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  • Short Summary

    Docks are seen at a standstill as the workers strike.

  • Description

    Events take place in variety of locations.

    Title: "The GREAT DOCK STRIKE. The last rush ..."

    L/S of cranes loading cargo onto ships. Top shot of a deck of a large ship, pan to show smaller barges moored next to it. M/S of a stream of vans and horse drawn carts loaded with crates and boxes.

    Intertitle: "The stoppage was complete".

    M/S of men and women - dock workers? - coming over a bridge on foot and bicycle. M/S of a crowd of dockworkers in flat caps, they push and shove themselves in front of the camera.

    Intertitle: "Idle".

    L/S of cranes, looking across the sea. Panning shot showing a ship harboured beside an empty dockyard. L/S of two policemen patrolling the quayside.

    Title: "The GREAT DOCK STRIKE. The last rush ..."

    A second version of this story appears to start at this point consisting of identical shots to the original edited in a different order, it is followed by more unused shots.

    L/S of two policemen guarding the entrance to an empty dockyard. L/S of a gigantic lock gate opening to allow a barge through. Various shots of a policeman stopping horses and carts entering the dock yard. C/U of three workers reading a poster that reads - 'NOTICE - INCREASE OF WAGES'.

    Various shots of a crowd of striking workers outside a dockyard. Panning L/S of ships and cranes in a still dockyard. Various shots of an empty dock. More shots of striking dockers pushing in front of the camera. More shots of workers walking and cycling over a bridge. Various shots of men loading cargo onto a ship using wheelbarrow-type contraptions.

    More shots of the ship's deck, pan to barges nearby. More shots of cargo loading cranes. More shots of an abandoned quayside.

    End title: "PATHE GAZETTE. Showing all the best and latest pictures".

    Title: "The GREAT DOCK STRIKE. The last rush ..."

    A third version of the story starts here. The shots are identical to the first version, edited in the same or similar way to the original - please refer to record a.

    Note: this item comprises of three versions of the same story and, it would appear, the cuts (out takes, rushes ). AH 2000.

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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:
    01:04:22:00 / 01:16:15:00
    G 1060

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