• Short Summary

    ITALY'S WAVE OF STRIKES CONTINUED TODAY (FRIDAY) WITH A 24-HOUR NATIONWIDE BUS AND TRAM STRIKE WHICH CAUSED HUGE TRAFFIC JAMS IN MANY OF ITALY'S MAJOR TOWNS AND CITIES.

  • Description


    BUSES IN DEPOT; JAM IN VENICE SQUARE; ROME; GIRLS ON MOPED; PEOPLE BOARDING ARMY LORRIES; LORRIES PAST COLOSSEUM; PEOPLE BOARDING MINIBUSES AND OPEN LORRIES.




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    Background: ITALY'S WAVE OF STRIKES CONTINUED TODAY (FRIDAY) WITH A 24-HOUR NATIONWIDE BUS AND TRAM STRIKE WHICH CAUSED HUGE TRAFFIC JAMS IN MANY OF ITALY'S MAJOR TOWNS AND CITIES. CAR OWNERS WHO TRIED TO DRIVE TO WORK WERE OFTEN UNABLE TO PARK AND FORMED A FUMING, HOOTING MASS OF FRUSTRATION.

    THE JAM IN ROME'S VENICE SQUARE WAS TYPICAL OF MANY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, WHILE LUCKIER COMMUTERS WENT TO WORK ON MOPEDS OR THE ARMY LORRIES AND OTHER VEHICLES WHICH PROVIDED EMERGENCY TRANSPORT.

    FOR THE ITALIAN PUBLIC, WITHOUT NEWSPAPERS SINCE WEDNESDAY AND WITH NO POSTAL SERVICES FOR THE PAST FOUR DAYS, THERE SEEMED NO IMMEDIATE PROSPECT OF AN END TO THE STRIKES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69GNGMR5HL5LH0U6WZLV0NIMH
    Media URN:
    VLVA69GNGMR5HL5LH0U6WZLV0NIMH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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