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Spanish Civil War This forum is for discussion of the Spanish Civil War. , this sub-forum appears in the World War II section because Spain was both a training ground for and preview of what was about to break loose in Europe.

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There were also Blue Shirts in Britain - a movement run by Locker Lampson MP - the man who had commanded British armoured car squadrons in Russia before the revolution. Their slogan was Wake up Britain - very like the Falange's Arise Spain but like Miss Jean Brodie (she of prime fame) Lampson was a Mussolini fan. However he was very definitely not anti Semitic being a close friend of Albert Einstein and being responsible for the prosecution and jailing of some of Mosely's supporters for acts against Jewish people and property, which put him in a somewhat awkward situation with possible supporters. He found the incongruity impossible and disbanded the organisation.

The Green Shirts in Britain sprang out of a peculiar organisation known at one time as the Woodland Folk also as the Kibbo Kraft Kindred or the KKK which was rather unfortunate as they also had a penchant for dressing up in robes with pointed hoods (but didn't light any crosses)! Eric Blair (George Orwell) was a member for a short while untill he sussed them out.
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Don't forget the Ben Sherman shirts in Britain, worn by the Mod and Skinhead movements of the 60's, 70's and 80's (not to be confused with the British arm green shirt which was also by Ben Sherman). Came in many patterns and colours, denoted by the pleat running down the back with a loop at the top of it and the collars buttoning down.


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sebfrench, if you've never seen this film, it's well worth your time. And timely, given that Omar Sharif plays a Spanish priest. In Black and White to match the period.

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