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  • Short Summary

    Demonstration scenes, with emotive speeches and songs from Tom Mann and followers.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "Tom Mann - Veteran Communist Leader - at "save Sacco-Vanzetti" demonstration in Trafalgar Square."


    M/S large crowd gathering in Trafalgar Square, some seated around fountains. Some sit at the foot of Nelson's Column surrounded by placards. C/U of statue of lion's head. Tom Mann, in a light coloured suit looking suntanned, delivers a passionate and animated speech from the foot of the column to the crowd below. Men in trilbys stand behind. Tom points .
    (01.12.51 - 01:12:56 - break in filming).
    M/S demonstrators carrying communist banners, marching through the crowd. M/S crowd almost all wearing hats. Marchers carry anti-American placards and are escorted by police. C/U Tom Mann looking agitated - he rubs his chin. L/S crowd as cars and buses roll by. Tom delivers speech with an authoritative Lenin type stance. He and others sing a song, and the crowd wave hats, - hip, hip, hooray. C/U placards, "Save Sacco a Vanzetti". C/U man with head covered sitting in mock-up of electric chair surrounded by others. Placard says 'Down with American Torturers'.

    Note: Rousing speeches.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:54:00 / 01:16:55:00
    G 1423

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