Ships are left in dock and passengers stranded at seamen go on strike. Southampton.
Item title reads - Seamen on strike.
Various shots of the liner 'Queen Mary' in Southampton. Various shots of deserted decks, with just a few passengers onboard. C/U as a couple look out of the window. M/S British Railway steamers at Southampton. M/S 'Queen Mary' unloading onto docks. C/U sacks of post. M/S baggage in big warehouse. M/S passengers who were to travel on the 'Queen Mary' getting on special train to return to London so they can go across by air. M/S two ladies in carriage. Various shots of people coming to hear unofficial strike leader Pat Neary speak, various shots as they file into the hall at Canning Town. L/S interior of hall.
L/S liner 'Queen Elizabeth' coming into dock. M/S number eight gate of Southampton docks. Various shots of strikers with banners. M/S pan down ship. M/S pan from 'Queen Elizabeth' to men hauling the mooring ropes. M/S of the crew coming down gangway. Various shots of a strike meeting in a park. L/S of Southampton docks with 'Queen Mary' tied up alongside the ocean terminal.