A Lark for the Sake of Their Country

    A Lark for the Sake of Their Country

    The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

    Rachelle Hope Saltzman

    Manchester University Press 2012

    Hardback 288pp Illustrated

    9780719079771   Product Code: 20722

    During the 1926 General Strike, many upper- and middle-class young people volunteered to drive buses, trucks and trains. Drawing on interviews conducted with almost 100 survivors during the 1980s, this first book to focus specifically on their experiences uses folklore, anthropology and social history to reveal how their behaviour was rooted in the fancy dress parties and treasure hunts of universities and country houses, and how memories of the strike have continued to shape British identity.

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