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    Title reads: "News in Flashes".

    U.S. navy tests submarine escape apparatus. Key West, Florida, USA (United States of America). Various shots of submarine U.S.S. Archerfish submerging. Underwater shot of two frogmen emerging from submarine hold and swimming to surface. M/S of the men breaking the surface. M/S frogmen hanging on to a life belt, they are reeled in towards vessel. M/S of two divers now on board another vessel. C/U of one of the men.

    Intertitle: "Chamonix". France. Big Progress with Mont Blanc Tunnel. Panning shot of the Alpine station at Chamonix. Various shots of gigantic drill holding machine, nicknamed "Jumbo", being operated. We see it being moved into the mouth of the tunnel. M/S of man operating machinery at air compression plant on Italian side of the tunnel. L/S of drill holding chariot at the rock face. C/U man operating one of the drilling arms. C/U drill boring into the rock face. Panning shot of the drilling arms. Men working at the rock face.

    Intertitle: "London". Waldorf Hotel. C/U Father Christmas. M/S group of Santas seated round table reading letters from children with cerebral palsy (sometimes referred to as spastics). M/S disabled children seated round table writing letters. Various shots Santas posting their replies in letter boxes.

    Intertitle: "Holland". Netherlands. Dutch try out new tree climbing device. Various shots lumberjack using new invention for climbing tall pine trees: metal rings circle trunk, the lumberjack attaches straps to his shoes and then climbs up.

    Intertitle: "California". United States of America (USA). Forest fire envelops 4500 acres at Pasadena. Various shots of forest fires on hillside. Aeroplane flies over blaze area. M/S man and woman outside their home, they about to be evacuated. Panning shot house with burnt roof. Masses of smoke rising from the hills.
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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:49:00 / 01:18:04:00
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