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  • Short Summary

    Food supplies for Russia are loaded onto SS Saturn.

  • Description

    The Russian Famine - SS Saturn loading 400 tons of foodstuff for the famine area. 1919 - 1921?

    Location of events unknown - London?

    Shot of men wheeling boxes on hand trucks; along dock; ship on right. Crane lifting bags onto ship. CU crane drops the bags on top of others; men working there untie them; stack them up. Shot of men lined up.

    Then shot of backs of line of men in uniforms; w/ men on balcony making speeches etc. Closer shot balcony. Some flash frames.

    Below deck: DS bags all placed side to side; forming a layer like a carpet. Man walks to centre. CU crane swinging more bags. DS people working; unloading more bags; spreading them out (all this is very dark).

    Back on deck: shot of crane lifting more bags to ship. More workers pushing cartons on the hand trucks; pan right to sign: 'Friends' Relief Committee. - Head Office - 27 Chancery Lane, London WC2 - One of Our Regular Shipments. Over 400 Tons of Food for Starving Russia.' CU Workers attaching hook; to lift bunch of boxes. Boxes being lifted.

    Transportation; shipping; international assistance; foreign aid. Food relief.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1919 - 1921
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:56:00 / 01:58:34:00
    ON 170 K

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