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Blackshirt

History (in Europe) a member of a fascist organization, esp a member of the Italian Fascist party before and during World War II
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The Journal newspaper wrote, "A large proportion of the Newcastle and District Blackshirts are unemployed who have leapt behind this political drive knowing well that they have little to lose in a 're-shuffle' of the present economic and social system."
The Dumfries and Galloway Standard expressed surprise at seeing several hundred Blackshirts in the audience.
The Blackshirts were patriots and many joined the armed forces or Home Guard.
Labour Councillor Nigel Todd, who authored a history of Tyneside's opposition to Oswald Mosley's Nazi-inspired Blackshirts in the 1930s, has warned against those on the Far Right trying to turn the clock back.
I reminded the crowd of Wales' proud anti-fascist heritage, when Welsh miners kicked Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts out of the Rhondda, and of those who went to Spain to try and stem the tide of fascism before it got a grip on Europe.
When Our Grandfathers Said No is a line from one of his most compelling songs, The Battle of Stockton, recalling an incident in 1933 when Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts targeted deprived areas as potential fascist hotbeds and marched over the Tees - to be physically repelled by 2,000 outraged Stockton townsfolk.
He would jump on his soap box in the old Bull Ring and preach the errors of our ways and ask that we should love and forgive the likes of Blackshirts like Moseley and his ilk!
Working men and women took on Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts in 1936.
The blackshirts continued to dominate their counterparts in the second period, and with Mousa Daoud and Chris dela Rosa taking over this time, Al Sadd went up to their biggest lead at 31-17, with 3:40 to the mid-game ceasefire.
Director Keith Cheetham and conductor Benjamin Ellin made it more so by switching the setting of the opera to Mussolini's Italy where Blackshirts enforced the authority of the dictator's Fascist Party.
ANSWERS: 1 Canaletto; 2 A Spanish or Mexican seasoned sausage; 3 The Blackshirts; 4 Valentina Tereshkova; 5 Daniel Defoe; 6 Butterflies; 7 One Man, Two Guvnors; 8 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; 9 The microscope; 10 Niece.