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Against Imperialist War - May Day 1932

It's May Day and workers take to the streets of London to protest against imperialist war.

Campaigning film 1932 17 mins Silent


"Workers Rise up Against War" a banner proclaims, as crowds gather in central London on May Day 1932. After marching to Hyde Park and listening to speeches from (among others) communist leader Harry Pollitt, the marchers head to the Japanese Embassy in Portman Square to protest against Japan's attitude towards China.

Harry Pollitt was General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain from 1929 to 1956, with an interlude during WWII.