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Last updated:20 March 2018

The war and the workers: the labour movement and the home front during the First World War

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Date: 6th Jun 2018

Event time: 14:00 to 15:00

Talk by David Swift.

The First World War brought with it many trials for the working men and women of Great Britain: from food prices to rent increases, disability and bereavement, the war exacerbated existing difficulties and created fresh challenges. Nonetheless the labour movement, under the auspices of the Workers' National Committee, came together to try and protect the position of the working class, and fought to ensure that the country which emerged in 1918 was different from that of 1914. This talk will reveal how the Left put sectionalism aside and was able, against the odds, to win important victories for the workers of Britain.

This is part of the Invisible Histories series of free talks. Light refreshments afterwards; all welcome.

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