This newspaper collection comprises of three different British Union of Fascists newspapers: 'Action', 'Fascist Week, and 'The Blackshirt'. The newspapers reported on activities of the British Union of Fascists in the UK, leading up to, and during the first part of the Second World War. Other issues that were also regularly reported on included unemployment, political situations at home and abroad, British farming, agriculture and industry. All the newspapers had a regular feature by, or about, Oswald Mosley. Articles about Jews and Jewish people, especially in the later 1930s editions, were a regular occurrence, with the strongest views being expressed in 'The Blackshirt'.
The advent of the Second World War, and the internment of Mosley and many other active fascists in Britain on 23 May 1940 under Defence Regulation 18B, had a big impact on the production of the newspapers. 'The Blackshirt' ceased publication in 1939, and the last edition of 'Action' was 6 June 1940.