In this newsreel, presented is a look at the historic 1934 West Coast Longshoremen's Strike which lasted nearly three months and led to the establishment of unions for port workers on the West Coast.
On Bloody Thursday, after fights broke out near San Francisco’s Embarcadero between police, strikebreakers and waterfront workers, the situation took a turn for the worse when police fired shotguns into a crowd of protesters. This led to a general strike which shut down the city of San Francisco.
If you were taking a sea cruise from the Eastern Seaboard to the West Coast via the Panama Canal, this might be the film you'd see before disembarking in San Diego, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.
An exquisite travel film documenting the magnificent landscape and locales of pre-WWII California, this film showcases classic old school California, from the Spanish-styled haciendas overlooking the swelling Pacific to the vast interior of bountiful valleys and awesome peaks.
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you California of the early 1930's.