The winding up of the Second World War caused much pent-up social grievances to come to the fore. Often this is only remembered in a civilian, domestic sense where the Labour Party won a massive victory in the general election of 1945 despite the general popularity of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Arguably as dramatic, but largely forgotten, were the events that took place in the military. These included strikes of British and other forces who wanted to be dispatched by to their families and partners more quickly than the process was allowing. Many were also unhappy about the post-war roles they were playing, especially in India and Burma where they worried about their role as a colonial army. These factors led many units to strike, some forming ‘Forces Parliaments’.
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