What were the Post-World War II Demobilisation Strikes?

Introduction Post-World War II demobilisation strikes occurred within Allied military forces stationed across the Middle East, India and South-East Asia in the months and years following World War II. Background American military personnel based in occupied Germany were holding mass parades for speedier demobilisation and in the Philippines formed soldiers committees and went on demonstrations… Read More

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What was the Cairo Forces Parliament?

Introduction The Cairo Forces Parliament was a meeting of British soldiers in Cairo, Egypt in February 1944 which voted for the nationalisation of banks, land, mines, and transport in the United Kingdom. Background Among those that took part was Leo Abse who later became a Labour MP. Another participant who later became a Labour MP… Read More