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Oswald Mosley

Person  Male  Born 16/11/1879  Died 3/12/1980

Categories: Politics & Administration

Countries: France

Politician and Fascist leader. Born at 47 Hill Street, Mayfair, into landed gentry, the sixth baronet. Served and wounded in WW1, leaving him with a limp. Entered parliament as a Conservative, married the daughter of Lord Curzon. Switched to Labour (over the Irish problem) but fell out with the Labour government and, after visiting Italy, founded the British Union of Fascists. Some of these, the "blackshirts" so frequently started racist riots that, after the Battle of Cable Street, the government banned political uniforms. Diane Mitford became his mistress and, on his wife's death, in October 1936 they were married in Berlin with Adolf Hitler at the reception. The Mosleys were imprisoned during WW2. After the war they moved to France and he died at home outside Paris.

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Battle of Cable Street - Dock Street

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Cable Street mural - Mosley

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