International: Stop That Nonsense

Lady Nancy Astor sputtered with indignation. Since 1938 she has been denying charges that the group of influential Britons who once gathered at her husband's old estate, Cliveden, were pro-Nazi. And now the story was up again, with Joachim von Ribbentrop's request that members of the Cliveden Set be called as witnesses in his defense.

Snapped Lady Astor: "Ribbentrop has never been to Cliveden and he came only once to St. James [the Astors' London house]. Then he gave me the Nazi Heil-Hitler salute and I said 'Stop that nonsense with me.' "


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