Ray Physick mentions the use of the Royal Navy during the 1911 strike

Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 22nd July 2011 by Liam Physick

Ray Physick mentions how the government brought in not just the army, in an attempt to crush the Liverpool transport strike of 1911, but also the Royal Navy, with ships shining lights into the docks at night to see if anybody was there

Interviewee: Ray Physick

Interviewee Gender: Male

Interview Transcript

Now, the military wasn’t powerful enough, so they brought in the navy, and this is HMS Antrim and that was sail the Mersey at night-time, and they were actually beamed right into the docks to show, sort of, strikers, pick up men who shouldn’t be on the docks, so, if you like, the whole state machine, with the connivance of, of, sort of, Churchill, was set in motion to defeat the Liverpool workers, in the railways, in the docks, the carters, and so on and so forth.

Tagged under: docks, 1911 strike, navy, winston churchill

Categorised under: Work & Industry

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