Tuesday 11 February 2020


Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - Samson kids in Joan Eardleys Townhead studio. 1960's

Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - girl in the Gorbals in Glasgow.


Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - Glasgow kids.

Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - Glasgow kids.

Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - Glasgow 1966

Photo by Oscar Mazaroli -  Football - Forth and Clyde Canal, Near Pinkston, Glasgow 1962.

Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - Glasgow 1960s.

Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - Glasgow Gorbals.

Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - Glasgow

Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - Glasgow Celtic fans.

 Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - Glasgow Celtic fans.
Photo by Oscar Mazaroli - Glasgow Celtic fans.


John Maclean, who opposed World War I.

John Maclean was a schoolteacher from Glasgow.

The bosses and the judges united as one man,
For Johnny was a menace to their '14 — '18 plan,

They wanted men for slaughter in the fields of Armentières,
John called upon the people to smash the profiteers

They brought him to the courtroom in Edinburgh town,
But still he did not cower, he firmly held his ground,

And stoutly he defended, his every word and deed,
Five years it was his sentence in the jail at Peterhead.

- Matt McGinn, Ballad of John Maclean, 1965.

1920, Great western Road, Glasgow.

Glasgow was the Second City of the British Empire.

Glasgow 1977


Old Glasgow

Glasgow Slums, by David Peat

Glasgow's Airport 1954

Glasgow slums.

Glasgow by David Peat.

Glasgow Gorbals 1968

Glasgow, by Morton Gillespie.

Glasgow, Maryhill

Glasgow Gorbals, by David Newell-Smith
Glasgow 1893.

Tanks in Glasgow, in 1919, ready to shoot the people.

How vicious are the ruling elite?

"In 1919 Glasgow's engineering unions called for a general strike starting on 27 January in support of the demand for a 40-hour working week...

"The Government sent English troops to Glasgow...

"Six tanks and 100 motor lorries accompanied the troops, and they were sent to strategic points across the city on 1 February in a calculated show of force."

I Belong To Glasgow: Bloody Friday

The British military were prepared to shoot the people.

"Soldiers armed with machine guns, tanks and a howitzer arrived on the Friday night and Saturday to occupy Glasgow's streets.

"A 4.5 inch Howitzer was positioned at the City Chambers, the cattle market was transformed into a tank depot, Lewis Guns were posted on the top of the North British Hotel and the General Post Office, armed troops stood sentry outside power stations, docks and patrolled the streets."

- Battle of George Square - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

People got hurt.

"The seriousness of the government's intent can be gauged from Regulation 965 about how to deal with 'civil unrest': 'It is undesirable that firing should take place over the heads of the rioters or that blank ammunition should be used.'" - BBC NEWS.

BBC iPlayer - Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain: Having a Ball.

The people of Glasgow wanted better conditions. www.theglasgowstory.com/


Vaughton Street, Birmingham, UK, 1954. Bert Hardy/Getty

Bert Hardy was the star photojournalist on Picture Post, Britain’s most influential picture magazine.

Residents of the Korean port of Inchon surrender to American troops. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Getty Images). 1950

The USA committed mass genocide in Korea.

"Outside the train station were about sixty political prisoners, aged 14 to 70, suspected of opposing South Korean dictator Syngman Rhee.

"They were tied up, and wore almost no clothes; when they tried to scoop a drink from the puddles of rain that they were squatting in, South Korean guards beat them with rifle butts.

"When Hardy took the photos, they were about to be taken off and shot."


1948 Gorbals, Glasgow

1948 Gorbals, Glasgow.

1949 Glasgow


Bert Hardy, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, 1950

Bert Hardy

Bert Hardy

Bert Hardy 1951

Bert Hardy, Kenya 1952, British 'concentration camp'.


Bert hardy, East Grinstead, 1955

Bert Hardy, Hopping Holiday, 1951.

Bert Hardy, Gorbals, Glasgow

Bert Hardy, Glasgow, 1948

Bert Hardy himself.

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At 13 February 2020 at 01:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic - brought a tear to my eye. My Dad grew up in similar conditions in Birmingham.

At 13 February 2020 at 04:36 , Blogger Anon said...

Very many thanks for your comment!

- Aangirfan


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