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Other titles:AMATEUR FILM BY EDWARD MURPHY ? [Alternative Title]
Summary: Amateur film shot by two cameras records the May Day parade through the streets of Hull (Lincolnshire then, East Yorkshire now), demonstrating British popular opposition to rearmament and Fascism by focusing on the variety of British pacifist, Trade Union and left-wing political groups represented by banners and horse-drawn floats, including that of the Hull Workers Film Society protesting against the "Capitalist War Propaganda Machine in Action" and "Capitalist Screen - Dope for workers".
Description: Other groups and slogans recorded include: "The Cooperative Party in the March of Progress - 7,000,000 can't be wrong", "Youth leads the way to Victory", "National Unemployed Workers' Movement - Hull Branch", "No more war Movement", "Blackshirt troupe - dogs of war" [anti-Mosley's British Union of Fascists], "The Hull Sentinel" [newspaper], "Recruiting films boosted rearmament propaganda", "Young Communist League", "Amalgamated Society of Leather Workers", "Hull Peace Council", various unidentified male and female speakers, "Peace Demonstration 1936", "Peace Council. We stand against war", "Friends of the Soviet Union - Hull Branch", Dick Sheppard [founder of the Peace Pledge Union] - "War - We say No", "We are the Woodcraft Folk", "Against War and Fascism". "Never Again" - Great War tableau, and "The Society of Friends" [Quakers].
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 100 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: Canon of St Paul's Cathedral and popular figure "Dick Sheppard" (Hugh Richard Lawrie Sheppard 1880-1937) died seventeen months later.
Cameraman: based on donor's information: "Now I know the subject matter I think the film could well have been taken by my wife's late uncle, Mr Edward Murphy who was a keen photographer and a member of the Communist Party".