Robert Baden-Powell

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Robert Baden-Powell, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie, 1926 - NPG D2652 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Baden-Powell

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
2 5/8 in. x 1 3/8 in. (68 mm x 36 mm) paper size
Given by Terence Pepper, 1992
Reference Collection
NPG D2652

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In response to wage cuts and increased working hours for coal miners recommended by the Samuel Commission, the Trade Union Council calls a General Strike of workers in the key industries. Although over 1.5 million workers took part, the TUC finally gave in after nine days and called off the strike. The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 made it harder for workers to strike.

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A.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The series of popular children's books featured the character Christopher Robin (named after Milne's son) and a cast of animals based on his stuffed-toys including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is published. This was Agatha Christie's first 'whodunnit' story featuring Hecule Poirot, the Belgium Detective.


The League of Nations accepts Germany as the sixth permanent member on the council deeming it a 'peace-loving country'. This confidence, however, was short lived with Germany leaving the League with the accession of Adolf Hitler to power in 1933.

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