News in a nutshell. Opening title missing, music only.
Title reads: "Heligoland".
Various shots of island and remains of World War One fortress, dismantled under Treaty of Versailles. Narrator explains Germany will now rebuild fortress to as part of "programme to strengthen her North Sea coast defences".
Intertitle reads: "Wimbledon".
Panning shot of Wimbledon tennis courts, London. M/S of men's game of singles. Various shots of star tennis players playing; Fred Perry, Dorothy Round, H. W. (Bunny) Austin, Kay Stammers, Herr Von Cram (Germany), Helen Jacobs (USA), J. H. Crawford (Australia), Frau Schperling (aka Frauline Krahwinkel) (Germany).
Intertitle reads: "Isle of Man".
Lightweight tourist trophy motorcycle racing. M/S of motorcyclists wheeling their bikes along. Beside them walk men carrying the flags of different nations, including Nazi Germany. M/S of Irish competitor, Stanley Woods getting onto bike. Various shots of race along roads. M/S of A. R. Foster riding past chequered flag to win. Crowds cheer as Foster embraces his new wife, they are on honeymoon. Various shots of Manx International bicycle race (1 lap around t.t. course). C/U of winner - Mr. Holland of Midland Cycling Club - shaking hands with other man. M/S of cyclist running carrying bike on shoulder.
Intertitle reads: "Marylebone".
London. M/S of Diana Napier, film actress, arriving for her wedding. She walks from a car and through a crowd. M/S of Diana and new husband, famous tenor, Richard Tauber walking out of church / registry office. Diana accepts telegrams of congratulation from people in crowd. A young man then passes Diana her wedding present; a dachshund dog. Looks like second marriage as Diana is not wearing traditional white dress.
Intertitle reads: "Bardon Hill".
Rock drilling contest in Leicestershire quarry. Various shots of teams of men, representing local quarries, competing to dig hole in rock face quickest using pneumatic drills.
Note: section about the Italian Navy going to sea is missing. AH 2001.