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Captain dEwell21 Apr 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

Of possible interest, Jack Crangle's paper on Italian Fascists in Northern Ireland during the Interwar years.

A visible and proud society of fascists operated within the Italian communities of Belfast and Londonderry during the interwar years. The Fascist Party maintained close links with and obtained funding from Mussolini's regime. One might expect the presence of a foreign fascist group in the UK to have provoked considerable alarm. However, the most striking aspect of the Fascist Party's existence was the freedom it was afforded; journalists and government officials were distinctly unconcerned by the organisation's presence. Only in the late 1930s, when British-Italian relations deteriorated, was the British government panicked into action, culminating in a policy of blanket interment upon Italy's entry to World War Two in 1940. This article probes the function of Italian fascism in Northern Ireland, questioning whether party members were motivated by fascist politics or simply a desire to socialise amongst compatriots.

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clibinarium22 Apr 2017 5:25 a.m. PST

Interesting; never even knew they existed.

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