The General Strike - Government leaders
Government leaders during the General Strike: Ministers and Commissioners. 1. Chief Civil Commissioner: Sir W. Mitchell-Thomson, 2. Principal Chief Assistant Commissioner, Mr. A. B. Lowry, 3. Civil Commissioner, London and Home Counties Division: Major W. Cope, 4. Civil Commissioner, Eastern Division: Major Sir Philip Sassoon, 5. Coal-owner's representatives leaving Downing Street: (Left to right) Messrs. W. A. Lee, Evan Williams, Edward Mann, and Guthrie. 6. Civil Commissioner for the North Midland Division: Captain H. Douglas King, 7. The Members of the Coal Commission: (Left to right) Mr. Kenneth Lee, Sir William Beveridge, Sir Herbert Samuel, (Chairman) and Sir Herbert Lawrence. 8. Minister of Labour: Sir Arthur Steel Maitland. 9. Civil Commissioner, Midland Division: Lt. Col. the Hon. G.F. Stanley. 11. Civil Commissioner, North Eastern Division: Captain D. H. Hacking. 12. Parliamentary Secretary to the Department of Mines: Col. G.R. Lane-Fox, 13. Civil Commissioner, South Midland Division: Major Earl Winterton, 14. The Home Secretary: Sir William Joynson-Hicks. In support of a strike by coal miners over the issue of threatened wage cuts, the Trades Union Congress called a General Strike in early May 1926. The strike only involved certain key industrial sectors (docks, electricity, gas, railways) but, in the face of well-organised government emergency measures and lack of real public support, it collapsed after nine days.
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Charles Comte Belle-Isle
CHARLES LOUIS AUGUSTE FOUQUET, comte de BELLE-ISLE, duc de GISORS : French soldier involved in all the major wars of his day, as minister of war responsible for reforms. Date: 1684 - 1761
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Two Chasseurs of 27e Battalion de Chassuers Alpins resting
'Two Chasseurs of the 27e Battalion de Chassuers Alpins resting on a mountain path. Pierre Comba (1859-1934). Pierre Comba Dedicated Himself To The Representation Of The French Military, In Particular The Chasseurs Alpins, Nicknamed 'Les Diables Bleus'. Indeed At The Time Of The Great War, Comba'S Watercolours Were Being Reproduced As Postcards To The Glory Of The Blue Devils. Pierre Was A Member Of The Society Of Military Painters And Of The French Alpine Club And He Was A Recipient Of The Palmes Acad魩ques (An Honour From The French Government For Outstanding Achievements In The Arts Or Literature). He Was Also Deeply Involved In Charities Dealing With Soldiers In Nice And In The Region (Alpes-Maritimes).'
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