British Union of Fascists: Newspapers and Secret Files, 1933-1951

This collection charts the rise and fall of fascism in Britain during the 1930s and 1940s, with a particular focus on Oswald Mosley’s blackshirt movement.

The documents include their official publications -  Action (1936-1940), Blackshirt (1933-1939) and Fascist week (1933-1934) - as well as Home Office, security service and Cabinet Office papers relating to the imprisonment of their leader Oswald Mosley.

The series covered include: CAB 127 (Cabinet Office: Private Collections of Ministers' and Officials' Papers); HO 45 (Home Office: Registered Papers); HO 262 (Ministry of Information: Home Intelligence Division Files); HO 283 (Home Office: Defence Regulation 18B, Advisory Committee Papers); KV 2 (The Security Service: Personal Files); PCOM 9 (Prison Commission and Home Office, Prison Department: Registered Papers: Series 2); and PREM 4 (Prime Minister's Office: Confidential correspondence and papers).

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