Loading...

The '43 Group

8,755 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Sep 17, 2011

1945, nachdem der Krieg beendet war, entschied Oswald Mosley, daß er dort weitermachen konnte, wo Hitler und Mussolini aufgehört hatten. - Er irrte, die 43 Group trat auf. In einer erbitterten, blutigen aber gleichzeitig glänzenden verdeckten Kampagne zerstörte sie die faschistische Mosley-Bewegung.

The 43 Group was an English anti-fascist group set up by Jewish ex-servicemen in the immediate wake of World War II when, on their return to London, they encountered British fascist organisations such as Jeffrey Hamm's "British League of Ex-Servicemen" and later Oswald Mosley's reformed fascist party, the Union Movement. In 1945 at the end of the War, there were 11 Fascist Societies and 4 Fascist Book Clubs in the UK. The activities of these fascist groups included antisemitic speeches in public places, inciting racial hatred, and from the rank-and-file fascists, violent attacks on London Jews and Jewish property. The 43 Group had excellent intelligence and infiltrated all the fascist parties, infiltrated fascist groups, and attacked fascists marches in the streets. The title "43 Group" allegedly came from the number of people in the room of Maccabi House during the group's founding meeting. The instigators of the foundation meeting were Morris Beckman, who served in the Merchant Navy in World War II and was torpedoed twice, Gerald Flamberg (Middleweight boxing champion, 156 Battalion Parachute Regiment, who won the Military Medal during Operation Market Garden), Leonard Sherman, martial arts expert (Welsh Guards), and Alec Carson, who flew Hawker Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain. A 17-year-old Vidal Sassoon, joined the group in 1947. The group grew to include many hundreds of men and women, and not all Jewish. The initial membership was of around 300 people and included holders of bravery decorations, a VC, DSOs, DFCs, DSMs and MMs. At its height, in October 1946, the 43 Group had 1000 members, including 20 taxi drivers who were the 'eyes and ears' of the group. The group disbanded in 1950 but some of them reformed in 1962 as the '62 Group' to fight the new racism against black immigrants.

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...