• Short Summary

    Strikes and layoffs halt building of new Shell Building on London's South Bank.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. Building Site Showdown"

    London. Strikes and layoffs halt building of new Shell Building.

    GV Overlooking building site for new Shell Building on South Bank. LV Pan, from idle cranes to huge hole which has been excavated. SV Empty driver's cab on one of the cranes. SV Crane grab resting on ground. LV Men waiting to be paid off. SV Men walking away from pay office with their cards. CU Three men walking and looking at their cards. CU Two men looking at their cards, pan to cards. SV Man leaning against building material looking at cards. LV Int. original model of buildings laid out on table. SV Large aerial photograph on wall of location of building site. Man pointing to Houses of Parliament on photographer and then moves pointer to rest on building site. GV Elevated, looking down on idle building site, pan to crowds of men who have gathered outside one of the entrances. CU Man holding placard which reads "This Site is Black". SV Banner leaning against wall reading "London Steel Benders and Fixers". CU Man holding placard which reads "Stevenage Says Don't Scab". LV Pan, group of policemen arriving, being led by an inspector. GV Scuffling beginning at one of the entrances. SV Policeman holding men back. CU Tough looking fellow walking away and turns and shouts at police. SV Police amongst men. SV Civilians walking past pickets who are holding out leaflets, one man with bowler, umbrella and brief case walks by completely ignoring them. GV Elevated, crowds of men gathered outside one of the entrances. SV Lorry being turned away from the site. LV Police standing in front of men who are waving and shouting at lorry, camera pans to lorry driving off.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:07:00 / 01:41:22:00

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