• Short Summary

    The Armed Forces are enlisted to break a dock strike in London. They have to off load ships.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Emergency Men Take Over In Dockland".

    London Docks. Government imposes emergency measures to break docks strike.

    LV The Canadian ship - 'Beaverbrae' at the quayside. SV Name - 'Beaverbrae'. GV Dock strikers at meeting near quayside. SV Men talking. SV Striking docker with cap, CU man with cap.

    Downing Street.

    Pan crowds standing on pavement in Downing Street. SV Minister of Defence. Mr A V Alexander leaving No 10. CU Sir Hartley Shawcross. SV Pan Aneurin (Nye) Bevin leaving No 10. SV Pan Ernest Bevin leaving No 10. SV Prime Minister Mr Clement Attlee leaving No 10. CU Newspaper placard - 'State of Emergency'.

    London Docks.

    LV Idle deck of the 'Beaverbrae'. SV Men reading newspapers. CU Headlines on newspaper 'King proclaims an Emergency', pan up to two men. CU Newspaper headline - 'Crisis Council rules port of London.' SV Top view the Captain Kennedy of the 'Beaverbrae', pan to docks. Travel shot past army vehicles waiting transport, to Hong Kong, etc., CU Army number and words 'Hong Kong' CU Army Number and lettering 'Singapore'. Top view meat being unloaded from hold of ship. CU A sailor at controls of crane. CU Meat being unloaded from truck into van. CU Pan meat being wheeled past on truck. Angle shot troops wheeling meat and boxes past camera on trucks.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:31:00 / 01:35:58:00

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