Captain Arthur Edward „Boy“ Capel CBE (1881 – 22 December 1919)
... was an English self-made tycoon, intellectual, author and
well known sportsman. He was also the big love of the fashion designer Coco Chanel, whose business he helped create.
Capel, a close friend of Clemenceau the French prime minister at the time, fought in the First World War and as a consequence wrote
„Reflections on Victory and a project for the federation of governments“, which was published in 1917.
His ideas, which he based on the thoughts of Sully and Henry the IV were that only a federation of governments could save the continent.
He also urged people to think and act activly against the interest of sovereigns, nationalists and the military for a peaceful union of states.