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80 years ago, London's immigrant communities fought back to halt a fascist march

In 1936, a tide of fascism was sweeping across Europe. Adolf Hitler had seized and consolidated power as f├╝hrer of Nazi Germany, and was throwing his support behind Francisco Franco's Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. The British Union of Fascists, founded in 1932 by far-right MP Oswald Mosley, had developed a sizable following among the working and middle classes thanks to isolationist and protectionist policies.
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