• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes reassembly of Parliament, Duchess of York opening hospital in Aylesbury, and Duchess of Gloucester opening hospital extension at Richmond, Surrey.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.
    Intertitle - 'Westminster' (London) - Parliament reassembles. M/S of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster. M/S of Captain Euan Wallis with his wife, M/S as Anthony Eden Geoffrey Lloyd and Squadron Leader Wright all walk there. M/S of Neville Chamberlain in a car. M/S of Duff Cooper. M/S of 3 more Cabinet members, crowds watch.

    Intertitle - 'Richmond, Surrey' - M/S of Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, getting out of a car with the Marchioness of Cambridge and meeting officials, she is there to open extension to hospital. Crowds cheer, M/S of her on the steps smiling.

    Intertitle - 'Venice' (Italy) - M/S of aeroplane flying and landing on airfield. Various shots as they open lots of boxes on the ground and swallows fly out, they have been rescued from the cold weather in Austria. M/S as one sits in a man's hand and others on the box lid. Good M/S of a man holding a box and all the swallows flying out.

    Intertitle - 'Bromley' (Kent) - M/S of fire engine, a new ladder extends. M/S of mayor looking at it. A fireman stands at the top as it keeps on extending and swings around.

    Intertitle - 'Aylesbury' (Buckinghamshire) - M/S of Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) walking down line of hospital staff, good M/S of her. We hear her declaring the hospital extension open, M/S as camera pans across crowds gathered. She walks along with an official.

    Intertitle - 'California' (America, USA) - Various shots of a man trying to stop his boat listing from one side to the other.

    Intertitle - 'Buckingham Palace' (London) - M/S of Joachim Von Ribbentrop wearing court dress and walking to his coach for meeting with King. M/S as the coach and pair drive out of Buckingham Palace gates.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:39:00 / 01:54:10:00

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