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Lord Rothschild Given British Award for “dangerous Work Under Hazardous Circumstances”

April 6, 1944
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Baron Victor Nathaniel Rothschild has been awarded the “George Medal” for “dangerous work under hazardous circumstances” it was announced last night. Rothschild, who is a great-great-grandson of Nathan Rothschild who established the family in England, and a nephew of the late Lionel Walter Rothschild to whom the Balfour Declaration was addressed, is an administrative assistant in the War Office, engaged on highly secret scientific work. At present he is working with the Ministry of Supply’s Scientific Research Board.

Baron Rothschild, who is only 34, has been recognized for many years as one of the most promising young scientists in Britain. He expressed surprise at the award today, adding that “if it means I am helping to hurt the Nazis, I am glad.” Lord Rothschild visited the United States in 1939, where he conferred with American scientists.

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