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Topical Budget 768-2: Volunteers Bring Workers to Town (1926)


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Title: "Volunteers bring workers to Town". Scene at the train station. People in the street.

"Waiting for News at the T.U.C.". Crowd gathered outside the building. Close shot of them reading a notice pinned up outside the building. Close-up of notice, dated 12th May 1926, which reads:

'The General Strike is being terminated today. Members on strike are, however, asked to await instructions from their own Head Offices. The T.U.C. is telegraphing to all head offices asking them to give the necessary instructions to their members. No exact time for the terminastion of the general strike can be fixed in view of the varying circumstances in the different trades concerned, but Head Office will instruct on this point.
A Pugh (Chairman). Walter M. Citring[?] (Acting Secretary.'

Close shot of J.H.Thomas. "Mr Ramsay MacDonald". Close-up of MacDonald. View looking down at armoured vehicles and people in street.

"Scenes it is hoped will never be repeated. Volunteers unloading meat at Albert Docks". Scenes of this.

"Plus-Four Porter". Scene of this.

"Vast Armed Convoy". [section missing?]

"Kensington 'Specials' practise 'nippiness'". A car full of people.

"Mr Baldwin". Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin outside 10 Downing Street.

"Chiswick 'Bus Depot still very busy". Scenes of this.

"Volunteer Drivers 'live in'". Various scenes including men eating and lying on the floor.