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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume IThe Birth of Broadcasting$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.001.0001

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The General Strike

The General Strike

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3. The General Strike
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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I
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Asa Briggs

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0024

This chapter highlights the influence of the general strike of May 3–12, 1926 in Great Britain on the debate on the charter of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It discusses the importance of the chronological timing of the strike in relation to the development and formation of attitudes towards both of the government and of the public. It also describes the role of the BBC on the general course of the general strike by assisting the government in handling the problem and in serving to check the application of more drastic measures which a minority within the government was seriously prepared to contemplate.

Keywords:   general strike, Great Britain, broadcasting, charter, government, public

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