The Press: Communists in Fleet Street

Chirped the London Daily Mirror one morning last week: HERE WE ARE AGAIN. Shouted the big, black headlines in the Daily Sketch: AT LAST IT'S OVER. READ ALL ABOUT IT. After 26 days, London's newspaper strike was settled. Queueing up at the stands, news-hungry Londoners snapped up papers so fast that the extra-heavy press runs could not keep up with the demand. Since the strike caused some 50 million readers to miss three of the most exciting events in recent British history, i.e., the change of Prime Ministers, the announcement of a general election,...

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