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Unity Mitford

Unity Valkyrie Mitford (August 8, 1914 - May 28, 1948), was one of the noted Mitford sisters. She was conceived in the mining town of Swastika, Ontario[?] and born in London, England.

Educated at home, she eventually became a devout believer of fascism. In 1933, she traveled to Nuremberg, Germany for a rally and met the man she had become obsessed with, Adolf Hitler. She became part of Adolf Hitler's entourage, and some believe she may have been his mistress for several years until Eva Braun caught his attention.

When Britain declared war on Germany in September of 1939, a distraught Unity Mitford sent a farewell letter to Hitler and shot herself in the head in the English Garden, in Munich. The suicide attempt failed and she returned to England. There, she spent the rest of her life on the island of Ichkenneth[?]. Doctors had decided it was too dangerous to remove the bullet and it ultimately brought on meningitis caused by the cerebral swelling around the lodged bullet.

Mitford was interred in the Swinbrook Churchyard, Oxfordshire, England.

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