• Short Summary

    Documentary about 1926 - General Strike, international politics, dancing, weather and record breaking feats.

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    Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened.

    Reel 4.

    01: 18:51 Various shots of Labour May Day procession, ending with rally in Hyde Park. Various C/Us of women giving speeches to crowds.

    01:19:23 Various shots of large garden party or fete.

    01:19:44 General Strike sequence. M/S of Trade Union delegates arriving at Downing Street. C/U of wireless. L/S of man giving speech to crowd of workers. L/S of empty coal mine. Various crowd scenes - including people strolling and rowing on River Thames at Richmond. M/S of factory machinery grinding to a halt. Various panning shots: empty factory, unused railway tracks, empty docks. Panning shots deserted streets and town. Various shots heavy traffic scenes in London. C/U of poster asking for volunteers to keep essential services running. M/S of volunteers being given special white arm bands. Various shots of volunteer driving tram with police escort. Various shots volunteers shovelling coal.

    More shots Union leaders at Downing Street. C/U of armed soldier guarding railway line. Various shots volunteers unloading supplies from cargo ship. Various shots convoys of supply trucks with armed guards. Various shots emergency food distribution centre in Hyde Park. More shots delegates at Downing Street. Various shots Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin in garden at Chequers. Various shots men in streets. L/S of industrial town. Various shots crowds and press outside Downing Street at end of strike. Various shots distribution centres being dismantled. Various shots normality returning: train arriving at platform, workers returning to factory, looms in factory in action, foundry fires being stoked. M/S of miners still striking. M/S of volunteers shovelling heaps of coal in Hyde Park.

    01:25:12 Various shots of the Trooping of the Colour. Various shots of people at the seaside - people on deck chairs, children paddling.

    01:25:51 Traffic scenes. Various shots of couple dancing the Charleston on top of car driving down London street.

    01:26:18 end titles: "Time to remember" - "Written and Produced by Peter Baylis, Associate Producer Lionel Hoare, Film research from the Associated British Pathe Library Harry Wynder, Charles Chart, Recorded by George Newberry, Executive Producer Terry Ashwood".

    End of Reel 4 - N.B. These reel numbers relate to NEG. reels - Pathe's prints have been combined into 2 reels.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:18:54:00 / 01:27:01:00
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