The Militant Group was an early British Trotskyist group, formed in 1935 by Denzil Dean Harber, former leader of the Marxist Group, as an entrist group inside the Labour Party.
Over the next couple of years, the group was strengthened by an influx of South African Trotskyists, including Ted Grant and Ralph Lee. However, rumours concerning the activity of Lee prompted around ten members, including Grant, Lee, Jock Haston and Gerry Healy to split in 1937 and form the Workers International League.
In 1938, the Militant Group merged with the Revolutionary Socialist League, Revolutionary Socialist Party and the Marxist Group to form a new Revolutionary Socialist League, the official section of the Fourth International in Britain.
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