• Short Summary

    The Labour Government resign and Ramsay MacDonald forms the National Government.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. The Crisis! Tense crowds in Downing Street and before Buckingham Palace see history made as Socialist Government resigns and Mr Ramsay MacDonald, Mr Baldwin and Sir Herbert Samuel from our first National Government."

    London.

    Large crowds gather in Downing Street.

    Members of the Labour Government walk out of No. 10 Downing Street. (Including J H Thomas, Philip Snowden and Margaret Bondfield.). Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald walks out to his car - no shots of PM but lots of photographers follow the move. Shot of crowd watching car drive away.

    - Spacing -

    Crowds gather by the Albert Memorial.

    Car carrying MacDonald out of Buckingham Palace.

    MacDonald walks into No. 10 - He comments that things are going well.

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    865.04
    Media URN:
    12657
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:46:00 / 01:05:13:00
    Canister:
    31/69

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