Published by the Canary Press in 1989, 300 pages. Paperback (N4490P1)
This book provides a fascinating and detailed history of one particular aspect of the great miners strike of 1984/85 - the international support the miners and the National Union of Mineworkers received from overseas.
From the rear side cover: This book brings to life the fascinating story of the men and women who travelled overseas to speak to workers and raise support for the miners strike. Based upon interviews and written articles and letters it records the extensive support given to the miners by the international working class.
The book analyses the condition of the labour movement in nearly all the European countries which were affected by the strike, and also tells the story behind the break up of the INternational Miners Federation in 1983. It looks critically at the actions and rhetoric of the communist states in Eastern Europe and asks why the Polish leadership helped Thatchers government survive by exporting coal which kept British power stations and coking plants going....
The condition of the book is generally good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound