Good Company

During World War II, Germany prepared a list of 2,820 people to be arrested in a Nazi invasion of Britain. It included:

  • Robert Baden-Powell
  • Violet Bonham Carter
  • Neville Chamberlain
  • Winston Churchill
  • Noël Coward
  • E.M. Forster
  • J.B.S. Haldane
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • J.B. Priestley
  • Paul Robeson
  • Bertrand Russell
  • C.P. Snow
  • Stephen Spender
  • H.G. Wells
  • Rebecca West
  • Virginia Woolf

When the list was published, Rebecca West cabled Noël Coward: MY DEAR, THE PEOPLE WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SEEN DEAD WITH.