London Dock Strike 1948

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    MS London docks, general scene during the strike. MS Dock worker sitting on a bollard, smoking a cigarette, by stern of ship tied up to quayside. Dock cranes in background. along Thames towards London Bridge with view of St Paul's Cathedral on skyline. MS View of a small dock with barges. MS Low angle, a line of dock cranes. MS New cars parked on quayside, waiting to be exported. CU Docker wearing cloth cap and scarf. MS Low angle, docker, possibly a Union leader, addressing striking workers. CU One docker walking out of meeting. MS Large group of dockers listening to speaker. CU A small group of camera-conscious dock workers talking amongst themselves, chatting, smoking and drinking tea. (5 shots). LS Ship-lined dockside scene. MS Bows of the ship "New Zealand Star". CU Cigarette smoking docker looks out to a quiet dock and idle ship. MS Idle porter's trolley. MS High shot, of cars on dockside, waiting to be loaded. LS Dock scenes view, through metal legs of crane. LS Ships at dockside. LS River scene, giving the impression of idleness. (4 shots). MS Low angle, looking up at one of the towers of Tower Bridge, pan through to ship at dockside, with smoke coming from the funnel. MS Pan across a line of cranes, looking towards the City, to a ship moored alongside and pontoons in the Thames (appear to be laden with cargo). MS Dockside scene, on the Thames. MS. Tower Bridge being lowered (from the bridge itself). LS Good atmospheric river scenes looking towards London Bridge from Tower Bridge, with view of St Paul's. (4 shots). MS Pan from south to north bank of the Thames from Tower Bridge. MS Ship in midstream, Tower of London in background. LS 180 degree pan of a lifeless dock scene down river from Tower Bridge. LS Dockside scene, cranes silhouetted against the sky.
    Cuts 48/50.

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    British Pathé
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    Media URN:
    67131
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2451.20
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    Black & White
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    00:03:54:00
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    01:56:06:00 / 02:00:00:00
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    UN 1965 C
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    UN 1965 C
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