• Short Summary

    Squatters occupy empty buildings in protest at housing problem, interviews with men in street.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Pathe Opinion Poll - You and the Squatters".

    London.

    Various shots of squatters moving their belongings out of Duke of Bedford Mansions, unoccupied luxury apartments. The squatters have been campaigning against housing shortage in Britain.

    Manchester.

    Various shots of families squatting in deserted army camp.

    London.

    Pathe interviewer John Parsons interviews talks to people in the street about the squatters. Majority support the actions of the squatters. He interviews two coal delivery men. They sympathise with the squatters as ex-servicemen who have fought for 6 years should not be homeless. A workman in the street says the squatters lost his support when they started occupying private property rather than deserted army bases. An older man says he thinks it is a government matter and private property should be protected. A younger man says he thinks there should be no empty flats in the country and the squatters action show the government they mean business!

    More shots of families of squatters at army camp in Manchester.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1410.17
    Media URN:
    45915
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:49:00 / 01:40:26:00
    Canister:
    46/76

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