Perhaps we cannot remember, but the 1930s had hunger marches
, lockouts, mass unemployment and boards of guardians in towns and cities throughout the North East where desperate, unemployed people received a small benefit that had to be paid back.
In October when the last hunger marches
left for London they paused in Cardiff to be told by the Rev William Jones: "If Jesus Christ were on earth He would be on the march with you.
, homelessness, hatred and ultimately the rise of fascism and the cataclysm of the Second World War in which 100 million people died.
Mann, one of the founding fathers of the Labour movement, was arrested at the height of the Hunger Marches
in the autumn of 1932 after violent clashes erupted between the demonstrators and police.
We are now healthier, with full bellies and vastly superior education while the 30s was the decade of hunger marches
and unemployment, grinding poverty and slums.
Fair to suggest Mussolini's response to an Italian equivalent of the Jarrow Marchers, or those who took part in the more political National Unemployed Workers Movement hunger marches
, would not have seen them allowed to walk, unmolested, through the streets of Rome.
The bad old days of the depression and hunger marches
were behind us.
Robeson had a particular affinity with the Welsh after seeing the miners on hunger marches
in London during the 1930s.
This was at a time when men were making hunger marches
and begging for work at any price.
Donkeys leading young lions to the slaughter in the First World War, hunger marches
and strikes, the rise of fascism and another long war.