Phil Piratin
The Savoy Hotel, Strand, Westminster, London

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Name: Phil Piratin
Category: Activist

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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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Years of Residence: 1940 - 1940
Source: London Was Ours: Diaries and Memoirs of the London Blitz By Amy Helen Bell

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Phil Piritin (1907-1995),a Jewish English Communist politician who fought against Oswald Moseleys fascists,helped open up Tube stations as Air Raid shelters,led a protest that broke into the Savoy Hotels Air Raid shelters to protest at preferential treatment of rich people over the needs of poorer folks,during the Blitz in 1940 in WW2

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The Savoy Hotel
United Kingdom

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The Savoy Hotel was opened in 1889 under the auspices of Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901),English Theatrical Impresario,who owned the Savoy Theatre (1881),next door. Since its opening,the Savoy Hotel has played host to a great many notable guests,from Singers of stage & screen,artists,actors,directors,musicians,politicians and many more.

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