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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of a peaceful strike with workers being checked or moved on by police and a military presence on the streets

  • Description

    Calcutta, India

    MS Interior of Indian Government Employees Union Offices where part of a wider Communist sponsored strike of the labour force is continuing. Here a "stay in and pen down" stoppage is taking place. (3 shots)

    MS Exterior of Government buildings, guarded by police and troops. Mounted troops moving men on from the gardens and street. (7 shots)

    MS Arrested strikers sitting on the ground at the entrance to the Lal Bag police station. (5 shots)

    LS Supply Office

    MS Exterior and entrances to Government building. Employees passes being checked by Gurkha troops as they enter the buildings. (7 shots)

    MS A man arrives by car and is formally greeted (possibly a politician or religious leader).

    MS Military and police trucks parked on the pavement obstructing the entrance of the government building for the employees.

    LS and MS The Calcutta docks, an empty warehouse and cranes stand idle. (5 shots)

    LS Sacks of commodities wait on the quay, some workers back to work.

    MS Workers being stopped from entering the factory by the organisers of the strike. (3 shots)

    LS Queen Victoria Memorial.

    Mute Lav

    Note: Dates on original paperwork read: "2nd, 3rd and 5th April 1948"

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:25:00 / 01:39:09:00
    UN 1914 B

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