News In A Nutshell Lord Mayor Inspects Legion… 1936

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    Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".

    Intertitle reads: "Guildhall London".

    Lord Mayor of London, Sir P. Vincent, inspects Legion of Frontiersmen. Various shots of Lord Mayor inspecting troop of Frontiersmen (they wear uniforms like Mounties). The Frontiersmen have all served in remote bits Empire. The Lord Moyor makes very brief speech (according to narrator this is his habit) before leaving in horse drawn carriage.

    Intertitle reads: "Bristol Airport".

    M/S of three women from Burma (Myanmar) being weighed on scales at Bristol Airport (Avon). Each have dozens of gold chokers on which make their necks abnormally long. We see the women get into a small passenger aeroplane - they are the first in their tribe to fly!

    Intertitle reads: "Hayes, Middlesex".

    Royal Aeronautical Society's Annual Garden Party at Great West Aerodrome. L/S of crowds milling past grounded aeroplanes. Various shots of crowds watching rescue exercise; men in special protective suits pull out dummies from burning shell of a plane. The dummy is stretchered into ambulance aeroplane

    Intertitle reads: "Hyde Park, London".

    Various shots of Welsh farmers demonstrating sheep sheering to spectators. Mechanical clippers are used. M/S of group of sheered sheep looking confused and naked.

    Intertitle reads: "Willacoublay".

    French Aviator, Rene Druyez (sp.?), is arrested on landing in Paris, France. M/S of aeroplane landing. A crowd gathers around. Druyez was supposed to deliver plane to Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (Abyssinia) but instead he kept on flying. He evaded police in Ethiopia and Italy. The crowd surround Druyez as he gets out of plane. There are lots of Gendarmes and press present. Druyez waves his arms and protests his innocence to the paparazzi as he is led away.

    Intertitle reads: "Law Courts, Strand".

    Various shots of Royal Courts of Justice (Old Bailey?). They are queuing for seats to watch enquiry into the illegal leakage of budget secrets.

    Note: section about anniversary service to memory of Joan of Arc is missing. Please see separate record for section about riots in Spain (titled RIOTS IN SPAIN).

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