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Video: The Battle of Cable Street

In the October issue of History Today, Daniel Tilles writes about the myths surrounding the Battle of Cable Street, the successful defeat of Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts by 100,000 protesters who lined the streets of East London. The video above shows footage from the battle.

Below is a scene from Google Street View of Cable Street today, looking eastward from the approximate position that the barricades were erected.