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All of what was going on of course was that some hard working people were trying to get a little more money to put food on their own tables—the facilitators of food distribution for the nation’s people wanting nothing more than a little more food for themselves and their families. And these were the people, by the way, who did not set a five-utensil place settings with linen table covers and a large fresh bouquet as is oddly the case in the illustration.
By the time this illustration appeared in the Illustrated London News in August 1911 the movement had already
been active for a year—there had also been a call to action the month before
involving over 100,000 workers. The National
Sailors and Firemen's Union, and the National Union of Ships' Stewards, Cooks,
Butchers and Bakers, dockhands, lorry rivers, general laborers, and on and on, were involved
in the strike, which was a bitter and confrontational battle between them,
scabs, police, the army, and of course the owners of the means of production
and shipping means.
After the battle of greed and need, need won.