Item #10027 The Britischer, No. 6, October, 1938. J. F. Rushbrook.

The Britischer, No. 6, October, 1938

London: Militant Christian Patriots, 1938. The sixth and final issue of The Britischer (also Britisher), one of two newspapers published by the Militant Christian Patriots (MCP). The MCP was founded by Col. A. H. Lane in 1929 following the publication of his book The Alien Menace. It began publishing the Free Press in 1935, which was edited by the enigmatic, peripatetic, anti-Semite, L. Fry, who later moved the organization to Glendale, CA, and changed the name of its paper to the Christian Free Press. The Britischer began in 1937 as The Britisher (only this issue featured the different spelling) and was edited by J. F. Rushbrook, a prominent member of the Britons and the Imperial Fascist League. The group was closely affiliated with both the Britons and the Nordic League, and in America with the German-American Bund.

All of the content is anti-Jewish, with much of it satirical, including all of the sections on the rear page: “Answers to Correspondents,” book reviews of Lane’s The Hidden Hand and Rev. Fahey’s The Rulers of Russia, classified advertisements, and recommended literature. Also included is a cartoon by “Goy” (the pseudonym of Richard T. Cooper who would become President of the Britons in 1951) called “The Wandering Hebrew.”

Tabloid format, 4 p., illus. Very light wear, small split at fold, but a well-preserved copy of a rare newspaper. The British Library and the NYPL appear to have complete runs in OCLC, four other institutions with scattered issues. See Toczek, 212-213. Item #10027

Price: $250.00

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