• Short Summary

    As the British postal workers returned to work today (Monday) after their 47-day national strike (see Visnews Production 2603A/71 serviced today) postal authorities were able to start shipping the huge quantities of mail destined for Britain that have been clogging international sorting offices around the world.

  • Description

    As the British postal workers returned to work today (Monday) after their 47-day national strike (see Visnews Production 2603A/71 serviced today) postal authorities were able to start shipping the huge quantities of mail destined for Britain that have been clogging international sorting offices around the world.

    This film, shot in the West German international office at Bonn and at Cologne Airport, illustrates how the backlog is being tackled.

    SYNOPSIS: As British postal workers returned to their jobs after a 47-day national strike, they faced a backlog of eleven million letters waiting to be sorted and delivered. And that was not all, as this film from an international sorting office in West Germany shows.

    Postal authorities all over the world have been faced with the problem of sorting more than a month's worth of mail for Britain. Now they are losing no time in getting the mail moving again. There are huge accumulations in the United States, Australia and many other countries as well as throughout Europe.

    The sacks of mail move on from the sorting office to the airport to be loaded onto the first aircraft to transport mail to Britain for more than six weeds. With loads like this pouring in to join the massive backlog of internal mail. The post in Britain may not be back to normal for several weeks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2GHRX6KAU7BF4CE9S1IHU0PF2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GHRX6KAU7BF4CE9S1IHU0PF2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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