Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".
Intertitle reads: "Manchester".
The Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Manchester at Belle Vue Zoo centenary celebrations. A guard of honour in soldiers' uniforms of 1836 welcomes them. The Mayor presses a button to start giant clock on flower bed. His wife, the Lady Mayoress, then pulls cords releasing first the racoons and then the gibbons into their new enclosures. Various shots of gibbons exploring new rocky home.
Intertitle reads: "San Francisco".
Various L/Ss of Golden Gate Bridge, California. The bridge is still under construction. Various shot of well contraption that slides between the bridge's main support pillars. The contraption spins out steel wire which will make bridge's suspension cables. We see men bundling together strands of wire to make cables. Various shots of cables.
Intertitle reads: "London".
Easter arrives! M/S of woman opening giant satin Easter Egg. Inside sits a glamorous girl in a swimsuit, she is surrounded by smaller Easter Eggs.
Intertitle reads: "Portsmouth".
Portsmouth, Hampshire. Various shots of British Navy cadets from HMS Ganges and St. Vincent rehearsing for Royal Tournament. We see them practising synchronised routines; they climb wall bars and sliding down ropes in a gymnasium.
Intertitle reads: "Greens Norton, near Towcester".
Grafton Hunt at Langford Farm, Northamptonshire. Various shots of point to point riding competition. Jockeys ride their horses over course of fences and ditches. They are watched by well-to-do looking country types in tweed, many perch on shooting sticks. We see several riders fall and some horses refuse to jump.
Intertitle reads: "Asti, Turin".
Italy. To save time, a new railway bridge is built next to old one, crossing a river. Various shots of workmen operating winches by hand to slide new bridge into place of old one. Good low angle shot of first train crossing new bridge.
Intertitle reads: "United States".
Extreme weather conditions in United States of America (USA). Various shots of heavy snow in Buffalo, New York. People dig their cars out of snow drifts. Various shots of sand storms in South West - dust bowl, very Grapes of Wrath. Various shots of flooded streets in Ohio. Dramatic shots of rapids flowing past buildings.
Intertitle reads: "Berlin".
Preparations for Olympics to be held in Germany. Various shots of sports stadiums under construction. New stadiums are for Olympic Games.
Note: section about extinguishing oil fires with water is missing. AH 2001.