Phil Piratin (Activist)


Phil Piratin (1907-1995).English politician.MP for Stepney. Although he was a leader of a British Communist Party,he was an activist for ultimately positive causes. The use of London Underground Tube stations as Air Raid shelters during WW2,was largely thanks to Piritin & his Communist party members forcing their way en masse into the now defunct Strand Underground station during the early part of the Blitz in 1940.He also fought against Oswald Moseleys fascists at "The Battle of Cable Street"

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1 : 1940 - 1940, The Savoy Hotel, Strand, Westminster, London, WC2R 0EU
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