Blackshirts in Devon by Todd Gray

£14.99
Blackshirts in Devon by Todd Gray
Blackshirts in Devon by Todd Gray

Published by the Mint Press in 2006, 326 pages. Paperback (N5950)

From the rear side cover: An innovative study which opens up a surprising aspect of the history of Devon. Sir Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts arrived in Devon at Plymouth in the summer of 1933 and quickly became a vibrant political force in the city. Activity spread throughout the county, particularly amongst farmers in North Devon, and within six months branches of the British Union of Fascists were established in a number of towns. A disastrous meeting at Plymouth late in 1934 severely impeded the party's momentum but the Fascists regrouped at Exeter, the new regional capital, and from there they continued to promote the movement until June 1940 when leading members were arrested and interned.

Condition of the book is generally ok. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs but is clean and tidy, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note the left and right hand edges of the book curve gently upwards from where it has been stored flat on the shelves, and there is light bubbling to the inside pages throughout
Condition New