Full title reads: "News in A Nutshell".
Rescues from sinking freighter (Canadian Planter) off coast of United States of America. Various shots taken from deck of rescue ship. The crew from sinking ship are brought to rescue ship by dinghy. It's very chaotic, there is a dense fog. One of crew is injured and has to stretched to safety. Various shots of sinking vessel once fog has cleared.
Intertitle reads: "Esthonia".
Extremes of weather at home at abroad. Heat wave in London. Various shots of people swimming in outdoor pool (Serpentine in Hyde Park?). M/S of grizzly bear at London Zoo (Regent's Park). Cold spell in Estonia (Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic). Various shots of snow covered ships frozen in ice of Baltic Sea.
Intertitle reads: "New York".
USA. M/S of Joe Louis (boxer) chopping wood with axe in great outdoors. M/S of Louis sawing a long with another man, using a double ended saw. His companion asks Louis: "What would you rather do; saw wood all day or fight Schmeling all night?". Louis replies: "What do you mean all night?". Good C/U of Louis.
M/S of Max Schmeling (boxer) on river bank, fishing with his trainers. Max gets bored, so he leans over water, clicks his fingers and whistles. Trick shot reverses film so it looks like a fish jumps into Schmeling's hand! Schmeling smiles at camera.
Intertitle reads: "Lord Allenby".
Tribute to late Field-Marshal Lord Edmund Allenby. Shots from 1919 of British Army entering Jerusalem (Israel) in Palestine Campaign. M/S of Lord Allenby in April, 1936 being carried on a chair by crowd of students. He was installed as rector of Edinburgh University (Scotland). C/U of Lord Allenby. M/S of Lord Allenby, a stork and a woman (Lady Allenby? his wife?).
Note: section about new stadium for Olympic Games is missing. For shots of new stadiums in Berlin for Olympics see NEWS IN A NUTSHELL (record b) from 36/30 on Pathe Master tape *PM0879*. AH 2001.
Note: neg. finishes 2 seconds before end of track. AH 2001.