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80 Years Ago: Historical Pictures of the Battle of Cable Street – The Fight Against Fascism

On October 4th 1936, the people of East London came out on the streets to resist the fascists marching through their communities. Britain at the time was torn by social and economic divisions, few places saw more poverty than East London. In 1932 Sir Oswald Mosley had formed the British Union of fascists (BUF). They adopted the black shirt as their uniform. The BUF portrayed Jews as seeking world domination and of stealing jobs.
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