Comrades Come Rally: Manchester Communists in the 1930's and 1940's.
Price : £15.00 & postage in UK £2.50 (or free collection)
Availability : In Stock

Published By Bookmarks Publications
ISBN : 9781914143533
Category : British History
Format : Paperback
Add To Basket

Comrades Come Rally is a history of the Communist Party in Manchester revealed through the lives of rank and file members, through the struggle against mass unemployment, the fight against fascism in Britain and in Spain, to the election of the 1945 Labour government. Chapter by chapter contemporaries recount historical events, their accounts drawn from interviews, letters, published and unpublished memoirs and other primary sources. It is the story of individuals, remarkable men and women, who changed the fortunes of the labour movement between the Hunger Marches and the Atlee Government in the city of Manchester – a source of radical politics from the early 1800s onwards. Through the experiences of Ewan MacColl, Sam Wild, Hugh Scanlon and others, this book presents a lived history from the shop floor in Trafford Park to the front line in Catalonia.


“Entertaining, informative and hugely moving.” Andy Croft.


Open An Account

You can help to secure the future of radical bookselling by opening a Bookmarks Account.

We ask that you pay in a minimum of £10 a month by Standing Order which you can then spend on books at any time.

We will also give you 10% off all books or free postage anywhere in the UK.

Click Here


We sell much more than books, check out our posters, mugs and other stuff here

Bookmarks Publishing

Browse here for books from Bookmarks Publications and Redwords.

Bookmarks has been publishing books for over 40 years. Every year we publish a selection of books and pamphlets that address the key issues facing activists and trade unionists. Many of our older publications are available from our secondhand section.

See Our Publications