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    Kansas City, United States of America (USA).
    Kentucky Derby, United States of America.
    Liverpool, Merseyside.
    Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Tripoli, Libya.

    News in Nutshell titles: WS. Field showing the wreckage of "Sky Chief" an all metal airliner which ran out of fuel in heavy fog. Four died but nine managed to escape the wreckage which is seen in the distance. LS. Wreckage. CU. The remains of the planes landing wheel. CU. Wrecked propellor. WS. Wreckage with men working amongst the metal. LS. damage to the fuselage. CU. Bent and twisted propellor. MS. The upturned tail section of the fuselage. LS. The damaged tail section. LS. Twisted metal. WS. Wreckage strewn across the field. CU. twisted propellor. LS. pan along the remains of the fuselage.

    Kentucky: WS. Crowds and the grandstands. WS. High Angle crowds trying to force their way through metal fencing are forced back by police wielding batons. WS. Horses coming up the track. LS. Horses and riders making their way don to the start. MS. Starter. WS. Horses lined up at the start of the Kentucky Derby horse race. WS. High Angle the start pan as the horses and riders pass. WS. Crowds in the Grandstand. WS. The race in the distance. WS. Crowd with excited woman jumping up and down. WS. "Omaha" in the lead from "Roman Soldier" and "Whiskolo". as they cross the line.

    Liverpool: Pit Street where the inhabitants of the tenements have decorated the street as part of the Jubilee celebrations for King George V. WS. Crowds surrounding the Lord and Lady Mayoress pan then as they walk along and tilt up to see a union jack flag and the decorations strung across the street. MS. The Lord and Lady Mayoress of Liverpool Alderman Edwin Hay. WS. As the Lord Mayor and other dignitaries make their way along Pit St. WS. Crowds and the street filled with home made decorations. MS. Woman holding a baby up for the camera. WS. Crowd.

    Liverpool: WS. Girls on horse back as part of a pageant. WS. Liverpool Cathedral with the Dean waiting a woman on horse back passes up to him a scroll of commemoration. WS. Dignitaries and choristers including Lord Derby and Sir Thomas White, the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire in procession on their way to the Cathedral. WS & WS Dignitaries on their way to the Cathedral. WS. Lord Derby calling for three cheers for the King watched by the Lord Mayor and the Bishop of Liverpool.

    This item is mute. A copy of the commentary exists amongst the paperwork for this item.

    Unknown: Services athletic meeting. WS. 100 Yards Sprint pan to the finish. LS. the high jump in progress. LS. the long jump. WS. The sprint hurdles. WS. A dignitary preparing to present prizes whilst men in striped jackets stand and watch.

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    Johannesburg: MS. Dignitary speaking at a microphone at the opening of the Wanderers Cricket Club which will be the only grass wicket in the Union. LS. Dignitary cutting the tape in front of the cricket pavilion. The captains of the Orange Free State and Transvaal toss the coin. WS. The Transvaal team taking to the field. MS. The Free State openers Kaplan and Warner taking the field. WS. High Angle showing the Wanderers ground pan to see the pavilion and Grandstand. LS. Play in progress. LS. Play in progress the ball is cut CU. Cricket ball running along the ground. Various WS's of play in progress.

    This item is mute. A copy of the commentary exists amongst the paperwork for this item.

    Tripoli: WS. A gun ship firing a salute. WS. Crowds. LS. Pan along Libyan crowd. WS. Speed boat approaching a jetty. WS. Italian Crown Prince stepping onto the jetty. WS. Gun ship firing a salute. WS. The Prince Umberto, Crown Prince of Piedmont. WS. Travelling of the crowd. WS. Travelling with the royal carriage pan from crowd to see the Prince and Princess in a landau. WS. Aeroplanes flying over head. WS. Carriage with the Prince and Princess. WS. Planes over head. WS. The carriage being escorted by horsemen. CU. Man clapping. LS. The Prince and Princess walking up the steps. WS. The Prince and Princess. WS. The Prince and Princess walking into a building. LS. The Prince and Princess looking down from a balcony. WS. Crowds.

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    01:15:26:00 / 01:21:01:00
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Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "wreckage of "Sky Chief" - the aircraft was a Douglas DC-2, operated by TWA.

    The crash occurred on 6 May 1935. Amongst those who died was American Senator Bronson M Cutting.

    The 1935 Kentucky Derby took place on 4 May 1935. "Omaha" mentioned in the text was ridden by Willie Saunders. "Roman Soldier" was ridden by Lester Balaski, "Whiskolo" was ridden by Wayne Wright.

    "Crowds surrounding the Lord and Lady Mayoress" - the Lord Mayor is Frederick Richardson.

    "The Lord and Lady Mayoress of Liverpool Alderman Edwin Hay" needs rewriting as The Lord and Lady Mayoress with Alderman Edwin Hay.

    "Liverpool Cathedral with the Dean" - the Dean is Frederick Dwelly.

    "The Free State openers Kaplan and Warner" - they are Cecil Kaplan and Edmond Warner.

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