British Union of Fascists

Battle of Cable Street, 1936, photo gallery

Photo gallery from the 1936 Battle of Cable Street, which saw over 100,000 working-class residents in London's East End oppose a march by Oswald Mosely's British Union of Fascists, forcing them to abandon it entirely.

Battles of Cable Street - Michael Richmond

Battle of Cable Street

One of the hundreds of anti-fascists arrested opposing the EDL march in Tower Hamlets takes a detailed look at how the state response compares with the original Battle of Cable Street.

Video from the Battle of Cable Street, 1936

Video footage of the Battle of Cable Street, when Sir Oswald Mosely's fascists tried to march through east London, and were stopped when hundreds of thousands of anti-fascists turned out in opposition.

Newcastle fights the fascists

Mosley with his Blackshirt supporters, 1930s

Account of the 1934 routing of fascists in Newcastle, England, by Albert Meltzer and Tom Brown.

The Battle of Cable St, 1936 - Joe Jacobs

Joe Jacobs was in 1936 a local Communist Party activist in London's East End. This is his account of his involvement in the famous defence of the East End against an attempted march by Mosley's fascists.

Fascists and police routed: the battle of Cable Street - Reg Weston

Anti-fascists and locals on the barricades

Cable Street - October 4th 1936 - an eyewitness account by Reg Weston, Higham resident and life-time member of the National Union of Journalists .