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Winston S. Churchill as propagandist, 1926  

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The British Gazette [and] other documents from the General Strike of 1926

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The British Gazette et al.



Comprises all eight issues from the British Gazette, May 5-13 with a folding broadside ; The Times, May 5; Daily Telegraph, May 10 (in two states), 11, 12; The Observer, May 9 (in two states), 16; British Worker, May 7 (Official Strike News Bulleting, no. 3); Sunday Express, May 9; Daily Graphic, May 11; Daily Mail, May 13 (reporting end of strike). Housed in a blue-buckram folding box with red morocco cover label lettered and ruled in gilt.

The British Gazette was a short-lived British newspaper published by the Government during the General Strike of 1926. One of the first groups of workers called out by the Trades Union Congress when the general strike began on 3 May were the printers, and consequently most newspapers appeared only in very brief and truncated form. The Government therefore decided to replace them with an official publication which was printed on the presses of The Morning Post, a right-wing but traditionalist paper which later merged with The Daily Telegraph. Winston Churchill, then Chancellor of the Exchequer but formerly a journalist, took the initiative and guided the British Gazette's editorial line with the paper largely produced by the Organisation for the Maintenance of Supplies.

Lot Amendments

Toning to paper, a few creases; Issues no. 1&2 missing pp. 2-3 (left blank in printing);

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