‘Onward Blackshirts!’ Music and the British Union of Fascists

  title={‘Onward Blackshirts!’ Music and the British Union of Fascists},
  author={Graham Macklin},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  pages={430 - 457}
  • G. Macklin
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Art
  • Patterns of Prejudice
ABSTRACT Macklin explores the role of music in British fascism's ‘palingenetic’ project for national rebirth. Taking as his starting-point the cultural production and criticism of music emanating from within the British Union of Fascists (BUF), he argues that music played an integral part of the fascist experience, representing far more than mere ‘entertainment’. Macklin examines how the BUF used music to underpin party mobilization strategies, to anchor choreographed set-pieces like meetings… 

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