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    Whirlwind tour of New England, USA shows the historic and modern sights of the 'New World'.

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    New England, United States of America.

    Various shots of a schooner off the coast of Rhode Island. Tourists visit a replica of The Mayflower ship, moored at Plymouth; more shots of the town; monument containing the Plymouth Rock, landing of the Pilgrim Fathers; an English graveyard. At Sturbridge Village, people in Puritan costume talk to tourists and demonstrate traditional crafts and pastimes; it is a reconstruction of a settlers' village. A tram carries tourists along a track at the Tramway Museum in Branford, Connecticut.

    Aerial shot of Boston; L/S of a Pan American aeroplane coming in to land at Logan Airport in Boston; passengers disembark. Several shots of the city showing traditional architecture; a statue of Paul Revere; the Sheraton Hotel and swimming pool. Views of and from the Prudential building; diners in a restaurant at the top look out onto the Charles River.

    Aerial shots of fly overs on the highways in Hertford; several shots of the modern architecture of the town. Various shots in Cambridge of Harvard University; students sit in the grounds, reading; statue of founder, John Harvard. At Stratford, Connecticut, two men and a boy in Elizabethan costume play guitars outside the Shakespeare Theatre. At Province Town on Cape Cod, we see several modern sculptures made from metal and car bumpers; an artist works on a portrait of a woman in the artists' quarter; a woman selects postcards from a rack; several beach shots.

    At Gloucester people eat seafood at a harbour side restaurant; fishermen mend nets on their boats; a couple have a souvenir photo taken. Back at Rhode Island we see several shots of the rides at a funfair / theme park. Various shots in the countryside, known as the Mohawk Trail. At Jugg End people play golf, clay shoot and fish in the lake. People go riding in the Berkshire Hills then eat outside, served watermelon and corn-on-the-cob by white Americans dressed as American Indians.
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:58:00 / 01:46:30:00
    CP 620

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