Pictured Paragraphs From The World's News… 1940

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    Full title reads : "Pictured Paragraphs From The World's News"

    MS & CUs. of Lieutenant Barrett of RASC walking in his garden with the eight year old French war orphan boy, Jacques Verger, that he adopted after finding him in France.

    Manchester, Lancashire.

    CU Sign: Bennett Street. VS Good shots of the poor streets of terrace houses being decorated and GV of the street with flags and bunting on the building in honour of their returning hero Private Harry Place. MS and CUs. of Pt. Place with his neighbours and kissing his fiancee, Sadie O'Heir. Place saved a number of his comrades in France.

    United States of America (USA).

    VS of a new Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter being test flown outside the factory in America. The machine is very light single engine helicopter made up of tubular frame with an open seat for the pilot - it is designed for quick cheap construction. This new type of helicopter was invented by (and flown by in this clip) Igor Sikorsky in America.

    North Sea.

    VS Good shots of British minesweepers boat at work in the North Sea which is covered by a light mist. The ships find a mine and destroy it by shooting at it with machine gun until it explodes. MS & CU of mine floating in sea.

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  • "Jaques Verger" should read Jacques Verger, a short newspaper piece confirming that here.....


    The helicopter seen is an early test model of the the Sikorsky VS-300. Igor Sikorsky himself is piloting the craft. More info here.....


    jamied 8th May 2012
  • That's great. Thanks very much.

    British Pathé 19th Jun 2012
  • Harry Place was my grandfather and Sadie Place is my grandmother. Mrs Place lives in America now with us. Mr. Place sadly passed away in America in 1993. They had one beautiful daughter who was my mother who we sadly lost in 2012. Thank you for this clip! It is a gift like no other for all of us!! God Bless!

    michellecoleman 18th Dec 2013

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