• Short Summary

    Herring drifters in East Anglia and workers at Savoy Hotel, London go on strike.

  • Description

    Title reads: "End the Strikes".

    Lowestoft, Suffolk and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, East Anglia.

    The herring drifters of Lowestoft and Yarmouth strike for bigger rations. L/S of a seagull circling round. Various shots of the fishing trawlers standing idle at the quay. Various shots of some of the seamen standing around in groups. C/U of one of the fishermen asleep against a stack of bags. Various shots of the fisher girls chatting to one another. L/S of the harbour showing the trawlers lined up against the quay.


    Workers at Savoy Hotel strike to gain Trade Union recognition. Various shots of hotel workers marching along carrying placards. C/U of one of the placards: "We demand recognition of our union at the Savoy Hotel. We fought for freedom and the right to organise for decent working conditions". More shots of demonstration, most of the workers are young women and boys. C/U of woman holding placard: "Support the Savoy Strikers - Their fight is your fight". M/S of line of teenage boys carrying placards passing camera (probably bell boys and porters).

    Note: critical tone of commentary - especially of the drifters for depriving Britain of much needed food source.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:36:00 / 01:40:41:00

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