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Wilson, Tom. Andrew Whitehead oral history interviews with political radicals

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:16:05

  • Shelf mark

    C1377/16

  • Subjects

    Spectators’ experiences

  • Recording date

    1986-09-19

  • Recording locations

    London

  • Interviewees

    Wilson, Tom (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Whitehead, Andrew (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    The police role in 'The Battle of Cable Street' of October 1936 ('it seemed to me we were getting it from both sides ... I can't remember any other occasion when I used my truncheon during my service') and similar disturbances, and incidentally his policing of the hunger marches and his presence in Berlin during the 1936 Olympics.

  • Description

    Interview with Tom Wilson, a police constable from 1932. In this interview Tom discusses policing during the 1936 Olympics

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