Oswald Mosley was Britain’s failed Führer. His political career began brilliantly – he was the youngest MP of his day – but his attraction to fascism led him to found the notorious ‘Blackshirts’: the British Union of Fascists, secretly funded by Mussolini but increasingly influenced by the Nazis. Released from prison after the war, Mosley tried to refound his movement from exile, attacking Britain’s new immigrants and advocating a united white Europe. This is the first biography of Mosley since his death in 1980 and makes full use of recent research into British fascism. Race, nation and political violence are urgent issues throughout Europe today: Nigel Jones’s analysis of Mosely’s appeal, and his failure, is vital reading.
NIGEL JONES is a biographer, historian and journalist. He has written four previous books, including the critically acclaimed Rupert Brooke: Life, Death and Myth (1990) and Hitler’s Heralds (1987), The Birth of the Nazis (2004) and The War Walk: A Journey along the Western Front.
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