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The Battle of Cable Street


The Battle of Cable Street & The Rise of British Fascism
Speaker Dr Clive Bloom

The 'Battle' of Cable Street which took place on the 4 October 1936 has become the defining myth of the East End of London and of the left, memorialised thereafter as the defeat of Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts amid the cries of 'They shall not pass!'
How did this enduring mythology arise, what was the nature of East End radicalism, what role did the police play, what were the origins of fascism and what happened after the events?
Professor Emeritus, Clive Bloom will investigate the British radical tradition between the wars and set Cable Street in the context of contemporary ideological conflict.

Upstairs at the Wheatsheaf Pub, Rathbone Place W1



The 'Battle' of Cable Street which took place on the 4 October 1936 has become the defining myth of the East End of London and of the left, memorialised thereafter as the defeat of Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts amid the cries of 'They shall not pass!'
How did this enduring mythology arise, what was the nature of East End radicalism, what role did the police play, what were the origins of fascism and what happened after the events?
Professor Emeritus, Clive Bloom will investigate the British radical tradition between the wars and set Cable Street in the context of contemporary ideological conflict.

Upstairs at the Wheatsheaf Pub, Rathbone Place W1
16th January, 7.30pm
Admission £4


Speaker(s):

Professor Clive Bloom | talks

 

Date and Time:

16 January 2014 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
London
W1T 1DG
020 8960 7172

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Organised by:

Sohemian Society
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Tickets:

£4

Available from:

From door on evening.

Additional Information:

Contact David.Fogarty@prsformusic.com

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