Sunday 24 May 2015

Yesterday's News Today: Fascist leader arrested

This is the front page of the Daily Sketch from 24 May 1940, seventy-five years ago today:
There is something rather impressive about the fact that it took the authorities quite so long to arrest Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists. This was, after all, nearly nine months after the declaration of war, which says something for the much vaunted British sense of tolerance.

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