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    Title for this item is missing. The item is NEWS IN A NUTSHELL - roundup of the world's latest news."

    PICCARD'S BALLOON DESTROYED BY FIRE

    Zellik, Belgium.

    Large hot air balloon at the field ready to fly. Balloon catches fire. Several shots of the balloon on fire. Several shots of the burned balloon with dark smoke around. Professor Piccard, a man who wanted to attempt to reach stratosphere in the balloon, talking to several men on the field with burned balloon in background.

    Note: There are two Piccards - Jean and Auguste. They are identical twins so it is possible to confuse them in some records.
    This item ends at (01:48:05).

    MR BALDWIN RETIRES

    10 Downing Street, London.
    Britain's Prime Minister Mr Stanley Baldwin lighting a pipe in the garden, several men around him. Close up shot of Mr Baldwin. He has decided to retire. Succession of shots of Mr Baldwin during his political activities - shots of the General strike - crowds on the streets, Coalition Government (Ramsay MacDonald seen in the middle) etc.
    This item ends at (01:48:43).

    DEATH OF ROCKEFELLER - MUTE

    Florida, United States of America (USA).
    Various shots of the American millionaire John D. Rockefeller (most taken from his back).
    This item ends at (01:48:58).

    BRITISH EMPIRE CUP AT NORTHOLT PARK

    Northolt Park, Greater London.
    Various shots of the crowds, horses, bookies, tote boards, before start of the British Empire Cup at Northold Park, London. Various shots of the ponies racing. End of the race. A controversial Cup is to be presented to the winner - Cup was made for Derby but never used. Mayor of Melbourne presents the cup to the owner of the winner, Mr E. Mason. Mr Mason lifts the lid of the Cup.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1937
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    13501
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    919.18
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:31:00 / 01:50:20:00
    Canister:
    37/42
    Sort Number:
    37/042
  • Appears in...

    Programmes
    News in a Nutshell
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The reference to "Zellich" on the acrd title is wrong - the town is called Zellik, (near Brussels, Belgium).

    The incident occurred on 25 May 1937.

    For the story entitled "Death of Rockefeller" - this is John D. Rockefeller. he died on 23 May 1937.

    On the last line the cataloguer questions the spelling of "E. Mason". This is the correct spelling.

  2. British Pathé says

    Great - thanks jamied.

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