Patterns of Membership and Support for the British Union of Fascists

  title={Patterns of Membership and Support for the British Union of Fascists},
  author={G. C. Webber},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={575 - 606}
  • G. C. Webber
  • Published 1984
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
There are two questions about the British Union of Fascists (BUF) which nobody has so far been able to answer with confidence, namely: how many people joined the fascist movement in Britain and what sort of people were they? In answer to the first question, scholars have agreed that the BUF attracted about 40,000 members in 1934 (most of whom were quickly lost), but have then differed about the fate of the movement after 1935. Some have argued that it entered a terminal decline, others that it… Expand

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