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Rockwell Deported from England; Nazi Center Discovered in Ireland

August 10, 1962
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Nazis maintain a headquarters in Ireland, in a rural area near Dublin, it was disclosed here today in connection with the expulsion from this country of George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party. (Rock-well landed this afternoon in Boston.)

The discovery of toe Irish Nazi center was made by British Scotland Yard investigators and representatives of Ireland’s Criminal Investigation Division. They were tracing Rockwell’s movements from the moment he had arrived by air at Ireland’s Shannon Airport to his eventual landing in this country, despite a Home Office ban against his admission into Britain.

The Scotland Yard and CID crews found, it was said here, that, involved in the Rockwell case, was a nest of Nazis with a suburban Dublin headquarters. In the house near Dublin, the CID men found photographs of Adolf Hitler and swastkia-em-blazoned Nazi flags in nearly every room. The CID has put “a close watch” on the Irish Nazis, it was stated here.

Meanwhile, Rockwell, arrested in London last night, was unceremoniously placed aboard a Pan American Airways plane bound for Boston. Scotland Yard men took from his belongings the money for the payment of his fare. They said they had a right to do so under the Aliens Order Act. Rockwell, it appeared, had flown from the United States with only a one-way ticket. He was in this country as the “guest” of Colin Jordan’s British National Socialist Party, and addressed an encampment conducted by that movement in rural Gloucestershire last Sunday.

As a result of the Jordan-Rockwell incident, and the various riotous fascist demonstrations held recently by both the Jordan group and Sir Oswald Mosley’s British Union movement, a promise was obtained today that the British Government will consider legislation to outlaw further fascist and Nazi demonstrations. The promise was made by Home Secretary Henry Brooke after a long conference, lasting an hour and a quarter, with a delegation representing seven borough councils of London.

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