Mosley Speaks. Sir Oswald Mosley, founder and leader of Britain’s BUF (British Union of Fascists) Blackshirts, had a long and colorful career as one of the leading thinkers, writers, orators and street activists in Europe during the 1930’s. Highborn to Britain’s elite class, his social conscience and Fascist world-view brought him to the side of the nation’s working families and those millions of good citizens made impoverished by the worldwide Depression of the 1930’s. Imprisoned for the duration of World War Two, Sir Oswald, released into the drab post-War British scene, again joined the political fray, with varying degrees of success. This CD contains the recording that was made at the Kensington [London] Town Hall, November 18, 1963. It was an address to several hundred of his BUF stalwarts and Old Fighters. Still in strong oratorical form, Sir Oswald never lost his ability to clearly define the issues and bring his audience to hearty approval and spirited applause. His was truly “The voice they could not silence.”
Oakleaf Records, founded in 1971, was the first to make these rare and often suppressed recordings available to American collectors. Over the years others have attempted, without success, to imitate our pioneering efforts. Note: These Oakleaf CDs were all made from the original audio cassettes. Apparently, the studio sometimes treated each “side” – as opposed to each “song” – as a “track”, resulting in only two tracks, even though all the songs are present.