Strike 'blockades' Britain 1966

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    Full title reads: "All Ports. Strike 'Blockades' Britain".

    Seaman's strike causes havoc to Britain's Ports.

    GV Liner ship 'Queen Elizabeth' coming up Southampton water, Hampshire. SV Ditto GV Pickets outside Dock gates. CU Pickets. LV Pan Queen Elizabeth at dock. CU Name 'Queen Elizabeth'. LV Crew coming ashore after signing off. CU Pan ditto.

    GV Dover Harbour, Kent. GV Empty approaches to the ferry. SV The car ferry terminal. GV Deserted interior. SV Pan ditto. GV Pickets. SV Ditto. CU Sign 'Would you work 56 hours for £14?'. CU Another placard 'Give us 40-hour week at sea'. GV Idle ships in Harbour. GV Ditto. SV Seamen queuing up at their Union Office. Tracking shot along the queue. SV Interior seamen handing in their Union cards. SV Ditto.

    GV Union HQ at Clapham, London. CU Sign 'National Union of Seamen'. SV Mr Bill Hogarth (Leader of the National Union of Seamen) at desk. CU Ditto. Pan to papers on desk.

    GV Tower Bridge. GV Docks in the Port of London empty. LV Barges lying idle. CU Sign 'Millwall Dock'. SV Ship in the dock. GV Ships in dock. Big GV.

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