Nazis, Numpties and the National Trust

January 30, 2009

Who’d have thought it? Doing a bit of reading around some different bits on Northern Ireland in the lead up to the Second World War, and came across something I’d never known before – Joachim Von Ribbentrop (Hitler’s foreign minister) was hosted at a reception by Lord Londonderry in Mount Stewart in 1930s. Not only that, but the numpty tried to invite Herr Goering to the Coronation in 1937.

So next time you’re down at Mount Stewart, keep an eye out for the little statue of a stormtrooper that stands there as a diplomatic gift

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