GREAT BRITAIN: Solidarity or Silence

At London's cinemas last week, a grim, low-budget little picture called The Angry Silence played to packed audiences and drew queues at the box office. Its story: the ordeal of a factory hand ostracized by his mates for refusing to join a wildcat strike. As punishment, his fellow union members "sent him to Coventry"* and thus condemned him to life in a silent, hostile world.

The Angry Silence has not yet reached the gritty Midlands industrial town of Birmingham, but when it does, its message will have a special meaning for 146...

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