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Item of the Month – September 2013

September 2013 – Chile and the British Labour MovementArchive Sept 2013 Chile and the British Labour Movement

11 September 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the military coup in Chile. The leftwing government of Salvador Allende was overthrown by a military junta that was made up of leaders from the army, police and navy. During the coup itself some 60 people died, but it was in the months that followed that up to 3000 people were tortured and killed. Tens of thousands were driven into exile across the world.

This pamphlet comes from the papers of the Chile Solidarity Campaign which are held in the archive of the People’s History Museum.  The collection covers 45 boxes (c 1973-1990) including minutes, administration, demonstrations, press and advertising, conferences, Chile’s relations with other countries, political prisoners and many more.