Item title reads - Pathe Gazette presents the review of the year.
M/S of explosion. L/S of smoke rising from village, L/S of Japanese planes over Hankow in China during Sino-Japanese war. L/S as smoke rises. L/S of collapsed building in Spain during civil war. M/S of people in the streets. M/S of women despairing. M/S of ice over Niagara rapids, various shots of ice on the bridge.
M/S of official stood on steps of Egyptian palace, M/S of car, M/S as King Farouk's bride Farida gets out. M/S of the couple stood together with dignitaries looking on and a bridesmaid holding her train. L/S of Princess Juliana's baby, Princess Beatrix, being christened at the Hague in Holland. M/S as she carries her past the dignitaries. M/S of the royal family looking out of the window to cheers from the crowd. M/S of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) walking along and meeting officials at Empire exhibition (?).
Various shots of mayo aeroplane, two machines together until they part in mid-air. M/S of Austrian officials taking down the barrier between Austria and Germany and smiling as they carry it away. M/S of German troops marching in as Austria becomes part of the German Reich.
Various shots of the Grand National horse race. M/S as 'Battleship' comes in to win. L/S of people surrounding the horse afterwards. M/S of 'Battleship' and his 17 year old jockey. M/S of the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, the two teams are close together. L/S of crowds watching. M/S as Oxford come in to win, L/S of the two teams.
M/S of St. Margaret's church. M/S of bride, Anne Bowes-Lyon, niece of Queen Elizabeth, and her new husband Viscount Anson, they walk along followed by their bridesmaids. M/S of crowds watching them. M/S of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) with Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret, the bridesmaids curtsey as they pass. Good M/S of Queen Elizabeth talking to one girl.
M/S of the F.A. Cup Final between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End. Mutch is lying on the ground after a foul. M/S as he takes penalty kick and scores, his team-mates rush up to congratulate him. L/S of crowds in the stands. M/S of Preston North End captain Tom Smith collecting Cup from King George VI. L/S of crowds waving madly at Ibrox Park in Glasgow at the opening of the Empire Exhibition. The King and Queen step down from carriage and meet officials. People wave. The King speaks declaring the exhibition open, M/S of him on platform. M/S as they drive away. Aerial L/S of the site, M/S as they draw up at one of the buildings.
M/S of Adolf Hitler stepping off the train in Rome, saluting and greeting officials. Various shots of barrage balloons in the air. M/S of runners' board at Derby. M/S of Pathe's huge long lens camera. C/U of King George VI looking through binoculars. C/U's of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary. M/S of the race, the horse 'Bois Roussel' gallops into the lead and wins. M/S of an aeroplane in the sky. M/S of King George VI in naval uniform looking through binoculars. Various shots as guns are fired in battleships. M/S as he salutes and walks down the steps.
M/S of Donald Budge walking up to the net and shaking hands with Austen after having won Wimbledon, M/S of the two men together. L/S of Helen Jacobs and Helen Wills-Moody playing a match, the crowds watch. M/S as Helen Wills-Moody wins and approaches the net to shake hands. M/S of the two players together. M/S of racing car crashing into crowd of people who are flung about like dummies, 10 are seriously injured.
Various shots of Douglas Corrigan and his aeroplane after he flew the Atlantic by mistake. M/S of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth meeting French President Albert Lebrun. L/S of the state banquet. Various shots of King and Queen watching outdoor ballet in Paris. L/S of boat bringing King to see boys at his camp where public schoolboys mix with others from industrial areas. M/S as he walks along with them. Various shots of 5th test at the Oval and crowds applauding. Don Bradman congratulates Len Hutton on his record score. Various shots of George Eastham in his record breaking car. C/U of him after breaking the speed record.
M/S map of Europe showing the borders. M/S of Neville Chamberlain meeting Adolf Hitler at Berchtesgaden, they walk up steps together, C/U of German soldier on guard. M/S of car drawing up at Godesburg, they get out and Hitler introduces Chamberlain to officials before they enter. Various shots of people digging air raid shelters and queuing up for gas masks. M/S of people queuing to join up. M/S of Chamberlain leaving for Munich. M/S as they enter the building there. Various shots of the four powers signing the peace treaty. M/S of Hitler and Benito Mussolini stood together afterwards.
Chamberlain stands on balcony of Buckingham Palace with King and Queen, crowds cheer. Various shots of nazis marching into Czechoslovakia. L/S of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson). M/S as Royal Air Force aeroplanes fly overhead, M/S of the men who broke the record for the longest flight from Egypt to Australia.
Various shots of Queen Elizabeth launching the ship named after her. Various shots of Lord Perth and Count Galeazzo Ciano signing the Mediterranean Pact. Various shots of Siegfried line and Maginot line. M/S's of new year celebrations.
Various shots of army marching in Eire. Frank Aiken takes salute. Various shots of Irish sweepstake draw. Various shots of new Dublin President Douglas Hythe, various shots of Dublin show. Various shots as British troops leave Spike Island fortress in Cork harbour and Irish soldiers take over. M/S as Irish Prime Minister Eamon de Valera raises the Irish flag there.
Note: from 01:17:34 some shots are repeated, the last part is the Dublin version.