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    The title reads: "NEWS IN A NUTSHELL. This is roundup of the latest world's news.

    RED MARLEY HILL CLIMB

    Birmingham Motor Club organises Red Marley hill climb. Various shots of the men on motorcycles trying to climb up the hill, lots of men and motorcycles falling down, clouds of dust. Crowds on hills round watching the attempts. The winner is J. Williams (sp?) on Norton.

    This item ends at (01:40:55).

    BRITISH PLANE DISASTER IN FRANCE

    Nr Ouroux, France.
    Various shots of the crushed plane, pieces on trees and on land around. Men inspecting the rubble.

    This item ends at (01:41:26).

    TEXAS SCHOOL EXPLOSION

    New London, Texas, Untied States of America (USA).
    Various shots of huge pile of debris after the Texas school explosion. Volunteers, many, working on debris looking for survivors. Voiceover says that around 500 people died in explosion - most of them pupils. Young boy, survivor, talking about how it happened (natural sound).

    A class was on, suddenly the huge bang was heard... Various shots of the crowds in front of the hospital and the morgue.
    Note: Picture disappears or about ten seconds in the middle of the film and several second before the end.

    This item ends at (01:42:52).

    OXFORD GROUP PARTY AT CASTLE BROMWICH

    Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, West Midlands.
    Spiritual rally of the Oxford Group Party propagating new way of life. Various shots of the people parading indoors, large crowds cheer. Lots of flags - quite colourful.

    This item ends at (01:43:23).

    BUN FIGHT AT ALDERSHOT

    Aldershot, Hampshire.
    Various shots of the bun fight in Aldershot. People throwing large quantities of buns and some balloons from the window to the crowds of children on the street. Children fight or the buns. Several shots of the children eating buns. One boy have many stashed under his jumper but he lets them out and they fall on the street.

    This item ends at (01:43:36).

    COLD STORAGE FIRE IN MELBOURNE

    Melbourne, Australia.
    Various shots of the huge Government Cold Storage fire - food mainly. Firemen playing wit hoses, crowds looking on, rubble, flames, smoke... Several night shots of the fire and the fire fighters working on it.

    This item ends at (01:44:44).

    MARBLES CHAMPIONSHIP AT TINSLEY GREEN

    Tinsley Green, Sussex.
    Crowds gathered for the marble championship at Tinsley Green. Various shots of the men playing marbles and large crowds watching. Close up shot of the winner. A pretty girl gives him a cup - silver jug. Man drinks from it.

    This item ends at (01:45:32).

    BROOKLANDS HOLIDAY MEETING

    Brooklands Race Track, Surrey.
    Racing cars lined up for start of the Mountain Handicap race at Brooklands race track. They start one by one. Various shots of the cars racing. A man waves chequered flag from the side of track. Winner in this race is R.H. Eccles (sp?). Several shots of the other race. Close up shot of a man, he is probably the winner of another race. Item abruptly ends.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    13460
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    915.13
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:06:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:14:00 / 01:46:35:00
    Canister:
    37/26
    Sort Number:
    37/026
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    Programmes
    News In A Nutshell
  • Stills

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