• Short Summary

    Troops move into London to bring end to petrol crisis initiated by tanker drivers strike

  • Description

    London.

    SV petrol pumps (for super). GV pan, deserted Piccadilly Circus. LV & SV idle tankers at depot. SCU striking tanker drivers outside depot. SV closed gates of depot. LV cars being refused petrol at garage. CU sign "Sorry No Petrol". CU newspaper placard "Petrol Crisis Grows". SV man walking towards and lighting cigarette. CU people getting a light. SV man taking children's bike from boot of car and riding off. LV & SCU strikers marching to Poplar Town Hall. CU Poplar Town Hall. SCU striker entering - skid pan, to Wandsworth Town Hall, strikers enter. SV strikers entering. SV Sir Arthur Deakin talking to members of T.G.W.U. (& CU). LV police cars arriving at Wandsworth depot. CU police being detailed. Top view, SCU troops arrive by truck. SV strike pickets watching. GV troops alighting from trucks. SV troops walking to tankers. SCU troops get into tankers. SV & CU naval ratings operating pumps and filling tankers. SV crowds outside Fulham depot. SV troops driven tankers moving through strikers. SV strikers. LV tanker filling up petrol station's tanks. LV line of cars outside garage. SV petrol being put in car tank. CU one gallon on dial. CU pipe out of car's tank. Spills a drop. SV zebra crossing, pan to Rudkin crossing empty street reading newspaper. SV John Rudkin, Pathe cameraman, trips up curb on other side of road.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene H.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    124.08
    Media URN:
    28923
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:22:00 / 01:18:28:00
    Canister:
    53/83

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