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A detail from the Cable Street Mural.A detail from the Cable Street Mural.
A detail from the Cable Street Mural.

© National Maritime Museum, London

Repro ID: H6218
Title: A detail from the Cable Street Mural.
Description: The mural on Cable Street, depicting the memorable events of 4 October 1936, when huge crowds turned out to stop a march by Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists. Cable Street was near to the southern boundary of the Jewish East End, and was also close to the London and St Katharine Docks. The Jewish East End turned out in force, together with tens of thousands of dockers, socialists and trades unionists. The police tried to clear a way for the marchers, and clashed with the protestors on Cable Street. When these stood firm, the police advised Mosley to call off the march. Mosley and the BUF never recovered their credibility. The 'Battle of Cable Street' was a great victory for popular decency over Mosley's crude politics of hate. The mural contains portraits of several participants of the 'Battle of Cable Street'.
Creator: Simon Niziol
Date: 2004
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London


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