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  • Short Summary

    Workers hold one-day strike is held in Bombay, India.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    A peaceful one-day strike is held in Bombay, India on the 29th December 1947.

    Various shots deserted tramway and bus stations, showing empty idle buses and trams. M/S exterior view of the General Post Office. M/S two youths posting letters. C/U a street pillar box with a notice "No Collecting" on it. L/S people walking along a street. L/S an indoor meeting of workers. M/S pickets outside the building of the Times of India. M/S's a troop of policemen patrolling.

    M/S the docks with idle cranes and ships waiting to be unloaded. L/S other street scenes with a few pedestrians walking about. M/S army officers conferring. C/U interior shots of the Kohinoor textile mills showing idle machinery and bales of cloth on the floor. L/S general view of the mass meeting of workers. More interior mill shots and more street scenes. M/S the chimney of the Kohinoor mills panning to a closed gateway. M/S's interior of the mills.

    L/S and M/S's workers and pickets outside the Times of India building. C/U a union member having a badge pinned to his shirt. C/U the badge. C/U workers with placards. Various shots idle business premises. C/U an empty train in a station platform. M/S the police patrol. L/S exterior view of the station. Various street scenes almost empty where they would normally be busy. L/S's more shots of the railway station. L/S's ships in the docks. Various interiors and exteriors of the mills. Various shots the workers at meeting.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:30:00 / 01:44:13:00
    UN 1873 C

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