Turning Points of History Coal War (2005)

Turning Points of History Coal War (2005) / Directed by Liam O’Rinn. With Tony Benn, Nigel Lawson. March 6th, 1984, marked the beginning of what was to become one of the most bitter and expensive industrial disputes in British history. The government, as represented by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher versus the National Union of Mineworkers, lead by Arthur Scargill. The strike would last almost a full year – a year of violence, media distortion and subterfuge courtesy of MI5 – Britain’s spy.. / History /