• Short Summary

    Manchester statues that may be melted for the war effort and Siamese kittens with their parents.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    Several shots of metal statues in Manchester that might be melted down to provide material for the war effort. Statues seen include ones of the Duke of Wellington, Queen Victoria (in Piccadilly), Edward the VII (Whitworth Park), Abraham Lincoln (Platsfield's Park), Robert Peel, William Ewart Gladstone (Albert Square) and Oliver Cromwell.

    We then see various shots of Siamese kittens playing and climbing up a fence of their enclosure. The mother of the pedigree kittens picks one of them up by the scruff of its neck and carries it to the basket - the mother has a docked tail. Cute shots of lots of tiny kittens squashed into the basket with two adult cats who lick their heads - aah! (Location of events unknown.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1208.03
    Media URN:
    15737
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:14:00 / 01:04:44:00
    Canister:
    PT 545

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