Jeremy Deller
The English Civil War

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JEREMY DELLER

The English Civil War Part II:


Personal accounts of the 1984-85 miners’ strike

Initiated by artist Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave was a partial re-enactment
of one of the most violent clashes between striking miners and police
during the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

The original standoff took place on 18 June 1984, the re-enactment
some seventeen years later, on 17 June 2001.

The English Civil War Part II contains a series of personal accounts by people
who were all in different ways involved with the strike and the re-enactment.

The texts are accompanied by a wealth of images, pamphlets, news clippings, photos
from personal scrapbooks, song texts, and a selection of photographs of the re-enactment.

The accompanying CD contains over an hour of interviews with former miners and their wives.


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