by Jeffrey Hamm
He tells of his own experiences of imprisonment without charge or trial. He was arrested when he was a travelling teacher in the Falkland Islands. He was taken to South Africa where he was landed at Simonstown. From here he was taken to a detention centre at Weinberg. Eventually he was taken across the Great Karoo to a concentration camp at Leeuwkop and was there interned. On his return to Britain he was conscripted into the Royal Tank Corps. Like all those imprisoned without charge or trial he did not receive an apology or any compensation. After the war he led an organisation called The British League of Ex-servicemen and Women. It was during this period that the Battle of Riddley Road took place. This was a confrontation which took place in East London over some months between the’43 Group allied to the Communist Party and Jeffrey Hamm’s British League, which revolved around the issue of freedom of speech. Hamm was critical of the Jewish Stern Gang and the Irgun for their murdering of British soldiers and police in Palestine. When the new Union Movement was formed under the leadership of Oswald Mosley Jeffrey Hamm joined the headquarters staff. After a period of working in Manchester he returned to London. Here he replaced Alexander Raven Thomson as General Secretary after the latter’s death from cancer. Hamm served in this capacity until the end of his life in 1991. He was the author of two books: Action Replay and The Evil Good Men Do, both titles are available from Black House Publishing.