Post WW2 Oswald Mosleys Union Movement BUF 1952 Christmas Card
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For sale is a Post WW2 Oswald Mosleys Union Movement BUF 1952 Happy New Year & Christmas Card.The front of the Christmas card shows a constable in the spotlight, with a spilt pan bucket, and foot prints in the wet paint, along with two Union Movement emblems either side of “Happy Xmas”. The inside reads “I need you all today; England and Europe will need you all tomorrow. Oswald Mosley Nov.1952” “Christmas greetings and good luck for the new year”. The Union Movement (UM) was a far-right political party founded in the United Kingdom by Oswald Mosley. Before the Second World War, Mosley's British-Union-of-Fascists (BUF) had wanted to concentrate trade within the British Empire, but the Union Movement attempted to stress the importance of developing a European nationalism, rather than a narrower country-based nationalism. That has caused the UM to be characterised as an attempt by Mosley to start again in his political life by embracing more democratic and international policies than those with which he had previously been associated. The UM has been described as post-fascist by former members such as Robert Edwards, the founder of the pro-Mosley European Action, a British pressure group and monthly newspaper. This is in good condition and a very rare piece of ephemera from the Union movement. This will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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