Introduction There are incidents in any city’s history that go down in  infamy and just such a one is the Battle of Cable Street  on the 4th day of October in the Year of Our Lord 1894. 
THE BATTLE OF CABLE STREET, 4TH OCTOBER 1894
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The incident was sparked by a simple daily occurrence  around the great imperial docks in the East End of  London. A wagon heading for the docks to be loaded onto  a fast steamer to India was intercepted by a cadre of the  Brick Lane Commune. They hoped to get whiskey or  cotton cloth, something they might trade for food for the  poor and destitute. What they actually got was secret  shipment of the new water-cooled  Vickers machine guns  and enough ammunition to mow down an army.  As the shipment was supposed to be secret the police  were not informed and Captain Napier of the Prince of  Wales’s Extraordinary Company was tasked with their  immediate, and preferably covert, retrieval. 
THE BATTLE OF CABLE STREET, 4TH OCTOBER 1894 Metal kit designed to be used with 28mm sized figures in the game 'In Her Majesty's Name'.
Above. Commune Incendiaries
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