may day

may day

Labour Day (1933)

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Full title reads: "London. Labour Day. Thousands demonstrate peacefully and indulge in a 'feast of Oratory' in Hyde Park..." London. Parade of people parading through London streets carrying Trade Union and Labour Party banners. Shots of a large gathering of people waiting to hear speeches. First to speak is Labour Party leader George Lansbury. He makes a speech to the May demonstration about the Solidarity of Labour. Three cheers are given for International Social Democracy. Lansbury is also given a cheer. N.B. Old records suggest that this item was followed by one that contrasts the peaceful nature of London's march with one in New York which is presumably less peaceful. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:705.23