Trial: History Primary Resources on European Fascism

Until June 14, 2021, the Library is trialing two primary databases from British Archives Online.

The British Union of Fascists: Newspapers and Secret Files, 1933-1945

This collection charts the rise and fall of fascism in Britain during the 1930s and 1940s, with a particular focus on Oswald Mosley’s blackshirt movement. The series covered include: CAB 127 (Cabinet Office: Private Collections of Ministers' and Officials' Papers); HO 45 (Home Office: Registered Papers); HO 262 (Ministry of Information: Home Intelligence Division Files); HO 283 (Home Office: Defence Regulation 18B, Advisory Committee Papers); KV 2 (The Security Service: Personal Files); PCOM 9 (Prison Commission and Home Office, Prison Department: Registered Papers: Series 2); and PREM 4 (Prime Minister's Office: Confidential correspondence and papers).

Life Under Nai Rule: Reports by Anti-Fascists in Occupied Europe, 1933-1945

Life under Nazi Rule: Reports by Anti-Fascists in Occupied Europe, 1933-1945 contains two newsletters published by the Internationale Transportarbeiter-Föderation/International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), a pan-European trade union, between 1933 and 1945. Published in several languages, Germany Under the Swastika (Hakenkreuz über Deutschland) and Fascism (Faschismus) were originally intended to document the deeds and misdeeds of the Nazi regime in Germany. However, their scope expanded during the Second World War to include reports about occupied Europe.

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