• Short Summary

    Troops go into action on ships to save meat as dockers talk about going back to work.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "GOVERNMENT MOVES TO END STRIKE".


    General view of dock workers' meeting, speaker addressing large crowd. Close up shot of the speaker. Crowd listening. Close up shot of a man with cigarette in mouth. Woman in crowd of dockers. Long shot of massed crowd.

    Tower of London background, showing docks. Troops marching towards dicks, they are off to work. Angle shot, cranes starting to work. Hatch covers being taken off. Top view, soldiers starting to unload meat. Winch driver at work. Tilt up on meat being hoisted up. Civilian man watches load coming down. Load coming onto dockside. Soldiers with trolleys standing by. Soldiers loading meat into trolleys. Soldiers wheeling trolley loads of meat towards and past camera.

    Door of No 10 Downing Street. Crowd around. Prime Minster Mr Clement Attlee leaving No 10. He sits in a car and leaves to give statement on strike. Several shots of Broadcasting House building.

    Cut back to dock workers' meeting. Speaker addressing dock workers. Close up shot of man with cigarette. Close up shot of man with thumbs in waistcoat. Speaker asking for votes. Long shot of the men holding their hands up - signifying assent. Close up shot of hands holding union cards up in the air. Close up shot of union card held aloft and dropped. Long shot of crowd dispersing after deciding to go back to work.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:06:00 / 01:35:31:00

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