• Short Summary

    Montage of important events: Titanic, coronations, Pearl Harbour, Hiroshima etc.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Montage of library footage to mark 50th anniversary of Pathe News. Events take place in variety of locations.

    Sound is intermittent throughout.

    Pathe Gazette title with cockerel. Various shots representing ocean liner "Titanic" on maiden voyage in 1912 (misleading - ship is almost certainly "Olympic"). Various shots of coronation procession of King George V in 1911. Various shots showing signing of peace treaty in Hall of Mirrors at Versailles in 1919.

    Various shots showing beginning of television - a woman speaks into a microphone in front of a television camera. Various shots launching ocean liner "Queen Mary" in 1934. Queen Mary gives a speech (natural sound). Various shots showing coronation of King George VI at Westminster Abbey in 1937.

    Various shots showing scuttling of warship "Graf Spee" off Montevideo, Uruguay in 1940. Various shots of Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour in 1941 (this appears to be captured Japanese film - lots of shots of Japanese pilots, plus some subtitles in Japanese). Various shots showing aftermath of atom bomb at Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945, with English commentary. Various shots of Nuremberg war crimes trial in 1946 - includes shots of Hess, Goering etc. and American prosecution addressing the bench.

    Various shots showing Queen Elizabeth II on Royal visit to Fiji 1954. Various shots of Royal visit to Tonga in 1954. Various shots attempted assassination of Prime Minster of South Africa Dr Verwoerd in 1960 with American commentary. Various shots Hungarian revolt in 1956. Various shots wedding of Princess Margaret to Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon) in 1960.

    Date on dope sheet is February 1961.

    NB: according to dope sheet item made as "dupe for TWW" (probably a reference to the ITV franchise holder in South Wales and West of England between 1958 and 1968)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:08:00 / 01:39:19:00
    UN 3453 D

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