Newspaper: The British Gazette
Producer: His Majesty's Stationery Office
Accession number: 74.200/20
Measurements: H 583 L 470 mm
This copy of The British Gazette, No 4, was issued by His Majesty's Stationery Office during the General Strike of 1926. The gazette was a government newspaper devised by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Winston Churchill, who strongly opposed the General Strike.
With many printers on strike, newspaper proprietors were able to produce only scaled-down editions and reduced print-runs. The British Gazette aimed to keep citizens informed of the latest news but was also used by the government as propaganda to put forward its views on the strike.