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Oswald Mosley, British Union of Fascists, Manchester

Film | Accession Number: 2003.122 | RG Number: RG-60.3358 | Film ID: 2553

Cobblestoned streets, Manchester, England. Double decker bus, shops, some signs. Civilian men marching. Small band, people. Some Union Jack flags. 01:08:15 color footage of Oswald Mosley and large rectangular microphone. Speech to closely gathered crowd. Pan of crowd and Manchester brick buildings in background. Red armbands visible. Scuffles, man with bleeding head, bandaged. Speech continues, police among crowd. Fainted woman is carried off. 01:10:18 b/w footage again. 01:10:35 "Fascism means war!" written large in white on wall behind crowd. Speeches continue. Mosley shot from low angle, gesticulating vociferously. 01:12:00 men in crowd give fascist salute. Some women too. Mosley and crowd appear to be signing. 01:12:45 color footage. Fascist salutes as Mosley departs. Union Jack flags and "Fascism means war!" on wall, pan of chimneys and brick buildings, crowd. 01:13:55 b/w footage of Mosley in crowd, medium shot, very cheery. More fascist salutes. Union Jacks lead procession through crowd. WS of large square and scene, slogan in background. Close shots from elevated angle of men in crowd. 01:15:30 men marching through streets, rear view, 10 abreast. Mosley chatting with folks in street, double decker buses behind.

Event:  1930s
Manchester, England
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Claranne Bechtler
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:17
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