Oral history - Kay Beauchamp -

Description:
Kay Beauchamp (1899-1992) was interviewed for an oral history by the historian Raphael Samuel in 1986. She was a teacher and later the editor of the journal of the Movement for Colonial Freedom. She joined the Communist Party in 1923, as she relates in this oral history recording. The Communist Party of Great Britain was founded in 1920 as the British wing of the Moscow-run Third, or Communist, International (Comintern). The Party was well-known for following the diktats of Moscow, leading to a massive loss of members following Soviet suppression of dissident governments in Budapest and Prague in 1956 and 1968 respectively. In its early years, the Party was home to many on the left disillusioned with the Labour Party.
Size:
1543 kB
Copyright:
Bishopsgate Institute
Transcription:
Click here
Production Date:
1986
ID no:
BGATE_SAMUEL AUDIO/16
Maker:
Samuel, Raphael Elkan (1934-1996) historian
Copyright:
Bishopsgate Institute

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