• Short Summary

    Roundup of the latest news around the world.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "DIGEST OF WORLD NEWS".


    Holland (Netherlands). Aerial shots of bombs dropping on German E boat shelters at Yjmuiden and Maaselius in Holland.

    Close up shot of a German man with Kaiser-like moustache and a pipe. Close up shot of a sign "Refugee Transit Camp". Several shots of the German refugees alighting from British Army lorry. Several shots of German refugees in temporary accommodation. Close up shot of a sign in Dutch showing the way to 'eating room'. German refugees entering a building. Several shots of the German Refugees inside a building. Close up shot of a tin of AL. 63 - lice killing powder. A nurse delousing German civilians with AL. 63.

    Greece. Various shots of the men delousing kit of released British POW's (prisoners of war) from ELAS - Greek communist fighters.

    Britain. Several shots of the British POW's arriving back from Greece. Close up shots of POW's eating and drinking from mobile canteen. Jack Lawson M.P., Major Studholme M.P. and Wing Commander James M.P., waiting to greet the released British POW's. home.

    Greece. Several shots of Sir Walter Citrine, head of the British TUC delegation visiting Athens, inspecting the bodies of murdered British soldiers after the ELAS shootings. Several shots of the bodies of murdered British soldiers in Greece.

    London. Several shots of assembled delegates of the World Trade Union Conference during opening in London. Several shots of the Chairman, Mr George Isaacs M.P., speaking at the opening of the proceedings of the World Trade Union Conference (natural sound). Several shots of the delegates from various countries.

    England. Men of R.A.F.(Royal Air Force) lined up at Balloon Command. Secretary of State for Air, Sir Archibald Sinclair, speaking to men of Balloon Command (natural sound). Panning shot of Balloon Command band playing and marching. Panning shot of RAF Personnel marching past. Panning shot of WAAF (Women Auxiliary Air Force) band playing and marching. Panning shot of WAAF personnel marching past.

    Sumatra, Indonesia. Seafire fighter aircraft landing on aircraft carrier. It crashes on flight deck of carrier. Close up shot of crashed Seafire being sprayed with foam to prevent fire.

    England. Launching of HMS 'Indefatigable' aircraft carrier. HMS Indefatigable laying at anchor. Several shots of the parade on the flight deck of Indefatigable. Several shots of the King George VI inspecting sailors of Indefatigable. Close up shot of the ship's cat. Pan up to a sailor standing in line ready for inspection. Several more shots of the inspection.

    Various shots of the King, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth onboard battleship King George V after inspecting the battleship. The nameplate on side reads 'King George V'. Several very good close up shots of the Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret. King George V at anchor.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:53:00 / 01:22:07:00

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