A story about preparations for the General Strike including barricades and armed guards.
Various shots of people milling about and barbed wire defences set up with guards standing around.
Some official looking men leave a building, shake hands, and leave in a car.
There are various shots of people in their gardens and some hoeing and digging in the fields.
More shots of soldiers and barricades, they let armoured vehicles and some people through. Various shots of vehicles driving about and people stood in the street. We see some armed men on a roof. A man stands on a platform speaking to a crowd.
We see soldiers and civilians all stood to attention in a line being inspected by military officers. Another man speaks to them. Some men poke their heads out of a tent and wave their caps. We see various people stood around, some in uniform.
Various shots of a news vendor with boards saying 'No strike tonight (official).'
We see soldiers boarding a ship and a submarine in the dock. Two women sit at a desk writing.
Workers march with big flags representing various unions, they wave their hats at the camera.
We see a man guarding a railway. Various shots of a busy street where buses, cars and bicycles ride along.