Henry Hamilton Beamish

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Henry Hamilton Beamish (June 2, 1873 - March 27, 1948) also known as H. H. Beamish was the British author of The Jews' Who's Who: Israelite Finance, its Sinister Influence (1921).[1] In 1919 he founded of the nationalist organization The Britons. Many of The Britons had ties to the British territories and were patriotic for their race.

Background

Beamish was born in 1873 and came from a family with a history of service to the British Empire as soldiers and sailors. He fought in the Boer War and during World War I served with the South African infantry.

His experience in the Boer War lead him to conclude it was fought for Jewish gold and diamond interests. In addition, the Jewish influenced Bolshevik Revolution in Russia with the assistance of Jewish financiers from Wall Street made him suspicious of Jewish influence.[2]

In June and December 1918 he ran for office in Britain as a nationalist but lost both elections. In March 1919 he accused Sir Alfred Mond of being a Jewish traitor to England and was fined 5,000 pounds. Instead of paying the fine Beamish left the country and only returned for brief visits.[3]

Over the next two decades he traveled the world giving talks on the argued threats due to Jewish influence. He corresponded with Henry Ford in America and met Adolf Hitler in Munich. On January 18, 1923 he gave a speech in English at the Krone Circus to members of the NSDAP. Dietrich Eckart provided the translation.

In Britain, Beamish founded the Judaic Publishing Company which published books on Jewish issues. In August 1922 it was renamed the Britons Publishing Company. In 1932 it became Britons Publishing Society and in its history printed eighty five editions of the Protocols and similar materials until the 1970s.[4]

From his home in Southern Rhodesia he returned to Germany in December 1936 as an honor guest of Foreign Minister Ribbentrop. It was planned Beamish would start a center on Jewish issues in Britain. During his stay he gave talks criticizing his German hosts for not dealing with the Jews. He advocated the Madagascar Plan of sending all Jews to the island off the coast of Africa. It was during this time Beamish became disaffected with The Britons in the United Kingdom and endorsed the work of Arnold Spencer Leese and his group Imperial Fascist League.

In 1937 Beamish visited the United States and on October 30 he spoke before a German American Bund gathering at the Hippodrome in New York.[5]

He returned to Southern Rhodesia and was elected as Member of Parliament in 1938. During the World War II he was interned from June 1940 to July 1943. After his release he lived on a farm outside Salisbury.

Written works

  • The Jews' Who's Who: Israelite Finance, its Sinister Influence (1921)

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Notes

  1. Description and image of the book
  2. Fascism in Britain: A History, 1918-1945, by Richard Thurlow, page 45
  3. Fascism in Britain: A History, 1918-1945, by Richard Thurlow, page 45
  4. Fascism in Britain: A History, 1918-1945, by Richard Thurlow, page 44
  5. A Trial on Trial, by Lawrence Dennis and Maximillian St. George, Page 225

Source

  • British fascism: essays on the radical right in inter-war Britain, by Kenneth Lunn and Richard C. Thurlow