Miners’ Strike 1984: The Battle For Britain

planted: 08/03/2024last tended: 09/03/2024

Documentary about the Miners' strike.

Three different episodes.

1. Shirebrook

First one is about the division between strikers and those that crossed the picket line. Focused on the mining town of Shirebrook.

Feelings are still raw, 40 years later.

2. Orgreave

The Battle of Orgreave.

Police brutality. State violence.

Shocking, the violence that was meted out by the police on the miners. Seemingly premeditated.

Then perjury.

All seemingly coming directly from the wishes of Margaret Thatcher.

The media apparently complicit, a piece of state apparatus.

3. Elsewhere

3.1. In my garden

3.3. Mentions

Recent changes. Source. Peer Production License.