The go-slow by electric power workers continued to cripple Britain today (Friday). In London, the?
GV Houses of Parliament PAN TO generator on transporter
SV Generator unloaded
LV Generator moving through arch (2 shots)
SV North Thames Gas van PAN TO generator
CU Sign "Get your Candles here" and people buying (3 shots)
SV PAN DOWN Gas showrooms with Emergency Cooking Service notice
CU PULL BACK Baby's bottle being warmed on gas stove.
CU Lantern TILT DOWN TO gas stove.
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Background: The go-slow by electric power workers continued to cripple Britain today (Friday). In London, the first of two emergency generators was moved to the Houses of Parliament-to ensure against further sessions by candlelight.
The generators will supply the emergency power for the minimum lighting necessary to conduct the business of Parliament. But it will be several days before they are operating.
Because of the power cuts, there was been a soaring demand for candles. British businessmen have been scouring Europe for additional supplies. Orders have been placed in West Germany, Sweden, Israel, Holland and Denmark.
In the English Midlands, the gas authorities have come to the aid of old people and mothers of young children who badly need heat for cooking. Almost a hundred gas showrooms are providing an emergency cooking service during the electricity crisis.