Sources and Acknowledgements

Submitted by Fozzie on March 21, 2020

The Fascist Movement in Britain - Robert Benewick (Allen Lane, London 1972)
The General Strike, May 1926: Trades Councils in Action - Emile Burns (Labour Research Department, London 1926)
The Fascists in Britain - Colin Cross (Barrie and Rockliff, London 1961)
Your M.P. - "Gracchus" (Victor Gollancz, London 1944)
The Economic League - The Silent McCarthyism - Mark Hollingsworth and Charles Tremayne (NCCL, London 1989)
The Chatham Dockyard Story - Philip MacDougall (Meresborough Books, Rainham 1987)
Oswald Mosley - Robert Skidelsky (Macmillan, London 1990)
Civil Liberties in Britain During the 2nd World War - A Political Study - Neil Stammers (Croom Helm, Beckenham 1983)
Fascism in Britain - A history, 1918-1985 - Richard Thurlow (Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1987)
Hugh Gaitskell - A political biography - Philip M Williams (Jonathan Cape, London 1979)

British fascism and the state 1917-1927: a re-examination of the documentary evidence - John Hope (Labour History Review Vol. 57 Part 3, 1992)
The 1926 General Strike: Its impact on life in the Medway Towns -John Whyman (Cantium Vol. III no. 4, Winter 1971-2)

The Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham News 1931-40 (passim)
The Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham Observer 8 & 15/4/1927; and 1931-7 (passim)
The New Observer 1937 (passim)
The Kent Messenger and Observer 1937-40 (passim)
Kelly's Directory of Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Strood and Neighbourhood 1931-9 (passim)
The Ministry of Labour Gazette 1923-40 (passim)
The Times 27/1 & 11/2/1937

Mrs M B (Labour League of Youth member) - conversation 25/5/1987
Nina Drongin (Labour League of Youth member) - taped interview 29/4/1989
George and Sheila Gilbert (Labour League of Youth members) -taped interview 27/8/1988


I am very grateful to Bruce Aubry (for letting me use his superb index of Labour movement references in the Medway local press), and to the staff at Chatham, Rochester, and Westminster Reference Libraries (for their courtesy and efficiency).

I am particularly indebted to Gabriel Lancaster and Margot Kane, of the Medway and Gillingham Racial Equality Council, for information about Medway's Jewish Community.