Historic events during the reign of five British Monarchs.
Material assembled for an uncompleted documentary probably put together in the late 1940s. Sound is intermittent throughout. There is no complete shot listing - please let Pathe know if you spot something we have missed.
NB: reels have been transferred to digi in an incorrect order. Reel 6 precedes reel 5.
This reel covers 1933 - 1934.
Inventor Guglielmo Marconi meets the Pope in 1933. Japanese troops in Manchuria advance. Various shots of Japanese troops on parade. Martial law in Germany. Soldiers march through the streets. Story about the attempted assassination of President Roosevelt. Cricket - the Third Test in Australia - Larwood bowling. This looks like the bodyline series. Snow storms in America. Various shots including aerial of snow and water damage.
Mussolini, Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald and Sir John Simon meet. Military parade in Red Square, Moscow. Revolution in Cuba - MS people damaging carving of President Gerado Machado.
Tornado seen in the distance followed by shot of damage done. Tennis - Helen Wills-Moody plays. The Emperor of Abyssinia lays foundation stone of country's first parliament. Photographs of King Leopold of Belgium (?) Funeral of Queen Astrid . French general strike of 1934. King Albert (of Belgium) and his Queen. Meeting of Hitler and Mussolini. King George V makes a speech at the opening of the Mersey Tunnel. Professor Piccard (?) and his stratosphere / strathysphere (?) - underwater photographs are taken. Princess Marina welcomed to England - she arrives on the liner "Maid of Kent". America's Cup / Americas Cup yachting race. Assassination of King Alexander Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia in Marseilles.