Historic events during the reign of five British Monarchs. 1937.
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.
This reel covers events in 1937.
The firing line in Madrid. Air raids with people running for cover, and the aftermath in Madrid. The evacuation of children from Madrid. Breaking blockade off Northern Spain. The fury of the Atlantic, life boat in action Brittany. Russians fly Polar Expedition to frozen North. Piccard's Balloon catches fire. Hindenburg disaster.
Golden Gate Bridge opened in San Francisco. Dutch Royal Wedding. Royals departing building, London. George VI and Elizabeth with Two Princesses in garden. Coronation George VI and Westminster Abbey scenes, drive through London. Balcony scenes. The Marriage of Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Japanese Army and Navy. Chinese-Japanese War. Japanese capture Peking and Shanghai. War scenes in country. Japanese final attack in Shanghai.
The Panay Incident. U.S. gunboat Panay is bombed and sunk on the Yangtse River. C/U of two sailors on bridge of ship, one is covered in tattoos. L/S of rowing boat moving towards ship - could be gunboat Panay. Washington D.C., Aerial night of Capitol Hill; President of United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his secretary Marvin Macintyre looking over papers in Oval Office of White House.