- Title: CF803
US Great Depression breadlines– 1930.
USA, unemployed men in a breadline. Long shots of queues ten abreast. A priest on hand doling out sympathy. CU feet shuffling by. Men sitting down reading newspapers.
US delegates return from 1930 London naval conference to meet President Hoover. Solar eclipse. Child health. 1930 Olympics. Millinery. Fire extinguishers. Welsh rugby.
May Day protests – 1930.
May Day marchers in procession with colourful placards. New York police on horseback gallop along. Shots of demonstrators with placards like ‘NO to imperialist war!’ and demands for the independence of the Phillipines. Good shots of Communist demonstrators including Young Pioneers. Huge crowd in Union Square with speakers haranguing the crowd. ‘Jobless seek work for bed, board and salary of $1 a week’. Men parade with placards around neck giving their trade. Barber accepts fruit and vegetables in return for haircut. Bartering.
Jobless sell apples to raise cash - 1930.
Shots of a hungry crowd, blacks and whites, milling around a truck. Tarpaulin comes off and boxes of apples are unpacked. Man with boxes walks away. Car drives off laden with boxes. Driving through the streets, selling apples from the car. Relief supplies being doled out. Mining. Athletics. Fishing. People pawning medals. Casting gold coins. Dog loving cat. Corn husking and hockey.
Bonus marchers arrive in Washington DC, 1932.
Cleveland, Ohio: a crowd of men in a railway yard converging on locomotives. Bonus army marchers on the footplate of a locomotive, others sitting on railway lines confronted by uniformed policemen. Marchers moving off watched by police. The Capitol Dome in DC: car and truck loads of marcher arrive at Anacostia Flats, cheering and waving hats, marching into camp on foot. Carloads of marchers get out and greet sympathetic veterans. GVS men in camp food line, resting under cover, bathing feet. Aviation. Blaze.
- Keywords:USA, NEWSREEL, THIRTIES, GREAT DEPRESSION, ECONOMIC CRISIS, CROWD SCENES, PROTEST, DEMONSTRATIONS
- Master Title:CF803