Lord Baden Powell Invited To Meet Hitler, MI5 Files Show

Posted by admin on Mar 8, 2010

Records also show that the founder of the Scout Movement, Lord Baden-Powell, was invited to meet Adolf Hitler.

Despite the invitation there is no evidence Baden-Powell met Hitler, although he did meet with some members of the Nazi hierarchy.

Lord Baden-Powell met Hartmann Lauterbacher, chief of staff of the Hitler Youth and Joachim von Ribbentrop, to London 19 November 1937.

Von Ribbentrop, who arranged the meeting for Baden-Powell, was Germany’s ambassador to Britain at the time and became Hitler’s foreign minister the following year.

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