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Is Britain Finally Confronting Its Fascist Past?

Nicole-Lampert
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Nicole-Lampert

Britain has a complicated relationship with its fascist past, in that it barely acknowledges it. 

It’s a source of national pride that the country was, at one point, the only unoccupied nation fighting the Nazis.

Meanwhile, homegrown fascists like the aristocratic former MP Oswald Mosley, who wanted to parade with his small antisemitic army known as Blackshirts around the East End in 1936 were, according to legend, roundly beaten back by Jews who lived there, fellow working class neighbors, Irish dockers and socialists at the famous Battle of Cable Street.

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