Family History Federation

Blackshirts in Devon, by Todd Gray

Second Hand / Surplus Copy. Excellent condition. Signed by the Author. 2006.

This book is the first and only to examine a unique part of Devon’s history.

This is an innovative study which opens up a surprising aspect of the county’s history and also includes references to Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall. Sir Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts arrived in Plymouth in Summer 1933 and quickly became a vibrant political force in the city.

Activity spread throughout the county, particularly amongst farmers in North Devon. They became established in many towns in the county and the author has explore these connections, the actions and people involved.

After a disastrous meeting in Plymouth in 1934 the Fascists regrouped in Exeter. The book covers events up to June 1940 when leading members were arrested and interned.

Devon History Society Devon Book of the Year award 2007

Publisher The Mint Press. Author Todd Gray. 326 pages. 40 illustrations and black and white photographs.


Out of stock

SKU : SHB070

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