leftist causes and went to Spain to help the Republican side in their battle against fascism during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
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 Diana Mitford relationships
Diana Mitford is an idealist who would like to paint the world in pastel colors, and live in peace and harmony with others at all times.
Diana Mitford may feel that she has to assert herself regardless of the risks that may be involved.
Diana Mitford responds intensely to beauty and physical appearance, and the physical attractiveness of her partner is very important to her.
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 RandomHouse.ca | Books | Diana Mosley by Anne De Courcy
In hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Diana Mosley not only spoke to the author with extreme frankness about her life and beliefs but, during the course of several years, gave unprecedented access to her private papers, letters and diaries.
Diana set herself up as Mosley's mistress - a course of action that horrified her family and scandalised society.
Diana became so close to him that when she and Mosley married in 1936 (after the death of Mosley's wife) the ceremony took place in the Goebbels' drawing room and Hitler was guest of honour.
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 Amazon.com: Diana Mosley: Mitford Beauty, British Fascist, Hitler's Angel: Books: Anne de Courcy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diana and her husband Mosley were so committed to Hitler and Fascism that they suffered imprisonment during much of World War II as possible subversives, and were ostracized by much of polite society and the British political world for the rest of their lives.
Diana Mosley is one of the most fascinating women of the 20th century - or she is for me, she and her 5 sisters, the Mitfords were among the most beautiful and talented women in Britain in the early years of last century.
Diana Mosley is one of the most controversial women of the 20th century: this outstanding biography is written with her full cooperation and also includes hundreds of hours of taped interviews, access to her private diaries and letters, and unparalleled ability to achieve intimate revelations.
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 Diana Mitford Information
The Honourable Diana Mitford (The Honourable Lady Mosley) (17 June, 1910 11 August, 2003) was one of Britain's noted Mitford sisters.
Diana Mosley's 80th birthday was celebrated by a huge birthday dinner at the Eccleston Hotel in London, with an impressive turn-out of many figures on the British Right, at which she stood and made a 20 minute speech.
Diana Mosley, however, continued to admire Hitler and the tenets of Nazism throughout her life but was open in addressing the Führer's faults.
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 Diana Mitford Relationships plus Diana Mitford and You
Diana Mitford is an idealist who would like to paint the world in pastel colors, and live in peace and harmony with others at all times.
Diana Mitford is impressionable and rather gentle, or at least that is the way she appears.
Diana Mitford responds intensely to beauty and physical appearance, and the physical attractiveness of her partner is very important to her.
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 Diana Mosley: Mitford Beauty, British Fascist, Hitler's Angel - Anne De Courcy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diana Mosley is the riveting tell-all biography of one of the most intriguing, enigmatic and controversial women of the twentieth century, written with her exclusive cooperation and based upon hundreds of hours of taped interviews and unprecedented access to her private papers, letters and diaries.
Society darling Diana Mosley, born June 10, 1910, was by general consent the most beautiful and the cleverest of the six Mitford sisters.
Diana became so close to him that when she and Mosley married in 1936, the ceremony took place in the Goebbels' drawing room with Hitler as the guest of honor.
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 Amazon.de: Diana Mosley: A Life: English Books: Jan Dalley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diana Mosley was born Diana Freeman-Mitford, the fourth child of the famously eccentric Lord Redesdale and perhaps the most intellectually brilliant of all the mad, marvellous Mitford sisters.
Diana, Lady Mosley, though perhaps not as well-known in the US as her sisters, writers Jessica Mitford (_The American Way of Death_) and Nancy Mitford (_Love in a Cold Climate_ and _The Pursuit of Love_), is a notorious figure in her own right.
Diana's intellectual acceptance of the fascist philosophy seems much more shocking by comparison, signifying a cold-blooded determination to minimize or deny the 'tricky bits,' as she was later to call them.
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 Tea With Hitler - New York Times
Diana was one of ''the fabulous and not-so-fabulous Mitford girls,'' as Christopher Hitchens calls the quintessentially colorful, eccentric family of the English squirearchy that inspired reams of fiction, nonfiction and tabloid stories.
Nancy Mitford, Diana's older sister and a pal of Evelyn Waugh and Harold Acton, began chronicling her ''barmy'' family with its peculiar argot -- ''Damn sewer!'' ''Stinks to merry hell!'' -- while it was still growing.
Diana was sent to a grimy, unsanitary prison cell, leaving behind the 10-week-old baby she was breast-feeding.
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 BookHopper - Choose Book   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diana, beautiful and strong-willed, left Bryan Guinness the month Hitler came to power in Germany to be with dashing British fascist leader Oswald Mosley, whom she eventually married.
There is no question in mind that Diana was perfectly aware of the Nazi persecution, murder and destruction of European Jewry and, by her actions, showed her support of these policies.
Diana Mitford married Oswald Mosley leader of the British Fascist Party while Jessica was a committed Communist who rarely saw eye to eye with her sister.
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 Biologie - Diana Mitford   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ihre jüngere Schwester Unity Mitford wurde eine persönliche Freundin von Adolf Hitler.
Diana wird als außerordentlich attraktive und charmante Erscheinung geschildert.
