Secret files reveal WW2 problem of Nazi nobles

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NEWLY-RELEASED papers show the scale of suspicion and fear around the British High Command during the Second World War.

It has emerged that intelligence chiefs faced a dilemma over how many aristocrats with Nazi sympathies they should arrest, amid fears that interning too many would inflate their importance.

Documents released today at the National Archives in Kew show MI5 spied on a god-daughter of the late King George V, Dowager Viscountess Dorothy Downe, noting her as a "most fanatical admirer of Hitler" and intercepting her mail.

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