British Union of Fascists

Stoned by the Mersey: Opposing the Blackshirts in Liverpool

History article from issue 13 of Anti-Fascist Action's Fighting Talk magazine.

Trouble on the Tyne: The fight against the Blackshirts in the North-East

History article from Anti-Fascist Action's Fighting Talk magazine issue 10.

The 43 Group: an interview and evaluation

Some information about the 43 Group and its impact.

Mosley's fascists and the narrative of victimisation

A look at a common point of divergence on the effectiveness of anti-fascist action and its wider implications.

Hulme against fascism, 1936

Hulme Town Hall, late 19th century

A short account of the attacks on Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists organisation in Hulme, Manchester.

The battle of Stockton, 1933

Central Stockton around this time

A short account, by David Walsh, of the smashing off the streets of Oswald Mosley's fascist Blackshirts in Stockton.

Liverpool versus Oswald Mosley, 1937

Mosley in hospital, 1937

A short account of the time in 1937 when fascist leader Oswald Mosley attempted to address the people of Liverpool, and was promptly hospitalised when they threw stones at him.

Fighting the fascists in Devon, 1930s

Blackshirts campaigning in Plymouth, 1930s

A review of Blackshirts in Devon, by Todd Gray, telling the story of resistance to fascism in Plymouth and Devon in the early 1930s.

Fascism and anti-fascism in 1930s Manchester

Blackshirts on the streets of Manchester, 1934

An account of the growth of fascism in Manchester in the early 1930s, and working class resistance to it.

Pepper to throw at fascists: the forgotten women of Cable Street

A woman is arrested during the Battle of Cable Street

As we commemorate the Battle of Cable Street, it's important to recognise the role women played – and their legacy today.