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With Ernest Bevin (National Organiser Dockers
Union) and Ben Tillett (General Secretary National Transport Workers
On Narrow Quay by the Arnolfini,
On Sunday 2nd August 1914, tens of thousands of
people demonstrated across the country against Britain's entry into what became
the first World War. In Bristol an anti-war demonstration on the Downs was
followed by a mass meeting of Dockers on the Grove to discuss the worrying
situation on the Continent. In the preceding week, the dispute between Austria
and Serbia had begun to escalate towards a major conflict between the imperial
powers; France, Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Britain and the Ottoman
Empire. Germany declared war on Russia and by Sunday 2nd August, Britain was on
the brink of declaring war on Germany. At the height of the crisis in Bristol,
Dockers Union members and their leaders met in public to debate whether to
support the drive to war or not.
So come down to Narrow Quay (next to the Arnolfini)
to hear the arguments, have your say and raise your hands, Brothers and
Sisters, for or against.....