Scotland's History Modern Scotland The General Strike

The General Strike – 1926

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A strike over pay and conditions leads to a nationwide General Strike of all union workers. In cities such as Glasgow soldiers and tanks are dispatched after fears of a Communist revolution. Video: Power to the People: Episode one.

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