• Short Summary

    Government's plan to freeze wages to stop inflation backed by the public.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "NATION BACKS INFLATION FIGHT".

    London.

    Long shot of Transport House, T.U.C. headquarters, London. Close up shot of name plate of Transport House. T.U.C. members coming down stairs. T.U.C. General Council sit at table. Close up shot of Miss Florence Hancock, Chairman of the T.U.C., speaking (natural sound). She supports the government plan to freeze wages.

    Sequence from steel industry, men working in factory (library footage). Textile sequence women working in factory (library footage). Coal sequence, miners at work inside pit (library footage).

    Close up shot of Sir William Rootes, car industrialist, speaking (natural sound).

    Housewife in queue at greengrocers with cauliflower at 10d each. Housewife, Mrs Mary Cannon of Hornsey, being served. Back view of Mrs Cannon with baby, stopping at shop. Close up shot of points goods - veal loaf, meat lunch, dried eggs. Close up shot of a hand putting rations on table. Close up shot of the feet walking. Close up shot of a sign 'Information Bureau'. Mrs Cannon on door with lady official talking. Several close up shots of lady official explaining forms. Mrs Cannon leaving with her baby. Close up shot of shop windows - blankets, shoes, coats, furniture. Close up shot of the feet walking. Mrs Cannon at home with two children. She is looking at housekeeping account. Close up shot of Mrs Cannon looking at housekeeping account. She bites a pen. Panning shot from list over to hat. She looks at hat and crosses out the word hat on her list.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1422.21
    Media URN:
    46343
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:11:00 / 01:23:07:00
    Canister:
    48/16

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