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Further Reading

'Accrington, 1926' by Jim Ainsworth. Hyndburn Trades Union Council, 1994. ISBN 0952349604 9.50

'General Strike and unemployment between the wars'. Sussex Publications Ltd, 1982. Audio-cassette. ISBN 1860130836 12.93

'Days of hope: the General Strike of 1926'. Bookmarks, 1995. ISBN 0905998251 95p

'The GWR and the General Strike (1926)' by C.R. Potts. Oakwood Press, 1996. ISBN 0853614881 8.94

'An atlas of industrial protest in Britain 1750-1990' by Andrew Charlesworth and David Gilbert. Palgrave Macmillan, 1996. ISBN 0333640748 18.99

'General Strike 1926: trades councils in action' by Emile Burns. Lawrence and Wishart. (Reprint ed. 1975)

'Marxism and trade union struggle: the General Strike of 1926' by Tony Cliff and Donny Gluckstein. Bookmarks, 1986. ISBN 090622425 5.00

'General Strike 1926' by R.J. Cootes. 2nd ed. Longman, 1984. Then and There Series. Illustrated account of the strike. Suitable for school students.

'Trade Union movement and the General Strike' by Christopher Farman and Henry Pelling. Sussex Publications, 1982. Audio cassette. ISBN 1860131042 12.93

'General Strike of 1926: the economic, political and social causes of the class war' by R.A. Florey. Calder Publications, 1981. ISBN 0714538132 6.99

'The General Strike 1926: The British Gazette and The British Worker'. David and Charles, 1971. Facsimile reprints of the two main newspapers published during the strike.

'History of the Communist Party of Great Britain: Vol 2 the General Strike 1925-1927' by James Klugmann. Lawrence and Wishart, 1969 (Reprint 1987). ISBN 0853153744 14.99

'The General Strike day by day' by Keith Laybourn. Alan Sutton, 1999. ISBN 0750922540 10.99

'General Strike of 1926' by Keith Laybourn. Manchester University Press, 1993. ISBN 0719038650 14.99

'The General Strike' by Margaret Morris. Journeyman Press, 1980.

'The General Strike: a historical portrait' by Julian Symons. House of Stratus, 2001. ISBN 1842329316 8.99

'Nine days in Birmingham: the General Strike 4-12 May 1926'. Birmingham Public Libraries, 1976. 0901011134 50p

'Oxford and the General Strike 1926' by Robert Sephton. R.S. Sephton, 1993. ISBN 0952058006 4.50

'General Strike' by Ralph Spencer. Elms Publications, 1988. ISBN 0946139180 8.95. GCSE Factpax Series 11. Suitable for school students.

The British Worker, 10 May 1926 Food lorry with an armoured car escort
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