What happened to the children of Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirt followers?

Blackshirt followers of Oswald Mosley gave Nazi salutes in the street, openly greeted strangers with anti-Semitic slogans and holidayed at ultra-right-wing seaside camps CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

Blackshirt followers of Oswald Mosley gave Nazi salutes in the street, openly greeted strangers with anti-Semitic slogans and holidayed at ultra-right-wing seaside camps CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

In a memoir published in 1998, journalist Trevor Grundy recalled how, when he was a boy just after the war, his mother used to come out on to the front step of their house in Paddington to see him off to school. As he turned out of the square where they lived, he’d wave back at her.

Each morning, she’d stand to attention and fling out her right arm in a full fascist salute. ‘I returned it. “PJ,” she shouted…

via What happened to the children of Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirt followers?

3 thoughts on “What happened to the children of Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirt followers?

  1. A fascinating and disturbing read. I recall thinking he looked a lot like Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, and a certain type of woman fell for those charms. The similarities between the BUF and The pre-war Nazis display all too well how Britain might have ended up, had he been more popular.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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