Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Battle Of Cable Street

Another great post from the Sensational London blog: the East End’s greatest moment, with this amazing video, what a voice the newsreader has. Moseley’s wish for a fascist march in London’s East End (historically the place with the highest concentration of immigrants – in the hope of intimidating the Jewish community) was granted due the Conservatives’ sympathies with Fascism.

‘the street battle in 1936 between Oswald Moseley’s Blackshirts (and) thousands of anti-fascists (which included local Jewish, socialist, Irish and Communist groups)… It ended up encapsulating the British fight against pre-war fascism – the political force that was marching across Europe in the mid-thirties – and realistically dealt the British fascist movement such a blow it never really recovered.’

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