• Short Summary

    Squatters seize Ivanhoe Hotel in Bloomsbury to highlight housing problem in Britain.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Home Front Squatters".

    Scenes from the Ivanhoe hotel, Bloomsbury, London, recently seized by squatters. Those squatting in the hotel are protesting about housing shortages in Britain.

    M/S of the Ivanhoe Hotel, Bloomsbury, crowds surround it. C/U of London Police move crowds along as they stand outside the hotel. M/S of squatters leaning from the windows of the hotel, talking with people in the street below. M/S of supporters of the squatters throwing bread and supplies to squatters standing on the first floor window sills.

    A supporter of the squatters tries to address the crowd in the street outside the hotel, police forcibly move him on. C/U of the man persisting in trying to address the crowd. The police arrest him and march him through the streets to the Police station. They are followed by a large crowd.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1410.07
    Media URN:
    45905
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:03:00 / 01:10:59:00
    Canister:
    46/74

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