The Kaiser’s Black Guards – Public Meeting

A public meeting presented by
Bristol Radical History Group and Remembering the Real World War 1

with Robert Griffiths

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain and Labour Historian

Tuesday July 14th 2015, 7.30pm
Hydra Bookshop, 34 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EZ


Among the resistance to World War 1 and its effects on the home front were strikes and industrial disputes. One of the largest of these started on July 15th 1915 – 250,000 Welsh miners launched a strike for higher pay at a time when their coal was powering British warships in the middle of the war. The miners defied the coal owners, the government, the law, the king and their own leaders. Why? Come and hear about this important dispute, its part in a fuller understanding of World War 1 and what lessons can be learnt for today.

More information about the meeting, and a flyer advertising it, can be found here The Kaiser’s Black Guards

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