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    Anyone got any info on the Police Strike that happened in Liverpool during the last century. I remember my Nan telling me about it. She told me about the looting in London Road and the searches for the stolen gear around Scotland Road by the Army and Police. There were Battleships in the Mersey with their guns pointing at Liverpool. It would appear a monumental episode in Liverpools history, but there's a real lack of info on this. Or maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.


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    Thanks George, I've read that before and I think that the Police Strike was pivotal in Liverpools history, but such little information. Imagine if that happened today, what the outcome mght be. The effect on society and the ne'er do wells.

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    Pablo, try and get your hands on a copy of 'Police Strike 1919' by A.V.Sellwood and printed by W.H.Allen. Might be out of print but you might find it in a library somewhere. A fine book in my opinion and tells you all about the Strike of '19.
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    There are loads of pics taken by official police photographer 'Carbonara' - some are on my site. Two men were killed on Vauxhall Road during it as batons were raised and gunfire rang out.
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