Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Strikes" 69/37.
Some extra material not used in newsreel story.
Dockers and print workers strike on May Day, London. Various shots peaceful marchers carrying banners expressing their nonacceptance of the Government's White Paper on Union Reform. The workers from docks, newspapers and building sites, they are heading towards a rally at Tower Hill. A brass band leads the way. There is a group of Asian workers wearing turbans. We see Communist and Socialists groups selling newsletters. We see people giving speeches, good shots demonstrators listening. Various shots outside the picketed newspaper offices in Fleet Street. Good shots of the Evening News, Evening Standard, Daily Express and Daily Mail, offices. Various shots over the deserted London Docks, waiting cargo ships await off-loading. Panning shot over deserted building site, probably site of Barbican.