• Short Summary

    Fleet Street print workers and London dockers strike on May Day.

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    No title. Docks strike on May Day against government white paper on Union Reform, London Docks and Fleet Street.

    L/S deserted Fleet Street - the printer's union, SOGAT, is on strike. C/U street sign: "Fleet Street". L/S empty street. Angle shot name on building: "Daily Mail". C/U sign: "Loading Bay", pan down to empty street. M/S people going to work with no newspapers. M/S newspaper seller drinking cup of tea, doing no business. C/U newspaper seller drinking cup of tea. C/U news vendors rack showing magazines only. C/U newspaper placards.

    M/S printers outside the Evening Standard building. C/U placard carried by the printers: "White Paper Out, SOGAT In". Angle shot placard carried by printer, "No Dictator in England". M/S printers marching to Tower Hill carrying banners, such as "Sunday Times". Rear view printers marching towards Tower Hill.

    Various L/Ss London docks and River Thames. M/S group of dockers leaving docks on way to Tower Hill carrying banners. C/U pan dockers carrying banners marching to Tower Hill. M/S ditto. Rear view long line of dockers in procession going towards Tower Hill.

    L/S mass of workers at Tower Hill, carrying various banners. L/S mass of printers massed at Tower Hill carrying banners. L/S mass of printers massed at Tower Hill carrying banners. L/S mass of people. Top shot, looking over heads of crowd, showing more arriving. M/S over heads of crowd showing banners being carried. C/U pan over posters being carried, "Hands Off Trade Unions", and, "White Paper Out". L/S mass of people carrying banners. L/S man on platform in crowd making speech. M/S crowd holding banners. C/U banner: "Castle Out Now", pan to, "Wilson Out". Panning shot over mass of banners being held by people and crowd.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:21:00 / 01:01:59:00

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