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The General Strike.

The General Strike.
The General Strike.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4370
Description: Policemen guard a convoy of goods leaving the docks during the strike. Although the strike was not as violent as some had anticipated, there were many unsavoury incidents in the port areas during the dispute. Crowds stoned and destroyed strike-breaking buses and lorries, and there were battles between the police and strikers in Deptford, Poplar, New Cross and many other places. Striking dockers and other workers bitterly resented the recruitment of blackleg labour to keep the Port of London operational.
Creator: Unknown
Date: May 1926
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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