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  • Short Summary

    Politicians come and go from Downing Street as the National Government is formed.

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    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."


    Crowds gather outside No. 10 Downing St. Group of politicians arrive in car and go into No. 10. George Lansbury goes into No. 10. Sir Kingsley Wood goes in. Herbert Morrison goes in. LS of more politicians going in. Members of the Labour Government walk out of No. 10 Downing Street. Shots of crowds in Downing St. Car carrying James Ramsay MacDonald moves through crowds.

    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.

    Shots of Stanley Baldwin, Conservative Leader walking to car.

    Shots of car driving out of Buckingham Palace. Shots of politicians walking out of Buckingham Palace. Margaret Bondfield walks to the Palace. Unidentified Politician poses for cameras - Possibly Philip Snowden. Sir Herbert Samuel and other politicians pose outside No. 10. Austen Chamberlain and another man pose outside No. 10. Neville Chamberlain poses.

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald. Austin Chamberlin.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:15:00 / 01:08:32:00

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