Leicester Oral History Archive
Speaker: Blackshirts in Leicester Before World War Two, - , Interviewee, ,
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Summary of interview item: Blackshirts in Leicester Before World War Two. Compilation of interview extracts talking about the Fascist Blackshirt movement in Leicester before the Second World War. Describes the structure of the party, meetings, party policy, particularly anti-semitism, and hostile reaction to the party members and meetings by the general public. Gives details of Oswald Mosley, the party leader, speech in Leicester and the subsequent newspaper reportage of it. Describes decline of party support from 1937, the effect of the threat of war and the Spanish Civil War, the reaction to the 1936 Cable Street march and subsequent passing of the Public Order Act. Contributors to this compilation are: W.E Gough, W. Hammond and L. Hollis.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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