News In A Nutshell New Zealand V China Tennis… 1937

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

    NEW ZEALAND V CHINA TENNIS AT WHITHDEAN

    Brighton, East Sussex.

    Davis Cup tennis match between New Zealand and China in progress. Various shots of the tennis match - male singles. Chinese tennis player wins. Crowds looking on. Another male singles - various shots. This time the New Zealand player wins. Score 1-1.

    This item ends at (01:14:55).

    DUKE OF GLOUCESTER IN EDINBURGH

    Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Various shots of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester presenting Colours to First Regiment of Gordon Highlanders. Ladies seated on chairs looking on. Several shots of the Highlanders marching past Duke who salutes.

    Several shots of the Duke of Gloucester walking with several men to lay foundation stone for a new government building. Several shots of the Duke laying foundation stone. Sir Walter Eliot, Scottish Secretary is present.

    This item ends at (01:15:46).

    BALALAIKA GIRLS AT CHISWICK BATHS

    Chiswick, London.
    Line of girls and a man walking towards the changing rooms at Chiswick Baths. They are Balalaika girls (girls from one of the West End shows) and they are accompanied by Mr Roger Travis (sp?). Girl change into bathing suits and run towards swimming pool. They jump into pool and start swimming. Several shots of the girls and Mr Travis having a tea at the edge of the pool - many girls still in water. Various shots of the girls skipping rope, jumping, exercising etc. Some jumping shots are done in slow motion.
    This item ends at (01:16:37).

    MASS WEDDINGS IN ITALY

    Bologna, Italy.
    Huge crowds gathered on the square for the mass. Afterwards a mass wedding is to take place. Close up shot of the man's hand placing a ring on woman's finger. Couples to be wed walking through crowds towards the church.
    This item ends at (01:16:58).

    REHEARSAL OF ARETHUSA BOYS

    Nr Strood, Kent.
    Various shots of the boy cadets on deck of the training ship 'Arethusa' dancing. Various shots of the boys dancing. Various shots of the boys jumping over gym horse and doing other exercises. Some nice top shots of the boys exercising.
    This item ends at (01:17:44).

    LAMP STANDARDS REMOVED FOR CORONATION

    London.
    Various shots of different lamp posts removed from London's streets to make way for the Coronation Procession.
    This item ends at (01:18:03).

    CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE CORONATION CONTINGENT

    Liverpool, Merseyside.
    Liner 'Duchess of York' arriving to Liverpool brining Canadian Coronation Contingent - Mounted Police. Several shots of the Mounties at the dock. Several shots of the Mounties waving from a train window.
    This item ends at (01:18:22).

    DUKE OF KENT OPENS NEW HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

    'Caledonia' plane in flight. Cut back to new Headquarters of the Department of Civil Aviation building opened by Prince George Duke of Kent. Duke of Kent and several other officials seated in the building. Lord Swinton (sp?), Secretary of State for Civil Aviation rises to speak (natural sound). He thanks Duke of Kent or the honour and then gets in contact with the crew of 'Caledonia'. The pilot informs him when they plane flies over the building. More shots of the pilot and the plane.
    This item ends at (01:19:37).

    ENDEAVOUR II LEAVES GOSPORT FOR US

    Gosport, Hampshire.

    Several shots of the yacht at sea. Several shots of another yacht at sea. Voiceover informs the audience that Mr Sopwith's yachts 'Endeavour I' and 'Endeavour II' are leaving for America to compete in the America's Cup. Mr Sopwith has not decided yet which yacht will enter the competition.

    This item ends at (01:20:04).

    BROOKLANDS RACE MEETING FOR THE CAMPBELL TROPHY

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    Several shots of the Brooklands racecourse at the start of the Campbell Trophy car race. Various shots of the race and the crowds watching. Earl Howe (possibly Hall) has an accident. He is removed from the car and carried away on a stretcher. More shots of the race. A man waves chequered flag as the winner passes. Close up shot of the winner - Prince Bira of Siam.

    This item ends at (01:21:40).

    PUNCHESTOWN RACES

    Title reads: "PEERLESS PUNCHESTOWN - Mecca of Irish Steeplechasing."

    Dublin, Southern Ireland, Eire, Republic of Ireland.
    Various shots of the crowds, bookies, horses being paraded a the start of the Punchestown races. First race, several shots of the race and people watching. Another race - only six entries. Several shots of the race and the people watching. Preparation for the Punchestown Cup, crowds, bookies, people betting. Several shots of the horses being paraded. Close up shot of the Trophies. Various shots of the race and the crowds watching. Irish Grand National winner Hontet (sp?) wins the race. Crowds, another race. Abrupt end.
    This item ends at (01:23:45).

    LONDON FIRE BRIGADE DRILL

    London.
    London Fire Brigade holding a drill at Southwark H.Q. before moving into new headquarters. Firemen are seen climbing up high ladders, staging saving operations from the buildings, pumping, spraying etc. Considerable crowds watching the 'show'.
    This item ends at (01:25:03).

    US CADETS SPRING PARADE

    West Point Military Academy, United States of America (USA).
    Various shots of the West Point Cadets spring parade. Troops marching and people (presumably relatives) looking on.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    13489
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    919.06
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:12:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:06:00 / 01:26:26:00
    Canister:
    37/35
    Sort Number:
    37/035
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  • 05:57 - The Campbell Trophy Race on 1st May 1937.

    This was the first race on the new Campbell Road Circuit (incorporating parts of the Outer Circuit and new sections on the infield). Earl Howe's No.8 ERA (R8B) hit the parapet at Vickers Bridge corner (subsequently named "Howe Corner") and he was thrown out of the car, sustaining serious injuries, but recovered to return to racing later in 1937.

    roycousins 17th Jan 2013

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