• Short Summary

    News in brief from around the World.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".

    Intertitle reads: "Southport".

    Merseyside / Lancashire. M/S of comedian, George Formby, waving flags to start 100 mile race at Southport beach. Various shots of motor cars racing across wide, sandy beach. Crowds watch. Race won by driver, R. D. Tong. We see him sitting in his car with his wife.

    Intertitle reads: "Livorno".

    Italy. Italian car race for Ciano Cup. Various shots of cars racing around track watched by glamorous crowd. Mr. Nuvolari wins cup - good C/U of driver at end of race.

    Intertitle reads: "Croydon".

    Croydon Aeroplane Crash, Greater London. Various shots of wreckage of Imperial Airways freight liner killing all 4 crew members. The plane crashes in suburbs - 2 houses burn, the fences of several more burn.

    Intertitle reads: "United States".

    Hurricane in U.S. (America, USA). Extreme weather conditions. Various shots of tropical hurricane lashing coastal town on gulf of Mexico.

    Intertitle reads: "Chelsea".

    London. Somerset Light Infantry regiment rehearse drill for their Royal Palace Guard Duty on the parade ground of their temporary Chelsea Barracks.

    Intertitle reads: "Mitcham".

    Surrey. Mitcham Fair opened by mayor. He gives a speech from a platform, holding a large key. He jokes that it would be hard to sneak in late at night with a key this size! Various shots of fairground rides. We see the mayor riding on a carousel (still wearing his mayoral robes!).

    Note: section about Olympic Games in Berlin is missing - probably in Olympic Reels. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:33:00 / 01:14:44:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Southport" - the winner is R.E. "Reggie" Tongue.

    "Livorno" - the Coppa Ciano at the Montenero circuit on 2nd August 1936.

    Won by Tazio Nuvolari in No.64 Alfa Romeo 8C started by Carlo Pintacuda. Nuvolari's Alfa Romeo 12C failed, so he took over his team mate's car and overtook the whole field in one of his greatest races.

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  2. ernestfurniture says

    Not Reggie Tongue pictured in the car at Southport, I am afraid (nor his wife, one imagines!). Reggie Tongue spent 1936 campaigning his new ERA (R11B), and this really is R.D. Tong after winning in his MG PB.

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