The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Richard Plathen

Richard Plathen was tasked with building up the presence of Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists in the West Country in general but with a headquarters on Lockyer Street in Plymouth. The HQ was established in 1933 and embarked on a number of public meetings and speeches which frequently ended in violence. Oswald Mosley appeared in the city twice but the second time ended in farce when his supporters ended up attacking journalists in the audience. The headquarters was wound down and disbanded in December 1934 and Plathen left the city.

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