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    Full title reads: "THE NEW YEAR OPENS".

    CHELSEA ARTS BALL

    Royal Albert Hall, London.

    High angle shot of revellers singing and dancing Auld Lang Syne. Various shots of Scots pipers parading across the floor with happy people looking on and still singing. Balloons showering down from the roof onto the revellers below. People reach up to catch them. Several shots of set pieces and floats parading round - theme of this year's ball is baroque. Two men are seen lifting girl's skirt up revealing sexy underwear - girl is dressed as cancan dancer. Crowd cheering and waving. Several shots of the floats full of well dressed girls going round. Various shots of crowd waltzing round, showing various costumes. (01:35:26)

    FIERCEST BLIZZARD FOR 60 YEARS BRINGS NEW YORK TO STANDSTILL

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    Several good high angle shots of the skyscrapers of New York blanketed in snow. Pan down from snow falling in a narrow street to a coach driving through it. Coach driving along street - low visibility due to heavy snow fall. Snow covered equestrian statue. Car and a lorry driving through the snow. People battling along in deep snow and strong wind. Close up shot of the feet running through the deep snow. Close up shot of a man trying to put his umbrella up. Close up shots of cars skidding. Another car covered in a snow. Long shot of cars snowed up in a street. Several shots of the men digging the cars out. A road name, Park Avenue, pan down to a woman going along on skis. (01:36:18)

    FUNERAL OF 41 PEOPLE KILLED IN STORE FIRE IN NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand.

    Long shot of the long cavalcade of cars and lorries driving along a street to the cemetery for the funeral of 41 people killed in a store fire. Several high angle long shots of the lorries heaped with wreaths and flowers driving along. Lorries arrive at the cemetery. Long shot of line of coffins next to graves as mourners stand by. Long shot of coffins being lowered into the graves. Several clergymen during funeral service. People scattering flower petals into the graves. General view of the scene at the cemetery. (01:37:15)

    MARGARET TRUMAN INTERVIEWED

    Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).

    Opera singer and daughter of American President Margaret Truman gives her first press interview after her nation wide concert tour. Long shot of Margaret Truman seated on platform ready to answer press questions. Close up shot of Margaret Truman in front of microphone. Two women reporters asking questions about her work and her love life (natural sound). She answers. She enjoyed her tour, had great response from the audience and security men do not go with her on dates. Close up shot of Margaret Truman moving a ring from her engagement finger to another finger when a reporter remarks upon it. Close up shot of her laughing. (01:38:20)

    JAPANESE WAR CRIMINALS TRIAL

    Tokyo, Japan.

    Informal shots of Japan's former war leaders imprisoned in Tokyo waiting for trial for war crimes. Long shot of Tokyo's War Ministry building. A group of Japanese war criminals walking into a room - former Prime Minister of Japan, Hideki Tojo, comes third. Prisoners sitting at tables eating out of US Army mess tins. Several shots of General Hideki Tojo and former envoy Sato eating. Close up shot of former Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu sitting at a table with three other prisoners. Close up shot of Okonori Kaya, former Finance Minister eating. Close up shot of Jiro Minami, former War Minister - he wears beard. More shots of prisoners eating. Close up shot of American Army warden filling Sato's cup while Tojo, by his side, lights a cigarette.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    46193
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1418.07
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:06:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:42:00 / 01:39:39:00
    Canister:
    48/2
    Sort Number:
    48/002
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Religion & Politics Science & Technology
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    puppets Auld Lang Syne Chelsea Arts Club Ball General Hideki Tojo Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal Tokyo Trial Sarongue Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal
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