STRIKE IN DUNDEE, the

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Places:

  • Dundee

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Politics

Genres:

  • Newsreel

Decade:

  • 1910s

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Title: STRIKE IN DUNDEE, the

Reference number: 0539B

Date: 1911

Production company: Pathe Freres Cinema Limited

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 1.27 mins

Description: Scenes of strikers persuading blacklegs to join their ranks.

Strike over pay and working hours was successful. Had spin-off effect to Glasgow and other cities. Shot in the dockside area of Dundee around Crichton Street. Area demolished c1920 and now the site of the Caird Hall and City Square. Probably filmed during the Dundee carters' strike, 9th-24th December, 1911.

Made from original newsreel footage in 1977 and stretched to 24 fps.

Shotlist: Credits (.06); Strikers persuading blacklegs to join their ranks. Exciting scenes and incidents. Shots of crowds in city streets surrounding horse and carriage (1.22); - Blank (1.27).