Thursday, June 4

Wednesday, 4 June 1919 - Strike May End Soon ?

Interesting item in today's Red Deer News. The sympathetic strike vote is taking a long time to organize. Why ? Many feel that the Winnipeg Strike will be settled very soon and by the time they organize, there will be nothing left to support.

Wednesday, 4 June 1919 - Anti-strike veterans

Preparing to march, June 4, 1919

By this time the sight of 'pro-strike' veterans' daily marches to the legislature prompted those on the other side of the issue to mobilize. Today was one of the largest of the first 'anti-strike' marches by veterans.

Veterans reach city hall

For a good essay on the returning soldiers, including a summary of the 'pro-strike' and 'anti- strike' sides see Idionng's The Third Force: Returned Soldiers in the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 (it's also the image source for the 2 MB Archives photos above).

June 4

Better image from the Great war Veterans Association Parade of June 4, 1919.