Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".
Intertitle reads: "Eton".
Various shots of public school boys from Eton College, Berkshire, rowing up River Thames in eights. Boys wear "ceremonial uniforms". Parents and friends watch from river bank.
Intertitle reads: "Holland?"
Various shots of people wandering around tulip field, the women wear Dutch national dress. Narrator reveals we are in Holland, Michigan (United States of America, USA). Nice shots of women picking tulips - very idyllic. Various shots of women in national dress mopping road in front of large crowd. Men in clogs join in and it dissolves into massive water fight. According to narrator it is bizarre (but fun) tradition!
Intertitle reads: "Vienna".
Panning shot of crowds in Trotting Stadium, in gardens of the Prata (sp.?), Vienna, Austria. Various shots of trotting derby; men race around track in small traps pulled by trotting horses. Various shots of anxious looking men in spectator stands - narrator suggests they have backed the wrong horse. C/U of winning jockey (looks miserable!). C/U of winning horse.
Intertitle reads: "Manchester".
Various shots of children in parade around Manchester (Lancashire). They are taking part in annual Roman Catholic Whit walk. Some carry banners or effigies of Christ. M/S of Bishop of Salford (Thomas Henshaw) blessing passing children. More shots of parade.
Intertitle reads: "Southampton".
Various shots of firemen's hoses being directed at smouldering debris of large fire. Narrator reveals fire at Southampton Docks (Hampshire) destroyed sheds and several railway freight wagons containing bananas.
Intertitle reads: "Near Salcombe".
Various shots of cargo ship, the 'Herzogin Cecillie' grounded off Salcombe (Devon). Various shots of deck. Top shot of men pumping water out of hold. Various shots of men shovelling up spilt grain in hold and on deck. L/S of crane being used to tip large amounts of grain off ship, into sea.
Note: item about "Clearing up in Addis Ababa" is currently missing.
Note: sound track for item about grain ship on rocks stops at 01:05:10. Last 25 secs of item are mute.