[ Printed First World War pamphlet. ] An Infantryman on Strikes. An Appeal to the Workers of Great Britain | By H. V. Holmes | Sergeant, London Scottish.

Author: 
'Infantryman', Sergeant H. V. Holmes, London Scottish
Publication details: 
'2 - 18 [ i.e. February 1918 ] W. & S. Ltd.'
£30.00
SKU: 18054

20pp. on shiny art paper. Dimensions of pamphlet 11 x 12 cm. Stapled into grey printed wraps. Holmes is named as the author in the title on the front cover, while the text ends on p.20 with the attribution to '"INFANTRYMAN."' In good condition, with light signs of age and wear. The author's case is summed up towards the conclusion: 'Can you see him, Striker, striving, fighting, dying, at a shilling a day, that you may live in comfort at home? Can you see his parents, his wife, his children, his sweetheart, praying daily for his safety, hoping blindly for his return? And he knows that theirs is even a harder part than his. | And can you see the stricken towns and villages of Belgium and France, the thousands of homeless wives and children, the black-garbed women, the splendid manhood of France and Britain rotting on the Somme fields? You cannot - neither can you imagine them. If you could, there would be no strikes, for you are made of flesh and blood. All strikes at this time are founded on ignorance.' No copy in the British Library; the four copies on COPAC at Sussex, Oxford, Imperial War Museum and National Coal Mining Museum for England.