• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes Muslims at a Mosque in Woking, proclamation of new King George VI and Lord Baden-Powell in France.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'Woking' (Surrey) - M/S of Muslims (Moslems) walking to the Mosque. Various exterior shots of the Mosque at Woking. M/S of the men inside praying, they kneel and bow. M/S of exterior.

    Intertitle - 'London' - L/S as the camera pans down extension of University College Hospital. M/S of Prince George, Duke of Kent, meeting the mayor of St. Pancras, he is there to open new extension. M/S as he walks along and shakes hands. M/S as he takes the key.

    Intertitle - 'Berlin' (Germany) - M/S exterior of a young boy and girl skating together, M/S of them spinning around. Various shots of children skating and the crowd watching. M/S as they glide together towards the camera. L/S of crowds skating on the ice.

    Intertitle - 'Paris' (France) - 25th anniversary of French scout movement. M/S of Robert Baden Powell's car driving through the streets of Paris, thousands of scouts are there cheering him on, they hold their hats on sticks. M/S of boys holding scouting flags. Various shots of the crowds, M/S profile of Baden-Powell at the microphone, we do not hear him speak.

    Intertitle - 'New Hampshire' (America, USA) - M/S of woman holding her hands out to huskies who are jumping up, C/U of one's face. M/S of them attached to a sledge, they all stand up at once. M/S's of two puppies pulling little sledges, they go off track and bump into each other. M/S as two teams of fully grown dogs run through snow covered scenery.

    Intertitle - 'Windsor' (Berkshire) - L/S of Windsor Castle in the background, officials and dignitaries walk through the streets, Guards are assembled and present arms. The town clerk stands amongst them and reads the proclamation of the new King George VI after a fanfare is blown. M/S of officials gathered, another fanfare is blown afterwards.

    Intertitle - 'Edinburgh' (Scotland) - M/S as the camera pans across various officials in robes and wigs, together with Scots Guards. L/S of the King of Arms at Murkett (?) Cross ready to read proclamation of new King. M/S of Guards again.

    Intertitle - 'Johannesburg' (South Africa) - L/S exterior of a large group of young women carrying out a health and beauty display in formation, stretching then slapping themselves on stomach and legs. A whistle blows and they run into teams and sit down in circles. They stretch out and touch their toes making a flower pattern. Various shots as they do this, and other leg exercises.

    Intertitle - 'California' (America, USA) - M/S of balloon being blown up with helium, M/S of lots of them floating about in a lions' cage for their Christmas party. Various shots as the lions have fun jumping up and bursting them.

    Intertitle - 'South Kensington' (Greater London) - M/S of an impressive float preparing for the Chelsea Art's Ball. The naked truth is this year's theme, the girls are dressed in revealing costumes, M/S as they are helped down from the float.

    Note: the item 'Russian Troops After Manoeuvres' is missing from this edition.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:26:00 / 01:07:45:00

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