Item showing effects of strikes in France.
Unissued / Unused material.
Communist inspired strikes paralyse France.
Various shots cattle which have been stranded for several days at the station, being driven along a road to a slaughter house. L/S of a drab street of small houses with gasometers, almost empty, seen in the background, and chimneys of factories. L/S idle barges on the river Seine. M/S a horse drawn carriage going along a street. L/S idle chimneys. M/S a railway truck covered with snow going along railway lines.
M/S Government personalities arriving for a meeting, think one nearest camera is President Vincent Auriol. Various shots soldiers loading trucks with foodstuffs. L/S of Melun station, Paris, almost deserted. Various shots travellers entering a coach in which they will continue their journey. M/S an empty gasometer, seen through railings. L/S idle barges.
Various shots inside an operations room with lights flashing. Various shots a covered lorry loaded with people driving along street. C/U idle barges and tugs on the Seine. Various shots people riding on trucks. C/U a steam train arriving at an almost empty platform. L/S of a bridge over the Seine, with tugs and barges. M/S a man delivering a sack of flour to a shop. L/S crowds outside building. L/S an idle factory. C/U an empty gasometer.
Cataloguer's note: cuts for story 'The French Strike' in 47/97 on *PM1197*.