Coverage of the famous Siege of Sidney Street in London's East End.
London - Coverage of the Sidney Street Siege.
Back view of policemen looking down road.
Intertitle reads: "Police and Soldiers Firing From Alleyways and Windows".
Various shots of police moving about and holding back curious crowds. LS down the street people are standing in doorways. Quick shot of the Rising Sun public house. VS of more senior officials. LS of bullets hitting buildings. VS of the besieged house on fire. More shots of bullets impacting on walls of street. VS of police holding back crowds. More shots of bullets.
Intertitle reads: "Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill Directing Operations".
More shots of the burning building.
Intertitle reads: "The Besieged House In Flames"
More shots of burning house. Quick shot of police on roof of building. More shots of police holding back crowds.
Intertitle reads: "Back View and Detectives Firing On Besieged Building".
Different angles of the area around Sidney Street. More shots of burning buildings.
N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. No shot of Churchill visible to this cataloguer - MD.
Notes: the Siege of Sidney Street took place on the 3rd of January 1911 after police learned of the hiding place (100 Sidney Street) of some of the anarchists implicated in the earlier murder of three policemen in Houndsditch. The two men in the house were both killed. Winston Churchill was then Home Secretary and was much criticised for being present. Alternative Spelling for search purposes: Sydney Street.