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'A Crucial Moment in the Class Struggle': Harry Wicks interview on the 1926 General Strike

Harry Wicks

Brief audio recording of the Harry Wicks interview.


This is a short extract from a substantial series of recorded interviews given by Harry Wicks between 1976 and 1980 to Professor Logie Barrow, the editor of Wicks's autobiography, published in 1992 by Socialist Platform Ltd as Keeping my head - the memoirs of a British Bolshevik.

Resource Details

Date: 1976-1980


Permissions: Open

Archive: Harry Wicks's papers.

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Academic comment ...

"Harry Wicks was born in Battersea on 16 August 1905 and started work there on the railways in 1919. In 1926, after suffering victimisation for his active participation in the General Strike, he was elected to the executive of the Young Communist League (YCL). In the following year he was selected, through the YCL, to study in Moscow at the International Lenin School for party activists." read more...