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Winston Churchill's Tonypandy riots memo up for auction

A signed memo by Winston Churchill detailing his position on the use of military force during the Tonypandy riots of 1910 is expected to fetch up to £1,500 at auction.

Troops were sent onto the streets to control striking miners who wrecked town centre shops and mine-owners' property.

But a memo sent to the editor of The Daily News newspaper shows Churchill was wary of using military force.

Historian Dr Louise Miskell spoke to Vaughan Roderick on BBC Wales' Sunday Supplement programme.

  • 16 Mar 2014
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