29 May 2018
The war and the workers: the labour movement and the home front during the First World War
Historian David Swift speaks on his research
6 June 2018, 2pm
Working Class Movement Library, Salford
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.