The cremation of sir Oswald Mosley--the British fascist leader of the 1930s--took place in Paris on Monday (8 December).
SV Mrs Diana Mosley arriving at crematorium with other mourners and entering building (2 shots)
SV Mourners looking at wreaths in crematorium
SV Mrs Mosley and her son leaving crematorium after service and shaking hands with relatives and friends (4 shots)
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Background: The cremation of sir Oswald Mosley--the British fascist leader of the 1930s--took place in Paris on Monday (8 December). Sir Oswald died at his home outside the French capital last Wednesday (3 December) at the age of 84. He had lived in exile in France since the end of World War Two.
SYNOPSIS: Sir Oswald's widow, Lady Diana Mosley, and his four sons and daughter attended the simple ceremony at the Pere Lachaise cemetery. The Small group of mourners included only his family and close friends. The anti-semitic fervour of his mass meetings in the 1930s and his campaign for appeasement with Hitler provoked outrage. The presence of black-shirted supporters at his rallies often led to violence.
Sir Oswald married the Honourable Diana Mitford, one of Britain's famous Mitford sisters, in Berlin in 1936. They were interned in Britain at the start of World War Two. Sir Oswald Mosley was hailed as a future Prime Minister in the 1920s. However, he became disillusioned with traditional politics during the depression and embraced the fascist ideals of Hitler and Mussolini. At the cremation ceremony, his son, alexander Mosley, said the family had received hundreds of telegrams and letters of sympathy. He said there was not a single hostile message. It all happened a very long time ago and passions had cooled.