News In A Nutshell Bird Man Falls To Death,… 1937

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

    BIRD MAN FALLS TO DEATH

    Paris, France.
    America's 'Bird Man' Clem Sohn getting ready for his act - jumping from a glider at 10,000 metres. He sits into glider and is pulled up. Several shots of the huge crowds on the airfield. Man is seen getting out of the glider and falling down - his parachute did not open and he died. Crowds running towards the place where the man fell.
    This item ends at (01:05:45).

    HARD COURTS LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP AT BOURNEMOUTH

    Bournemouth, Dorset.
    Various shots of the tennis players, men and women, arriving to courts during the Hard Courts Lawn Tennis Championship at Bournemouth. Various shots of one of tennis matches - men singles competition.
    This item ends at (01:06:15).

    WEDDING OF LADY RACHEL DOUGLAS HOME AND LORD WILLIAM MONTAGY DOUGLAS SCOTT

    London.
    Crowds gathered to watch the wedding of Lady Rachel Douglas Home and Lord William Montagu-Douglas-Scott. Crowds being handled by the police. Bride arrives and gets into church. Bride and groom leaving the church after wedding. Bride and groom leaving. Several shots of the bridesmaids, guests and crowds.
    This item ends at (01:06:53).

    REHEARSAL OF PAGES FOR THE CORONATION

    Westminster Abbey, London.
    Duke of Norfolk leaves his car in front of Westminster Abbey to go to rehearsal of pages for the Coronation. Various shots of the young aristocrats with their families as they arrive to Abbey for the rehearsal.
    This item ends at (01:07:21).

    US NAVY JUNIORS IN ACTION

    United States of America (USA).
    Very young sons of the U.S. Naval Officers are having a boxing competition. Various shots of the boxing match between two very young boys. Crowds cheer, probably families. Boys are fighting in childish manner - they kick, chase each other around the ring, punch etc.
    This item ends at (01:08:32).

    NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY RAG

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
    Various shots of the procession of floats with students in fancy dress on and around them, moving slowly through the crowded streets of Nottingham. Students walk through the crowds with collection boxes asking for donations.
    This item ends at (01:09:24).

    CRYSTAL PALACE ROAD RACE

    Crystal Palace, London.
    Crowds gathered to watch the first car race on the new Crystal Palace racing track - Coronation Trophy Race. Various shots of the cars racing and the crowds watching the race. A man waves chequered flag and the winner drives past. Winner, P. G. Fairfield (sp?) receiving the trophy and being congratulated by Earl Hall.
    This item ends at (01:10:38).

    ITALIAN ALPINE TROOPS

    Italy.
    Several shots of the Italian Alps covered in snow. Various shots of the Italian Alpine Troops skiing very skilfully.
    This item ends at (01:11:39).

    GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE NEARS COMPLETION

    San Francisco, California, United States of America (USA).
    Various shots of the Golden Gate bridge still under construction. Men are working on it. Several long shots of the bridge, almost completed.
    This item ends at (01:12:13).

    LAMBING SEASON IN MINNESOTA

    Minnesota, United States of America (USA).
    Lambing season in Minnesota brings many new lambs. Various shots of the field filled with sheep and lambs. Some fantastic shots of lambs jumping around, playing with each other or just laying next to a mother.

    There is a missing item with the same name and LNER mark next to it in issue 37/36. It is possible that this is the same item - or modified for screening on trains.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    13487
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    919.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:07:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:15:00 / 01:12:57:00
    Canister:
    37/34
    Sort Number:
    37/034
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