What the queen’s Nazi salute says about British high society in the 1930s (COMMENTARY)

(RNS) A London tabloid recently published a still from a 1933 black and white film taken at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle showing 7-year-old Princess Elizabeth, the future queen of England, extending her right arm upward in the notorious Nazi German salute. Joining in the grotesque gesture were her mother and Princess Margaret, Elizabeth’s sister. Teaching the salute is … Continue reading