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On Strike: The Winnipeg General Strike

Joe MacDonald & Clare Johnstone Gilsig / Canada / 1991 / 20 ' / English


Joe MacDonald & Keith Packwood
Executive Producer: Floyd Elliott

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A doc about the events leading to the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919


The dramatic story of the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919 told through the recollections of the men and women who were there. This presentation traces the events leading up to the strike; the issues, the personalities and the divisions among the people of Winnipeg. It culminates with the riot of June 21, 1919 in which death and serious injury resulted.


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