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- The Russian Revolution's impact on sections of the British left and the rise of the Labour Party profoundly disturbed important sections of the Conservative right and it was in these circles that British Fascism first came into existence in 1923, when Rotha Lintorn-Orman, who had served in the Women's Reserve Ambulance during the war, formed the British Fascisti, subsequently the British Fascists (BFs). Set up to oppose a feared communist uprising, the British Fascists organised in paramilitary units and was eventually to split during the 1926 General Strike over the government's insistence that the the British Fascists would have to drop the military structure before their assistance could be accepted in breaking the strike. An earlier split had taken away some of the most militant members, while the 1926 split deprived it of elements who prioritised anti-socialism over any specifically fascist affiliation. Later in the 1920s, yet another group, the Imperial Fascist League, would bring together elements convinced that the BFs, rather than being truly fascist, had failed to break decisively with conservatism.