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The end of the General Strike.

The end of the General Strike.
The end of the General Strike.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4368
Description: The General Strike ended in defeat for the dockers and their allies. In the face of well-organised government emergency measures, the strike collapsed after nine days. The government had placed great emphasis on maintaining fuel and food supplies to London, and made its greatest display of police and military strength there. On one occasion, twenty armoured cars and over 100 lorries full of Guardsmen escorted a convoy of vehicles from the docks to the government's huge food depot in Hyde Park on 8 May.
Creator: Unknown
Date: May 1926
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection
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