Blackshirt reveals the true nature of Mosley's relationship with the Nazis, the Nazis funding of his British Union of Fascists and his desperate attempts - aided by his wife Diana and he sister, Unity Mitford - to support Hitler's regime.
It also challenges the prevailing view of Mosley's descent into anti-Semitism and shows that the campaign against the Jews was a not a response to the failure of his movement but was at the core of the Fascist project - a pre-planned assault whcih drew the admiration of the Nazis.
Was Mosley a potential traitor? Secret files suggest he was prepared to countenance a coup d'etat in order to fulfil his dream of a Fascist state. Hitler never gave up hope of using Mosley in the event of an invasion of Britian as the country's noiminal leader.
With ground-breaking research and extensive use of archive material from Germany, the United States, France, Italy, Ireland and Japan, Blackshirt uncovers a bizarre set of characters and behind-the-scenes friends and colleagues who supported Mosley - crooks, swindlers, political and royal figures, secret agents, Nazi spies, lovers and 'crackpots'.
Stephen Dorril is Senior Lecturer in Print Journalism in the Media and Journalism Department of Huddersfield University. He has been investigating the British security and intelligence services for more than twenty years. He is particularly interested in the realtionship between intelligence and politics.He has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes - Panorama, Media Show, Secret History, World at One, NBC News, Canadian television, History Channel, French television etc. - as a specialist and consultant on intelligence matters. He is consultant to a forthcoming series on Chan...
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