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Picture No 10223045
Date May 1926
Description The General Strike - a food convoy
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Armoured convoy leaving Hyde Park at daybreak during the General Strike. In support of a strike by coal miners over the issue of threatened wage cuts, the Trades Union Congress called a General Strike in early May 1926. The strike only involved certain key industrial sectors (docks, electricity, gas, railways) but, in the face of well-organised government emergency measures and lack of real public support, it collapsed after nine days.
Source Photogrpah in 'The Sphere', 15 May 1926, and also in 'The Illustrated London News', 15 May 1926, page 862
Credit Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Mary Evans Picture No 10223045 - Armoured convoy leaving Hyde Park at daybreak during the General Strike.  In support of a strike by coal miners over the issue of threatened wage cuts, the Trades Union Congress called a General Strike in early May 1926. The strike only involved certain key industrial sectors (docks, electricity, gas, railways) but, in the face of well-organised government emergency measures and lack of real public support, it collapsed after nine days.

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