• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes Duke of Connaught inspecting Rifle Brigade and happy celebration of grape harvest in Germany.

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    News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'Firth of Forth' (Scotland) - Various shots of the German battleship "Kaiser" raised in Scapa Flow, as it passes under the Forth bridge. Nice aerial shot of the upturned keel where workers have been living in sheds.

    Intertitle - 'Devonport' (Devon) - L/S of group of dignitaries gathered on launching platform for "H.M.S. Birmingham", M/S of mayor. M/S of Mrs Austen Chamberlain, she takes the bottle and smashes it against the side, then hammers the peg that releases the ropes. M/S as the ship slides away. C/U of Mrs Chamberlain's face.

    Intertitle - 'Winchester' (Hampshire) - L/S of parade ground with officers saluting, the camera pans cross to Rifle Brigade in 60th Rifles. L/S of their Colonel-in-Chief Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, saluting. M/S of him inspecting the line of young men and having a word with each of them. L/S of him addressing the troops commenting on their excellent appearance at the parade, L/S back view of the lines of men listening.

    Intertitle - 'Germany' - Very happy celebration of the grape harvest! L/S of people dressed in feathered hats and strange costumes which make them look a bit like jesters parading down the street playing instruments. M/S as people watch from windows and wave, a little girl waves in the crowd. M/S of girls doing maypole dancing. M/S as the crowd sings boisterously. M/S of accordion players, each village send its own representatives. M/S of ladies and men doing traditional dancing. M/S's of people on a float with big barrels in it, they are drinking wine, singing and dancing. M/S of a big wine bottle on a stick, the camera pans across to crowds singing and having a good time. M/S of a large model crown with grapes dangling from it.

    Note: The item 'Lord Mayor of London in Canada' is missing from this edition.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:05:00 / 01:08:29:00

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