• Short Summary

    Barge workers use their boats to block the River as part of a strike.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Paris. 'The Battle of the Seine'. Irate bargees declare blockade - paralysing river and canal traffic to Capital - 4,000 boats are idle!"

    Paris, France.

    Various shots of rows of canal barges / narrow boats lined up across a wide river blocking it completely. Striking canal workers are block traffic on the river.

    Quick shot of some of the strikers standing on the bank. LS of police on other bank.

    Confused scenes, possibly of naval sailors being brought in to break up the blockade. Shots of strikers being sprayed with water hoses. Gendarmes escort arrested strikers away.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    733.12
    Media URN:
    6638
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:38:00 / 01:14:35:00
    Canister:
    33/68

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