Nach Kriegsende ging Diana mit ihrem Mann für einige Jahre nach Irland, später siedelten sie nach Frankreich über, wo sie in Orsay, nahe Paris, in einem großen Haus Namens „Temple de la Gloire“ lebten.
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 Golden gel wed fascist in pursuit of love - smh.com.au
Any account of Diana's life must also embrace her family because for about seven decades she was known as one of the Mitford Girls, the third of six extraordinary sisters who came to embody the image of aristocratic English eccentricity.
In 1984, Diana was waiting to see a friend in the House of Lords and in shuffled an old man. Diana barely recognised her first husband and then called out, kindly: "Bryan!" He later admitted that this was the first time in 50 years that he had seen her without crying.
As a devotee of the Mitford sisters, I knew about their lifelong friend, teasingly referred to by them as "Mrs Ham" and "the Wid", but could scarcely believe this was the grim old woman wreathed in fl who appears throughout Mitford biographies.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/08/14/1060588471878.html   (1916 words)

  
 Books of The Times: Adoring Fascism, Despite 'Tricky Bits'
Diana Mosley's detachment, and the glaring degree to which her biographer becomes complicit in it, resonate throughout this morally tone-deaf book.
She was part of the much-documented Mitford brood of beautiful, headstrong sisters (Dina, Dana, Bodley, Honks, Cord and Nard were all childhood nicknames for Diana -- and that was just within the family) and thus came equipped with attributes that make her a hagiographer's dream.
Diana was a cousin of Winston Churchill's, a darling of Evelyn Waugh's (who dedicated "Vile Bodies" to the Guinnesses) and an unlikely friend of Lytton Strachey's and Dora Carrington's, even if she found Bloomsbury tastes "dreary" and "middle-class"; Diana's own aesthetic ran toward pink, blue and gold luxe.
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 News | Telegraph
Nancy Mitford provided the information MI5 needed to keep her sister Diana Mosley in jail, warning that she was "far cleverer and more dangerous than her husband", according to MI5 files released to the National Archives today.
Diana Mosley, who died in August, was widely regarded during the 1930s as the most beautiful woman in England.
Diana's friendship with Churchill meant that he intervened to have the Mosleys interned together in Holloway and in November 1943 they were released to live with Pamela at Rignell, Oxon.
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 Unity and Diana
Then, visiting one of the Mitford homes, she found a poignant relic: still etched in the windowpanes were little swastikas -- and beneath each, a matching hammer-and-sickle.
Diana was divorced, which in their parent's eyes, brought deep shame upon the family.
The younger Mitford girls were told that it was now unlikely that they would ever marry, because no respectable man would associate with a sister of a divorcee.
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 The Mitford Sisters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The eldest of the seven children of David Mitford and Sydney Bowles, Nancy was born in London in 1904.
When the news came through, Diana was granted leave from prison, and the family gathered together in their London house to comfort each other.
More disturbing to her friends and relatives than Mosley's politics was the fact that Diana was divorcing one man in order to live as the mistress of another.
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 Amazon.com: Diana Mosley: A biography of the glamorous Mitford sister who became Hitler's friend and married the leader ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diana made frequent visits to Germany and befriended the Nazi elite; when she and Mosley married in 1936, the ceremony was held at Joseph Goebbels's home in Berlin.
These aspects of Diana are interesting as well, but the underlying theme of how she and the others evolved into people who willingly embraced evil (and apparently never disavowed it or apologized for it) remains effectively untapped here.
One feels one has read through Diana's daybook-whom she had lunch with, the litany of residences, where she traveled-but without truly touching the heart of who this woman really is and what she is all about.
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 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
She was educated there by a series of governesses except for a six month period in 1926 when she was sent to a school in Paris.
"Diana Mosley, wife of Sir Oswald Mosley, is reported on the best authority, that of her family and intimate circle, to be a public danger at the present time.
Mitford died in Paris in August 2003 from complications related to a stroke she had suffered a week earlier.
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 Diana Mitford at AllExperts
The Honourable Diana Mitford (The Honourable Lady Mosley) (17 June, 1910 – 11 August, 2003) was one of Britain's noted Mitford sisters.
Diana Mosley was nothing if not ambiguous when discussing her loyalties to Britain or to her strong belief in facism.
She had four children, among whom are the Irish preservationist Desmond Guinness, the writer Jonathan Guinness (3rd Lord Moyne), and Max Mosley, president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, the governing body of world motorsport.
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 SeniorNet: SeniorNet Readers' Guides
Diana married a fascist and was thrown in jail for most of WWII.
Was Diana considered a security risk and incarcerated for 3 1/2 years because she was married to Sir Oswald Mosley, the controversial leader of the British Union of Fascists, or because she knew Hitler personally and had traveled to Germany often before the war?
Accounts of the Mitford family were also written by Jonathan Guiness, Diana's oldest son from her brief marriage to Brian Guinness; and Charlotte Mosley, the wife of Alexander Mosley, Diana's oldest son with Sir Oswald, has edited two volumes of Nancy's correspondence : one of these containing exclusively her letters to Evelyn Waugh.
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