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  • Short Summary

    More repercussions on British life of the General Strike.

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    General Strike. Exact location of events unknown.

    Panning L/S of a crowd (not a demonstration - people too well-dressed and no banners). C/U of a man sitting behind a desk, more men crowd around him - looks like they are volunteering to help run essential services during strike, results of a government appeal. The man behind the desk shakes hands with another man.

    Panning M/S of a tram terminal, one tram slowly moves away a crowd of men mill about nearby, several policemen appear to be guarding the trams. L/S of a boat coming down the River Mersey in Liverpool, the Liver Building can be seen in the distance. Panning L/S of an industrial skyline looking over water (River Mersey again?).

    C/U of a crowd of schoolboys and men gathered around a notice board behind some railings. M/S of a small crowd gathered outside the Transport and General Workers Union building.

    M/S of men taking the blinkers and reigns off some pit ponies - above ground for the first time thanks to striking miners. Various shots of happy ponies trotting around a paddock, some roll on their backs. More shots ponies being lead onto the field and being unbridled. C/U of a man holding the bridle to a pit pony wearing a bridle.

    C/U of a pit pony. L/S of pony leading a cart away from an idle colliery. M/S of a line of ponies, their bridles roped together, standing in front of the colliery. Panning C/U of a row of ponies. M/S of a man leading a pony through colliery works. M/S of the line of ponies being lead through the streets of a town. More shots of ponies frolicking in a paddock.

    M/S of an aeroplane with two pilots, the pilot near the tail is being passed a sack by a man on the ground - important mail being delivered by Government aeroplane. More shots of pit ponies in a paddock.

    After a few seconds of spacing story resumes at 01:42:39. Rest of shots are the same or similar to those in other strike issues. Please see records for GENERAL STRIKE NUMBER 1, GENERAL STRIKE NUMBER 2 and GENERAL STRIKE NUMBER 3 in G 1290.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:10:00 / 01:47:33:00
    G 1292

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