Strikers Take Over Rail H.Q. 1949

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    Pottsdammer Platz, Berlin, Germany.

    Rail strikers tried to take over railway HQ, in the American zone but controlled by Russians. The strikers are letting no civilian employees in, the strikers are laying siege.

    GV. Scene outside the Station taken at night of strikers milling around, Russians hold the station. SCU. Overturned Russian car in road. Overturned by the strike pickets. SCU. Car being righted. CU. Man seated at wheel of car. LMS. Strikers outside station. MS. Strikers round entrance as Russians secure the doors. MS. Strikers outside. LMS. MS. Russian army officer at window building. MS. Russian alighting from car. MS. He pushes way through strikers with woman. MS. Russian in doorway talking to crowd of Strikers. LS. Strikers picket line outside building. MS. Strikers milling round. MS. Back view line of pickets. LS. Pickets outside Building. MS. Pan down from window and balcony of station H.Q. to entrance SCU. Door opening. MS. Two Russians walk out. Another surveys the Strikers and then walks back through the revolving doors. MS. Russian walking through revolving doors. MS. Russian entering car. MS. Car drives off. MS. Russian carrying attache case walking through strikers to entrance. MS. Russian walks past strikers and into building. MS. Another Russian walks past strikers, one of whom pulls a face at him. MS. MS. Back view of Russian entering building. MS. Russian behind barred entrance, tests safety gates for security. SCU. Russian is let out of doorway. MS. Two Russians waiting outside barred doorway. SCU. The Gates are opened to let them in and then closed again. MS. Picket line. MS. Some of the pickets. MS. Strikers around outside building ( 4 shots) & CU. LS.

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    Media URN:
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    00:03:43:00
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    01:37:10:00 / 01:40:53:00
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