[Note: The Cotswold Agreement took place in August 1962 at the National Socialist conference in Gloucestershire, England. George Lincoln Rockwell and Savitri Devi were both founder-signatories of the Cotswold Agreement which established the World Union of National Socialists (WUNS). Amongst the handful of other famous National Socialists seen in the above picture are Colin Jordan 3rd from left/front row, Savitri in the front/middle and Rockwell second from right.
The photo below shows Colin Jordan (2nd from left), George Lincoln Rockwell (3rd from left) and Savitri Devi (far right). Interestingly, Rockwell was banned from England, but was able to show up and surprise everyone anyway.
The Cotswold Declaration:
I. WE BELIEVE that an honest man can never be happy in a naked scramble for material gain and comfort, without any goal which he believes is greater than himself, and for which he is willing to sacrifice his own egotism. This goal was formerly provided by fundamentalist religions, but science and subversion have so weakened all traditional religions, and given man such an unwarranted, short-sighted conceit of his “power over Nature”, that he has in effect become his own God. He is spiritually lost, even if he will not admit it. We believe that the only realistic goal which can still lift man out of his present unhappy selfishness and into the radiance of self-sacrificing idealism is the upward struggle of his race, the fight for the common good of his people.
II. WE BELIEVE that society can function successfully, and therefore happily, only as an ORGANISM; that all parts benefit when each part performs the function for which it is best suited to produce a unified, single-purposed whole, which is then capable of out-performing any single part, the whole thus vastly increasing the powers of all the cooperating parts and the parts, therefore, subordinating a portion of their individual freedom to the whole; that the whole perishes and all of the parts suffer whenever one part fails to perform its own function, usurps or interferes with the function of another part, or like a cancer devours all the nourishment and grows wildly and selfishly out of all proportion to its task.
III. WE BELIEVE that man makes genuine progress only when he approaches Nature humbly, and accepts and applies her eternal laws instead of arrogantly assuming to ignore and conquer Nature, as do the Marxists with their theories of the supremacy of environmental influence over the genetic truth of race, special laws of biological equality for humans only, and their insane denial of the primitive and fundamental human institution of private property.
IV. WE BELIEVE that struggle is the vital element of all evolutionary progress and the very essence of life itself; that it is the only method whereby we have won and can maintain dominion over the other animals of the earth; that we must therefore welcome struggle as a means of testing and improving us, and that we must despise weaklings who run away from struggle. We believe that life itself is awarded by Nature only to those who fight for it and win it, not those who wish or beg for it as a “right.”
V. WE BELIEVE that no man is entitled to the services or the products of the labor of his fellow men unless he contributes at least an equal amount of goods or services of his own production or invention. We believe that the contribution by a member of society of nothing else but tokens called “money” is a fraud upon his fellows, and does not excuse a man capable of honest work of his responsibility to PRODUCE his share.
VI. WE BELIEVE that it is to the advantage of society to see that every honest man has freedom and opportunity to achieve his maximum potentials by preserving his health, protecting his from unforseeable and ruinous catastrophes, educating him to capacity in the areas of his abilities, and guarding him against political and economic exploitation.
VII. WE BELIEVE that Adolf Hitler was the gift of an inscrutable Providence to a world on the brink of Zionist-Bolshevik catastrophe, and that only the blazing spirit of this heroic man can give us the strength and inspiration to rise, like the early Christians, from the depths of persecution and hatred, to bring the world a new birth of radiant idealism, realistic peace, international order, and social justice for all men.
THESE SEVEN PRINCIPLES are the rock of our faith. With them, we shall move the world. The political party program we adopt, based on these principles, can and will change as events and facts change, as we discover better methods. But these seven principles are fundamental, absolute, and timeless truth. They will not change. We bind ourselves permanently and without reservation to these ideals, and the battle to establish them as the only scientific and realistic basis for human society.
[Above: George Lincoln Rockwell and Colin Jordan during Rockwell's bold visit to the UK.]
[Above: Colin Jordan in NSM (National Socialist Movement) Spearhead uniform at the Cotswold Camp.]
[Above: Colin Jordan's deputy John Tyndall wearing NSM (National Socialist Movement) Spearhead uniform at the Cotswold Camp.]
[Above: An unknown person at the Cotswald Camp.]
[Above: This photo was not taken during the Cotswold Camp of August 1962, but at a similar camp held the previous year, at the same location. The individuals are (left to right) Bruno Luedtke, Roland Kerr-Ritchie, Savitri Devi and Robert Lyons (Lyons was an organizer for the NSRP - National States Rights Party).]
Savitri, over a decade later, would commment on the Cotswold Camp:
'I remember also my elation at the youth camp in the Cotswolds (August 1962)—the attendance of which cost me the right to ever enter England again—when I heard our songs (that I know in German) sung in English translations, in particular the “Germany awake from your nightmare . . . (Deutschland erwache aus deinen bösen Traum . . . gibt feinden Jüden in deinem Reich nicht Raum),” etc. I sing them here.'
--Letter from Savitri Devi to Young Comrade A – July 25, 1973