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The Miners' Strike - Harvey, Mark, Dr., and Jenkinson, Martin, and Metcalf, Mark
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In addition to being the most bitter industrial dispute the coal miners' strike of 1984/5 was the longest national strike in British history. For a year over 100,000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers, their families and supporters, in hundreds of communities, battled to prevent the decimation of the coal industry on which their livelihoods and communities depended. Margaret Thatcher's government aimed to smash the most militant section of the British working class. She wanted to usher in a new era of greater ...

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The Miners' Strike 2014, Pen and Sword Local History

ISBN-13: 9781783463664

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