• Short Summary

    The luxury liner, France, sailed into the French port, Le Havre, on Wednesday (9 October) after her crew decided to end their month-long sit-in at sea.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN FROM Quayside TO ship
    0.10

    2.
    SV & PULL BACK TO sign "Salut au Havre" (2 shots)
    0.22

    3.
    SV Crowd welcoming arrival of ship
    0.29

    4.
    SV Crew applauding PULL BACK TO quayside TO crowd
    0.43

    5.
    GV Crowd along quayside
    0.50

    6.
    SCU Crowd (2 shots)
    0.58

    7.
    SCU & PULL BACK Crew cheering
    1.05

    8.
    SCU Bow PULL BACK TO dockside
    1.12

    9.
    SV Crew leaving ship
    1.18

    10.
    SV Crowd on quayside
    1.25

    11.
    SV Union officials
    1.30

    12.
    SV Crew members being greeted
    1.36



    Initials BB/2234 FC/AW/BB/2247



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The luxury liner, France, sailed into the French port, Le Havre, on Wednesday (9 October) after her crew decided to end their month-long sit-in at sea. Cheering crowds welcomed the ship, while crew members chanted "the fight goes on".

    The crew, who have been protesting about a Government decision to withdraw the ship from service on October 25, voted to end their occupation of the ship and leave a 121-man "security force" aboard even after docking at Le Havre.

    Their decision came after an agreement was reached between their union officials and the Government to allow them to continue their strike.

    But the key issue -- the future of the ship -- has yet to be settled. The world's longest vessel, which made her final trans-Atlantic crossing early last month, was seized by her crew on September II. After blocking the entrance to Le Havre, they later moved the ship to St. Vaast La Houge, near Cherbourg, to shelter from Channel storms.

    The crew, who were met by union representatives on their arrival, will continue their talks with the officials on their next move.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4ISM8TU5YNGJKX0KNDCT2DIAL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ISM8TU5YNGJKX0KNDCT2DIAL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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