The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Oswald Mosley Arriving at Plymouth Airport

This picture shows Oswald Mosley arriving at Plymouth Airport in October 1934 on a flying visit to give a speech at the Drill Hall on West Hoe. Richard Plathen is stood next to him in his blackshirt uniform. Flying to speaking airports was a deliberate attempt to make the fascists appear modern in their approach to political campaigning. It also clearly emulated the tactics of Adolf Hitler.

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by Stephen Luscombe