WorldCat Identities

British Union of Fascists

Overview
Works: 212 works in 358 publications in 2 languages and 4,551 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Newspapers  Political platforms  Archives 
Roles: Other, Editor, Printer
Classifications: DS146.G7, 329.942
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Most widely held works about British Union of Fascists
 
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Most widely held works by British Union of Fascists
The Fascist quarterly( )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Union quarterly( )

in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascism for the million by British Union of Fascists( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascism in Britain by Oswald Mosley( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The B.U.F. and anti-Semitism by British Union of Fascists( )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackshirt( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascist week( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascism and Jewry by William Joyce( Book )

5 editions published between 1933 and 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascism and trade unionism by John Beckett( Book )

3 editions published between 1935 and 1936 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Union of Fascists : newspapers and secret files( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Thursday the 23rd of May 1940, after a lengthy period of surveillance by the security services, Sir Oswald Mosley, the leader of the British Union of Fascists (BUF) which he had founded in 1932, was arrested by police under Defence Regulation 18B of the Emergency Powers Act (1939). He was interned, initially in Brixton Prison and then in Holloway. Two weeks after his arrest, under the heading 'Treason in politics', the last ever issue of Action (No. 222, June 6, 1940) proclaimed: "There is nothing in the policy of British Union, that lends the slightest excuse for such treasonable practices. It has been laid down again and again that members must obey the law, must do nothing to impede the nation's war effort, and in case of invasion, must rally to Ihe defence of the British Empire. Where members have been found guilty of disloyal or unpatriotic behaviour, their expulsion from the Movement follows as a matter of course." Increasingly, during the course of the 1930s, the authorities had come to view the BUF as pro-Nazi. Although the BUF continued to function throughout the "phoney war", the invasion of France in May 1940 and the fear of an imminent invasion of Britain led the authorities to act against the British Union. Mosley's repeated calls "For Britain, peace and people", for example on the front page of issue no. 184 (September 2, 1939) of Action, the day after the Third Reich invaded Poland, were cited as evidence of support for appeasing Hitler. Indeed, among the reasons given in Home Office files (HO 283/12) for the internment of Mosley, together with over a thousand other leading BUF officials, was the charge that "the persons in control of the organization have or have had associations with persons concerned in the Government of Germany, a power with which His Majesty is at war," in other words the authorities thought they were Nazi collaborators. Yet for all this, the accusations made against Mosley were never tried in court, though there were a number of hearings at which he attempted to overturn the order of arrest and internment. The issue became a cause célébre, with Mosley even enjoying support from such unlikely quarters as Britain's anarchists. In December 1943, introducing 'It might have happened to you!' (The Word : special investigation report on 18B), Guy A. Aldred, a prominent member of the Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation, "dare[d] to come forward, not as an apologist of their opinions, but as the defender of their civil rights. If they are traitors, indict them. If they are not traitors, release them. If they cannot be indicted, they ought to be restored to human liberty." In addition to the three principal organs of BUF, Action (1936-1940), Blackshirt (1933-1939) and Fascist week (1933-1934), the present collection reproduces, from the National Archives at Kew, a wealth of information gathered by the Home Office, the Police, MI5 and the Cabinet Office on Mosley and also his second wife, Lady Diana Mosley, who was arrested and interned just over a month later, on the 29th of June 1940. Read together, these newspapers and previously classified documents permit researchers to evaluate the true extent not only of any threat home-grown fascism posed to Britain during the early stages of the Second World War, but also of the political and financial relationships between British fascists, the Nazis in Germany, and Mussolini's fascist party in Italy, as well as elsewhere in Europe during this period of political history."--Collection metadata page
Action( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascism and India by William Joyce( Book )

3 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Letters of Lucifer : and lending articles from The Blackshirt by British Union of Fascists( Book )

3 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 points of Facsist policy by Oswald Mosley( Book )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strike action or power action by W Risden( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Gainst trust & monopoly! : shopkeepers action by F. D Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from B.U.F. quarterly( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menace of the chain stores by Peter Heyward( Book )

2 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fascist Quarterly. vol. 1. no. 1-vol. 2. no. 4. Jan. 1935-Oct. 1936 by British Union of Fascists( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancashire betrayed : British Union textile policy (cotton)( Book )

3 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Covers
East London for Mosley : the British Union of Fascists in east London and south-west Essex, 1933-40Oswald Mosley and the New PartyThe failure of British fascism : the far right and the fight for political recognitionMemoir of a fascist childhood : a boy in Mosley's BritainBlackshirt : Sir Oswald Mosley and British fascismWorld's End for Sir Oswald : portraits of working-class life in pre-war London
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnion Movement

B.U.F.

B.U.F. (British Union of Fascists)

Blackshirts

Britanya Faşistler Birliği

British Union

British Union of Fascists britská politická strana

British Union of Fascists politieke partij uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

Britská unie fašistů

Brytyjska Unia Faszystów

BUF

BUF (British Union of Fascists)

Societas Britannica Fascistarum

União Britânica de Fascistas

Unió Britànica de Feixistes

Unión Británica de Fascistas

Union britannique des fascistes

Union of Fascists Great Britain

Unione Britannica dei Fascisti Partito politico inglese

Британский союз фашистов Политическая партия

Британський союз фашистів

Съюз на британските фашисти

איגוד הפשיסטים הבריטי מפלגה בממלכה המאוחדת

영국 파시스트 연합 1932년 창당된 영국의 파시스트 정당

イギリスファシスト連合

法西斯聯盟

英国法西斯同盟

Languages
English (131)

German (4)