The Enemy Within
Gower, Owen (director)Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Film/Video
Cx Number: CX17437
In 1984, a conservative government under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared war on Britain's unions, including the National Union of Mineworkers. The government began to close coal mines, threatening the industry, whole communities and a way of life. When 160,000 coal miners stood up for what they believed in, they began the longest strike in British history, the 1984-85 Minter's Strike.