By Keith Thompson

This biography tries to shed light on the history of radical nationalist politics existing at the time of the involvement of Victor Burgess, and his role in those events. Victor was an East Anglian man who had joined British Union as a result of the support the Blackshirts had given to the distressed farmers during the “Tithe Wars” in the 1930s. He resumed his political activities after his imprisonment under regulation 18B and his short service in the army. After the war, Victor founded The Union for British Freedom which, together with fifty other groups, united under Mosley’s leadership in 1948 to form Union Movement.