One of the amusing grotesques on BBC-TV's "'Allo, 'Allo" was the Gestapo Sturmbannführer Otto Flick. There was a real Herr Flick who was rather more significant. all the more so for staying largely in the shadows. He was a successful industrialist who latched on to the rising Nazi movement at the right time but also thrived during the post-war American settlement.
Contempt for lesser breeds and a love of strong men seem to be features of a contemporary British figure.