posted by [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com at 04:28pm on 29/03/2011
Two of my uncles on my mother's side (both unfortunately killed in WW2) were in there fighting on the "not actually communist but REALLY not liking Mosley" side. Anyone who tries to portray that fight as purely fascist versus communist is really missing the point - Moseley tried to lead a band of racist thugs through the largest Jewish community in London, with active police help, and got his arse kicked so badly that he was never a credible force in politics again.
 
posted by [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com at 04:33pm on 29/03/2011
You may enjoy this - The Not The Nine O'Clock News take on his obituaries:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMdeQFCGMQ

can't get it to embed properly.
Edited Date: 2011-03-29 04:34 pm (UTC)
 
posted by [identity profile] paratti.livejournal.com at 05:40pm on 29/03/2011
Took me right back.

Its horrific how relevant some of those NTNOCN sketches are again.
 
posted by [identity profile] paratti.livejournal.com at 05:39pm on 29/03/2011
Full respect to all those who fought the fascists, from all shades of the Left and those who were just ordinary decent working people.

 
posted by [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com at 09:19pm on 29/03/2011
The depressing thing about that is that a lot of the East End people of that generation went on to be staunch supporters of the National Front etc. when the post-war immigrants started moving in to their areas.
 
posted by [identity profile] paratti.livejournal.com at 10:34pm on 29/03/2011
I know:(

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