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  • Short Summary

    Police and troops at work in London and Liverpool, controlling crowds during strike.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'CIVIL WAR. London and Liverpool under Mob Law.' Strikes of 1911 - 1912.

    Intertitle refers to police removing provisions from Kings Cross Station. M/S of people standing on street watching as policemen escort a convoy of horse-drawn wagons along a city street.

    Intertitle refers to troops and mounted police at work in Liverpool. Men & boys in FG watch soldiers on horseback ride down street; followed by policemen on foot. Men driving empty flat wagons between rows of mounted troops. Nice high angle shot of double-decker tram stopped at right, people boarding spiral stairway; crowd moving by to left; followed by mounted police. Shot from same height of people hurrying down street to left. More shots of crowds on streets; trams passing; walls of buildings covered w/ advertising posters. Police telling crowds to move along.

    Wide shot mounted police ride into crowd; making them run away. Soldiers come riding round corner 2 by 2; all on white horses.

    Trade unions; riots; police brutality; demonstrations; crowds; mobs; traffic; street scenes; martial law.

    See also ON 402 O.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1911 - 1912
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:57:00 / 01:25:03:00
    ON 261 E

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