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Undergraduates busy with barrels of butter in the hold of a food ship.

Undergraduates busy with barrels of butter in the hold of a food ship.
Undergraduates busy with barrels of butter in the hold of a food ship.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4367
Description: Strike-breaking Oxford undergraduates unload barrels of butter from the hold of a food ship at the Royal Docks during the General Strike of 1926. The students were among the thousands of men who volunteered to work in the docks, drive trams, distribute food and drive lorries. Their intervention caused much bitterness among the many Londoners who supported the strike.
Creator: 'Daily Graphic'
Date: May 1926
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection
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