• Short Summary

    Scenes of the British enjoying their Summer break.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Britain On Holiday"

    GV exterior Victoria Station, London. GV elevated crowds in Victoria Station. GV Ditto. CU sign "Brighton Non Stop". CU another sign "Littlehampton and Bognor Regis". SV man sitting on their cases waiting. SV people sitting on seat waiting woman nearest camera holding baby which is being fed from bottle. CU baby with bottle.
    GV interior Victoria Coach Station. GV crowds waiting CU small boy. SV people boarding coach. CU two coaches leaving the coach Station. GV two coach officials GV man carrying cases followed by his wife running for train which is just moving out of platform. SV as they decide that they've missed it and come to a stop the man turns round and shrugs and they start to walk back towards camera.
    GV air to ground heavy traffic on road. Nearer shot Ditto. SV an AA spotter aircraft with two officials looking over maps. CU men. GV from air part of the Kent Coast.
    GV promenade at Southend. SV people sitting in shelter GV practically deserted beach. SV mother and father and two small children on beach. CU the small boy making sand pies. GV people sitting in deck chairs on the prom. SV couple seated in deck chairs a man has his coat pulled right up around his head. People at shellfish stall. CU man eating jellied eels. SV very large woman sitting on scales CU part of the balance. CU man putting weights on the scales camera pans up to show him wiping his brow. CU a fat woman laughing.
    GV Bala Lake. SV group of swimmers getting ready. CU Swimmer. CU of Miss Dorothy Perkins. SV people watching. LV start of race swimmers enter water in a mass start. CU two swimmers in the water Malcolm Humphreys and Brian Winn. SV of swimmers showing small boats in background. CU Swimmer. GV showing swimmers and canoe following. CU girl doing breast stroke, Pamela Jones. CU of swimmer Michael Oates. SV winner going through two flags in the water which is the winning post. SV people on beach watching. SV of winner coming out of water his name is Malcolm Humphreys. SV of people clapping. CU winner of men's section. SV of Dilys Beynon winner of ladies section coming out of the water she is only 16 years old. SV crowd. CU of Dilys Beynon shaking hands with person in Welsh costume.

    GV of the Battle of Flowers in Jersey, Channel Islands. SV Eric Robinson, guest of honour, with Miss Jersey, Marion De La Perelle, on float. VS of floats. SV Men in masks of MacMillan, Khrushchev, De Gaulle and John F Kennedy. More shots of floats. SV of Bernie Winters dancing in street. VS Battle of the Flowers with people throwing flowers.
    GV elevated boats on the River Thames near Boulters Lock. LV pan boat going along the river. GV boats in the lock. LV pan as the boats go out of the lock under a bridge. LV small girl and men fishing on the river bank. SV as one of the men catches something and hauls in the line his friend catches the fish and takes it off the hook. CU the small fish in the man's hand. LV as the small girl walks up the steps from the river bank carrying a very large fish swinging from the end of her rod. CU a dog. LV as the small girl walks away from camera carrying her fish.

    GV crowds in Portsmouth harbour. LV banner saying "Navy Days" pan to crowds going into Royal Navy Yard. LV crowds on the deck on one the Navy's battleships pan to a GV of HMS Victory. LV as the marines march through ranks. LV crowds on the deck of one of the Navy's battle ships pan to a GV of Victory. LV Victory. LV three ships in the dock. VS navy divers in harbour. VS of woman giving unarmed combat demonstration. VS of crossing the line ceremony. GV A pier in Portsmouth, Hampshire when the tide is out. LV crowd looking over the edge of the pier. SV as a young sailor throws some money over the edge of the pier to children standing in the mud below. LV as a boy jumps and picks the money up. GV the children in the mud. LV as they drive for some more money. CU small boy covered in mud.

    GV the first and last house at Lands End. CU Lands End sign post. LV crowds on the rocks. GV the Royal Yacht Britannia long ships lighthouse. LV crowds watching man change name on signpost.

    SV traffic coming round a roundabout. GV traffic coming towards camera at sunset. SV a man leaning over the engine of his car. SV he looks up and shouts at camera and then gets back at the engine.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:22:00 / 01:06:55:00

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